Nutritional Supplements Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/6/2004
Nutritional Supplement Helps Ease Depression

Study found it boosted effect of antidepressants

12/1/2004
Magnesium Maintains Memory

Mineral seems to regulate key brain receptor involved in learning

11/24/2004
Debate Over Popular Arthritis Supplement Heating Up

New research finds glucosamine doesn't help, others argue it works, and all await results of U.S. trial

11/22/2004
Study: Men Benefit More From Antioxidants

Cancer, death rates lower for males

11/16/2004
Selenium May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

Study suggests but doesn't prove benefits of mineral

11/9/2004
Supplement May Melt Belly Fat in Seniors

Early study finds DHEA spurs weight loss, improves insulin activity

10/14/2004
Surgeon General Warns of Bone Break Epidemic

Half of those over 50 to be at osteoporosis risk if nothing's done

9/27/2004
More Evidence That Folic Acid Prevents Birth Defects

Canadian study found 78 percent reduction in incidence of neural tube abnormalities

9/24/2004
Genes Boost Fish Oils' Effect Against Breast Cancer

Women whose bodies do poor job of eliminating oils get most health benefit

9/17/2004
Supplements Lessen Damage of Extended Bed Rest

They help fight muscle-wasting caused by long periods of inactivity

9/13/2004
Bad News on Eye Disease

Omega-3 fatty acid, vitamin A combo don't slow progress of retinitis pigmentosa

9/10/2004
Vitamin Supplements May Slow Middle-Age Weight Gain

Four common ones tied to healthier weights over 10-year period

9/8/2004
Health Claims OK'd for Foods with Fatty Acids

FDA says fish, supplements with omega-3 cuts heart disease

9/3/2004
Weight-Loss Products Not Always Safe

Those that contain Seville orange herb ineffective and potentially dangerous

9/1/2004
Fatty Acid in Fish May Arrest Alzheimer's

Mice deficient in DHA show significant memory loss

7/29/2004
Too Little Fish Oil Hurts Your Heart

Study finds low levels raise risk of cardiovascular disease

7/26/2004
Radical Shift Seen in Osteoporosis Therapy

Sharp surge in doctor visits, prescriptions for new drugs

7/6/2004
Milk Helps Prevent Colon Cancer

A glass a day reduces risk, study finds

6/30/2004
Cheap Multivitamins Slow HIV's Progress

Help delay onset of AIDS in Africans who can't afford drugs

6/30/2004
Cutting Down on Stroke Damage

Mouse study finds creatine may decrease brain cell death

6/23/2004
Study Questions Value of Folate in Heart Patients

The nutrient may damage arteries in those receiving stents

6/17/2004
Exercise, Fish Oil Keep Arteries Clear

Added benefits seen when taken before a fatty meal

6/3/2004
Brightly Colored Fruits May Reduce Stroke Risk

High levels of natural antoxidants might be protective

6/3/2004
Too Much Vitamin C Bad For Joints

Moderate amounts of the nutrient is key to fighting arthritis

5/24/2004
Green Tea Helps Keep Arteries Clear

But animal study findings suggest it won't remove existing plaque

5/20/2004
More Women at Risk for Birth Defects Than Thought

But folic acid supplements can greatly reduce risk, researchers report

5/11/2004
Hospital Food Short on More Than Flavor

Study finds it lacks many vitamins, minerals

5/5/2004
Antioxidant May Prevent Prostate Cancer

Study finds a protective effect in selenium

5/3/2004
Vitamin E May Increase 'Bad' Cholesterol

Study says it undoes process that destroys LDL in liver

4/30/2004
Understanding Food Labels

Program helps people decipher nutrition information

4/30/2004
More Kids Are Using Alternative Meds

Trend could lead to dangerous side effects, interactions, researchers say

4/23/2004
Soy Could Help Men, Too

Study finds it may protect against prostate cancer and baldness

4/22/2004
Could a Spice Treat Cystic Fibrosis?

Turmeric helps mice with lung disease, study finds

4/19/2004
Iron Pills May Boost Brain Function in Women

Those who are anemic and iron deficient showed vast gains

4/1/2004
Report Cites Ways to Keep Dietary Supplements Safe

Says FDA, industry can do more to banish bad products

3/23/2004
Herbal Supplements/Meds Not That Dangerous a Mix

Study says most interactions are not serious

3/19/2004
Fish-Oil Supplements Have Contaminants, Study Claims

British study finds fire retardants in cod liver oil pills

3/12/2004
Common Nutrient Boosts Memory, Learning

Study: Pregnant women, babies may benefit from added choline

3/11/2004
U.S. to Crack Down on Andro Supplement

Performance enhancer poses significant health risks, officials say

2/23/2004
Super Antioxidants

Scientists develop more powerful family of molecules that fight cell damage

1/16/2004
A Boost for Pain Relief

Glucosamine increases ibuprofen's ability to ease aches

12/30/2003
U.S. Bans Ephedra

Says diet supplement poses 'unreasonable risk'

11/14/2003
Fish Oil Clears Airways

Capsules reduce exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in athletes

9/10/2003
Fish Oil Helps Cancer Patients

May prevent weight loss and wasting in those with disease

9/9/2003
Flavonoids Can Taste Good, Too

Healthy plant compounds can improve flavor of some food products

8/13/2003
Creatine Boosts Brain Power

Compound found in meat improves memory, intelligence

7/2/2003
Too Much Zinc Ups Prostate Cancer Risk

100 milligrams a day the danger point, study finds

6/27/2003
Calcium Can Be Critical Before Menopause

Some women need supplements to stave off bone density problems, experts say

4/30/2003
Soy Extract Helps Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Study finds it reduces PSA levels in men with untreated disease

4/7/2003
DHEA Doesn't Work Against Alzheimer's Disease

Supplement show no improvement in cognitive function, study finds