Nutritional Supplements Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/3/2003
Disputed Study Calls Ephedra Most Dangerous Herb

Poison reports find much higher risk; industry says it's 'garbage'

2/3/2003
Iron Supplements Fine for Anemic Kids With Colds

They don't increase stomach upset or other side effects, study finds

1/28/2003
Glucosamine May Ease Knee Pain

Study finds it improves mobility; critics find flaws

1/10/2003
Study: Supplements Need More Scrutiny in U.S.

Poison centers have no information on most of them

1/3/2003
More Americans Turning to Supplements

Study finds half use them to treat or prevent disease

1/2/2003
Nutritional Quality in Drinks Fizzles as Kids Age

Sodas, fruit-flavored "-ades" replace healthier 100-percent juices, study finds

11/21/2002
Study: Folic Acid Can Protect the Heart

Researcher boldly says it'll lower homocysteine levels

11/20/2002
Niacin Slashes Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

Blood sugar rises, but heart is grateful still

11/18/2002
Alternative Medicine a Mixed Bag for Menopause

Review of studies finds some may relieve hot flashes

11/5/2002
Fiber Overload Won't Stop Recurring Colon Polyps

Study: Supplements no help to those already eating a lot

10/22/2002
Amino Acid's Heart Risks Tempered

Homocysteine not strong as a predictor among healthy people

10/15/2002
Early Miscarriage Linked to Lack of Folic Acid

Study finds 50% increased risk in women without enough of it

9/25/2002
Docs Often Overlook Nutrition Counseling

Study finds only a quarter of patients are given counseling during regular visits.

8/23/2002
No Bones About It -- Milk Helps Kids' Growth

Poorer bone health, reduced height, higher obesity rates found in those who avoid it

8/22/2002
Fish in Moms' Diets Fuel Growth of Newborn Brains

Pregnant moms who ate fish fatty acids had more mature newborns

8/1/2002
Linoleic Acid Cuts Stroke Risk

But researchers warn it's not the popular 'conjugated' acid used as a supplement

7/19/2002
Don't Be in the Dark About Vitamin D

Even if the sun isn't shining, there are ways to get it

4/8/2002
Fish Oil Supplements Cut Sudden Death Risk

Study finds they reduce chances by half in heart attack victims

3/25/2002
High-Protein Diet Won't Weaken Your Bones

As long as you take calcium and vitamin D supplements with it, study says

3/14/2002
Folate, Zinc Supplements Boost Sperm Count

But not yet clear that they can improve male fertility

3/6/2002
Salt Supplements Benefit 'Preemies'

They help to improve mental and motor skills

1/15/2002
America's Medicine Cabinet Is Full

Study finds many taking several medications, supplements

12/7/2001
Folic Acid May Cut Childhood Leukemia Risk

Australian study uncovers protective effect, but experts say they can't prove supplement is responsible

12/3/2001
Zinc Supplements Help Undersized Infants Survive

Study seen as beneficial for developing countries

11/2/2001
Excess Iron Throws Out Welcome Mat to Bacteria

Heart, liver, intestines may suffer from over-fortified diet

10/17/2001
Herb for Prostate Cancer Can Cause Bleeding

Patient took twice the recommended dose of PC-Spes

9/28/2001
NFL Sacks Ephedra

League bans popular diet supplement that critics call dangerous

8/24/2001
College Jocks Speeding Up

But drinking, smoking and spitting tobacco are down, says NCAA national report

8/16/2001
Cough Tied to Heart Drug May Be Ironed Out

Supplements may ease side effect of ACE inhibitors

8/6/2001
Creatine Use High Among High School Athletes

Study: Kids in 6th grade taking supplement

7/10/2001
Curb Herbs Before Surgery

Study says supplements, operations don't mix

6/4/2001
Low Iron Doesn't Add Up for Kids

Math scores suffer when kids, particularly girls, have iron deficiency, study says

5/21/2001
Know Your Nutritional Needs

Vitamin requirements differ greatly

5/16/2001
Boron Seems to Cut Prostate-Cancer Risk

But many Americans don't get enough of this mineral