Vitamin and Mineral News

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3/21/2017
No Evidence Fish Oil in Pregnancy Makes for Brainier Kids

No intellectual benefits seen at age 7, researchers say

3/20/2017
Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

3/17/2017
Many College Football Players Lack Vitamin D: Study

Deficiency could put them at risk for muscle injuries

3/6/2017
Can Mom's Vitamin E Head Off Child's Asthma Risk?

Association only significant with type of nutrient found in highest amounts of safflower, sunflower oils

3/1/2017
Older Bones Benefit From Dairy Plus Vitamin D

The supplements boost absorption of calcium, researchers say

2/17/2017
Vitamin D Pumps Up Muscles

People with higher 'active' levels of the vitamin in the bloodstream had more muscle mass, study finds

2/16/2017
Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections

But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

2/2/2017
Health Tip: Make Sure You Get Enough Iron

Here's why your body needs it

1/10/2017
New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects

Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

1/9/2017
Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C

Suggested sources of this beneficial vitamin

12/21/2016
Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say

New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

12/21/2016
Vitamin E, Selenium Don't Cut Colon Cancer Risk: Study

The two antioxidants didn't help prevent polyps, researchers say

12/1/2016
Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?

Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

11/13/2016
New Moms Get No Iron Boost From Eating Placenta: Study

Trend popular because advocates say practice speeds recovery after childbirth, boosts mothers' mood and energy

11/11/2016
Menopause Before 40? Risk of Broken Bones May Be Higher

And traditional preventive treatments don't erase added danger, new study suggests

11/11/2016
Too Much Iron Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Supplements should only be given to pregnant women with low iron levels, diabetes expert suggests

11/10/2016
Vitamin D May Affect Breast Cancer Survival

Study link is strongest in women who have not entered menopause, researchers report

11/8/2016
Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Bladder Cancer Risk: Study

Researchers say finding might lead to cheap and safe way to prevent the disease

10/24/2016
Review Says Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart

Other physicians urge caution, however, and say these findings aren't conclusive

10/11/2016
Americans Are Changing Their Supplements of Choice

Vitamin D, fish oil are in, multivitamins less so, study finds

8/30/2016
Vitamin A Compound Might Aid in Colon Cancer Fight

Researchers studying connection between retinoic acid and inflammation in gut

8/24/2016
Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth

Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

8/18/2016
Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk

Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

8/4/2016
Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control

Expectant mothers or those trying to get pregnant should make sure they get enough of the nutrient, researchers say

8/3/2016
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Heart Health

Taking omega-3 fatty acids after heart attack helps improve function and reduce scarring, study finds.

6/28/2016
Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet

How to get what young children need

6/17/2016
Folic Acid Now Added to Corn Masa Flour: FDA

Agency says fortification can reduce risk of certain birth defects in Hispanic-American populations

6/10/2016
Vitamin Deficiencies Common in Young Migraine Sufferers

But study couldn't determine if supplements made a difference

5/20/2016
FDA Unveils Makeover of Nutrition Facts Label

Added sugars, relevant portion sizes among the highlights of revision

5/20/2016
Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought?

Study authors stress women should still take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy

5/12/2016
Benefits and Risks of Pregnancy Vitamins

Excess amounts of folate and vitamin B12 during pregnancy may increase autism risk, study finds.

5/11/2016
Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study

But researchers stress that women should not throw away their supplements

5/10/2016
Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids

Cutting out foods with iodine led to deficiency that harmed metabolism in 2 children, case reports show

4/5/2016
Vitamin D Boosts Heart Function in Study

When given to heart failure patients, it improved organ's pumping ability, researchers say

4/4/2016
Tanning May Limit Skin's Ability to Produce Vitamin D: Study

Even those with significant sun exposure can have low levels of this essential vitamin, research shows

3/24/2016
Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at Bay

Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say

3/8/2016
Vitamin D a No Go for Arthritic Knees, Study Finds

Supplements didn't slow disease progression or ease pain, even in patients with low levels of the vitamin

3/7/2016
Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Later MS in Offspring

Study compared Finnish adults with and without multiple sclerosis, but more research is needed

3/2/2016
Low Vitamin D Levels May Signal More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

But men should not expect supplements to ward off fast-growing tumors, expert says

3/2/2016
Vitamin D While Pregnant Won't Boost Most Infants' Bone Health, Study Says

Only babies born in winter might benefit from mom's 'sunshine vitamin' supplements

2/17/2016
Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study

But supplements don't offer the same protection, researchers say

1/26/2016
Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study

But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

1/19/2016
Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: Researchers

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

1/14/2016
Health Tip: Learn About Vitamin C

How it can help keep you healthier

1/4/2016
Could Higher Vitamin D Doses Harm Seniors Prone to Falls?

Stick to recommended guidelines, experts say

12/30/2015
Could High-Dose Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis?

Supplementation appears safe but experts say it's too soon for general recommendation

12/28/2015
When and Where of Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Vitamin D Levels

'Sunshine vitamin' deficiency tied to poorer outcomes for patients in northern regions in winter

12/10/2015
Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma

Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

11/13/2015
Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Tied to Erectile Dysfunction

Men with low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' more likely to be impotent, study suggests

11/12/2015
Scientists Pinpoint What Level of Vitamin D Promotes Heart Health

Though it is lower than traditionally thought, many people still deficient, researchers say