Vitamin and Mineral News

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7/18/2017
High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds

Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say

6/22/2017
Could Your Office Job Rob You of Vitamin D?

Study finds most indoor workers get too little of the 'sunshine vitamin'

6/20/2017
Many Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin D

Study finds more people are exceeding the upper daily limit of what is considered safe

6/2/2017
Baby Teeth Study Points to Links Between Autism, Lead Levels

Lead exposure raised risk, while too little zinc, manganese did the same

5/26/2017
One Man's Trash Is Another's Fiber

Wasted food in U.S. would reduce nutritional shortfalls, researchers say

5/9/2017
Vitamin D Fails the Asthma Test

These supplements probably won't protect you from eczema or allergies either, researchers say

5/1/2017
Exercise and Vitamin D: A Heart-Healthy Combo

Together, the two offer more protection against disease than either does alone, study suggests

4/28/2017
Health Tip: How to Get Enough Vitamin D

The sun isn't the only source

4/25/2017
Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?

Study claims current guidelines are too restrictive when there's sufficient potassium intake

4/14/2017
Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog's Effect on the Heart?

Small study suggests vitamin B might help, but reducing pollution levels remains the priority

4/7/2017
Multivitamins May Not Help Men's Hearts, Even When Diet Is Poor

Study found no preventive benefit, but more research might still be warranted

4/7/2017
Vitamin D and Heart Disease

High-dose Vitamin D supplementation does not prevent heart disease, study concludes.

4/5/2017
High-Dose Vitamin D Failed to Curb Heart Disease in Study

Monthly supplementation fell short, but experts aren't ruling out other approaches

3/29/2017
Vitamin D and Cancer Risk

Will taking vitamin D and calcium supplements reduce the risk of cancer?

3/28/2017
High Doses of Vitamin D Fail to Cut Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Taking triple the daily recommendation didn't lower risk in older women, but larger trials are underway

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