Category Archives: Nutrition: Supplements

8 Things You Don’t Know About Supplements

1. Vitamins and supplements are not required to undergo safety or efficacy testing before they’re sold. “I feel like people don’t really think about the implications of that,” says Price. “I could pretty much create something this afternoon in my … Continue reading

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Women who take multivitamin-mineral supplements for 3+ ys significantly less likely to die

(Reuters Health) - Despite research suggesting that multivitamins do little for reasonably well-fed Americans, the question is not settled say researchers from the National Institutes of Health. A new analysis of deaths from heart disease over more than 20 years … Continue reading

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Dietary capsaicin and exercise: analysis of a two-pronged approach to counteract obesity

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 8, 2015 — Don’t go chomping on a handful of chili peppers just yet, but there may be help for hopeful dieters in those fiery little Native American fruits. A large percentage of the world’s population — … Continue reading

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Drinking green tea before taking supplements may offer protection from toxicity: Penn State

As high doses of green tea extract supplements for weight loss become more popular, potential liver toxicity becomes a concern. In the last decade, dozens of people have been diagnosed with the condition. However, drinking green tea in the weeks … Continue reading

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Those nutrient additions to vitamin waters and energy drinks? Little or no benefit: new study in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism

A new study by researchers working at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University investigated the nutritional benefits of novel beverages (vitamin waters, energy drinks, and novel juices) sold in Canadian supermarkets by assessing their micronutrient compositions. The findings were … Continue reading

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Weight loss supplements do not work for most

In a survey of 3,000 Americans, researchers at Consumer Reports report Tuesday that most are confused about how weight loss supplements make it to market, and that means they aren’t fully informed about how safe or effective the pills are. … Continue reading

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9 Things to Know Before Buying Another Supplement

The supplement aisle at the drugstore is lined with products that promise to prevent illness, improve energy, boost metabolism, even brighten your skin. You probably already know these capsules aren’t necessarily silver bullets to perfect health. (Whatever benefits your multivitamin … Continue reading

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Danger in mixing medications and dietary supplements: FDA update

When you take prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications, do you take also a vitamin, mineral, or other dietary supplements? Have you considered whether there is any danger in mixing medications and dietary supplements? There could be, says Robert Mozersky, a … Continue reading

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Most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, with the disabled doing worst

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new study finds that most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, and those with disabilities have even worse nutrition than average. An estimated 10 to 25 percent of U.S. adults … Continue reading

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Recalled Dietary Supplements Still Have Banned Ingredients

Newswise — About two-thirds of FDA recalled dietary supplements analyzed still contained banned drugs at least 6 months after being recalled, according to a study in the October 22/29 issue of JAMA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiates … Continue reading

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Untested stimulant found in a dozen dietary supplements: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – At least a dozen dietary supplements available in the U.S. contain a potentially-dangerous synthetic stimulant that has never been tested on humans, says a new study. The inclusion of the stimulant known as DMBA in … Continue reading

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Herbals, dietary supplements causing more liver injuries

New research shows that liver injury caused by herbals and dietary supplements increased from 7% to 20% in a U.S. study group over a ten-year period. According to the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for … Continue reading

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Antioxidant supplements ease arterial stiffness: new study

Antioxidant Vitamin Supplementation Reduces Arterial Stiffness in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials 1,2,3 Ammar W. Ashor4,5, Mario Siervo4, Jose Lara4, Clio Oggioni4, and John C. Mathers4,* - Author Affiliations 4Human Nutrition Research Centre, Institute for … Continue reading

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