Tag: Dietary supplements

More Americans Are Taking Too Much Vitamin D Supplements: Study

Health experts warn that more American adults are taking high doses of vitamin D supplements. This could lead to an over-absorption of calcium, resulting in soft tissue damage.

Public Health June 21, 2017

Got A Hangover? Yale Students Think They Have The Cure

A team of Yale students has found a cure for hangovers. The formula is natural and it helps to combat the negative effects of alcohol in the human body.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2017

Fish Oil May Help Heart Attack Survivors, According To New AHA Recommendations

New AHA recommendations note that omega-3 fish oil supplementation may benefit heart attack and chronic heart failure patients. Evidence, however, is lacking when it comes to fish oil's role in cardiovascular disease prevention.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 15, 2017

Americans Are Taking Fewer Multivitamins But Supplement Use Remains Stable

Use of dietary supplements has remained stable between 1999 and 2012, reported a recent study. While 52 percent of adults in the United States were on supplements over the years, the use of multivitamins has reduced significantly.

Public Health October 13, 2016

How Safe Are Herbal Supplements? Reports Found 15 Dangerous Ingredients That Could Make You Sick

Are herbal and natural supplements really safe? Consumer Reports just published 15 dangerous ingredients found in these supplements that could actually make you sick and even lead to death.

Medicine July 28, 2016

Taking Dietary Supplements May Prevent Loss Of Brain Cells: Mice Study

Nutritional supplements have been proven to be beneficial in many ways. Now, new research suggests that taking a special combination of these supplements may prevent brain cell loss.

Neuroscience June 6, 2016

Stimulant Banned From Competitive Sports Found In Diet Supplements

A banned stimulant, oxilofrine, has been found in 14 out of 27 weight loss supplements. This ingredient may cause severe effects like high blood pressure, hemorrhagic stroke and cardiac dysrhythmia.

Life April 11, 2016

Many Seniors Take Dangerous Combinations Of Medicines And Supplements

Seniors are predisposed to the dangerous effects of drug combinations. Taking too many medicines and supplements aggravates the serious health risks they face at their age.

Life March 22, 2016

Breastfed Babies Should Receive Vitamin D Supplements After First Birthday

Babies need to have vitamin D supplements if they continue to breastfeed after their first birthday. A new study shows that children may be at risk of vitamin D deficiency even if breast milk is supplemented with solid food beyond the age of 1.

Life February 21, 2016

Chromium Mineral Supplements May Cause Cancer: Other Health Risks Of Dietary Supplements

Chromium supplements were found to potentially increase the risk of cancer. Experts said chromium is not the only one as other dietary supplements also pose hazards to health.

Life January 13, 2016

Taking Megadoses Of Vitamins Is Dangerous, Experts Warn

People often associate higher intake of vitamins with better health. Experts, however, warn that vitamin megadose may actually result in more harm than good.

Life November 16, 2015

Vitamin D Can Reduce Heart Disease Risks In Kidney Disease Patients

Researchers in India linked vitamin D supplementation with the cardiovascular health benefits in early-stage chronic kidney disease. About one in 10 individuals worldwide is affected by this kidney condition, with most patients likely developing premature cardiovascular disease.

Life November 9, 2015

Omega 3 Supplements May Not Help In Treating Depression

Previous studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acid supplements may help treat depression, but a new study revealed that there is insufficient high-quality evidence to say so. Researchers in the UK assessed individuals in different randomized trials to find out the answer.

Life November 7, 2015

Oregon Attorney General Sues GNC For Selling Drug-Spiked Workout And Fat-Burner Supplements

Body builders and fitness buffs, beware. GNC was sued by Oregon's attorney general for selling 'all-natural' health supplements laced with two synthetic drugs not approved in the U.S.

Life October 24, 2015

Men's Health Supplements Do Not Help Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

Researchers found that taking dietary supplements does not have effects on prostate cancer outcomes. Although not associated with negative side effects, the authors said the prognosis of patients is unchanged whether or not they take men's supplements or not.

Life October 20, 2015

Vitamin D and Calcium Do Not Prevent Colon Cancer

New research offered strong evidence against vitamin D and calcium in preventing polyps in the future. This is despite optimistic results from previous, smaller trials vouching for the supplements' effectiveness.

Life October 16, 2015

Dietary Supplements Send 23,000 Americans To ER Each Year: Here Are The Risks Of Taking Supplements

More than 20,000 Americans are sent to the ER every year due to complications from dietary supplement use. Experts weigh in on what makes these products potentially dangerous.

Life October 15, 2015

Dietary Supplements Have Thousands Ending Up In Emergency Rooms Every Year

Side effects of vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements are the cause of a significant number of ER visits annually, a study finds. Many people end up admitted to hospitals for treatment, researchers say.

Life October 15, 2015

Use Of Excessive Workout Supplement May Be New Eating Disorder

A new study finds that misuse of dietary supplements is a growing problem among males. Psychologists need to account for overuse of legal appearance and performance-enhancing drugs (APEDs) when studying eating disorders, the study suggests.

Life August 10, 2015

$1.2 Billion: How Much We Spend On Fish Oil Yet We're Not Sure How It Helps Us

Experts have found that previous studies recommending fish oil supplements do not present reliable evidence to prove their claims.

Life July 13, 2015

Too Much Vitamins Ups Risk Of Cancer And Heart Disease

Eating more fruits and vegetables can lower risks of developing cancer but taking more than the necessary amount of vitamin supplements have been found to up odds for cancer and heart disease.

Life April 21, 2015

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