Tag: Vitamins

Taking Dietary Supplements Could Have Bad Effect On Health Of Teens

A study led by researchers from Harvard linked dietary supplements to severe medical outcomes, including hospitalization and death. Pills that promise teens weight loss or muscle building were found to raise the risk of severe medical outcomes.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2019

CVS Will Only Sell Vitamins, Supplements Tested By Third Parties For Safety

CVS Pharmacy is launching its "Tested to Be Trusted" program designed to ensure the safety and effectiveness of vitamins and supplements available in-store and online. Only those that have passed third-party testing will be made available.

Public Health May 18, 2019

Vitamin D Supplements Give Little To No Improvement To Bone Health Says Study

According to researchers, vitamin D supplements do not give special health benefits to people who are not deficient. In a review of previous trials, they found that supplements do not improve bone health nor prevent fractures and falls.

Medicine October 7, 2018

An Orange A Day Keeps Common Cause Of Blindness Away According To Study

A new study specified the important benefits of including a serving of oranges to everyday meals. The study said oranges protect people from developing a leading cause of blindness that occurs after the age of 50.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 14, 2018

Most Commonly Consumed Vitamins, Mineral Supplements May Not Prevent Heart Attacks, Premature Death

Vitamin D, calcium, vitamin C, and multivitamins do not have consistent benefits in preventing heart disease, stroke, and premature death. What supplements reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

Vitamin D3 Can Help Reduce Cardiovascular Damage, Says Study

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has been proven of helping calcium build stronger bones. A recent study shows one of its major forms can help reduce cardiovascular system damage.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2018

This Popular Vitamin To Make Hair Grow Faster Is Screwing Up Blood Tests

Biotin, a popular vitamin often used in supplements to increase hair growth, was found to be interfering with the results of blood tests. False results may lead to wrong health management or a misdiagnosis, and in one known case, death.

Medicine November 30, 2017

Vitamin Deficiency Linked To Recurrent And Chronic Migraines: Can Supplements Help?

Migraine patients were found to be deficient in riboflavin, coenzyme Q10, vitamin D and folate. Can vitamin supplements help sufferers?

Medicine June 11, 2016

Possible Salmonella, Staph Contamination Prompts Nature Made Vitamins Recall

Pharmavite issued a Nature Made vitamins recall because of possible salmonella and staph contamination. Learn more about this recent among food recalls in the United States.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 9, 2016

Too Much Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 During Pregnancy May Up Autism Risk In Children

Pregnant women with excessive amounts of folate and vitamin B12 are likely to give birth to a child with autism. Should women stop taking supplements?

Public Health May 11, 2016

Metabolism-Boosting Vitamin Also Found Effective At Stopping Organ Aging

The regenerative capacity that organs have generally diminishes with age. In a study, researchers showed that an organ's ability to repair itself after injury can be maintained with a vitamin that protects against aging.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2016

Vitamins, Fish Oil Supplements Might Increase Effectiveness Of Antidepressants

Those supplements that have long been criticized may be helpful after all. A new study shows that fish oil supplements and other certain nutraceuticals may improve the effectiveness of antidepressants.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2016

Vitamin B12 Levels Prematurely Low In The Brains Of People With Autism And Schizophrenia

Researchers have found that vitamin B12 levels are lower in the brains of individuals with autism or schizophrenia. Additionally, the drop appeared to occur sooner than it should have.

Life January 26, 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

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

This Smart Appliance Dispenses Personalized Nutritional Supplements Based On Users' Health Data

This smart appliance uses personal health and fitness data to provide a unique blend of supplements to improve overall health.

Gadgets July 23, 2015

Vitamin B3 Could Help Prevent Skin Cancer - Time To Stock Up?

Basal and squamous cell skin cancers may be reduced or prevented by the consumption of one form of vitamin B3. Should everyone start taking the supplements?

Life May 14, 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

Extra nutrients aren't necessarily a good thing for young children, elderly or those pregnant

New research warns parents, elderly of risks in excessive intake of vitamin A. The Environmental Working Group advises closer attention to nutrient intake given potential health risks.

Life June 24, 2014

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