By Lisa Rapaport
(Reuters Health) - Older men who take vitamin E and selenium supplements have the same risk of dementia as people who don't use these products, according to a new study that quashes hopes these antioxidants might prevent cognitive decline.
By Will Boggs MD
(Reuters Health) - Taking multivitamins and minerals does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease or associated deaths, according to a new review of existing research.
"There is no scientific evidence that (these) supplements promote cardiovascular...
The following table shows the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for calcium by age group and gender. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption and is needed along with calcium to maintain bone density. Many calcium supplements also contain vitamin D.
By Linda Carroll
(Reuters Health) - Potentially harmful pharmaceuticals not listed on product labels were found in more than 700 over-the-counter dietary supplements, researchers report.
The pharmaceuticals, which were found in so-called natural products, were most likely...
By Lisa Rapaport
(Reuters Health) - Omega-3 fatty acid dietary supplements may not help reduce the risk of cardiac events in high-risk individuals, a meta-analysis suggests.
The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week and...
SUBJECT: DELIVERY, DOCUMENTATION AND AVAILABILITY OF MEDICAL NUTRITION SUPPLEMENTS
POLICY: Medical nutrition supplements that have been ordered by the physician are delivered to the nursing unit or on patient/resident meal trays by the Nutrition Services Department. The...
Many factors determine whether your child may benefit from a vitamin and/or mineral supplement.
By Andrew M. Seaman
(Reuters Health) - Health food stores may sell dietary supplements to adolescents that are meant only for adults, a new study found.
In fact, the stores may actually recommend the supplements to youngsters, the researchers discovered.
"I think there...
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common endocrine disorder, which affects between 6% to 20% of reproductive-age women worldwide. Women with PCOS are at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease as they age.
In recent history, recommendations have changed pertaining to the safety and efficacy of taking vitamin supplements for prevention heart disease. What is the latest from the scientific community on recommending supplements for heart disease prevention?