Adequate vitamin D status appears more important than high calcium intake for maintaining calcium metabolism.
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Vitamin and Supplements
The omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oils are essential for normal brain development. Fish oil has been shown to make substantial differences to dyspraxic children.
Although calcium supplements might prevent development of polyps that sometimes lead to colon cancer, there is not enough evidence that the mineral can prevent colorectal cancer itself.
Frail older people confined to institutions appear to experience a reduction in hip and other non vertebral fractures if given vitamin D with calcium supplements.
New research indicates that a dietary supplement could be used as an effective treatment for Canavan disease, which currently has no cure or standard of care.
Studies have suggested that calcium supplements and vitamin D, a hormone that regulates the absorption of calcium, may reduce premenstrual occurrence and severity.
Vitamin D supplementation did not appear to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal black women and the optimal intake of vitamin D is controversial.
Nutrients, vitamins and minerals, work synergistically. There is a cooperative action between certain vitamins and minerals, which work as catalysts.
Fish oil supplements or dietary fish intake can be beneficial by reducing sudden death in patients with a recent heart attack.
Vitamin E supplements do not protect healthy women against heart attacks and stroke, according to study.Vitamin E and Women's Health
Vitamin E supplements do not protect healthy women against heart attacks and stroke, according to new results from the Women's Health Study, a long-term clinical trial of the effect of vitamin E and aspirin on both the prevention of cardiovascular disease and of cancer.
Study indicates Fish Oil Supplements don't lower risk of serious heart rhythm problems for patients with implantable defibrillators.
Healthy primitive peoples had rich dietary sources of vitamin D complex such as marine oils, fish, insects or butterfat. Vitamin D is needed for healthy bones, proper growth, mineral metabolism, muscle tone, insulin production, reproduction and immune system functions.
Because this study indicates potential drawbacks to long-term use of high-dose vitamin C supplements, adults should not supplement their dietary vitamin C levels above the recommended dietary allowance.
FDA intends to improve the regulatory actions to protect consumers against unsafe dietary supplements and dietary supplements making unauthorized, false, or misleading claims.
A daily multivitamin may reduce the risk of various chronic diseases. The daily use of a multivitamin by older adults could lead to more than $1.6 billion in Medicare savings in the next 5 years.