In the January 2012 issue of Consumer Reports, analysts report their findings of claims made by several major manufacturers of fish oil pills.
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Vitamin and Supplements
Vitamin D has been linked to heart health, and is generally considered safe, but results of a new study show too much of the so called sunshine vitamin more than doubles the chances of developing
Multi-vitamin safety has been a contentious issue lately with some recent studies indicating that taking a daily multi-vitamin pill may cause an individual more harm than good. Dr.
A decline or loss of memory and mental abilities is one of the biggest fears people have as they get older.
In a large study, researchers found a 17 percent increased risk of prostate cancer linked to taking vitamin E.
Postmenopausal women may find some relief from depression when they increase their intake of foods containing vitamin D, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical N
Early menstruation, which is a risk factor for psychosocial and behavioral problems in teens and diseases such as breast cancer in later life, appears to be linked to low levels of vitamin D.
One of the newest studies to focus on the importance of vitamin D suggests that low levels of the nutrient may increase the risk of sports-related muscle injuries, especially in NFL players.
An interesting new hypothesis suggests Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart may have died from vitamin D deficiency.
All vitamin E supplements are not created equal, and a new study illustrates that, indicating that one type you don’t hear much about can help reduce an important cardiovascular risk factor.
Could taking supplements of calcium plus vitamin D reduce the risk of life-threatening skin cancer?
Although pregnant women are typically warned against taking various supplements, a new study has found that vitamin D supplements are safe for both women and their newborns, even when taken at high
New research finds that taking calcium and vitamin D supplements (1,000 mg and 400 IU, respectively) for seven years can increase the risk of kidney stones by 17 percent in postmenopausal women.
Joslin Diabetes research suggests adding the amino acid leucine to the diet might help fight metabolic syndrome that is the precursor to diabetes.
In a review of 38 different leading multivitamins available across the United States an independent consumer report group found gaping inconsistencies including inaccurate labeling and inappropriat
An independent laboratory has conducted a study of the 50 most popular multivitamins and revealed that one in three does not contain the amount of nutrients they claim.
An expert panel from the Endocrine Society has issued new screening and treatment guideline for individuals at high risk for vitamin D deficiency that they emphasize as important for physicians and
Research now suggests higher than normal vitamin D levels are needed to ensure bone density drugs, known as bisphosphonates, are effective for preventing and halting the progression of osteoporosis.
To help protect your heart, a minimum dose of 250 mg daily of omega-3 fatty acids may be the ticket.
High dose vitamin D helps COPD patients with improved muscle strength and exercise capacity.
The latest headline this week has many women worried about whether or not their post-menopausal calcium supplements are actually putting them at a greater risk for a heart attack and stroke.
New information about vitamin D suggests low levels make arteries stiffer, driving blood pressure higher in people who are otherwise healthy. Poor blood vessel health can increase the risk of heart disease. The findings add evidence that vitamin D is important for overall cardiovascular health.
If you are taking multivitamins because you think they can reduce your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, or dying, then think again.