The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to use Meizi Super Power Fruits Herbal Slimming Formula, a product promoted and sold for weight loss.
Vitamin C may not be the elusive exercise-in-a-pill, but new research to be presented at the 14th International Conference on Endothelin: Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics suggests that daily vitamin C supplementation can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise in overweight and obese adults.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials introduced Operation Cyber Juice, a multi-agency collaboration law enforcement action targeting every level of the global underground anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.
According to a new study, calorie restriction may modify risk factors for age-related diseases and indicators associated with longer life span.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine due to its danger and significant risk of illness or injury to consumers.
Purple potatoes may contain compounds that help destroy colon cancer stem cells and limit metastasis, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
Probiotics did not help prevent or eliminate gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant organisms in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) vs. standard care, researchers presented.
Novacare announced a voluntary recall of dietary supplements marketed as an aid to weight loss due to undeclared salicylic acid.
NutriForward announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared their patented product RiduZone tablets as a dietary supplement for regulation and support of healthy weight, appetite, body-fat composition, and cholesterol levels in adults.
Cambrooke Therapeutics announced the availability of a family of amino-acid based medical foods for the dietary management of several disorders of amino acid metabolism.
Can too much red meat consumption lead to an increased appetite and overeating? Yes, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation which found that dietary iron intake can suppress the hormone leptin that is linked to appetite regulation.
In one of the largest and longest studies of its kind, researchers examined whether supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids helped to slow cognitive decline in older patients.
Patients with gout often self-report foods like tomatoes and tomato products as dietary triggers, but consumption of these foods as a trigger of gout flares may not be supported by empirical evidence. A study in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders reports on a positive association between tomato consumption and serum urate levels, but suggests that there may be a biological basis.
Vitamin D supplementation for the elderly who are homebound may help reduce the number of falls, according to new research.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Xenical (orlistat; Genentech) regarding new drug interactions and adverse reaction updates to its labeling.
Vitamin D supplementation in obese adolescents did not benefit their cardiovascular health or diabetes risk.
Cutting dietary fat led to 68 percent more body fat loss than cutting the same number of carbohydrate calories when adults with obesity consumed strictly controlled diets.
Medical foods designed for individuals with inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) may actually cause harm in patients if their use is not carefully monitored and managed.
After 28 days of citicoline supplementation, adolescent males showed statistically significant increased motor speed, improved attention, and decreased impulsivity in research published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.
Blue Square Market, Inc. announced voluntary recalls of Kaboom Action Strips and LiDa DaiDaiHua due to the presence of undeclared active ingredients.
Recent research has shown that an increasing number of men are using over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements to the point where it may be characterized as an eating disorder.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to buy or use Achieving Zero, a supplement marketed for weight loss.
Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Orbera Intragastric Balloon, a non-surgical weight loss procedure for patients with mild-to-moderate obesity.
The carbohydrates you eat may be linked to your risk of depression, as a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a diet high in refined carbohydrates is associated with a greater risk of new-onset depression in postmenopausal women.
Postmenopausal women did not experience beneficial effects on bone mineral density, muscle function, muscle mass or falls with high-dose vitamin D, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Could soybean oil contribute more to the development of diabetes and obesity than sugar? In a study published in PLOS ONE, mice that were fed a diet high in soybean oil had greater signs of metabolic syndrome compared to those who were fed a diet high in coconut oil or fructose.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System, the first non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with mild-to-moderate obesity.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed the inclusion of percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars to the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods.
Life & More LLC announced a voluntary recall of 783 bottles of Akttive High Performance Fat Burner Gold capsules marketed as weight loss supplements.
The "Mediterranean lifestyle," characterized by high intake of monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), fiber, legumes, dairy, and fish; moderate alcohol intake; and more quality sleep, has a positive impact on cardiovascular health, study authors concluded.
Drinking beet juice regularly may help improve exercise performance and endurance.
New nutrition guidelines on the management of gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
According to a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), more than half of Americans now report taking action towards reducing the amount of sodium in their diets.
Phosphates artificially added to foods like dairy and cereal products have been associated with sharp increases in blood phosphorous levels that could be harmful to the kidneys, particularly for patients with existing reduced kidney function.
Kitabis Pak is now on the Preferred Drug List (PDL) for many state programs, expanding its access for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) using nebulized antibiotic therapy.
Elderberry extract may protect air travelers from cold and flu-like symptoms after long flights, researchers from Griffith University reported at the 21st Annual International Integrative Medicine Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
Current weight management programs that emphasize dieting and exercise are not effective in fighting obesity at the population level, researchers from King's College London stated.
Giving antidiabetic drugs to obese pregnant women may not prevent their babies from being born overweight, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Patients who had suffered severe burns were found to have a huge increase in Enterobacteriaceae and a decrease in beneficial bacteria, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.
Combining bariatric surgery with the drug lorcaserin could lead to significantly greater weight loss than either treatment alone, based on research conducted on animal models.
For overweight or obese black patients, the current recommendation on the minimum daily dose of vitamin D is insufficient to restore healthy levels, according to a study.
The risk of death was similar among patients with a history of diabetes, stroke, or heart attack, and the risk was significantly higher with each multimorbidity the patient had, a study published in JAMA has shown.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to buy or use ZeroXtreme Capsules and Akttive Capsules, supplements marketed for weight loss, due to the presence of undeclared ingredients.
Gene therapy showed a significant benefit in lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis, data from a Phase 2 trial has shown.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor; Vertex), the first and only drug indicated for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients aged ≥12 who are homozygous for the F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.
Serious side effects can occur when St. John's Wort and antidepressants are taken together, researchers from the University of Adelaide have found.
There appears to be a difference in contraception use among female adolescents based on weight, as new research appearing in the Journal of Pediatrics found that sexually active obese adolescents were significantly less likely to use contraception compared to their normal weight peers.
Alcohol consumption has been shown to sensitize the brain's response to food aromas and increase caloric intake among women, also known as the "aperitif effect."
Too much vitamin A may result in negative health consequences when it comes to the body's immunity, a report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology has shown.
Drinking sugary beverages may result in an approximately 184,000 adult deaths every year, according to a study published in the journal Circulation.
Muscadine grape seed oil may help cut obesity rates, researchers from the University of Florida reported.
A new viewpoint published in JAMA is urging that U.S. government agencies lift restrictions on total dietary fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans based on current scientific and medical literature.
According to a new Commission published in The Lancet, the human health threat from climate change is so big that it may reverse the last 50 years' worth of gains in development and global health.
DripDrop rehydration solution is now available to treat and prevent dehydration in Rite Aid stores across the country.
Evekeo (amphetamine sulfate; Arbor) tablets are available for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as part of a total treatment program in patients aged 3 years and older.
Over two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has shown.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a final rule on the required nutrients for infant formula, along with minimum and maximum levels of the newly required mineral effective immediately.
Results from the National Health Interview Survey show that between 2008 and 2013, the percentage of people meeting the Department of Health and Human Services 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans increased for all age groups.
A new study in PLOS ONE reports that greater consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA) is strongly linked to worsening memory in men aged ≤45, compared to men who consume no dTFA.
After comprehensive review, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized its position in determining that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) for use in human food.
According to a study published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal, vitamin D supplementation may prolong remission in Crohn's disease.
Vitamin D supplementation could help children with mild-to-moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) in reducing the risk of renal failure progression, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).
Aimmune Therapeutics announced that the Phase 2 study of a novel investigational oral immunotherapy (AR101) for the treatment of peanut allergy met its primary endpoint of tolerating a cumulative amount of peanut protein of at least 443mg.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warning consumers to not buy or use GC Natural's Pyrola Advanced Joint Formula, an herbal supplement marketed for joint pain.
The Food and Drug Administation (FDA) announced that SmartLip360 is voluntarily recalling 122 lots of Smart Lipo capsules, a dietary supplement promoted for weight loss, due to the presence of undeclared ingredients.
Even with nutritional supplements and dietary regimens, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) had both insufficient and excess nutrient intake in the largest study of its kind.
Genzyme announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for olipudase alfa, an enzyme replacement therapy being studied for the treatment of patients with non-neurological manifestations of acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD).
Excessive eating may be due to a bad night's sleep, a study published in the Journal of Health Psychology proposed.
Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not appear to reduce menopausal symptoms in older women, reports a new study published in Maturitas, the official journal of the European Menopause and Andropause Society.
Very overweight male adolescents could have double the risk of developing bowel cancer later in life compared to those of normal weight, according to new research appearing in the journal Gut.
A new study published in JAMA has found that supplementation with soy isoflavone did not improve lung function or critical outcomes in patients with poor asthma control, despite previous research suggesting that it may be an effective treatment.
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare announced the launch of Centrum MultiGummies, a multivitamin to help support energy, immunity, and metabolism.
Osteo Bi-Flex announced the launch of Osteo Bi-Flex EASE, a mini-tab supplement that promotes joint comfort through a novel collagen-based formula.
In a study presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW), non-prescription IBgard led to a reduction in symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), including unbearable and severe symptoms and abdominal pain intensity.
Results from the SCALE Obesity and Pre-diabetes trial showed that adults who were early responders to Saxenda had greater weight loss after completing 56 weeks along with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity vs. those who were early nonresponders.
An analysis performed by researchers at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center shows that more than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten.
A study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) 51st Annual Meeting found that an over-the-counter form of vitamin B3 significantly reduced rates of new non-melanoma skin cancers in high-risk patients, which along with sun protection could help to decrease the health and economic burden of skin cancer.
Scientists at the University of Minnesota have created a predictive model for measuring healthy development of bacteria in the gut of young children and a framework to map potential links between antibiotics, gut bacteria, and disease later in life.
Vertex announced that the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee (PADAC) has voted 12 to 1 to recommend that the FDA approve Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) aged 12 and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.
Takeda and Orexigen announced the early termination of the Light Study, a cardiovascular (CV) outcomes trial following the recommendation of the Executive Steering Committee (ESC).
Adding extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts to the Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of cognitive decline in older adults compared to a low-fat diet alone, according to a study appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine.
New data presented at the 2015 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting revealed that only half of women with cystic fibrosis (CF) report using contraception.
A group of researchers from the University of Guelph studied the validity of a mobile app to track vitamin D and calcium intake.
Coffee by-products like coffee grounds and silverskins are normally discarded in favor of the beverage itself, but a new study has demonstrated that these byproducts have antioxidant effects 500 times greater than those found in vitamin C.
Research in the journal Molecular Psychiatry indicates that the omega-3 fatty acid EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) appears to lead to mood improvements in a subgroup of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and high inflammation levels.
A new study has identified the enzyme believed to be responsible for obesity-related hypertension, which could guide future treatments.
Medolac Laboratories and the Mothers Milk Cooperative announced the launch of Co-op Donor Milk, the first direct-to-consumer human donor milk that can be stored at room temperature.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to use or buy the following tainted supplements marketed for weight loss and sexual enhancement:
Toxic levels of vitamin D are rarely seen in people taking supplements, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to fourteen manufacturers of dietary supplements due to the listing of 1,3-Dimethylbutylamine (also known as DMBA, 2-amino-4-methylpentane, AMP citrate, and 4-methyl-2-pentanamine) on the product label.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the development of GZ/SAR402671 (Genzyme), an oral substrate reduction therapy for the treatment of Fabry disease.
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released updates to its recommendations for the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign to reflect new research on conditions affecting older adults, such as agitation, certain types of cancer, delirium, dementia, and others.
According to multiple studies presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in San Diego, CA, dietary supplements promoted and sold for weight loss and bodybuilding are often recommended to adolescents under the age of 18 despite labels stating that they are "for adult use only."
Consuming higher amounts of sodium had no effect on blood pressure in adolescent girls but consuming more potassium was linked to lower blood pressure at the end of adolescence in new research published in JAMA Pediatrics.
A new study from the Technical University of Madrid and La Paz University Hospital suggests that the type of exercise may be less important than previously suggested when it comes to losing weight.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to five manufacturers of dietary supplements due to the listing of R-beta-methylphenethylamine (also known as Beta-methylphenethylamine, βMePEA, or BMPEA) on the product label.
For patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), use of an extract of the milk thistle plant was associated with greater NASH resolution and improvement in fibrosis compared to placebo in a study presented at the 50th International Liver Congress in Vienna, Austria.
Novo Nordisk announced the launch of Saxenda (liraglutide [rDNA origin]) injection as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of ≥30kg/m2 (obese) or ≥27kg/m2 (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbid condition (eg, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or dyslipidemia).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to not buy or use Extreme Diamond 3000, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement.
A forum at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015 warns that use of over-the-counter dietary supplements may increase the risk of multiple health conditions and diseases if more than the recommended daily dosage is taken by patients.
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