Nutrition Resource Center

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FDA Bans Artificial Trans Fats

The FDA is requiring food manufacturers to remove partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fats, from products within three years.

Vitamin Supplements for Menopausal Symptoms

Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not appear to reduce menopausal symptoms in older women, reports a new study published in Maturitas.

Gluten Detected in Many Probiotics

An analysis performed by researchers at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center showed that more than half of popular probiotics tested contained traces of gluten.

Stores Sell "Adult-Only" Supplements to Teens

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.”

WHO: Evidence-Based Folate Concentration Guidelines

Evidence-based folate concentration guidelines for the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs) have been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Sodium May Not Impact Adolescent BP

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.

Breast Milk Bought Online Intentionally Adulterated

One in every ten samples of breast milk bought over the Internet contained significant amounts of cow's milk, results from a new study showed.

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Vitamin D Shows Negative Association With ALS Progression

Mechanisms underlying the relationship between vitamin D and ALS still unknown

Serious Side Effects Seen With Herbal Supplement Added to Depression Tx

Serious side effects can occur when St. John's Wort and antidepressants are taken together, researchers from the University of Adelaide have found.

"Aperitif Effect" Could Trigger Brain's Response to Alcohol, Food

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 Hurt, Not Help, Immunity

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.

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