Nutrition Resource Center

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Are Organic Foods Really Healthier?

Organic produce and grains contain more protective antioxidants and less pesticide residue, but what does this mean for health?

Whey Protein May Lower Glucose

Eating whey protein before a high-glycemic index breakfast correlates with a reduction in glucose levels for type 2 diabetes patients.

Melatonin for Shoulder Disorders Pain

For patients with shoulder disorders such as a rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder, melatonin may mediate nocturnal pain.

PAD, Walking, and...Chocolate?

Consumption of dark chocolate may improve walking autonomy in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Childhood Malnutrition, Hypertension Risk

Malnutrition survivors are at increased risk of developing hypertension later in life.

St. John's Wort and Drug Interactions

St. John’s wort is frequently used as an alternative medicine, but it can have serious interactions with prescription drugs.

Vitamin D Screening Not Supported

Current evidence is insufficient to weigh the benefits and harms of screening for vitamin D deficiency, says the USPSTF.

Chart: Children's Vitamins

An updated table of children's vitamins, including vitamin and mineral content for each vitamin.

News

hGH Use in Teens Troubling, Reports New Survey

Reports of lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) without a prescription has more than doubled since 2012 among teens, while alcohol consumption has significantly decreased and marijuana use has remained steady, states a new study from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Schizophrenia

Individuals with vitamin D deficiency have a more than two-fold risk of schizophrenia.

Tainted Sexual Supplement Contains Hidden Ingredient

The FDA is warning consumers not to purchase or use O.M.G., a product marketed for sexual enhancement.

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