Nutrition Resource Center

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ER Visits From Supplement Side Effects

Every year about 23,000 U.S. emergency department visits involve adverse events related to dietary supplements.

Safety Risk With Pure Powdered Caffeine

The 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.

Daily Value for Sugars on Labels

The FDA proposed the inclusion of percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars to the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods.

Beet Juice for Exercise Endurance

Drinking beet juice regularly may help improve exercise performance and endurance.

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.”

News

Adding These Nutraceuticals May Improve Antidepressant Therapy

Findings from a new study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggest that some nutritional supplements can enhance the efficacy of antidepressants for patients with depression.

Green Tea, Cocoa, Other Polyphenol-Rich Products Assessed in MetS Review

Supplementation with polyphenols does not strongly protect against cardiovascular diseases among patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS).

How Much Alcohol and Processed Meat Does It Take to Up Stomach Cancer Risk?

Alcohol, processed meats -- such as hot dogs, ham, and bacon -- and excess weight all may raise a person's risk of stomach cancer, according to a new review released by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund International.

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