FDA: Herbal Remedy Linked to High Lead Levels, Developmental Delay in Child

By August 07, 2017

The risk of lead poisoning was initially communicated by the North Carolina Division of Public Health who tested the product and found high levels of lead.

Vitamin B Effects on Fracture Risk Examined in Women at High CVD Risk

August 07, 2017

The researchers found that B vitamin supplementation had no significant effect on non-spine fracture risk (relative hazard, 1.08; 95% confidence interval, 0.88 to 1.34).

Underlying Mechanisms ID'd in Curcumin Resensitization of CA Cells

August 02, 2017

The researchers reported the resensitization of chemoresistant PDAC cells by curcumin through inhibition of the PRC2-PVT1-c-Myc axis.

Cardiovascular Disease Correlated to Daily Sodium Intake Threshold

August 01, 2017

ESI >3.7 g/day correlated with strain parameters and e' velocity, while ESI ≤3.7 g/day was not, after adjustment for speckle-tracking analyst, image quality, study site, age, sex, smoking status, alcohol use, daily blocks walked, diuretic use, estimated glomerular filtration rate, left ventricular mass, ejection fraction, and wall motion score index.

Does Winter Vitamin D Supplementation Reduce URI Risk in Children?

July 21, 2017

High dose supplementation did not reduce overall wintertime upper respiratory tract infections

Regular Coffee Consumption Could Lead to a Longer Life

July 11, 2017

People who drank about 3 cups of coffee (23 to 29 ounces) per day were 7 to 12% less likely to die over the next 16 years, compared with non-drinkers (men: HR, 0.88; women: HR, 0.93).

High-Dose Vitamin D May Benefit Skin After Sunburn

By July 07, 2017

The study found that subjects who took the highest doses of vitamin D had long-term benefits, including reduced skin inflammation 48 hours after the burn.

Flaxseed Consumption Tied to Weight Reduction

June 30, 2017

Significant reduction in body weight, BMI, waist circumference following flaxseed consumption

Is Chocolate the New 'Brain Food'?

By June 29, 2017

"Collectively, these findings seem to support quite consolidated epidemiological evidence indicating that regular cocoa flavanols intake possesses the potential to protect human cognition, particularly in aged populations," write the authors.

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Certain Occupations

June 23, 2017

Findings may help target health promotion and preventive efforts, researchers say

Are Americans Taking Too Much Vitamin D?

June 21, 2017

"More may not always be better with vitamin D," said Dr. Rooney, lead researcher. "There's not much research on longer-term health outcomes on high-dose supplements."

Vitamin K Antagonist Shows Protective Benefits in A-Fib

June 19, 2017

The researchers found that the associated risk of MI was increased for ASA and dual therapy relative to the VKA-treated group (incidence rate ratios [IRR], 1.54 and 1.22, respectively).

Potential Microbial Growth Prompts Recall of Several Injectable Solutions

By June 16, 2017

The affected lots were distributed in the U.S, Dutch Antilles, Barbados, Canada, Philippines, Kuwait, and Singapore between January to June 2017.

What Happens When Descriptive Labeling Is Used for Vegetables?

By June 14, 2017

Stanford University researchers changed the labeling on the serving bowls of a different vegetable each day for the 2016 autumn academic quarter.

Vitamin D, Omega-3s May Boost DMARD Response in Early RA

By June 12, 2017

The researchers aimed to evaluate the association between dietary vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and treatment outcomes with DMARDs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Prebiotics May Help Cut Body Fat in Overweight, Obese Kids

By June 08, 2017

At the conclusion of the study period, results showed that the once-daily prebiotic demonstrated significant benefit vs. placebo in change of percent body fat (-2.4% vs. +0.05%) and body weight z-score (-3.1% vs. +0.5%).

Packaged Foods Now Have Less Salt, But Excessive Consumption Still an Issue

June 06, 2017

The researchers also found that the average salt content in food consumers purchased decreased for all major packaged foods, including 49mg less salt in every 100g of condiments, sauces, dips, and salty snacks.

Diets, Supplements Evaluated for Treating ASD Symptoms

May 30, 2017

Analysis of 19 trials turned up little evidence they actually work; more definitive research needed

This Spice May Help Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

May 26, 2017

he researchers found that curcuminoids correlated with significantly reduced knee pain and improved quality of life.

Sildenafil, Tadalafil Found in Herbal Coffee Supplement

By May 26, 2017

These undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates contained in some prescription medications (eg, nitroglycerin), and may decrease blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Severe Bronchial Injury Following Iron Pill Aspiration

By May 25, 2017

The patient presented to the emergency department 12 hours after choking while taking her iron supplement.

Recall: Allergy Supplement Found to Contain Ephedra

May 25, 2017

Al-Er-G was marketed as a supplement for the relief of allergies.

Caloric Restriction May Slow Biological Aging

May 25, 2017

Study found middle-aged adults who reduced their intake showed slower biological aging

AZO Line Expands with New Bladder Control Supplement

By May 23, 2017

The supplement contains pumpkin seed and soy germ extract, and Synetrim CQ, a botanical that further promotes bladder control by aiding metabolic health and managing weight.

FDA: Anabolic Steroid-Like Substance Found in Dietary Supplement

By May 22, 2017

The FDA found that Tri-Ton contains andarine and ostarine, selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), which are considered unapproved ingredients.

AAP: Policy Statement Regarding Fruit Juice Consumption

By May 22, 2017

The AAP also states that human milk or infant formula is sufficient for infants whereas low-fat/nonfat milk and water are sufficient for older children.

Can Dietary Vitamin K Protect Against Cataracts?

May 22, 2017

After adjustment for potential confounders, the risk of cataracts was lower among participants in the highest versus the lowest tertile of dietary vitamin K1 intake (hazard ratio, 0.71).

Does Vit D Supplementation Improve Glucose Homeostasis in T2DM?

May 10, 2017

No difference between or within groups in insulin sensitivity, glycemic control with vitamin D3, placebo

Enzyme May Make Some Foods 'Safer' For Gluten-Sensitive

By May 08, 2017

However the authors emphasized that the enzyme was not tested and is not recommended for use in patients with celiac disease, as even a small amount of gluten can inflict long-term damage in these patients.

FDA: Anabolic Steroids ID'd in Dietary Supplement

By May 08, 2017

The product was distributed between February 2, 2015 to May 2, 2017. The Company is notifying its retailers and customers via a formal recall notice and is arranging for return of all impacted products.