Vitamins/minerals/supplements

Low-Carb Diets Linked to Increased Risk of Neural Tube Defects

February 06, 2018

First study to assess the effect of carb intake on neural tube defects, postfortification with folic acid

Nutritional Differences, Health Benefits of Milk Alternatives Examined

February 02, 2018

Nutrient content and health benefits of four most popular milk alternatives help consumers decide

Does Omega-3 FA Supplementation Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk?

February 01, 2018

The researchers found that there was no correlation for randomization to omega-3 fatty acid supplementation with coronary heart disease death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or any coronary heart disease events.

Medical Food Used for Managing Osteoarthritis Recalled at FDA's Request

By January 29, 2018

There have been no deaths reported with the use of Limbrel.

Significant Memory, Attention Benefits Associated With Curcumin Supplement

By January 23, 2018

Significant changes in mean FDDNP were found at 18 months in the amygdala and hypothalamus regions of the brain, which control several memory and emotional functions.

Proinflammatory Diets May Up the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

January 19, 2018

Higher empirical dietary inflammatory pattern score linked to increased risk of CRC for men and women

Vitamin D<sub>3</sub> Supplementation Examined for Aterial Stiffness Amelioration

January 10, 2018

The researchers observed a dose-response increase in serum 25(OH)D concentrations between the groups with vitamin D3 supplementation.

Maternal Folic Acid/Multivitamin Use and Autism Risk: What's the Link?

January 08, 2018

There was a statistically significant association for maternal exposure to folic acid and/or multivitamin supplements before pregnancy with reduced likelihood of ASD in offspring compared with no exposure before pregnancy.

Infant Feeding Guidelines Not Followed by Many Caregivers

January 08, 2018

The researchers found that 16.3% of U.S. infants were introduced to complementary foods at <4 months, 38.3% between 4 and <6 months, 32.5% between 6 and <7%, and 12.9% at ≥7 months of age.

Impact of Maternal Folate Status on Child's Autistic Traits After AED Exposure

By December 28, 2017

Children exposed to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in utero may have a reduced risk of autistic traits with periconceptional folic acid supplementation and folate status

Do Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements Cut Fracture Risk in Older Patients?

By December 26, 2017

Thirty-three randomized trials (n=51,145) were identified that met the inclusion criteria.

Consumption of Green Leafy Vegetables May Slow Cognitive Decline

December 21, 2017

Consumption of median 1.3 servings/day over 4.7 years tied to slower cognitive decline

Ginkgo Biloba Plus Aspirin May Alleviate Cognitive Deficits After Stroke

December 19, 2017

The researchers found that, compared with controls, patients in the GBE group had a marked deceleration in the decline in Montreal Cognitive Assessment scores at 30 days (−2.77±0.21 versus −1.99±0.23; P=0.0116).

FDA: New Risk-Based Approach to Regulate Homeopathic Products

By December 18, 2017

FDA is proposing a new, risk-based enforcement approach to homeopathic drug products that have the greatest potential to cause risk to patients.

New App Helps Caregivers Monitor Nutrition, Growth of Tube Fed Children

By December 18, 2017

The app is designed to make it easier for caregivers of children who are tube fed to monitor their child's nutrition, tolerance, and overall growth and development.

Microbiome Intervention by Delayed-Release Niacin May Benefit in T2DM

December 18, 2017

"Targeted microbiome intervention by delayed-release NA might represent a future therapeutic option for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes," the authors write.

Drug-Free Supplements Launched for Menopause Symptom Relief

By December 15, 2017

The drug-free supplements also contain varying levels of flax, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, D-biotin, and vitamin D3.

History of Dieting Fads and How Vanity Often Outweighs Common Sense

December 08, 2017

Fad diets may produce initial rapid weight loss, but this is more likely due to their lower calorie intake than the follower's usual diet, and often consists of water loss.

Diet Quality May Affect MS Disability Severity

December 07, 2017

The researchers found that having dietary quality scores in the highest versus the lowest quintile correlated with lower levels of disability.

Does Vitamin D During Pregnancy Improve Birth Outcomes?

November 30, 2017

Although linked to increased mean birth weight, reduced risk of SGA

FDA: Vitamin May Interfere With Lab Tests, Already One Fatality Reported

By November 28, 2017

The FDA has seen an increase in the number of reported adverse events, including one death, related to biotin interference with lab tests.

FDA: Potentially Life-Threatening Adverse Events Linked to Limbrel

By November 22, 2017

The FDA is continuing to investigate Primus Pharmaceuticals and the manufacturing process for Limbrel, and will share updates as they become available.

Vast Majority of U.S. Adults Consume Insufficient Amounts of Fruits, Vegetables

November 22, 2017

12.2 percent of adults meet fruit recommendation and 9.3 percent meet vegetable recommendation

CDC: School-Based Co-op Shows Consistent Healthy Eating Improvements

November 03, 2017

Over 90% of the produce for the project was donated. Families received an average of 54 to 61 servings of fresh produce each week, with an average produce cost of $2.53 per family per week.

Nutritional Interventions Could Benefit Chronic Kidney Disease

November 02, 2017

Dietary interventions may be used for conservative uremia management and to delay or prevent dialysis therapy, say the authors of the review.

Supplements May Improve Markers of Bone Turnover in Kidney Disease

October 25, 2017

Significant reductions were seen in serum total and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (SAP, BAP) and serum C-terminal cross-linked collagen type I telopeptides (CTX-1) in the cholecalciferol group.

Dietary Supplement Labels Often Inaccurately Represent Contents

October 23, 2017

Mislabeling rates were similar for the 166 HDS products judged to be responsible for liver injury by Drug Induced Liver Injury Network investigators.

AAP Releases New List of 'Choosing Wisely' Recommendations

October 11, 2017

The AAP Section for Endocrinology compiled a list of tests that parents and physicians should question.

Maternal Multivitamin Use and Autism Spectrum Disorder: What's the Link?

October 05, 2017

Lower odds of offspring autism spectrum disorder with or without additional iron or folic acid

Ascor Approved for the Treatment of Scurvy

By October 04, 2017

While the exact mechanism of action of ascorbic acid in the treatment of scurvy is unknown, administration is believed to restore the body pool of ascorbic acid.