“Vitamins are safe”: expert panel

An independent panel of university faculty, medical researchers and physicians experienced in nutritional therapeutics says that vitamin supplements are exceptionally safe for the public. A new report by the expert Vitamin Safety Review Panel rebuts a recent US National Institutes of Health (NIH) report that attempted to cast doubt on food supplement safety. Andrew Saul, [...]

“Vitamins are safe”: expert panel 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Prenatal vitamins strongly urged

Many pregnant women lack iron, magnesium and other important nutrients, according to researchers at the University of Florida. The researchers set out to determine whether nutrient intake from food alone was adequate across three trimesters. In this study, 63 low-risk pregnant women, all from upper- or middle-income homes, completed three-day diet records each month which [...]

Prenatal vitamins strongly urged 2015-09-09T13:50:31+00:00

Studies show mixed E a good choice

Scientists report that taking mixed vitamin E appears to be more beneficial than taking “regular” vitamin E — the type that contains only one compound, alpha-tocopherol. Mixed vitamin E contains four tocopherol compounds (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) and is closer to how vitamin E is found in nature. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg [...]

Studies show mixed E a good choice 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Vitamins Cut Health Care Costs: Billions could be saved if more took them

If governments covered the cost of a daily multivitamin for the older population, it could save health care costs in the long run, according to an economic impact study by a US health care consulting company, The Lewin Group. They determined that increased daily intake of a multivitamin by older adults could save the US [...]

Vitamins Cut Health Care Costs: Billions could be saved if more took them 2015-09-09T13:51:13+00:00

Young at Heart? Vitamins improve cholesterol problems in children

An estimated 50 million children have high levels of the "bad" cholesterol -- known as LDL -- that puts them at high risk for suffering heart attacks as adults. Most of these children have inherited disorders causing these abnormal cholesterol levels. Because prescription cholesterol drugs are not usually recommended for use in children, scientists have [...]

Young at Heart? Vitamins improve cholesterol problems in children 2019-01-09T14:48:26+00:00

Carrots good – vitamins better!

Study finds antioxidant vitamins prevent age-related vision problems: Antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin E may protect the eyes against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, according to a new special health report from Harvard Medical School. There's some truth to the belief that "eating carrots is good for the eyes," the Harvard publication said, but noted [...]

Carrots good – vitamins better! 2019-01-09T14:48:30+00:00

Daily multi may improve bad behaviour

A new study suggests it may be possible to improve bad behaviour by providing daily vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Scientists from the UK wanted to test if getting adequate nutrients would cause a reduction in antisocial behaviour among prisoners. They gave 231 young adult prisoners supplements and compared offences before and during supplementation. [...]

Daily multi may improve bad behaviour 2015-09-09T13:52:20+00:00

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