dietary supplements

Dietary supplements can elevate cancer risk: Study


May 16th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Supplements such as beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid, quaffed at much higher levels than their recommended daily doses, are most likely to elevate the risk of ... Read more...

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Mixing drugs, herb remedies can damage health


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Herbal, dietary, energy or nutritional supplements may be good for one's well being, but if combined with common drugs they can damage health."'Natural' does not equal ... Read more...

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Extra selenium can spur type-2 diabetes risk


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Scientists have sounded warning bells over high consumption of supplements of selenium, a mineral found in soil and foods, as it can spur increased type-2 ... Read more...

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Does caffeine boost exercise performance?


December 15th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Caffeine may be considered a potent stimulant, but whether it pumps up performance in exercise is debatable. While scientists aver that caffeine is likely to have ... Read more...

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Scientists track mercury poisoning risk from diets


November 21st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Mercury in diets could whittle down the power of antioxidants and cause serious threats to health by accumulating in the body, aver scientists. Antioxidants, playing a ... Read more...

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Some fatty acids can be beneficial too


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Excessive consumption of a fat-rich diet could be fuelling the obesity epidemic in the US and other parts of the world. But not all fats are ... Read more...

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No EU blanket ban on ayurvedic medicines: Azad


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has not imposed a blanket ban on ayurvedic medicines, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday."The EU has instead formulated ... Read more...

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E.I.D.Parry launches health products


May 9th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) City-based sugar major E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd Monday said it was hoping to grow its nutraceutical division to around Rs.375 crore in three years by launching ... Read more...

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Vitamin takers ‘more likely to gorge on fast food’


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): A study has indicated that people who take vitamin pills may be more likely to gorge on fast food.Researchers have warned that multivitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements ... Read more...

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Taking dietary supplements ‘doesn’t guarantee good health’


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Do you belong to the one-half of the population that frequently uses dietary supplements to get better health?Well, a new study has shown that taking dietary supplements 'doesn't ... Read more...

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Are dietary supplements really working against you?


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Do you belong to one-half of the population that relies on dietary supplements to get better health? Beware, they could actually be working against you. Wen-Bin ... Read more...

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Proper nutrition can help soldiers recover from traumatic brain injury


April 21st, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Military personnel who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) must receive adequate protein and calories immediately after the trauma and through the first two weeks of treatment, according to ... Read more...

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More Americans are taking vitamin supplements


April 18th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has reported that the use of vitamin supplements has increased in adult Americans. The report was compiled between the ... Read more...

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Vegan lifestyle ‘ups risk of heart attack, stroke’


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): People who follow a vegan lifestyle - strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind - may increase their risk of developing ... Read more...

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Vitamin D levels linked with health of blood vessels


April 4th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) The lack of Vitamin D, even in generally healthy people, is linked to stiffer arteries and the inability of blood vessels to relax.The results of a ... Read more...

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Male foetuses more vulnerable to alcohol


March 24th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The effect of alcohol on the foetus of two women may not be the same. One woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy may deliver a child ... Read more...

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Why some kids are harmed by mum’s drinking, but others aren’t


March 24th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Scientists have found why one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioral or learning problems -- known as fetal alcohol spectrum ... Read more...

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What Sort Of Vitamins Do Men Need?


January 5th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) While it is a prevalent idea that women should take dietary supplements and minerals to cope with nutritional deficiency, the reality is that men also need ... Read more...

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‘Good bacteria’ in yogurt may not be as healthy as you think!


December 27th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 27 (ANI): Probiotic yoghurts and yoghurt drinks may not be as healthy as they are claimed to be - the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found that there is ... Read more...

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DHA may improve memory and learning in older adults: Study


November 9th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that taking docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve memory and learning in older adults with mild cognitive impairments.The study found that DHA taken for ... Read more...

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Knowing genetic makeup can make you more receptive to lifestyle changes


November 6th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 06 (ANI): A small dose of your genetic information is likely to make you more sensitive towards weight loss and exercise, reveals a new study.David Kaufman of the Genetics and ... Read more...

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Scientists raise concerns about ‘healthful’ plant-based antioxidants’ safety


October 28th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists have raised concerns about the safety of 'healthful' plant-based antioxidants', including those renowned for their apparent ability to prevent cancer.They are calling for more research on the ... Read more...

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Trendy new ‘Ice Cube Diet’ may not live up to its promises: Dietitian


October 27th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A dietitian has cast doubts on the new 'Ice Cube Diet' that promises to melt away pounds by simply popping a "Hoodia satiety cube" into the drink of ... Read more...

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Nine Australian athletes fail doping test


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 23(ANI): Nine unidentified Australian athletes have tested positive for the prohibited stimulant methylhexaneamine (DMAA), used in bodybuilding and dietary supplements.The drug tests were believed to have been carried out during ... Read more...

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Fish-oil components can treat chronic illness?


October 9th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): A new study has been undertaken to find out how healthful natural compounds known as Omega 3 fatty acids, which are found in fishes like salmon and albacore, ... Read more...

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Herbal anxiety remedies can work, say scientists


October 7th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists have backed two herbal remedies used for centuries to ease anxiety.They found 'strong evidence' that passionflower extract and kava both combat anxiety disorders.The results are based on ... Read more...

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Pine-bark extract offers no heart benefit: Study


September 28th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): A new study has suggested that use of pine bark doesn't have any positive effect on the heart as previously thought.The study has indicated that use of pine ... Read more...

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‘Healthful’ plant-based antioxidants ‘may cause cancer in some’


September 9th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): A lot of studies have highlighted the health properties of plant-based antioxidants, but a new study claims that some of these natural substances might aggravate or even cause ... Read more...

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Oral supplements enhance Botox injection’s effects


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that consuming oral dietary supplements four days before receiving Botox injections made the toxin more effective in 93 percent of patients.Dr. Charles Soparkar ... Read more...

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Supplements ‘boost stamina during heavy-intensity exercises’


August 27th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Research from the University of Exeter has shown that dietary supplements significantly boost stamina during high-intensity exercise.The results suggest that taking the supplement to boost nitric oxide can ... Read more...

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Report: Many dietary supplements are dangerous


August 4th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers in the United States have identified certain substances in food supplement medication that has the potential to cause serious health implications including cancer.The Consumer ... Read more...

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US warns India about dietary supplements with steroids


July 19th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The US food and drug regulatory organisation has warned India about the possibility of some products containing steroids entering the Indian markets as dietary supplements, a health ... Read more...

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Four gene variants that affect vitamin D levels identified


June 10th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have traced four common gene variants linked with blood levels of vitamin D and with an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency.An international research consortium-SUNLIGHT- involving investigators ... Read more...

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Poisonous elements found in popular protein drinks


June 7th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 07 (ANI): Protein drinks contain poisonous elements, according to a new report.A monthly review of consumer products and services, the Consumer Reports, has found that three such drinks available in ... Read more...

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Why postpartum blues is so common after childbirth


May 5th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new study has explained why postpartum blues and clinical depression are so common after childbirth.Greater levels of a brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) could provide ... Read more...

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