Vitamins

Vitamin D and Fish Oils Are Ineffective for Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease

5 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

The largest study to test vitamin D and omega-3 pills in healthy adults found they did little to prevent cardiovascular disease, but hinted at benefits for groups including African-Americans.
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Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

5 monthes ago   |   By ABC News

Big studies reveal mixed results on who does and does not benefit from taking fish oil or vitamin D
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Fish Oil and Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Prevent Heart Attacks and Cancer, Study Says

5 monthes ago   |   By Time

There's good evidence that fish oil supplements may lower the risk of second heart events - like a heart attack or stroke - in people with heart disease, but few rigorous studies have investigated whether the supplement can help people to lower their risk of having a heart event in the first place. And while some data suggests that people with lower levels of vitamin D tend to have higher rates of heart disease and cancer, the evidence isn't solid.
Now, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association offers...
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Prescription Doses of Fish Oil May Lower Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

5 monthes ago   |   By Time

Omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oil, are known to be good for the heart. Studies have shown that people who eat more fish rich in these fats have lower rates of heart problems and less risk of dying from heart disease compared to those who eat less. Those data have fueled a booming business in over-the-counter fish oil supplements.
In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine , and presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting , researchers report that a highly purified version of omega-3 fats, called icosapent ethyl, can lower the risk of a number of...
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VITAL: No CVD or Cancer Benefit From Vitamin D, Omega-3

5 monthes ago   |   By Medscape

There were no significant reductions in major cardiovascular events or incidence of cancer, the two primary endpoints, in those who took omega-3 or vitamin D supplements in this large and diverse trial.
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Eating apples and pears can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes

Eating apples and pears can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, but this chronic disease can be prevented with the help of dietary and lifestyle changes. A study published in the journal Food & Function... Read more ...

Study: Dietary cystine can improve blood albumin levels

Study: Dietary cystine can improve blood albumin levels

A multi-university study from Japan noted that consuming dietary proteins rich in cystine can regulate plasma mercaptalbumin levels, based on animal studies. The results of the... Read more ...

Three Brooklyn parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are summoned to court

Three Brooklyn parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are summoned to court

The parents all live within the four Brooklyn ZIP codes that have been ordered in a 'state of emergency' to vaccinate everyone - children and adults - against measles to... Read more ...

MORE blood pressure pills recalled over carcinogen fears

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Last summer it emerged drugs made in China and India, and dispatched across the world were contaminated with carcinogens NMBA, NMDA, and NDEA. Read more ...

Microbes in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Can Help Predict Treatment Success

Microbes in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Can Help Predict Treatment Success

Chronic wounds such as a diabetic foot ulcer heal or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, depending on the microbial communities within that... Read more ...

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