Vitamins

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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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.
Medscape Medical News
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Nearly 50,000 women are 'at risk of cervical cancer' because of an NHS system error

A blunder by the company Capita, which failed to send letters to thousands of women inviting them to cervical screening appointments, has been called 'incredibly serious' and... Read more ...

Diet Fluctuations May Elevate the Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

Diet Fluctuations May Elevate the Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

Changes in eating patterns may be closely linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors, finds a new study. Read more ...

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World Diabetes Day: Obesity Among Diabetics On the Rise in Urban India

Obesity among diabetics is on the rise in India and majority of patients prefer to have fewer large meals than small meals, reveals a new study on type 2 diabetes patients in... Read more ...

Hope for Parkinson's patients as scientists discover how to destroy toxic...

Hope for Parkinson's patients as scientists discover how to destroy toxic clumps in their brains

Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC have discovered blocking a certain protein in the brain can clear away nerve damaging build-ups. Read more ...

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Thousands of diabetes patients to get life-changing glucose monitors

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, has stepped in to end a ‘postcode lottery' which saw many people denied access to the life-changing devices as used by Theresa... Read more ...

Drinking three cups of coffee a day slashes your risk of developing type 2...

Drinking three cups of coffee a day slashes your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by a quarter

Researchers trawled through 30 studies, which involved nearly 1.2million people, to make the conclusion. They presented their findings at a conference in Berlin. Read more ...

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New nitric oxide-releasing technology has the potential to reduce the healing time of diabetic foot ulcers. Read more ...

Scientists: Taking EPA and DHA omega-3s reduces your risk of cardiac death

Scientists: Taking EPA and DHA omega-3s reduces your risk of cardiac death

Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk of heart disease - even if the mainstream media is trying to say otherwise. While Big Pharma is trying to get everyone under the... Read more ...