Navigation Links
Vitamins: Science doesn't always match policy

Some one hundred years after the first vitamin was named, what is known about them has not translated into beneficial, standardized recommendations for public health, says Irwin Rosenberg, MD, University Professor, and director of the Nutrition and Neurocognition Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University. Based on his presentation at the National Institutes of Health State-of-the- Science Conference "Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements and Chronic Disease Prevention" in 2006, Rosenberg outlines challenges and opportunities to advancing the scientific knowledge of vitamins and minerals in an article published in a January supplement of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

"The evidence regarding vitamin use for prevention of chronic disease is still quite rudimentary, especially for multivitamins," says Rosenberg. Furthermore, Rosenberg points to research indicating that people who use multivitamins usually have better diets and participate in more physical activity. "Since multivitamin-users are generally healthier, it might not be feasible to attribute health outcomes to vitamin use until we have more information. The best source of vitamins is food," he adds.

To close the gap between the paucity of established scientific evidence and the widespread use of vitamin supplements, Rosenberg suggests that supplements be regulated, as they are currently subject to very little federal regulation. "Right now, the term multivitamin encompasses hundreds, if not thousands, of products with varied content and dose of vitamins and minerals. It's really difficult to guide customers if we don't even know what is in the vitamins they are taking. Standards would be helpful to both consumers and industry by rewarding those companies that do science-based marketing, rather than those that make unjustified health claims."

"In particular, issues needing more attention include the content and lab
'"/>

Source:Tufts University


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Papers of DNA Pioneer and Nobel Laureate Francis Crick Added to National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science Web Site
2. Kinovate Life Sciences Launches Nittophase?High Performance Solid Support For Oligonucleatide Synthesis
3. Affymetrix Licenses Microfluidics Technology From Caliper Life Sciences
4. Science study holds implications for gene therapy and stem cell biology
5. Scientists generate patient-specific stem cells, Science study says
6. TrueBlue Archive Will Store Raw Life Sciences Data for Proteomics and Drug Testing
7. Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science
8. DOEs Office of Science sets up program to aid scientists displaced by Hurricane Katrina
9. Sciences Breakthrough of the Year: Watching evolution in action
10. Sangamo BioSciences demonstrates its ZFP treatment protects cells from HIV infection
11. Are U.S. Flu Death Figures More PR Than Science?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Vitamins Science doesn always match policy

(Date:4/23/2014)... mammals, ravens form different types of social relationships ... also form strict dominance relations. From a cognitive perspective, ... ability in daily social life ("knowing who is nice ... have with each other sets the stage for "political" ... this study have been published in the scientific journal ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... leading a 2 million Food Standards Agency (FSA) project ... and industry workers. , Norovirus outbreaks can rapidly ... batch of frozen strawberries infected 11,000 people in Germany, ... of which strains cause infection and which foods are ... , Researchers will produce data that will help the ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... secret to get your child to behave at the dinner ... Cornell study published in Eating Behaviors , found that ... bite with their front teeth such as drumsticks, whole apples, ... when these foods had been cut. "They were twice ... other kids," said Brian Wansink, Professor and Director of the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Ravens understand the relations among others 2Biting vs. chewing 2
... Animals that seem identical may belong to completely different species. ... Gothenburg, Sweden, who have used DNA analyses to discover that ... types of worm. The result is one of many suggesting ... considerably larger than we thought. ,"We could be talking about ...
... the University of Leeds have developed chemicals which kill ... including those resistant to existing drugs. , ... (DHODH) - essential to the growth of the parasite ... Says lead researcher Dr Glenn McConkey, from Leeds, Faculty ...
... Maine, government scientists have figured out how to measure snowfall ... the sun - all the while saving money, energy, and, ... energy-efficient ingenuity was the need to help the National Weather ... snowmelt. The problem was this: While the USGS has ...
Cached Biology News:Animals that seem identical may be completely different species 2New hope for advances in treating malaria 2Measuring snow with a bucket, a windmill, and the sun? 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... of Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua is an emerging ... to serve the wound care market. , Free report ... was restructured with a seasoned management team and Board, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 iLab Solutions, the leader in core ... Director of Product Strategy. In this role, Michelle will work ... to guide in the development of iLab products. Her main ... possible benefit to the scientific community by offering the most ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 Global Record Systems, ... information technology solutions for patients, physicians, the biopharmaceutical ... announced today the signing of a three-year Research ... Drug Administration (FDA). This initiative is designed ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 Kerr Corporation, a leading manufacturer of ... how-to information about dual arch impressions on its dental blog. ... Impressions,” the blog entry serves up a list of tips ... step-by-step demonstration by Dr. David Little as he crafts a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2Global Record Systems Announces Research Collaboration Agreement with FDA to Create a Novel “Big Data” Paradigm for Collection of Patient Safety and Outcomes Information 2
... Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP ) announced today ... its recombinant protective antigen (rPA) anthrax vaccine program.  PharmAthene ... process for the bulk drug substance of its vaccine ... US-based manufacturing facility at Diosynth RTP.   Activities to ...
... 2011 Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... Inc., an innovative sequencing service provider based in Gaithersburg, ... the 5500xl, SOLiD 4, and Ion Torrent Personal Genome ... will initially focus on sample preparation for exome, whole ...
... June 27, 2011 ,   ReportsnReports ... , Report in its store Browse the complete ... Report now! Search 75000+ Market Research,Reports ... Reports Report Summary Eliminate unnecessary ...
Cached Biology Technology:PharmAthene Achieves Anthrax Vaccine Program Milestone and Successfully Completes Technology Transfer 2PharmAthene Achieves Anthrax Vaccine Program Milestone and Successfully Completes Technology Transfer 3EdgeBio Selects Caliper's Sample Preparation Suite for High Throughput and Benchtop Sequencing Workflows 2ReportsnReports - Daptomycin - Comprehensive Patent Search 2ReportsnReports - Daptomycin - Comprehensive Patent Search 3ReportsnReports - Daptomycin - Comprehensive Patent Search 4ReportsnReports - Daptomycin - Comprehensive Patent Search 5
... polyclonal antibody raised against a ... Immunogen: K6HF (NP_004684, ... partial recombinant protein with GST ... Number: NM_004693 ...
... The binding specificity and signaling of the ... to be modified by alternative splicing--which has ... SpliceArrays you can perform a classical expression ... the different alternatively spliced forms of the ...
... form of cell suicide, which follows a ... of this process is a cascade of ... participate in a series of reactions that ... and result in the cleavage of protein ...
...
Biology Products: