Navigation Links
Dietary Supplements May Harm Older Women: Study
Date:10/11/2011

k of dying, the researchers said.

"This, of course, is just one study, and other similar studies have not found such a dramatic increase in mortality," said Mursu, who is also affiliated with the University of Minnesota. "Nevertheless, these studies have provided very little evidence that commonly used dietary supplements would help to prevent chronic diseases."

It should be noted that the study found an association between supplement use and health risks, but did not prove a cause-and-effect.

Speaking for the supplement industry, Duffy MacKay, vice president for scientific and regulatory affairs at the Council for Responsible Nutrition, said that people who use supplements tend to live healthier lives.

These researchers "really do overstate the potential for harm, and understate any benefit," he said. "The researchers started out with the intention of identifying harm. I caution against making overstated assumptions and conclusions from this data."

MacKay noted that "anything, including water, can be harmful if you overdo it."

In the real world, you cannot get all the needed nutrients from diet alone, he said. So supplements are needed when you fall short. People need to analyze their diet and figure out what supplements they need, MacKay said.

Dr. Goran Bjelakovic, from the University of Nis in Serbia and co-author of an accompanying journal editorial, said that "dietary supplementation has shifted from preventing deficiency to trying to promote wellness and prevent diseases."

Consumers assume that vitamin and mineral supplements are safe, he said. "We think the paradigm 'the more the better' is wrong. We believe that for all micronutrients, there are risks associated with both insufficient intake and too large intake," Bjelakovic said.

Low levels increase the risk of deficiency; high levels increase the risk of toxicity and disease, he said. "We cannot recommend the use of vitamin and mineral supplements as
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Novel soy germ-based dietary supplement, SE5-OH containing natural S-Equol, examined for safety and influence on hormones in pre- and post-menopausal women
2. Association of fiber and colorectal cancer risk differs depending on dietary assessment method
3. The effect of dietary supplements, acids and animal protein on gastrointestinal disorders
4. Purity 12 Science: How this Dietary Supplement, Healthy Beverage and Skin Care Company is Gaining Momentum in a Down Economy
5. Gestational Diabetes Linked to Serotonin and Dietary Protein
6. Study shows how dietary supplement may block cancer cells
7. Dietary Cocoa Flavanols Improve Vascular And Blood Pressure Measures For Coronary Artery Disease Patients
8. Concentration, timing and interactions are key when it comes to dietary compounds
9. How safe and effective are herbal dietary supplements?
10. Diabetes or not, dietary habits of Aftrican-Americans are similar
11. Study findings show value of dietary supplement SAMe in treatment of adults with major depressive disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Dietary Supplements May Harm Older Women: Study 
(Date:4/18/2015)... PA (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 "I ... evacuation stretchers in healthcare facilities," said an inventor from ... alternative storage system." , He developed the Slyde Door ... doors used in healthcare facilities. It provides convenient storage ... there are more stretchers available for patients. , ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... has released a new blog post explaining how to ... , Drivers can find accurate information about various auto ... website can help drivers compare the newest and best ... whole process is designed to be convenient, free and ... quotes is advantageous because it allows clients to find ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... On April 14th, 2015, Symantec released Volume 20 ... “exposes a tactical shift by cyberattackers.” With everything from frightening ... 2014 - almost a million a day - to how ... and patched by prominent manufacturers – as long as 204 ... a digital world can be fraught with peril, and that ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Heritage Woods of McLeansboro, a Gardant ... Week Celebration on April 20 with a day full ... body and soul. , The community, which is located ... adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who ... Living Week is observed every April and highlights the ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 ... and Drug Dependence (NCADD) notes that drinking and driving ... attention. At the same time, the link between ... such as domestic abuse and violence and sexual assault, ... , According to the NCADD, 5.3 million adults in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Auto Insurance Quotes Can Provide Accurate Results! 2Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 2Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 3Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 4Health News:Cyber Attackers Continue to Fine Tune Deception and Stealth Tactics According to New Report 5Health News:Heritage Woods of McLeansboro Affordable Assisted Living to Celebrate Supportive Living Week 2Health News:Heritage Woods of McLeansboro Affordable Assisted Living to Celebrate Supportive Living Week 3Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Raises Awareness on Alcohol Related Prevention 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Raises Awareness on Alcohol Related Prevention 3
... up four days of talks in Istanbul devoted to two ... how do you measure it? ,Experts attending a ... that the indices used in the past, which depended basically ... Product, were no longer valid. ,"Because we measure ...
... Health has shut down the beaches in some provinces ... past two weeks showed higher than acceptable levels of ... (KFLA) Public Health inspectors closed the beach to swimmers ... two weeks. Chenier said the highest results that came ...
... team in Israel has given Girls as young as 5 ... after chemotherapy. ,Doctors have extracted, matured and ... parents when they grow up. ,Childhood cancers usually ... but the aggressive chemotherapy which is often needed can render ...
... extended its smoking ban to entertainment outlets including pubs, ... to cut tobacco-related diseases. ,The ban ... the city-state which already has some of the toughest ... to restrict smoking in entertainment outlets is a natural ...
... lower AIDS figures but also to announce a six-fold jump ... next five years, officials say. ,Almost three ... will be poured into the next stage of India's HIV/AIDS ... a top official said. ,Previous estimates from India's ...
... (CSIRO), the Australia's national science agency, says it has ... people live to 100 years. ,The test, hailed ... of damage to a person's DNA and can point to ... in life. ,It will also allow doctors to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Experts in Istanbul Seek Nature and Measure of Happiness 2Health News:Beaches Shut Due to High E-coli Level in Water 2Health News:Girls With Cancer Given Fertility Hope 2Health News:Singapore Extends Smoking Ban to Pubs, Nightclubs 2Health News:India AIDS Cases Due to Drop, Spending Up 2Health News:A Blood Test Developed in Australia to Repair DNA Damage 2
(Date:4/17/2015)... Australia , April 17, 2015 Bionomics ... discovery and development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment ... today announced the presentation of data from three of ... Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 106 th Annual ... Philadelphia, PA USA. ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... , April 16, 2015  Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... cancer screening study i published on-line this ... journal of the American Cancer Society. ... the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, supports current consensus guidelines ... that women 30-65 years of age be co-tested ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... FLINT, Mich. , April 16, 2015  Diplomat ... of Shannon Beltrand to their senior leadership ... Beltrand will be responsible for securing and properly monitoring ... is secure both internally and externally. Additionally, she will ... planning. "We are very excited to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Bionomics Showcases Oncology Drug Development Programs at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting 2Bionomics Showcases Oncology Drug Development Programs at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting 3Bionomics Showcases Oncology Drug Development Programs at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting 4Bionomics Showcases Oncology Drug Development Programs at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting 5Hologic Comments on Important Cervical Cancer Screening Study Published in the American Cancer Society Journal, Cancer Cytopathology 2Hologic Comments on Important Cervical Cancer Screening Study Published in the American Cancer Society Journal, Cancer Cytopathology 3Hologic Comments on Important Cervical Cancer Screening Study Published in the American Cancer Society Journal, Cancer Cytopathology 4Diplomat Names Shannon M. Beltrand as New CISO 2
... Cargill today announced encouraging preliminary results from its ... head of beef cattle.  Initial results are based upon ... company,s Fort Morgan, Colo., beef processing facility where vaccinated ... Addressing the food and feed safety ...
... Nov. 15, 2010 Breathe Technologies, manufacturer of devices ... has appointed Lawrence A. Mastrovich as the new President ... us a phenomenal wealth of experience and strategic guidance," ... visible and instrumental role in building value within the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cargill Encouraged by Preliminary Results From Beef Cattle Vaccine Trial 2Cargill Encouraged by Preliminary Results From Beef Cattle Vaccine Trial 3Breathe Technologies Appoints New CEO 2
Exo-Deluxe Overhead Traction for hospital or home care. Twice the clearance of other units between the patient and supporting wall. 2" nylon pulleys with polypropylene cord, head halter, spreader bar...
Wonderflex™ is a lined soft durometer silicone gel sheet. It is ideal for cushioning orthotic/prosthetic devices and offers protection from shock and sheer forces. Wonderflex can also be lamina...
Designed to provide relief from chronic or acute back pain by unloading pressure off the lumbar discs and shifting pressure to the abdominal region...
Effectively stabilize and relax your back with the LumboTrain back support....
Medicine Products: