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Selenium Supplements Could Increase Diabetes Risk

... a scientific question, but at this time, selenium supplementation does not appear to prevent type 2 diabetes, and it...possible link between type 2 diabetes and selenium supplementation held when the researchers considered participants' age, sex, BMI (body mass index, which relates hei...

Selenium Supplements may Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

... a scientific question, but at this time, selenium supplementation does not appear to prevent type 2 diabetes, and it may increase risk of the disease. However, our understanding of the mechanisms whereby selenium would increase risk of diabetes is very limited at this time and this issue needs to be further explore...

Food Supplement to Combat Alzheimers Disease

...psala University have now examined whether omega-3 supplementation has any effect on the psychiatric symptoms associated with Alzheimers disease. Just under 200 patients with mild Alzheimers were divided into two groups, one of which received omega-3, and one a placebo. There was no observable difference in therap...

Rickets Prevention Message is Not Getting Through, Warn Doctors

...f these children or mothers had received vitamin D supplementation and their families were unaware of the need of this. The recommendation is particularly important for those of Asian, African, Afro-Caribbean, or Middle Eastern origin with reduced exposure to sunlight, say the authors, as increased skin pigmentati...

Vitamin D Deficiency Still Persists in Babies

...nd those who had been breast-fed without vitamin D supplementation were most susceptible. Ward said most cases were between the ages of a few weeks and seven years old. Pregnant women should also be tested for vitamin D deficiency before birth to determine if they need to take supplements, she said. Although exp...

Testosterone Cream Ineffective in Enhancing Libido in Female Cancer Survivors

...gen therapy, then it does not appear that androgen supplementation would be a viable option for women who must avoid (estrogen) replacement."...

7 Common Myths About Osteoporosis

... is very important, too. Douyon recommends calcium supplementation throughout the entire lifespan, especially for women. Avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol intake also will lower your chances of developing osteoporosis. 7. MYTH: Only osteoporosis medications can prevent future bone loss FACT: The FDA has a...

Natural Pine Bark Extract Reduces Heart Failure Risk

... Arizona. Previous studies have shown Pycnogenol supplementation to be associated with improved cardiovascular heal...on of the heart tissue, Dr Watson found Pycnogenol supplementation to significantly enhance the connective collagen matrix of cardiac tissue. Whereas the chronic hy...

Vitamins may Not Ward Off Pneumonia

...re is some evidence to support the role of vitamin supplementation in reducing pneumonia risk," Dr. Mark I. Neuman fr...udy last reported that vitamin E and beta-carotene supplementation had no overall effect on the risk of hospital-treated pneumonia in older male smokers. They also fou...

Soy Nuts may Improve Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels in Women

...higher) and 48 had normal blood pressure. "Soy nut supplementation significantly reduced systolic [top number] and diastolic [bottom number] blood pressure in all 12 hypertensive women and in 40 of the 48 normotensive women," the authors write. "Compared with the TLC diet alone, the TLC diet plus soy nuts lowered sy...

Too Much of Iron During Pregnancy is Harmful

...ss a pregnant woman is suffering from anemia, iron supplementation is not routinely given during pregnancy. In India, however, due to a variety of reasons like malnutrition, vegetarian diet and deep-frying of vegetables, it is assumed that most women are iron-deficient. Hence, doctors recommend pregnant women to t...

Folic Acid may Help to Cut Down the Stroke Risk

... centering on stroke. They found that folic acid supplementation reduced the risk of stroke by an average 18 percent. More thorough examination showed that long periods of treatment lasting over 36 months could reduce the risk by 30 percent. No big reduction was seen if homocysteine did not drop, supporting th...

Mouse Model Points to Strategy for Treating Rare Muscle Disease & Kidney Disorders

...spring born to transgenic mice who received ManNAc supplementation have gone on to develop muscle weakness, but the mutant mice remain smaller than their unaffected siblings. Studies are currently ongoing in Dr. Huizings laboratory to study the mutant mice until they reach an older age when researchers can assess an...

Flaxseed Helps in Reducing the Risk of Prostate Tumor Spread

..., the researchers examined the effects of flaxseed supplementation on men who were scheduled to undergo prostatectomy -- surgery for the treatment of prostate cancer. The men took 30 grams of flaxseed daily for an average of 30 days prior to surgery. Once the men's tumors were removed, the researchers looked at tu...

Women of Child-Bearing Age Urged to Take a Multivitamin With Folic Acid

...omized trials to assess the efficacy of folic acid supplementation in stroke prevention(3). According to the researchers, folic acid supplementation reduced the relative risk of stroke by 18 percent or more. The benefit was even greater in those tri...

The Risk of Colorectal Tumor is Not Reduced With Folic Acid Supplements

... Some previous studies have suggested that folate supplementation may help to prevent colorectal tumors. Bernard F. Cole, Ph.D., of Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H., and colleagues evaluated the effect of folate for the prevention of new colorectal adenomas in persons with a history of these types of lesi...

CRN Emphasizes Importance of Folic Acid Benefits

...ortant strides made in recent years in encouraging supplementation and food fortification with folic acid. "The benefits of folic acid are well-documented, particularly in the area of reducing the risk of neural tube birth defects," said Andrew Shao, Ph.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN. "...

Testosterone Cream ā€“ Ineffective in Enhancing Libido in Female Cancer Survivor

...gen therapy, then it does not appear that androgen supplementation would be a viable option for women who must avoid (estrogen) replacement." SAV/B...

Deficiency in Vitamin D Increases the Risk of Cancer

...d to test the hypothesis that aggressive vitamin D supplementation influences cancer risk, RPCI recently initiated a clinical trial of high-dose calcitriol (vitamin D) replacement in individuals with high risk of lung cancer in whom serial LIFE bronchoscopy and bronchial biopsies will be done. Preclinical studies...

Multivitamins Improve Birth Outcomes Among Children Born With HIV

... weight and fetal death. As a result, multivitamin supplementation has been incorporated into a number of large-scale...determine if the benefits of maternal multivitamin supplementation on birth outcomes applied to HIV-negative populations. "In light of these findings, we recommend t...

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