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Surprising findings reported about iron overload

...d absorb an excessive amount of iron from food and supplements ingested. The abnormality affects many people worldwide, is prevalent in the South, and sometimes causes organ damage when severe iron deposition occurs due to inadequate control of iron absorption by the small intestine. The first major report of f...

Women cautioned against using herbal supplements

...ectiveness or quality control in formulating these supplements and says that women with a high risk of breast can...er risk. Warren reviewed the literature on herbal supplements and breast cancer risk for his report, which was reviewed by two international experts in the field ...

Menopause Symptoms May Come Back After Stopping Menopausal Hormone Therapy

...ectiveness or quality control in formulating these supplements and says that women with a high risk of breast can...er risk. Warren reviewed the literature on herbal supplements and breast cancer risk for his report, which was reviewed by two international experts in the field ...

Enzyme affects hypertension by controlling salt levels in body

...linked to salt intake often need to take potassium supplements in order to keep their high blood pressure in check. The study will appear in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "This is a classic example of how basic research could lead to better understanding of human dis...

Anti-cancer Compound In Beer Gaining Interest

...by long-term exposure to non-toxic nutrients, food supplements or drugs that prevent the formation of cancers. With its broad spectrum activity, presence in food products, and ability to inhibit cancer at low concentrations, xanthohumol might be a good candidate for that list, experts say. Xanthohumol also appe...

Zinc supplements safe for HIV-infected children

...e set out to look at the safety and impact of zinc supplements in children with HIV. Not only did we learn that zinc is safe for these children, but we also realized that this may be a low-cost intervention to reduce morbidity in HIV-infected children who don't have access to antiretroviral therapy or are not el...

WWF peeks into mysterious life of Borneo's pygmy elephants

...es. This was determined during field tracking that supplements the satellite tracking. It was proved that forest quality influences the diversity and distribution of elephant food in the forest, with encroachment into palm oil plantations being higher along the degraded forest-plantation areas. The Sabah Wildl...

Study finds that nutritionally enhanced rice reduces iron deficiency

...trient malnutrition. "In the past, we relied on supplements and fortification to overcome vitamin and mineral ...er donors spend millions of dollars a year on iron supplements and other strategies to ease the enormous damage wreaked by iron deficiency and related conditions. ...

Planning ahead: Having the healthiest baby possible

...and oral health; Protecting one's health through supplements such as folic acid, vaccinations for Rubella, Hepatitis B, and screening for HIV, and Avoiding alcohol, anti-epileptic drugs, acne-controlling medicines, oral anticoagulants and smoking More information on these and other measures are now freely ...

Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage

... but can reduce their risk significantly by taking supplements and eating fresh fruit and vegetables, according t...e first trimester. However, women who took vitamin supplements during early pregnancy reduced their risk by around 50%, with the effect being most pronounced among...

Vitamin D deficiency widespread during pregnancy

Even regular use of prenatal multivitamin supplements is not adequate to prevent vitamin D insufficiency, University of Pittsburgh researchers report in the current issue of the Journal of Nutrition, the publication of the American Society for Nutrition. A condition linked to rickets and other musculosk...

A steady, high-fat diet is bad, but the news gets worse

...ber of calories and the low-fat breakfast included supplements to balance it for sodium and potassium. Two hours later the two groups were subjected to standard physical and mental stress tests while having their cardiovascular responses measured. They performed a mathematical test designed to be stressful, ...

Protein sensor for fatty acid buildup in mitochondria

... the level of fat in the diet and taking carnitine supplements might help PKAN patients cope with this debilitati... to determine if reduced dietary fat and carnitine supplements offer hope in the treatment of PKAN in humans," said Suzanne Jackowski, Ph.D., a member of the Infec...

Chemo combination improves survival in asbestos-related cancer

...g pemetrexed and cisplatin ?along with the vitamin supplements folic acid and B12 ?survived nearly three months longer than patients getting cisplatin alone. Researchers led by John Green, M.D., at the Clatterbridge Center for Oncology in England, reviewed a study of 448 patients with advanced mesothelioma w...

Cocoa 'vitamin' health benefits could outshine penicillin

...e for nutritional companies to develop epicatechin supplements or capsules Epicatechin is also found in teas, wine, chocolate and some fruit and vegetables. ...

Discovery could lead to better control of hemorrhagic fever viruses

...ings of Choe and colleagues also suggest that iron supplements may reduce the severity of New World virus infections. Past studies have shown that when the iron level in the body is low, the number of transferrin receptors in tissues increases. Consistent with these findings, Choe's team found that New World are...

Vitamins: Science doesn't always match policy

...se of vitamin supplements, Rosenberg suggests that supplements be regulated, as they are currently subject to ver...de the content and labeling of vitamin and mineral supplements and the effects of these products on nutrient adequacy as well as in chronic degenerative disease pr...

Studies force new view on biology of flavonoids

...bles ?is sufficient. Large doses taken via dietary supplements might do no additional good; an apple a day may st...benefit ?and possibly some risk ?to taking dietary supplements that might inject large amounts of substances the body essentially sees as undesirable foreign compo...

Heavy multivitamin use may be linked to advanced prostate cancer

...ne, or zinc supplements. “Because multivitamin supplements consist of a combination of several vitamins and m...ns and underscore the possibility that antioxidant supplements could have unintended consequences for our health,?the authors write. ...

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