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Vitamin D Supplement Labels Grossly Inaccurate About What's Inside
2013-02-12 11:15:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With recent findings stating obese individuals may have a deficiency in vitamin D levels, more people may be inclined to take a daily supplement to ensure they are getting the proper amount in their system. However, a new study has found many people may not even be getting the recommended amount of that sunshine vitamin when they do take a daily tablet. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (KPCHR) in...

2013-02-11 16:27:54

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitamin D supplement potency varies widely, and the amount of vitamin D in over-the-counter and compounded supplements does not necessarily match the amount listed on the label, according to a research letter published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The analysis showed that the amount of vitamin D in these supplements ranged from 9 percent to 146 percent of the amount listed on the label. Not only was there variation among...

2011-09-27 12:01:15

Kaiser Permanente study finds that the hip fracture--not just poor health--increases risk of early death Women ages 65-69 who break a hip are five times more likely to die within a year than women of the same age who don't break a hip, according to a Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published online today in the Archives of Internal Medicine. This paper breaks down death risk by age group. In addition to the finding for...