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Most Vitamin Supplement Studies Flawed, Researcher Says
2013-12-31 07:30:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online A majority of large, clinical trials of vitamin supplements, including some that have found supplements harmful, are based on flawed approaches to study design, according to a recent analysis published in the journal Nutrients. Such faulty methodologies render these clinical studies fundamentally useless in determining the true value of micronutrients, the scientists reported. Balz Frei, professor and director of the Linus...

2013-08-15 12:29:48

U.S. Men Are Deficient in Almost Every Nutritional Category, but Top Nutritionist Advises a Balanced Approach to Supplementation MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutritional deficiencies affect a variety of Americans for a variety of reasons, but according to the USDA, the U.S. male population is unique because as a whole, men show deficits in nearly every nutritional category. However, experts warn men against mega-dosing on vitamins and minerals to reverse or address...

2010-07-13 14:52:45

A new study on vitamin D levels and Parkinson's disease risk points to the need for further research on whether vitamin D supplements can protect against the movement disorder, according to an editorial in the July 2010 issue of Archives of Neurology. The author of the editorial is Marian Evatt, MD, assistant professor of neurology at Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Movement Disorders Clinic. The study, also reported in...

2009-03-09 13:56:55

A Canadian researcher suggests that some with schizophrenia may be helped by looking at individual biochemistry, nutrient deficiency, diet and allergies. Dr. Abram Hoffer, a psychiatrist in Toronto, said some studies have shown that the predisposition to schizophrenia is inherited, and although there is little one can do about genetic factors that might lead to the onset of schizophrenia, nutritional modifications might help to enhance quality of life and slow down the progression of the...

2008-09-16 12:00:00

By DAMIEN HENDERSON SCOTLAND'S poor weather, specifically its lack of sunlight, is to blame for a greater range of health problems than has previously been admitted by government officials, a report published yesterday claimed. Health writer Oliver Gillie called for an overhaul in public health policy to ensure that Scots received daily vitamin D supplements and maximised their exposure to sunlight. He found that, due to its latitude, Scotland receives 30-50per cent less UV light...

2005-10-25 20:06:03

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. "“ Middle-age people are more likely than younger or older adults to use complementary and alternative medicine, according to researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. "Midlife adults entered adulthood at a time of more widespread use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the population and when public health policy was shifting attention toward individual responsibility for health and health promotion," said Joseph G. Grzywacz, Ph.D.,...

2004-11-30 15:00:11

-------------------- IN SHORT -------------------- What: The Truth About Vitamins Where: TV3 When: 8.30pm, Thursday -------------------- ARE you into health and fitness and think that vitamin supplements are the way to go? The Truth About Vitamins may change your mind. It is an industry that in Britain alone is worth GBP 300 million (NZ$790 million) a year, but the pills are surrounded by controversy. Some people claim that by taking them in large doses, they will...