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Relora Relieves Short Term Anxiety


A new study from Miami Research Associates showed a remarkable reduction in short term anxiety among health women who took Relora.

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Calcium Supplements Could Possibly Contribute To Heart Attacks In Older Women


Research has recently shown that older women who take calcium supplements for bone strength may be at a higher risk for heart attacks. The study found that of 1,471 women (aged 74) who participated in the study involving calcium/placebos, 31 of the calcium takers had heart attacks, compared to 21 of those who took a placebo.

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Vitamin D Supplements Reduces Falls For Elderly?


A recent study examined the effects of women who took vitamin D2 supplements found that those who took the supplement in the study had a 19% decrease in falls, even when other factors like height were added in.

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Fish Oil Supplements Have Mixed Results For Heart Patients, Evidence Shows


Scientists find that fish oil supplements work well for some heart patients while more negatively affecting others, St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto researchers report. While many take fish oil supplements (EPA and DHA), which can boost the immune system, lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and prevent arteries from hardening, some patients experience an increased risk of bleeding from what may be too much of the supplements. Further studies are needed to determine the complexities of this supplement and how it affects the heart, scientists say.

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Some Hormone Supplements May Promote Growth Of Prostate Cancer


Some supplements containing the sex hormones testosterone and estradiol could increase the risk of an aggressive prostate cancer, researchers reported. The investigation regarding hormonal supplements was sparked after two men developed prostate cancer after taking the same supplement. The particular men's supplement that caused the cancer also did not have correct labeling of its ingredients, and has been pulled from the market.

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Lipoic Acids Help Heart Health


A study recently conducted by the Linus Pauling Institute and College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University, and the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington found that lipoic acids may be influential in heading off cardiovascular disease by preventing atherosclerosis, as well as perhaps promoting weight loss by increasing metabolism and reducing appetite. Test mice given lipoic acid supplements had decreased "atherosclerotic lesion formation" by "55%." Researchers plan to conduct a double-blind, randomized study on humans next.

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American Women Not Getting Enough Folic Acid


Health officials report that American women are not getting sufficient amounts of folic acid in their diet. Getting enough folic acid is crucial for pregnant women and women of child-bearing age, because the vitamin helps prevent birth defects such as spina bifida.

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Rickets Returning?


If you are pregnant, it is important to ensure that you are getting enough vitamin D in your diet. The British government is urging its pregnant citizens to make sure they get sufficient vitamin D, BBC News reports. Doctors are fearing an increase in rickets, a bone condition, due to a lack of proper vitamin D consumption by pregnant women. This deficiency is due in part to a lack of good nutrition and fortified foods, as well as a lack of exposure to sufficient sunlight in the winter months. Usually 15 minutes of sun exposure is enough for your skin to make a sufficient amount of vitamin D. Those who are not getting this exposure must make sure that they get this vitamin through a healthy diet.

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Most Potassium Supplements Deliver Promised Amount


ConsumerLab recently released its evaluation of potassium supplements, a test meant to find out if the products contained the amounts advertised. Most of the supplements passed the test (only one had 18% of its advertised amount).

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The Elderly Could Benefit From L-Carnitine Supplement Use


A recent Italian study reported that elderly patients in a study for L-carnitine showed improvements in energy, cognitive function, and increased muscle mass. Participants who took L-carnitine also reported lowered cholesterol.

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Chinese Supplements Contain Viagra Compound


Chinese-made supplements being marketed in the US for natural treatment of erectile dysfunction were recently found to contain the same active ingredient found in Viagra. The FDA warned consumers not to use these supplements, which are being sold illegally, as the compound could create dangerous conditions such as low blood pressure if combined with certain other medicines unwittingly.

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Testosterone Supplements Not A Risk


A recent study conducted by the Netherlands' Utrecht University found that taking moderate testosterone supplements do not pose a health risk to healthy men. In a double-blind study, 200 men between the ages of 60 and 80 took either testosterone or a placebo, with moderate results. Those who took the supplement had more muscle mass and less fat, the study found.

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Chromium Picolinate Good For Brain Function


A recent study that focused on the effects of the supplement Chromium Picolinate yielded positive results, and showed promise in aiding elderly sufferers of cognitive impairment and even perhaps Alzheimer’s.

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Some Supplements Contaminated With Steroids


Informed-Choice LLC has released a study detailing the results of their examination of many sports nutrition supplements, and the findings are surprising. The company, which intends to help and not hurt supplement companies, found that as much as 25% of sports supplements are lightly contaminated with substances such as steroids. Often these contaminants are slight and unintentional, but they could show up in an athlete's urine test. Informed-Choice plans to help "strengthen the integrity of the industry."

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Zinc May Be Beneficial For Cancer Patients


Chinese researchers recently examined the effect zinc supplements have on cancer patients. The study conducted revealed that the survival rate for patients who had received chemo treatment for head and neck cancers was slightly higher after receiving zinc supplements. Further research is needed for conclusive results, however.

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Vitamin E Good For Diabetics' Heart Health


A recent Israeli study found that taking vitamin E supplements reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetics with the haptoglobin (Hp) 2-2 gene by 50%. An individual with this gene is vastly more susceptible to cardiovascular complications if they have diabetes. Studies involving over 1,000 subjects examined the effect the intake of a daily vitamin E supplement had upon the heart health of diabetics with the Hp gene. The supplement cut the risk by almost half.

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Almonds Good Source Of Antioxidants


A recent Chinese-American study found that a handful of almonds (approx. 84 grams) a day increased antioxidants in the bodies of healthy smokers. While the study still supports not smoking, it does show that almond consumption is beneficial for smokers and other people with high levels of stress.

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Zinc Helpful For Elderly


A study found that elderly patients who took a zinc supplement had lower instances of viral infection and colds. Adequate zinc in the diet provides antioxidants and fights sickness, and can be obtained through protein-rich foods, meats, and soy. Most women in the United States do not get enough zinc in their diets.

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Doctors And Supplements


According to a recent survey of the medical community, while 79% of doctors and 82% of nurses recommend supplements to patients, 72% of doctors and 89% of nurses actually take supplements themselves.

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Fish Oils Good For Lupus?


A new study reveals that fish oil supplements (which contain essential fatty acids) may be beneficial for those suffering from Lupus.

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