Americans spend nearly $12 billion each year on vitamin supplements, hoping they will steer us away from diseases like cancer …
Postmenopausal women shouldn’t take low-dose supplements of vitamin D and calcium in hopes of preventing broken bones, a government panel recommended on Tuesday.
Omega-3s and vitamins may protect your brain’s function and size.
Vitamin D has been touted as a magic bullet, protecting against bone fractures, heart disease and even cancer. Now, a government group takes a closer look at the data.
We’re back with three great topics this week: research showing dietary supplements are linked to a higher risk of early death; evidence that the internet might actually be useful in teaching teens healthy sexual behavior; and new …
Adding to the evidence that regularly taking dietary supplements may do more harm than good, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have found that men taking vitamin E are not protected from prostate cancer, and may even be at …
If you think you’re doing your body good by popping a daily multivitamin or supplementing with extra vitamin C or E, think again. A new study finds that taking supplements is linked to higher odds of early death, at least in older women.
Older people may not be getting enough vitamin B12, and that could affect their thinking and the size of their brain, according to a new study.
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Bayer HealthCare, the manufacturer of Yaz birth control pills, won government approval for Beyaz, a new oral contraceptive that is essentially identical to Yaz but is designed to boost levels of folic acid in users.