Many aging women add soy to their diets for its widely touted health benefits. But a recent study finds that better brain function isn’t one of them.
Zinc for the Common Cold? Study Finds Weak Evidence that It Works
Popping a couple zinc supplements at the start of cold could save about two days of sniffling, at least for adults, finds a new review.
Fish Oil for Heart Attack Prevention: Is It a Myth?
A new study finds that omega-3 fatty acids don’t help patients with heart disease avoid future heart-related problems.
Homocysteine, Folic Acid and the Heart: an Association Unravels
We may have the final word on homocysteine: higher blood levels of the amino acid don’t raise people’s risk of heart disease after all.
The Truth About Vitamin D
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.
Your Product Is Free of Parabens, Sulfates and Lots of Other Things: Should You Care?
Roxanne Green is a corporate ingredient-reader. What that means is she gets paid to do what savvy (neurotic?) consumers spend hours doing in the cosmetics aisle.
What We’ve Been Waiting For: Zero-Calorie, ‘Inhalable’ Caffeine
(Updated) Ever wish you could mainline your coffee? Well, here’s the next best thing: AeroShot, a new product that delivers “inhalable” caffeinated puffs, and has got productivity-obsessed technophiles buzzing.
Vitamins and Supplements Linked to Higher Risk of Death
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.
Saw Palmetto Works No Better Than Placebo for Prostate Symptoms
Millions of middle-aged men take saw palmetto extract to relieve the urinary-tract symptoms of an enlarged prostate, but a new study finds that the supplements work no better than placebo.
‘Flavor Tripping’ Explained: How Miracle Fruit Turns Sour Into Sweet
If you have any foodie friends, you’ve probably heard of miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum), a native West African berry that looks like a cranberry, but acts like a psychedelic for your taste buds.
Why Most Dietary Supplements Aren’t Worth the Money
Coriander Oil: Potential Weapon Against Harmful Bacteria?
A new study suggests that oil from the seeds of coriander — the green herb that’s more commonly known as cilantro — may be able to wipe out a broad range of harmful bacteria, including drug-resistant bugs and those that …
FDA Deems Lazy Larry Brownies Unsafe
Back in May, a “relaxation brownie” called Lazy Cakes caused a stir, when several politicians and public-health experts expressed concern about its safety. On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter to the …