Articles tagged with: Vitamins
TweetSeptember 23, 2011, Vancouver Sun, Sara Schmidt
Coca-Cola Ltd. has reduced drastically the amount of Vitamin A in one of its fruit drinks after nutrition experts complained the elevated level could pose a health risk.
The cola giant confirmed Thursday that its Orange Mango FUZE Vitalize drink is now boosted with about onethird of the amount of vitamin A it contained just a few months ago. The company began producing the reformulated beverage in June. The product no longer contains what the government calls the “tolerable upper intake level” for adults, and …
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TweetAugust 23, 2011, Washington Post, Jennifer LaRue Huget
In an ideal world, no one would need dietary supplements. Our balanced diets would provide all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients our bodies need.
Alas, the world of American eating is far from ideal. And that, some nutrition experts and supplement advocates argue, is why we need dietary supplements.
The latest federal data show that more than half of U.S. adults use dietary supplements, mostly multivitamins. But do we really need all those pills?
Depends on whom you ask. The latest version of the federal …
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June 13, 2011, NDTV
Older women who are overweight or obese and lose more than 15 percent of their body weight could significantly boost their levels of vitamin D.
Since vitamin D is generally lower in persons with obesity, it is possible that low vitamin D could account, in part, for the link between obesity and diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The study, conducted in Seattle, America indicates that the surge in vitamin D could help scientists explore new avenues for the prevention of these chronic diseases.
Vitamin D is …
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TweetThe Boston Globe, Kay Lazar, November 30, 2010
A long-awaited report from a panel of independent scientists recommends tripling the amount of vitamin D most Americans should take and small increases in calcium levels for children to build and maintain strong bones, but some specialists warned that the recommendations were flawed.
The Institute of Medicine panel’s findings, being released today, carry considerable weight — government agencies rely on the recommendations to set food policy, everything from product labeling to requirements for school lunch programs. And a raft of health-related organizations, such as …
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TweetThe New York Times, Jane E. Brody, July 26, 2010
Vitamin D promises to be the most talked-about and written-about supplement of the decade. While studies continue to refine optimal blood levels and recommended dietary amounts, the fact remains that a huge part of the population — from robust newborns to the frail elderly, and many others in between — are deficient in this essential nutrient.
If the findings of existing clinical trials hold up in future research, the potential consequences of this deficiency are likely to go far beyond inadequate bone …
The New York Times, LESLEY ALDERMAN, December 4, 2009
WHEN I stock up on ibuprofen (my painkiller of choice), I typically buy a 500-count bottle of a store brand like Kirkland or Rite Aid. After all, ibuprofen is ibuprofen. Each pill costs me about 3 cents — or only one-third the cost of 9-cent Advil.
Yet, when it comes to vitamins — which I take only when I feel run down — I turn to name brands like Centrum or Nature Made. My thinking has been: Why mess around with quality when …
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TweetIf you exercise to improve your metabolism and prevent diabetes, you may want to avoid antioxidants like vitamins C and E.
>> The original study can be found at PNAS
That is the message of a surprising new look at the body’s reaction to exercise, reported on Monday by researchers in Germany and Boston.
Exercise is known to have many beneficial effects on health, including on the body’s sensitivity to insulin. “Get more exercise” is often among the first recommendations given by doctors to people at risk of diabetes.
But exercise makes the muscle cells metabolize glucose, by …
TweetFolic acid is one of those great public health success stories. In the decade that followed the fortification of cereal grains and other foods, along with educational campaigns, the rate of certain birth defects dropped dramatically.
As studies beginning in the 1980s started showing that folic acid could also help prevent some cancers, it started to seem like a wonder-vitamin. Now, however, folic acid’s heyday may be over. New studies suggest that getting too much folic acid might fuel certain cancers in some people.
And with the vitamin showing up in ready-to-eat cereals, bread, snack …