News tagged with supplements

USPSTF: Vitamin D, calcium supplements don't prevent fx

(HealthDay)—For non-institutionalized postmenopausal women, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against daily supplementation with ≤400 IU of vitamin D3 and ≤1,000 mg of calcium for primary prevention of fractures, and a lack of e ...

Feb 26, 2013
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Panel questions value of calcium, vitamin D pills

Popping calcium and vitamin D pills in hopes of strong bones? Healthy older women should not bother with relatively low-dose dietary supplements, say new recommendations from a U.S. government advisory group.

Feb 25, 2013
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High doses of saw palmetto don't impact serum PSA

(HealthDay)—Compared with placebo, saw palmetto, even at a dose as high as 960 mg, does not affect serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in men with lower urinary tract symptoms, according to research ...

Feb 08, 2013
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Vitamin C supplements linked to kidney stones

New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that men who take vitamin C supplements regularly run a higher risk of developing kidney stones. The study, which is published in the scientific periodical JAMA Internal Me ...

Feb 04, 2013
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Ravicti approved for urea cycle disorders

(HealthDay)—Ravicti (glycerol phenylbutyrate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat certain urea cycle disorders (UCDs) in people 2 years and older.

Feb 01, 2013
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