Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AAOS: supplement use low in patients with osteoporosis, hip fracture

(HealthDay)—Of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis who have a history of hip fracture, only 14 percent are receiving appropriate calcium and vitamin D supplementation, according to a study presented at the annual meeting ...

Health

Why you should stop buying vitamins and get more sleep instead

Almost half of all Canadians regularly take at least one nutritional supplement such as vitamins, minerals, fibre supplements, antacids and fish oils. Many of these individuals are healthy and hoping to improve general well-being ...

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Routine supplements to prevent chronic disease not advised

(HealthDay)—Routine use of vitamin and mineral supplements to prevent chronic disease is not recommended, according to an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position paper published in the November issue of the Journal ...

Diabetes

Food assistance may help older adults adhere to diabetes meds

(HealthDay)—Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may reduce the number of low-income older adults with diabetes forgoing medications because of cost, according to a study published online ...

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Evaluating quality of protein supplements for athletes

Protein powders are among the most commonly consumed nutritional supplements by professional athletes and amateurs, and even by those who use them for aesthetic purposes instead of sporting ones. This study, led by a researcher ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The latest on chronic fatigue syndrome

(HealthDay)—Illnesses that lack exact testing methods can be difficult to diagnose, treat and live with, both physically and emotionally. Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is one such disease. Until recently, it was very ...

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