Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Antioxidant vitamin supplements not so healthy after all: study (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Wednesday February 28th 2007, 2:38 PM

Taking vitamins A, E and other antioxidant supplements may increase the risk of death and carries no clear health benefits as claimed by vitamin makers, a comprehensive new study shows. [News Source]

Study Finds Vitamins May Mean Earlier Death (KSAT San Antonio)
Wednesday February 28th 2007, 2:13 PM

A review doesn't find the perceived benefits from taking certain vitamins. [News Source]

Study Suggests Vitamins May Hike Health Risk (TechNewsWorld.com)
Wednesday February 28th 2007, 2:05 PM

Antioxidant vitamins taken by tens of millions of people around the world won't lead to a longer life, according to an analysis of dozens of studies that adds to evidence questioning the value of the popular supplements. The large review of separate studies on thousands of people found no long-life benefit from vitamins A, E and C, beta carotene and selenium. [News Source]

Current vitamin D levels not enough in pregnancy, study (Nutraingredients.com)
Wednesday February 28th 2007, 1:06 PM

2/28/2007 – Pregnant American women do not get enough vitamin D and prenatal multivitamins are not filling the gap, according to a University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences study.

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Extra vitamin D reduces falls by elderly (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Wednesday February 28th 2007, 12:25 PM

Getting plenty of vitamin D can help prevent falls among people living in nursing homes, a new study confirms. [News Source]

EU wants to speed up tuna protection.
Wednesday February 28th 2007, 12:00 PM

The European Union's top fisheries official on Tuesday pressed for stronger protections for the overfished bluefin tuna, an increasingly rare delicacy in high-end restaurants around the world. [News Source]

Medical backlash over health foods.
Wednesday February 28th 2007, 12:00 PM

Two of the most popular products in Britain’s vast health food industry come under attack today, as scientists cast doubts on the benefits of vitamin supplements and low-fat dairy products. [News Source]

High doses of antioxidants may hurt more than help.
Wednesday February 28th 2007, 12:00 PM

Consumers gobble down vitamins in hopes of boosting their health, but a major review of antioxidant research shows high doses of the popular supplements appear to do more harm than good. [News Source]

Home truths embarrass Gore the green.
Wednesday February 28th 2007, 12:00 PM

Al Gore was has been accused by fellow environmentalists of running up excessive power bills - spending £15,000 a year on heating and lighting his 20-room mansion in Tennessee. [News Source]

Low-fat dairy food may hurt fertility.
Wednesday February 28th 2007, 12:00 PM

Women who eat low-fat dairy foods may have a higher risk of infertility than those who treat themselves to full-fat ice cream or cheese, surprised U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. [News Source]

Prince Charles and the Abu Dhabi burger ban.
Wednesday February 28th 2007, 12:00 PM

While visiting a medical centre in Abu Dhabi, the Gulf state that has the second highest incidence of diabetes in the world, Prince Charles suggested that banning McDonald’s could be the key to improving the emirates’ health. [News Source]

Study links antioxidant supplements to increased mortality (Nutraingredients.com)
Wednesday February 28th 2007, 11:52 AM

2/28/2007 - A meta-analysis of 68 randomised trials with antioxidant supplements has reported that vitamins A and E, and beta-carotene may increase mortality risk by up to 16 per cent, but vitamin C did not have an effect on mortality and the antioxidant mineral selenium was associated with a nine per cent decrease in all-cause mortality. [News Source]