Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Vitamin D and calcium lower risk of premenopausal breast cancer (News-Medical-Net)
Thursday May 31st 2007, 11:44 PM

Women who consume higher amounts of calcium and vitamin D may have a lower risk of developing premenopausal breast cancer, according to a report in the May 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. [News Source]

Vitamin D May Fight Cancers ; Study to Point Out Value of Sunshine and Supplements (RedNova)
Thursday May 31st 2007, 11:14 PM

By Henry L. Davis Scientists have long noticed that people who live in northerly regions of the world like Buffalo have higher cancer rates than those in places with more sunshine. A growing amount of research now indicates why: vitamin D. [News Source]

Vitamin Water Can Be Unhealthy For Dieters (KDKA Pittsburgh)
Thursday May 31st 2007, 9:31 PM

Many people are opting for bottled water these days and one of the newest products on the scene is Vitamin Water. [News Source]

Folic Acid May Lower Stroke Risk (WebMD)
Thursday May 31st 2007, 7:19 PM

Folic acid supplements appear to reduce the risk of stroke, particularly in people who do not get enough of the B vitamin, researchers say. [News Source]

CHINA: China has cornered the global market for vitamins (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
Thursday May 31st 2007, 6:54 PM

If you pop a vitamin C tablet in your mouth, it's a good bet it came from China. Indeed, many of the world's vitamins are now made in China. In less than a decade, China has captured 90 percent of the U.S. market for vitamin C, driving almost everyone else out of business. [News Source]

VITAMINS – FDA: Despite suspect safety, dietary supplements receive little oversight (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
Thursday May 31st 2007, 6:39 PM

The $22 billion dietary supplement industry operates with minimal oversight from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, despite a history of suspect quality and safety - and independent lab tests that have found one in four products to be substandard. [News Source]

Don’t believe the tech.
Thursday May 31st 2007, 12:00 PM

Contradictory consumer demand for healthy but plastic-packaged or authentic but precooked is creating a new genre of teched-up food, dismaying environmentalists who hope to leverage the new food consciousness for meaningful green change. [News Source]

Perchlorate levels in food safe for most, FDA says.
Thursday May 31st 2007, 12:00 PM

Levels of a chemical used to make rocket fuel found in commonly consumed food are not high enough to pose a health risk to most people, including children and pregnant women, U.S. regulators said. [News Source]

A taste of the open range.
Thursday May 31st 2007, 12:00 PM

It’s been a good year for South County ranchers' grass-fed beef sales. [News Source]

Biofuel boom jacks up beer price.
Thursday May 31st 2007, 12:00 PM

In the last two years, the price of barley has doubled as farmers plant more crops such as rapeseed and corn that can be turned into ethanol or biodiesel, a fuel made from vegetable oil. [News Source]

Eat less meat to save planet, British official says.
Thursday May 31st 2007, 12:00 PM

Eating less meat and dairy could help tackle climate change by reducing the amount of methane gas emitted by cows and sheep, a British government agency says. [News Source]

Canadians must change daily habits: ‘Green Giant’.
Thursday May 31st 2007, 12:00 PM

Canadians must take personal responsibility and join the battle against global warming by making changes in their day-to-day habits, while also pressuring their own politicians to follow their lead, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said yesterday. [News Source]