Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Study Finds Widespread Vitamin and Mineral Use Among Cancer Survivors, Although Benefits of Such Use Remain Unclear (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Thursday January 31st 2008, 8:51 PM

Use of vitamin and mineral supplements among cancer survivors is widespread, despite inconclusive evidence that such use is beneficial, according to a comprehensive review of scientific literature conducted by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and published Feb. 1 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [News Source]

Can Vitamin C Cure Your Cold? (Newsweek)
Thursday January 31st 2008, 7:26 PM

When the sniffles strike, many of us reach for a glass of orange juice or a vitamin C supplement. But are they really effective? [News Source]

EU seeks food labeling to fight obesity.
Thursday January 31st 2008, 1:00 PM

Alarmed by the growth in obesity rates from Scotland to Sicily, the European Commission yesterday announced food labeling plans designed to help consumers reject junk food and choose a healthier diet. [News Source]

Harmful food additives affecting children must be banned, say MPs.
Thursday January 31st 2008, 1:00 PM

A legal ban on artificial food additives which trigger hyperactive behaviour in children has been demanded by peers and MPs from all parties. [News Source]

E-numbers should be banned in food and drink, say MPs.
Thursday January 31st 2008, 1:00 PM

All artificial colourings in food and soft drinks should be banned, a parliamentary committee urged yesterday in a report on the effect of diet on the brain. [News Source]

Making sense out of mercury in fish.
Thursday January 31st 2008, 1:00 PM

Government health officials say that there's no need for most consumers to worry. But they say recent findings reinforce earlier advice on limiting consumption of certain types of fish by pregnant women and young children. [News Source]

Baby allergy fears ‘over the top’.
Thursday January 31st 2008, 1:00 PM

Mothers who fear their babies suffer from food allergies are largely wrong, research has found. [News Source]

Study finds links between prostate cancer, cadmium and zinc.
Thursday January 31st 2008, 1:00 PM

Cadmium exposure is known to cause prostate cancer. A new study has suggested that zinc may offer protection against the risk factor. [News Source]

EU backs rival food label scheme.
Thursday January 31st 2008, 12:00 PM

The European Commission has come out in favour of a system of food labelling opposed by the UK regulator. [News Source]

Overweight young mend their ways.
Thursday January 31st 2008, 12:00 PM

A number of MPs have called for gym exercise to be made available on the NHS for those who can't afford the membership fees. [News Source]

Scientists: sex hormones have no association with prostate cancer.
Thursday January 31st 2008, 12:00 PM

Researchers found out that the level of sex hormones in the blood has no connection with the risk of prostate cancer. [News Source]

Vitamin Power (Psychology Today)
Thursday January 31st 2008, 9:07 AM

Vitamin deficiency may lead to depression and dementia. [News Source]