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Daily Multivitamin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Researchers caution that it’s too soon to recommend supplements based on the results of a new study.
Daily Multivitamin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Daily Multivitamin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors

Researchers caution that it’s too soon to recommend supplements based on the results of a new study.

Researchers caution that it’s too soon to recommend supplements based on the results of a new study.

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A surgical mask next to an open pill bottle that’s toppled over, spilling out red capsules meant to represent vitamin D supplements.
Vitamin D Likely Doesn’t Prevent COVID-19, Studies Find
Dan Robitzski | Sep 9, 2022
The results from two large clinical trials don't support the idea that supplements of the vitamin bolster immune defenses against SARS-CoV-2.
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Physician and Geneticist Leon Rosenberg Dies at 89
Andy Carstens | Aug 3, 2022
He advanced the field of medical genetics, spoke out about reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and captured attention for asserting that scientific evidence failed to demonstrate that life begins at conception.
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Vitamin D Pills Don’t Prevent Bone Fractures, Osteoporosis: Study
Dan Robitzski | Jul 28, 2022
A large trial adds to a growing list of conditions once thought to be helped by vitamin D supplementation.
Dietary Spermidine Boosts Cognition in Insects and Rodents
Ruth Williams | Apr 15, 2021
Mice and flies given the polyamine in their diet have increased brain cell metabolism and cognitive function, and epidemiological data hints at a similar benefit in humans.
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Personalized Nutrition Companies’ Claims Overhyped: Scientists
Shawna Williams | Aug 21, 2019
Services promising scientifically tailored supplements or advice abound. Experts say their claims are largely unfounded, although some solid evidence is beginning to emerge.
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The Push to Replace Journal Supplements with Repositories
Diana Kwon | Aug 19, 2019
Broken links, clunky formats, and outdated platforms have both authors and publishers turning to alternative solutions.
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Where to Share Data Instead of Journal Supplements
Diana Kwon | Aug 19, 2019
A brief guide to some of the most commonly used general-purpose repositories
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Is Kratom Safe During Pregnancy? Researchers Start to Investigate
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 26, 2019
Recent reports of babies born with opioid withdrawal symptoms after their mothers used kratom during pregnancy have generated much concern about the medicinal herb.
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FDA Cracks Down on “Bad Actors” in Dietary Supplement Market
Shawna Williams | Feb 12, 2019
The agency sends warning letters to makers of products that claim to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s and other diseases, and announces changes to its enforcement practices.
Hundreds of Supplements Spiked with Pharmaceuticals
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 14, 2018
FDA does little about it, study finds.
CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom Use
Jim Daley | Feb 25, 2018
The herbal supplement, deemed an opioid by the FDA, was recently linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 20 states. 
Opinion: Do Not Believe the Hype
Aymen I. Idris | Feb 5, 2018
Marijuana ointments as cancer treatments remain a distant prospect. 
Study: Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Lower Asthma Risk in Children
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 29, 2016
Pregnant women who took a fish oil supplement during pregnancy were less likely to have children with asthma.
Antioxidants May Aid Cancer
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2015
Mice given a dietary supplement had faster-progressing melanoma, a study shows.
Bodybuilders Take Breast Cancer Drug
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2014
Tamoxifen, an endocrine therapy for women with breast cancer, is found in a supplement marketed to bodybuilders.
Polypharmacy
Catherine Ulbricht | Jul 1, 2012
Dietary supplements can have serious side effects when mixed with prescription drugs, but not all herb-drug interactions are bad.
Suspected Effects of Vitamin D
Amy Maxmen | Mar 1, 2012
Vitamin D has a variety of actions in the body. It binds to the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which then binds to the retinoid X receptor (RXR) and activates the expression of numerous genes. 
Vitamin D on Trial
Amy Maxmen | Mar 1, 2012
Prevention trials for vitamins and supplements are notoriously difficult, but some researchers aren’t giving up on finding proof that vitamin D helps ward off disease.