Tag: dietary supplements

No Secondary Prevention Benefit With Omega-3s in Elderly

Omega-3 fatty acids on top of standard care did not reduce major cardiovascular events or death in elderly survivors of an acute myocardial infarction (MI)...

Omega-3, Vit-D Both Fail at AF Primary Prevention in VITAL-Rhythm

Clinical trials of omega-3 fatty acid or vitamin D supplements have followed a long and winding road in search of benefits in cardiovascular (CV) disease,...

Flavanols Effective for BP Lowering?

Dr Gunter Kuhnle A high intake of dietary flavanols, compounds found in plant-based foods, is associated with significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure, new...

OTC ‘Brain Boosters’ May Pose Serious Risks, Experts Say

Over-the-counter supplements advertised to improve memory and cognitive function may contained unapproved pharmaceutical drugs in potentially dangerous combinations and dosages, new research shows. “Americans spend...

Mega Vitamin D Harms Bone in Women, Not Men, Without Osteoporosis

“More is not necessarily better” when it comes to vitamin D supplements for women with adequate serum levels, new research suggests. In a study of...

Could Probiotics Help Tackle Childhood Obesity?

Children and young adults could have their obesity managed using probiotic supplementation, suggests Italian data that reveals weight loss alongside changes in insulin resistance with...

Vitamin D Deficiency May Boost COVID-19 Risk

People who are deficient in vitamin D may be at higher risk of contracting the novel coronavirus than those with sufficient levels, according to the...

Vitamin D Supplements May Improve Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

(Reuters Health) – Some patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) may have fewer recurrences if they take vitamin D and calcium supplements, new trial...

Vitamin D May Reduce Recurrence of Positional Vertigo

Daily supplementation with vitamin D and calcium carbonate significantly reduced recurrence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), especially in patients with low serum vitamin D,...

Garlic Supplements, H. Pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Gastric Cancer Mortality

(Reuters Health) – Treatment for Helicobacter pylori and garlic supplementation are each associated with lowered gastric cancer mortality risk, but garlic’s benefits are mainly in...

Medical Societies Advise on Vitamin D in Midst of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Six medical societies from across the globe are emphasizing the importance...

Brazilian Patient in HIV Remission, Negative Antibody Test

A 35-year-old Brazilian man who participated in a trial in which he received an intensified antiretroviral regimen plus supplemental vitamin B₃ for 48 weeks has joined...

A Low-Hanging Fruit in COVID-19?

The mainstream media was flooded this week with reports speculating on what role, if any, vitamin D may play in reducing the severity of COVID-19...

Certain Anerobic Bacteria Linked to Increased CRC Risk

Certain species of anerobic bacteria have been linked to dramatic increases in colorectal cancer (CRC), often within a year of infection, although whether or not...

COMMENTARY: Prioritizing Ambulatory Gynecology Care During COVID-19: The Latest Guidance

  What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 08, 2020 — What exactly constitutes appropriate ambulatory gynecology during this time...