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Supplements may not lower fracture risk: Study
Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements may not lower fracture risks for older adults living independently, according to a new analysis of past studies.
Calcium and vitamin D supplements may not lower risk of fracture, study finds
Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements may not actually lower fracture risks for elder adults living independently, according to a new analysis of past studies published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers looked at 51,145 participants from 33 clinical
Is too much vitamin D hurting you?
Dr. Jen Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss a new study that suggests taking too many vitamin D supplements can be hazardous to your health.
A real-life 'Limitless' pill? Silicon Valley entrepreneurs pursue brain hacking with nootropics, or 'smart drugs'
From late nights out to early mornings on the job, 30-year-old entrepreneur Erin Finnegan says she has a secret boost that keeps her going. She uses “nootropics,” also called “smart drugs,” or supplements claiming to boost brain function, helping to improve memory, focus and maybe even make you
Is vitamin D the cure for the common cold?
Dr. Richard Besser shares the latest on reports that vitamin D supplements can help you ward off a cold.
10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Maintaining Healthy Bones
When it comes to protecting your body's 206 bones, it's never too early to start, says Abby Abelson, MD, chair of the department of rheumatic and immunologic diseases at the Cleveland Clinic. "Many women don't even think about their bones until they reach perimenopause," she explains. "But there's
Study Advises Mothers to Give Newborns Vitamin D Supplements
Breastfeeding has long been associated with increased health benefits for babies, as well as for mothers, but a new study points out that even breast milk may have limitations, especially as the infant gets older. Doctors have long advised breastfeeding women to take vitamin D supplements, since
Rare Case of Scurvy in Infant Highlights Potential Dangers of Plant-Based Diet
Parents often worry about making sure their child has a healthy diet, but a new report highlights how being too strict when it comes to diet can do more harm than good. Doctors based in Spain were surprised to find an infant had developed scurvy after consuming a diet almost entirely of plant-based
3 Things People Get Completely Wrong About Vitamin Supplements
You may have seen a concerning headline recently about dietary supplements. Research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting suggested that taking supplements doesn’t curb cancer, and taking more than needed may actually drive up cancer risk. Specifically,
13 Foods That Are High in Magnesium
Magnesium helps your heart, muscles, and immune system function properly — and studies suggest that nearly half of Americans aren't consuming enough of the mineral. But before you start popping supplements, you should know there's a difference between inadequate intake and a true deficiency. Signs