TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 -- There's another study suggesting that the vitamin and mineral supplements bought by millions of Americans do nothing to stave off heart disease.
This time, the finding stems from an analysis of 18 studies conducted between 1970 and 2016. Each one looked at how vitamins and mineral supplements -- which are not reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for either safety or effectiveness -- affect heart health.
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 -- High levels of vitamin D may reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.
Researchers looked at more than 5,000 women, 55 and older, and found that those with vitamin D blood levels of 60 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or more had an 80 percent lower risk for breast cancer than those with levels of 20 ng/mL or less.
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns.
The finding highlights yet another damaging health effect of obesity. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease.
TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 -- When it comes to preventing heart disease, vitamin and mineral supplements are probably a waste of money, a new research review concludes.
The findings, published May 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, largely confirm what's already known: Supplements may be popular, but in most cases, there is no evidence they protect against heart disease.