(Reuters Health) Dietary supplements – those “all natural” products people consume for weight loss, extra energy or to self-treat various conditions – send 23,000 people, many of them children, to the emergency room in the U.S. each year, according to a new estimate. Just over 9 percent require hospitalization. Many patients report heart symptoms. The […]

Bayer AG prevailed in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that accused the drugmaker’s U.S. unit of making unsubstantiated claims about a dietary supplement marketed to promote digestion. In an order made public on Friday, U.S. District Judge Jose Linares in Newark, New Jersey refused to hold Bayer Corp in contempt for […]

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Dosing obese teens with vitamin D shows no benefits for their heart health or diabetes risk, and could have the unintended consequences of increasing cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides. These are the latest findings in a series of Mayo Clinic studies in childhood obesity. Seema Kumar, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist in the Mayo […]

Penn Study Questions Presence In Blood Of Heart-Healthy Molecules From Fish Oil Supplements Findings Provide More Data that Fish Oil Supplements’ Clear Benefit is Suspect PHILADELPHIA – The importance of a diet rich in fish oils – now a billion dollar food-supplement industry — has been debated for over half a century. A few large […]

Vitamin C Related To Reduced Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease And Early Death New research from the University of Copenhagen and Herlev and Gentofte Hospital shows that high vitamin C concentrations in the blood from the intake of fruit and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death. Fruit and vegetables […]

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Health Connexions™ announced today a collaborative partnership with Genelle, a genetic wellness company that provides the opportunity for consumers to unlock their potential through Predictive Consumer Genomics and customized wellness products. Health Connexions will work closely with Genelle to officially launch their state-of-the-art, web-based social community platform in 2016, which will offer detailed reports […]