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  1. Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D have been implicated as a potential cause of diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes. Now an extensive review suggests it's really the other way around: Low levels of the "sunshine vitamin" are mo

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  2. OxyElite Pro Dietary Supplements Recalled

    Nov. 12, 2013 -- USPlabs LLC is recalling certain OxyElite Pro dietary supplements linked to liver illnesses in Hawaii and a number of other states, according to the FDA. One person has died, another received a liver transplant, and others are awaiting liver transplants in connection with the supple

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  3. No Good Data For or Against Taking Vitamins: Experts

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Even though millions of Americans pop a vitamin, mineral or multivitamin supplement every day, an influential government-appointed panel of experts says the jury is still out on whether they help boost health or not. In

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  4. Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- If fear of kidney stones is preventing you from using vitamin D supplements, a new study could ease your mind. Taking vitamin D does not increase the risk for kidney stones, the study found. People's age, gender and we

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  5. Study Questions Fish Oil Brain Claims

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- If you eat a lot of fish or take fish oil supplements hoping to boost your brain health, a new study has disappointing findings for you. The study, published online Sept. 25 in the journal Neurology, found no difference in m

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  6. Vitamin D Alone Doesn't Boost Bone Health: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Calcium supplements improve bone health in postmenopausal women, but vitamin D supplements provide no benefit in women with normal vitamin D levels, a new study finds. "These findings suggest that vitamin D supplements over th

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  7. Vitamin B Supplements May Guard Against Stroke

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce your risk of stroke, a new review shows. Previous research has yielded conflicting findings about whether taking vitamin B supplements affects the risk of stroke and heart attack.

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  8. Vitamin B Supplement Contains Anabolic Steroids

    A product marketed as a vitamin B dietary supplement contains two potentially harmful anabolic steroids and should not be used by consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Laboratory analysis showed that Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50 contains methasterone and dimethazine.

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  9. Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Taking high doses of iodine and kelp supplements can be hazardous to your health, warns the American Thyroid Association. Adequate iodine intake is required for normal function of the thyroid, a gland in the neck that produce

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  10. Do Vitamin Supplements Make Sense?

    Feb. 27, 2013 -- For years, women have been told to take extra calcium to guard against osteoporosis. But doctors just reversed that advice. After looking at scores of studies, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says that common doses of calcium and vitamin D don’t prevent fractures in

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