Contrary to widely held views, giving iron supplements to anaemic
children when they have a cold or other upper respiratory tract
infection can improve their iron status without side effects, finds
a recent study.
Mothers who supplement their diet with fatty acids rich in
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) during pregnancy and lactation may
increase the IQ of their children, say researchers in this month's
Farm-raised fish eating specially formulated diets high in fatty
acids could improve people's health and also satisfy different
palates, according to US researchers who are testing additives of
conjugated linoleic acid, an omega-6...
A survey of supplement use among more than 45,000 American men and
women shows that many people are self-treating medical conditions
with natural remedies. The authors urged doctors to be aware of the
the conditions their patients...
The vitamin and dietary supplement market will continue to grow
despite increasing sector maturity, driven by greater consumer
interest, ageing populations and a greater emphasis on self-care,
suggests a new report by market analysts...
Taking large doses of popular mineral and vitamin supplements over
a long period of time can have a major impact on health, according
to a recent report. A case where a teenager increased the
recommended dosage of zinc supplements...
Drinking grape juice may be a better alternative to taking
supplements, say researchers, who report that concord grape juice's
powerful antioxidant effects may offer extra benefits that
supplements do not.
Belgium-based chicory ingredients company Orafti has created a new
business unit called Innergy Foods to market food supplements to
the consumer market. Following success on a test market, three
Innergy branded products, designed...
The European Parliament this week rejected a Commission proposal to
extend pharmaceutical powers to cover food supplements. The
proposal was part of a series of amendments to the
'all-encompassing' and outdated 1965 medicines...