According to results published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, a daily supplementation of B vitamins may reduce the risk of breast cancer and other cancers in women 65 and over.4 Over 5,000 women at a high risk of cardiovascular disease took part in the study, which investigated the effects of a daily supplement of folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12 on cancer risk. Folate, vitamin B6, [...]
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A new study for the “Life….supplemented” consumer wellness campaign, by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)*** suggests some supplements to consider taking to improve health. “Life…supplemented” is dedicated to driving awareness about the mainstream use of dietary supplements as a part of a proactive personal wellness regimen that combines healthy diet, supplements and exercise. The study consisting of 1,177 healthcare professionals was conducted on-line. According to the survey, the top [...]
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Recent studies have found an association between selenium and a reduction in bladder cancer among women. Results were recently published in the December issue of Cancer Prevention Research indicated that an increased level of selenium may reduce a woman’s risk of bladder cancer by up to 34%.** According to lead researcher Margaret Karagas, if selenium does have the ability to prevent bladder cancer in a certain subset of women, this [...]
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The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)* study examined the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by adults and children in the US. This study consisted of more than 32,000 interviews to gather its data and found the following data regarding Americans who take CAM. 1. Among adults, the most popular supplements were: fish oil/omega 3/DHA, glucosamine, echinacea, flaxseed oil or pills and ginseng. 2. Nearly 38% of adults age [...]
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