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Weight-gain risks identified with diet foods

Foods packaged as diet foods, ostensibly because they have reduced levels of fat, may not help with weight loss at all. This is because the food-stuff contain high levels of sugar, partly to off-set the reduction in fat.

Dietary supplement could lessen kidney damage

A dietary supplement appears to lessen kidney damage linked to genetic mutations. This is based on research conducted with transgenic fruit flies; however, the implication are wider and the supplement may prove of benefit to people.

Dangerous dietary supplement recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced that the company Love My Tru Body has initiated a voluntary recall of a dietary supplement called Skinny Bee Diet. This is due to undeclared ingredients.

Nature Made recall over Salmonella, Staph fears in some products

Pharmavite LLC, the parent company of Nature Made, has announced a voluntary Class 1 recall of some specific dietary supplements over fears they may be contaminated with bacteria, yeast and molds, according to a number of websites.

Dietary supplements land 63 people in ER every day in U.S.

Injuries caused by weight loss and energy supplements are sending over 20,000 young adults and teens to the emergency room every year in the U.S., most often for cardiovascular events.

New York investigates dietary supplements

New York - Devil’s claw is an herb sold as a dietary supplement. New York Attorney General (NY AG) Eric Schneiderman’s review of several supplements sold in New York has shown many are not what they seem.

Many dietary supplements are 'a risk'

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the unusual step of issuing an alert about dietary supplements. It warns that those that are “probiotic” are a risk to people with weak immune systems.

Red Yeast Rice recalled over chemical contamination

Washington - Doctor’s Best is voluntarily recalling lot 3121005 (7379 bottles) of Red Yeast Rice dietary supplement, 600 mg Capsules, 120-count bottles. This is due to chemical contamination.

Health supplement recalled

Stemvida of Ontario, California has recalled StemAlive 90 Capsules, found to contain undeclared milk. The capsules are marketed as a health food supplement.

The increasing craze for protein enhanced foods

The Guardian blog on Sept. 2, 2013 had a piece on the craze for protein-enhanced foods that started with US bodybuilders. High protein sandwiches, ice creams and shakes have been available for a while and more products are coming to market all the time.

Should dietary supplements be subject to regulation?

Pharmaceutical regulation should apply to dietary supplements, according to a new study carried out in the U.S. by St. Michael’s Hospital.

FDA raid company in Florida for illegal dietary supplements

The FDA and U.S. marshals have raided a company in Flordia called Globe All Wellness LLC and have seized supplies of the dietary supplement Meridia, a weight loss drug that was withdrawn from the market in 2010.

No more smoke as Star Scientific changes direction

The U.S. company Star Scientific Inc. has announced that it will stop making and selling its dissolvable smokeless tobacco products at the end of the year and instead focus on its dietary supplement business.

JAMA study shows daily multivitamins can reduce cancer risk

A newly released study shows that men who take a daily multivitamin may be able to reduce their risk of some types of cancer.

Op-Ed: Vitamin D maintains your health and delays death

Recent scientific research reveals that vitamin D deficiency is common in sick children, it could raise death risk in older adults, and that normal supply of vitamin D is important for brain development and function.

Report: Some dietary supplements illegally labeled

A new report due to be issued Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services' inspector general reveals that dozens of dietary supplements are illegally labeled.

Dietary supplement contains harmful ingredients

A dietary supplement called Reumofan Plus, manufactured in Mexico and sold in the USA, has been found to contain 'unlisted ingredients' which are harmful to human health.

FDA issue warning about inhalable caffeine shots

New York - The FDA have issued a warning letter about AeroShots. AeroShots are an inhaled caffeine shots. The product is not suitable for those under 18 years-of-age but it has been marketed at young students.

Study suggests popping multivitamins can lead to risky behavior

A recent study suggested taking multivitamins can lead to riskier behavior and, as a result, poorer health. The vitamins themselves are seemingly not the problem, but rather the effect the supplements have on one's state of mind.

Study: Energy drinks pose health risk to children, young adults

Data gathered during a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Miami have shown that consumption of energy drinks by young adults and children can lead to a number of health problems.

Consumer Reports: dietary supplements may be contaminated

A new report just published shows Americans spent $26.7 billion in 2009 on dietary supplements containing unsafe and ineffective ingredients known to cause severe health issues.

FDA issues new warning about dangers of body building supplements

Body building drugs marketed as dietary supplements containing steroid-like products are extremely dangerous to health, the FDA has warned. It has now issued a video to follow up previous consumer warning about health dangers of popular products.

Nature & Health Co. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall

Nature & Health Co., announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company's five supplement products.

Many Seniors Taking Risky Drug Combinations According To Study

More than half of U.S. adults are taking a combination of prescription pills, over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements. Those combination can be deadly said researchers on Tuesday.
 

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