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FDA Warns of Hazards From Imported Supplements

Posted 15 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 – You may be putting your health at risk if you use imported products such as dietary supplements or nonprescription drugs that are sold at ethnic or international stores, flea markets, swap meets or online. So says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a warning issued Thursday. Health product scammers often focus their marketing on people who shop at nontraditional locations. They also target consumers with limited English language skills and poor access to health care services, according to Cariny Nunez, a public health adviser in the FDA's Office of Minority Health. "These scammers know that ethnic groups who may not speak or read English well, or who hold certain cultural beliefs, can be easy targets," she said in an FDA news release. Many health product scammers also include the word "natural" on their products because they know it appeals to certain ... Read more

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Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year

Posted 14 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 – Side effects from dietary supplements send more than 20,000 Americans to the emergency room each year, a new government study reveals. One expert said the report – published Oct. 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine – should quash arguments that herbal products, amino acids and other supplements are uniformly "safe" and need no tighter regulation. "This is the most important study done on dietary supplements since DSHEA was passed," said Dr. Pieter Cohen, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School who studies supplement safety. Cohen was referring to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, a 1994 law that defined supplements as food rather than drugs. The upshot is that manufacturers do not have to prove their products have benefits, or are even safe. Over the years, there have been recalls of certain supplements found to cause harm, ... Read more

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More Evidence High-Fiber, Mediterranean Diet Is Good for You

Posted 29 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 – Numerous studies have extolled the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Now, research suggests the regimen may also boost levels of beneficial fatty acids. These so-called "short chain fatty acids" are produced by bacteria in the intestine during fermentation of insoluble fiber from fruits, vegetables and legumes. The fatty acids are believed to provide a number of health benefits, including a lower risk of diabetes, heart disease and inflammatory diseases, an Italian team reports in the Sept. 29 issue of the journal Gut. "We provide here tangible evidence of the impact of a healthy diet and a Mediterranean dietary pattern," wrote the team led by Danilo Ercolini, a professor of microbiology at the University of Naples in Italy. The study of 153 Italian adults found higher levels of short chain fatty acids in vegans, vegetarians and those who closely ... Read more

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Could Eating Fish Help Ward Off Depression?

Posted 10 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 – Can eating a lot of fish boost your mood? Maybe, say Chinese researchers. Overall, the researchers found that people who consumed the most fish lowered their risk of depression by 17 percent compared to those who ate the least. "Studies we reviewed indicated that high fish consumption can reduce the incidence of depression, which may indicate a potential causal relationship between fish consumption and depression," said lead researcher Fang Li, of the department of epidemiology and health statistics at the Medical College of Qingdao University in China. But this association was only statistically significant for studies done in Europe, the researchers said. They didn't find the same benefit when they looked at studies done in North America, Asia, Australia or South America. The researchers don't know why the association was only significant for fish ... Read more

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Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study

Posted 28 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 – Many elderly cancer patients use alternative medicines, including some that could interfere with their treatment, a new study shows. Even though alternative medicines are marketed as "natural," many contain active ingredients that can react with other therapies, the researchers explained. The study authors also found that many of these patients don't tell their doctors they are using complementary or alternative medicines (CAMs). "Currently, few oncologists are aware of the alternative medicines their patients take," study author Ginah Nightingale, an assistant professor at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, said in a university news release. "Patients often fail to disclose the CAMs they take because they think they are safe, natural, non-toxic and not relevant to their cancer care, because they think their doctor will disapprove, or because the ... Read more

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Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies

Posted 25 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 – Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found. The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, cast doubts on two strategies purported to keep older brains younger and healthier. In one study, two years' worth of moderate exercise didn't seem to improve the brain power of people between 70 and 89 or lower their odds for dementia. Similarly, giving older adults fish oil or other supposed brain nutrients did not keep them sharper. The exercise study, which involved 1,600 sedentary adults, "is the largest and longest randomized trial of a physical activity intervention in older adults who were not already active and were at risk of losing their ability to walk," said Dr. Kaycee Sink, medical director of the Kulynych Memory Assessment Clinic ... Read more

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Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women

Posted 15 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, June 13, 2015 – Consumption of chamomile may be linked to a longer lifespan for older Mexican-American women, new research suggests. The study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, found that among Mexican-American women who consumed chamomile, the risk of death during the study period was reduced by about 28 percent. "Drinking chamomile tea is beneficial to the health of Mexican-American women," said the study's lead author, Bret Howrey, assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. However, the study only showed evidence of a possible link between chamomile and longer lifespan. It didn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship. And at least one nutritionist questioned the validity of the study's findings. The herb chamomile is a mainstay of alternative medicine, and practitioners often recommend it to treat ... Read more

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Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

Posted 22 May 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 – Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids – found in many types of fish – may benefit people at risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 40 mentally healthy adults, aged 65 to 75, who had the gene variant APOE e4, which put them at risk for late-onset Alzheimer's. Those who consumed higher amounts of two omega-3 fatty acids found in fish – DHA and EPA – did better on tests that assessed their ability to switch between mental tasks – called cognitive flexibility. They also had a larger anterior cingulate cortex, a part of the brain involved in mental flexibility, the researchers said. The findings suggest – but do not prove – that consuming DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids might improve mental flexibility by boosting the size of the anterior cingulate cortex, said the authors of the study published online May 21 in the journal ... Read more

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Health Tip: Moms, Make Time for Yourself

Posted 6 May 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Keeping yourself healthier has benefits that extend to the entire family. The American Council on Exercise recommends: Eat a healthy, balanced diet, drink plenty of water and find time to exercise regularly. Take some time for yourself each day. Schedule regular date nights to reconnect with your partner. Make time to visit with friends and enjoy time outside of being a mom. Make sure you laugh every day! Treat yourself to a massage to help release hormones that boost mood. Keep a daily journal that includes things you are thankful for. Read more

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Could Fish Oil Interfere With Cancer Care?

Posted 2 Apr 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 – Fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may hinder the effectiveness of cancer-fighting chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers found herring, mackerel and three other fish oils increased blood levels of the fatty acid called 16:4(n-3) in cancer patients. Experiments in mice have suggested this fatty acid makes cancer cells resistant to chemotherapy, the researchers said. But, it's not certain that what was found to happen in mice would happen with human cancer patients. Experts noted that research on whether fish oil hurts or helps cancer patients has produced mixed results. "Dietary supplements are not necessarily benign," said Dwight Kloth, director of pharmacy at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, who had no role in the new study. "There are numerous cases in the literature where nutritional supplements and herbal drugs have had ... Read more

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Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?

Posted 19 Mar 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 – Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and some vegetable oils, a small European study suggests. Those who regularly ate an omega-3-loaded margarine experienced an improvement in their ability to pay attention, compared with boys who did not, researchers report in the March 19 issue of Neuropsychopharmacology. The results suggest that parents might help children with ADHD by adding foods rich in omega-3s to their diet, or by giving them a fish oil supplement, said lead author Dienke Bos, a postdoctoral researcher with the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus at the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. "It most likely wouldn't hurt to try using omega-3 supplements in kids together with their medication, as it might give some extra alleviation" of ADHD symptoms, Bos said. However, the ... Read more

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Stem Further Damage After Heart Attack

Posted 4 Mar 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 – High doses of omega-3 fatty acids may protect against further damage in heart attack patients, a preliminary study suggests. The research included 374 heart attack survivors who received standard treatment and took either a 4-gram prescription-only dose of omega-3 fatty acids each day or a placebo. The researchers said that people probably couldn't get that level of omega-3 fatty acids from diet alone. To illustrate how large a dose that is, the researchers noted that 4 grams of omega-3 fatty acids is the equivalent of eating 8 ounces of salmon. Using MRIs, the patients' hearts were scanned two weeks, four weeks and six months after their heart attack. Compared to those taking the placebo, patients taking the omega-3 capsules had lower levels of inflammation and were 39 percent less likely to show deterioration of heart function. There was also less ... Read more

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Health Tip: Adding More Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Your Diet

Posted 11 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy polyunsaturated fats that can help to boost heart health. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics mentions these good sources of omega-3s: Fatty fish, such as salmon, lake trout, sardines, mackerel and albacore tuna. Walnuts, which make a great addition to salads, cereals and muffins. Use walnut oil as a cooking oil or salad dressing. Canola oil, which makes a healthier substitute for butter or margarine when cooking, baking or stir-frying. Look for eggs marked as good sources of omega-3s. This implies the chickens were fed fortified feed. Read more

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Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

Posted 22 Oct 2014 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 – Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats – but not enough, new research shows. Meanwhile, consumption of healthy omega-3 fatty acids known as DHA and EPA – plentiful in fatty fish like salmon – has remained steady, though very low, the experts found. "These trends are encouraging, but we still have room for improvement in our diet," said Mary Ann Honors, a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Both saturated and trans fats increase heart disease risk, by mechanisms such as raising so-called "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and lowering "good" cholesterol (HDL), according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Saturated fats are found in meats, full-fat dairy foods and some oils, such as coconut and palm, according to the AHA. Trans fats are found in baked goods ... Read more

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Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Posted 30 Sep 2014 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 – High doses of fish oil supplements won't prevent the return of a common type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, Canadian researchers report. In fact, 64.1 percent of those taking fish oil for its omega-3 fatty acids experienced new bouts of atrial fibrillation over the course of 16 months, compared to 63.2 percent of those taking a placebo. Fish oil supplements also did not reduce the twin ills of inflammation or oxidative stress, which may explain why they didn't guard against atrial fibrillation, the study authors noted. "Fish oil has no role to play in the treatment of atrial fibrillation," said lead researcher Dr. Anil Nigam, an associate professor in the department of medicine at the University of Montreal. Atrial fibrillation is a common malady in which the heartbeat is irregular and can race as fast as 150 beats a minute. A normal ... Read more

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