Posts Tagged "vitamins"

Half of Americans use supplements

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 in Health Optimization

By Madison Park As more than half of U.S. adults are popping vitamins and supplements, the question remains — has it made Americans healthier? That depends on whom you ask. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that more of half of U.S. adults use dietary supplements — including multivitamins, minerals and herbs. That rise, from 42% in 1988 to 53% in 2006, has fueled the growth of the supplement industry to a $27 billion behemoth, according to Consumer Reports. Dietary supplements are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the same way...

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Taking B vitamins may prevent vision loss

Posted on Mar 11, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Supplements reduced macular degeneration risk by a third, says large study updated 4:02 p.m. ET, Mon., Feb. 23, 2009 CHICAGO – Taking B vitamins can prevent a common type of vision loss in older women, according to the first rigorous study of its kind. It’s a slight redemption for vitamin supplements, which have suffered recent blows from research finding them powerless at preventing disease. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people 65 and older, with nearly 2 million Americans in the advanced stage of the condition. It causes a layer of the...

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