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Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Bone Fracture Risk -- A recent study found that higher consumption of extra virgin olive oil was associated with a 51% reduction in the risk of osteoporosis-related bone fractures. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
Red Yeast Rice Concerns -- A review of adverse events associated with the use of red yeast rice products in Italy led researchers to suggest monitoring for signs of muscle and liver injury when using red yeast rice. For more details, see the "Cautions and Concerns" section of the Red Yeast Rice Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
Enzymes for Muscle Soreness -- A blend of enzymes reduced delayed-onset muscle soreness after exercise in healthy men. For details, see the "What They Do" section of the Digestive Enzyme Supplements Review >>
Fish Oil for Migraine -- Although the evidence to-date has been mixed on whether taking fish oil reduces migraine headaches, a recent placebo-controlled study showed a significant benefit for fish oil when taken along with a prescription medication. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
Melatonin Quality Concern -- A recent Canadian study found that 71% of melatonin supplements did not contain within 10% of labeled amounts of melatonin. Certain types were more likely to be off-the-mark than others. For details, and our own tests of (U.S.) products, see the "Quality Concerns" section of the Melatonin Supplements Review >>
Potential Risk with High B-12 -- Among people who are malnourished, those with elevated vitamin B-12 levels in their blood were twice as likely to die when hospitalized as those with lower B-12 levels, according to a new study. The study authors suggest caution with inappropriate supplementation. For more details about the study, and vitamin B-12, see the B Vitamin Supplements Review >>
CoQ10 for Fibromyalgia -- CoQ10 reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression in people with fibromyalgia, according to a preliminary study. Get the details, including dosage, in the "What It Does" section of the CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review >>
High-Dose Vitamin D Reduces Respiratory Infections, But With a Risk -- A study among older men and women found those who took high-dose vitamin D had fewer acute respiratory infections, but a greater number of falls. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>
Headache and Vitamin D -- A large study of middle-aged men found that those with low levels of vitamin D in their blood were twice as likely to have frequent headaches as men with higher levels. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>
Reducing Asthma Risk in Children With Fish Oil -- A major new study showed that giving fish oil to pregnant women reduces the risk of asthma and wheezing in their offspring. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
Supplement vs. Prescription Fish Oil? -- As we have written before, by choosing an extremely concentrated fish oil supplement, you can get essentially the same type of fish oil as you would get from a prescription fish oil. But according to a recent study, fish oil supplements are more likely to be rancid (oxidized) than prescription fish oil. However, a closer look at the study by ConsumerLab staff suggests that this finding may be misleading, as explained in the "Quality Concerns" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>



 

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