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February
Gastrointestinal Side-Effects of Chlorella -- (2/21/2016) In response to a CL Answer about Spirulina, CL members have reported vomiting after using another algae-based supplement, Chlorella — a common ingredient in "greens" powders and drinks. We then reviewed clinical studies of Chlorella and found high rates of other gastrointestinal side-effects. For details see the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Greens and Whole Foods Powders and Pills Review >>
Vitamin D Needed For Nursed Infants -- (2/19/2016) A recent study found that the longer a child is nursed, the higher the risk of being deficient in vitamin D. See the details and recommendations in the Vitamin D Supplements Review >>
Fish Oil and Blood Pressure -- (2/16/2016) As explained in our Fish Oil Review, fish oil supplements may not provide overall cardiovascular benefits — eating fish is better. However, a recent analysis found that a certain kind of fish oil may help people with high systolic blood pressure. For details, see the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplements Review >>
Extra Protein Helps During Exercise & Dieting -- (2/10/2016) A study among obese young men found that giving extra protein during a period of dieting and intense exercise caused them to lose more fat and gain more muscle than men to whom additional protein was not provided. Several other recent studies in both young and old individuals have shown significant benefits from additional protein — but only when combined with exercise. Get the details in the Protein Powders and Drinks Review >>
Sale of GMO Salmon Halted -- (2/10/2016) Although genetically engineered salmon has been approved for sale by the FDA, the agency recently announced sale of the salmon will not be permitted just yet. Get the details in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplements Review >>
Football & Vitamin D -- (2/6/2016) The outcome of today's Super Bowl 50 may be influenced by players' levels of vitamin D. Several studies show that having the right amount of vitamin D in the body reduces the risk of falls in the elderly, but research also shows benefits for younger adults — including fewer injuries among NFL football players. Get the details in the Vitamin D Supplements Review and enjoy the game!


 

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