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Licorice Tea Caution -- (5/31/2019) Be careful with licorice tea because it can cause serious side effects, as recently happened to a man who drank one to two cups daily. Get more details in our answer about licorice tea.
Vitamin B12 & Depression -- (5/28/2019) Deficiencies in B vitamins, such as B12, can cause depression. A recent study suggests that, in pregnant women, even low-normal B12 levels are associated with a much higher risk of depression. For details, see the Depression section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for B vitamins.
Glucosamine & Eye Pressure -- (5/28/2019) Glucosamine may increase eye pressure in people with glaucoma or intraocular hypertension. But does it have this effect in people who don't have these conditions? See what a new study found in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Joint Health Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for glucosamine and chondroitin.
Concern With a Colorant -- (5/25/2019) Titanium dioxide is a common white colorant in foods and supplements. A recent study in mice, however, suggests that it may affect the gut. For details, see the updated Titanium Dioxide section of the Inactive Ingredients/Excipients article.
Does Tart Cherry Juice Help? -- (5/22/2019) A recent clinical trial investigated the effects of Montmorency tart cherry juice on blood sugar control, markers of inflammation, and the gut. Find out if it helped. See our updated answer to the question: What are the benefits of tart cherry juice?
Liver Injury With Ashwagandha -- (5/22/2019) Although rare, several cases of liver injury associated with the use of ashwagandha supplements were recently reported. See the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Ashwagandha Supplements Review. This has affected our selection of a Top Pick.
Reducing Drug Craving -- (5/22/2019) High-dose CBD may help reduce drug cravings in people with heroin use disorder according to a recent study. For details, see the What It Does section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Vitamin D-Autism Study Retracted -- (5/20/2019) A study that showed a benefit in giving high-dose vitamin D to children with autism spectrum disorder has been retracted due to a lack of confidence in the findings by the editors of the journal in which it appeared. For details, see the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review.
Hip Fracture Risk with B6 -- (5/18/2019) Another study has shown a significantly increased risk of hip fracture with high intakes of vitamin B6 from supplements. For details, see the B-6 section of the B Vitamins Review. Also see how much B6 is in popular B vitamin supplements and our Top Picks.
Misdiagnosed B12 Deficiency -- (5/18/2019) Vitamin B12 is needed to make the genetic material in all cells. Consequently, B12 deficiency can cause a wide range of symptoms and may be misdiagnosed as other diseases. Read about two recent cases of misdiagnosed B12 deficiency in the Cobalamin (B12) section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for B12.
Phytoceramides for Aging Skin? -- (5/18/2019) Can phytoceramide supplements reduce wrinkles and improve the appearance of aging skin? See what a recent study found in our updated answer to the question: What are phytoceramides? Do phytoceramide supplements really work to improve aging skin?
How Do "Overnight Oats" Affect Blood Sugar? -- (5/15/2019) We recently reported on the effects of various types of oats on blood sugar. A study by the same researchers has evaluated overnight oats — rolled oats soaked overnight in milk. Find out how overnight oats compare, see the Oat Cereals Review. Also see our Top Picks among oat cereals.
Vitamin D and Sunscreen -- (5/15/2019) Is it possible to protect your skin from sunburn but still produce vitamin D? See what a recent study found in the Getting vitamin D from sunlight section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Glucosamine and Heart Disease -- (5/15/2019) Does taking glucosamine affect your risk of developing cardiovascular disease? See what a large study recently found in the What It Does section of the Joint Health Supplements Review (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia). Also see our Top Picks among joint health supplements.
Best Oats for Controlling Blood Sugar? -- (5/11/2019) A recent study compared the effects on blood sugar and insulin levels of steel-cut oats, old fashioned rolled oats, instant ("quick") oats, and honey nut oat cereal. The surprising results are found in the Oat Cereals Review. Also see our Top Pick for oat cereals.
MCT Oil for Cognition? -- (5/11/2019) It has been speculated that people with certain forms of cognitive impairment may benefit from consuming medium chain triglycerides (MCT oils). See what a recent clinical trial found in the What It Does section of the Coconut and MCT Oils Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Gummies vs. Tablets for Vitamin D -- (5/11/2019) Are gummy supplements better than tablets for getting vitamin D? See the results in the What to Consider When Buying section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Statins Plus Fish Oil? -- (5/7/2019) Does high-dose fish oil provide additional coronary benefit to people already taking a statin drug? Find out in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oils.
Vitamin D for Vertigo? -- (5/7/2019) Vitamin D may be beneficial in preventing recurrence of a common form of vertigo known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (or BPPV) according to a preliminary study. For details, see the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Probiotic for Anxiety? -- (5/4/2019) A number of studies have evaluated probiotics for reducing anxiety, stress, and depression. See the results of the latest study in the What It Does section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among probiotics.


 

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