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Fish Oil Heart Claim -- (6/29/2019) You'll start seeing a new heart health claim on fish oil supplements as well as foods that provide the omega-3's EPA and DHA. While legal, the claim is a bit fishy. Get the details in the Fish Oil Supplements Review as well as the Canned Tuna and Salmon Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil supplements and canned fish.
Popular Probiotic -- What's In a Name? -- (6/29/2019) Does the popular probiotic VSL#3 contain a different formula than used in the clinical studies supporting its benefits? Find out in the What to Consider When Buying section of the Probiotics Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotic supplements.
Prebiotic for Insulin Sensitivity -- (6/25/2019) Does consuming a prebiotic improve insulin sensitivity in overweight people? See what a study recently found in the All About Prebiotics section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.
CBD Interaction -- (6/22/2019) Taking CBD along with anti-seizure medication was recently reported to raise blood levels of the medication by as much as 280%. CBD can interact with many medications. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Yogurt and Colorectal Cancer -- (6/22/2019) Does regular consumption of yogurt affect the risk of colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer? Find out what studies are showing in the Fermented Dairy Foods section of the Probiotic Supplements Review.
Vitamins Needed by Pregnant Women -- (6/22/2019) A recent analysis of nutrient intakes by pregnant women across the U.S. revealed the vitamins and minerals they were getting too much or too little of. Get the details in the Prenatal section of the Multivitamins Review, which includes our tests of prenatal supplements.
NAD+ and Cancer? -- (6/19/2019) Supplements that raise NAD+ levels in the body have been promoted for anti-aging effects. But there is a theoretical risk that they could stimulate cancerous cells, and a CL member reported this week that a supplement containing such an ingredient, nicotinamide riboside, appeared to increase his PSA level. Learn more in the Niacin section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review.
Melatonin for PCOS? -- (6/18/2019) Can melatonin help women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of the Melatonin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for melatonin.
Fish Oil for Heart Failure? -- (6/18/2019) Can taking fish oil improve heart function in people with chronic heart failure? See the results of a recent study (and find out what type of fish oil was used) in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oils.
Tart Cherry for Soreness After Exercise? -- (6/15/2019) Can tart cherry juice improve muscle recovery and reduce soreness after exercise? See what a new study found in our update to the question: What are the benefits of tart cherry juice?
Cocoa & Physical Performance -- (6/15/2019) Can a cup of cocoa a day improve physical performance? See what a recent study found in the What It Does section of the Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Review. Also see our Top Picks for cocoa powders and dark chocolates.
Glyphosate in Cheerios -- (6/14/2019) A new report shows the amounts of the herbicide glyphosate in oat cereals, like Cheerios, and oat-based snacks. Should you be concerned? See our updated answer to the question: How concerned should I be about glyphosate in foods and supplements?
Reaction to CoQ10 and Alpha-Lipoic Acid -- (6/12/2019) An autoimmune syndrome possibly caused by CoQ10 was recently reported. It is similar to rare cases caused by alpha-lipoic acid. For details see the updates to the Concerns and Cautions sections of the CoQ10 and Alpha Lipoic Acid Reviews.
Does Dark Chocolate Improve Mood? -- (6/11/2019) A recent study evaluated whether eating dark chocolate improved mood and reduced levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. See the results in the What It Does section of the Dark Chocolate and Cocoa Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Vitamin D for Diabetes Prevention -- (6/9/2019) Does high-dose vitamin D help prevent people with pre-diabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes? See the results of a major new study in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Turmeric (Curcumin) and Fatty Liver Disease -- (6/8/2019) Several studies suggest that curcumin supplements (from turmeric) may be helpful to people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. For details, see the What It Does section of the Turmeric & Curcumin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Liver Injury With Turmeric -- (6/8/2019) Another case of liver injury from a turmeric/curcumin supplement was recently reported. Although not common, it is important to be aware of this potential risk. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Turmeric & Curcumin Supplements Review.
Avoiding Microplastics in Bottled Water -- (6/8/2019) There is increasing evidence of microplastics appearing in water -- including a study of popular bottled water brands. See the results in our answer to the question: Is it true that there are bits of plastic in drinking water and specialty salts? How concerned should I be?
Dangerous Compound Found in CBD Oil -- (6/4/2019) A "CBD oil" was found to contain a dangerous, synthetic cannabinoid. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Vitamin D for Psoriasis? -- (6/2/2019) A recent study evaluated the effects of giving high-dose vitamin D to people with plaque psoriasis. See the results in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Be Careful with Yohimbe -- (6/1/2019) Yohimbe is a common ingredient in certain supplements for men but can be dangerous, as evidenced by recent report. Get the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Review.


 

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