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Glucosamine for Hand Osteoarthritis? -- (8/30/2019) A new study suggests that glucosamine may help people with hand osteoarthritis. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Joint Health Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for joint health supplements.
Microplastics in Food and Water -- (8/30/2019) How many microplastic particles do we consume each year from our food and water? Find out in the updated answer to the question: Do water filters remove microplastics from tap water?
Can Yogurt Reduce Diabetes Risk? -- (8/29/2019) Increasing yogurt intake, particularly in place of certain other dairy foods, may decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. For details about this and other effects of yogurt, see the Fermented Dairy Foods section of the Probiotics Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.
Effect of High-Dose Vitamin D on Bones -- (8/27/2019) A 3-year study among people with osteoporosis compared the effects of moderate vs. high doses of vitamin D on bone density and bone strength. The results may surprise you. Get the details in the How Much Do You Need and How Much is Too Much? section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D supplements.
Whey Protein for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss? -- (8/27/2019) Did drinking whey protein after resistance exercise help prevent muscle loss and reduce body fat in obese women? See what a recent study found in the Building and maintaining muscle section of the Protein Powders, Shakes and Drinks Review. Also see our Top Picks for protein powders and shakes.
CBD Questioned for Epilepsy -- (8/27/2019) Although CBD has been approved in the U.S. for treating seizures associated with rare forms of epilepsy, a review in Europe raised concerns. For details see the What It Does section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
A Better CBD? -- (8/22/2019) A formulation of CBD was shown to increase CBD levels in the blood significantly more than the same amount of CBD in oil. But is this any better than simply taking regular CBD with a meal? Find out in the How to Take section of the CBD Oils and Hemp Extracts Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Omega-3s for Lowering Triglycerides -- (8/21/2019) Elevated triglycerides ("hypertriglyceridemia") is increasingly common in the US. High-dose omega-3s from fish oil can help, and the American Heart Association recently updated its advice about this. For details, and to learn how prescription omega-3 compares to supplements, see the Dosage section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oils, including highly concentrated fish oils.
Turmeric for Knee Pain -- (8/20/2019) Several short-term studies have shown moderate benefit with turmeric extracts. Get the details, including results of a recent study, in the What It Does section of the Turmeric & Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
Green Tea and Blood Sugar -- (8/17/2019) Can drinking green tea reduce the rise in blood sugar after a meal, and if so, is the effect greater in the morning or evening? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of the Green Tea Review. Also see our tests and Top Picks among green tea supplements, and brewable and bottled teas.
Do Probiotics Help With Bone Facture? -- (8/17/2019) Can taking a probiotic improve recovery from bone fracture in older people? See what a recent study found in the Bone Density and Fractures section of the Probiotic Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for probiotics.
Vitamin D for Breast Cancer? -- (8/13/2019) Some evidence suggests that having higher blood levels of vitamin D lowers the risk of breast cancer. Can very high-dose vitamin D slow tumor growth in women with breast cancer? See what a new study found in the Cancer section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D supplements.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fatty Liver Disease -- (8/13/2019) Can consuming a Mediterranean diet enriched with extra-virgin olive oil decrease the incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease? See what a new study found in the What It Does section of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Review. Also see our tests and Top Picks among extra virgin olive oils.
Folic Acid and Colon Cancer -- (8/13/2019) Several studies have evaluated whether folate from food and/or folic acid from supplements affect cancer risk. Find out what a recent report suggests about long-term, high-dose folic acid supplementation in the Folate section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for folic acid and other B vitamin supplements.
CoQ10 for Fibromyalgia? -- (8/10/2019) A recent study evaluated whether CoQ10 improved symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia when added to standard prescription treatment with pregabalin (Lyrica). See the results, and learn more about what CoQ10 can and cannot do in the What It Does section of the CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for CoQ10 and ubiquinol.
Vitamin D During Pregnancy -- (8/9/2019) Does giving expectant mothers a high dose of vitamin D reduce the risk of tooth defects in their children? Find out in the What It Does section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Vitamin A and Skin Cancer -- (8/6/2019) A study showed that people with higher intakes of vitamin A have a lower risk of developing squamous cell cancer of the skin. Does mean that taking a vitamin A supplement will help? Find out in the What It Does section of the Vitamin A Supplements Review, where we also discuss the risk of melanoma. (Also see our Top Picks for vitamin A supplements.)
Vitamin D & Diabetes -- (8/3/2019) Vitamin D supplementation can improve insulin sensitivity in some people at risk for type 2 diabetes according to a recent clinical study. For details about this, as well as related research, see the Diabetes, insulin resistance and glucose control section of the Vitamin D Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for vitamin D.
Saw Palmetto for Prostate? -- (8/3/2019) A recent clinical study is the latest to evaluate the potential benefit of saw palmetto in reducing symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) in men. Find out what this, and previous studies, have shown in the What It Does section of the Prostate Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol supplements.
Coconut Oil In Coffee? -- (8/3/2019) Does adding coconut oil to caffeinated coffee boost physical performance? Find out what a recent study showed in the Sports Performance section of the Coconut Oil and MCT Oil Review. Also see our Top Picks among tested coconut and MCT oils.
Concerns With Colloidal Silver -- (8/3/2019) Consuming colloidal silver may affect the eyes and cause a type of vasculitis, according to recently published reports. Get the details in our answer to the question: Is ingesting colloidal silver helpful for any condition and is it safe to use?


 

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