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No Evidence Fish Oil in Pregnancy Makes for Brainier Kids March 21, 2017

No intellectual benefits seen at age 7, researchers say

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk March 20, 2017

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

Many College Football Players Lack Vitamin D: Study March 17, 2017

Deficiency could put them at risk for muscle injuries

Can Mom's Vitamin E Head Off Child's Asthma Risk? March 06, 2017

Association only significant with type of nutrient found in highest amounts of safflower, sunflower oils

Older Bones Benefit From Dairy Plus Vitamin D March 01, 2017

The supplements boost absorption of calcium, researchers say

Vitamin D Pumps Up Muscles February 17, 2017

People with higher 'active' levels of the vitamin in the bloodstream had more muscle mass, study finds

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections February 16, 2017

But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

Health Tip: Make Sure You Get Enough Iron February 02, 2017

Here's why your body needs it

New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects January 10, 2017

Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin C January 09, 2017

Suggested sources of this beneficial vitamin

Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say December 21, 2016

New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

Vitamin E, Selenium Don't Cut Colon Cancer Risk: Study December 21, 2016

The two antioxidants didn't help prevent polyps, researchers say

Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk? December 01, 2016

Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

New Moms Get No Iron Boost From Eating Placenta: Study November 11, 2016

Trend popular because advocates say practice speeds recovery after childbirth, boosts mothers' mood and energy

Menopause Before 40? Risk of Broken Bones May Be Higher November 11, 2016

And traditional preventive treatments don't erase added danger, new study suggests

Too Much Iron Linked to Gestational Diabetes November 11, 2016

Supplements should only be given to pregnant women with low iron levels, diabetes expert suggests

Vitamin D May Affect Breast Cancer Survival November 10, 2016

Study link is strongest in women who have not entered menopause, researchers report

Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Bladder Cancer Risk: Study November 08, 2016

Researchers say finding might lead to cheap and safe way to prevent the disease

Review Says Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart October 24, 2016

Other physicians urge caution, however, and say these findings aren't conclusive

Americans Are Changing Their Supplements of Choice October 11, 2016

Vitamin D, fish oil are in, multivitamins less so, study finds

Vitamin A Compound Might Aid in Colon Cancer Fight August 30, 2016

Researchers studying connection between retinoic acid and inflammation in gut

Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth August 24, 2016

Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk August 18, 2016

Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

Vitamin D Levels May Fall When Women Stop Taking Birth Control August 04, 2016

Expectant mothers or those trying to get pregnant should make sure they get enough of the nutrient, researchers say

Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet June 28, 2016

How to get what young children need

Folic Acid Now Added to Corn Masa Flour: FDA June 17, 2016

Agency says fortification can reduce risk of certain birth defects in Hispanic-American populations

Vitamin Deficiencies Common in Young Migraine Sufferers June 10, 2016

But study couldn't determine if supplements made a difference

FDA Unveils Makeover of Nutrition Facts Label May 20, 2016

Added sugars, relevant portion sizes among the highlights of revision

Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought? May 20, 2016

Study authors stress women should still take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy

Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study May 11, 2016

But researchers stress that women should not throw away their supplements

Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids May 10, 2016

Cutting out foods with iodine led to deficiency that harmed metabolism in 2 children, case reports show

Vitamin D Boosts Heart Function in Study April 05, 2016

When given to heart failure patients, it improved organ's pumping ability, researchers say

Tanning May Limit Skin's Ability to Produce Vitamin D: Study April 04, 2016

Even those with significant sun exposure can have low levels of this essential vitamin, research shows

Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at Bay March 24, 2016

Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say

Vitamin D a No Go for Arthritic Knees, Study Finds March 08, 2016

Supplements didn't slow disease progression or ease pain, even in patients with low levels of the vitamin

Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Later MS in Offspring March 07, 2016

Study compared Finnish adults with and without multiple sclerosis, but more research is needed

Vitamin D While Pregnant Won't Boost Most Infants' Bone Health, Study Says March 02, 2016

Only babies born in winter might benefit from mom's 'sunshine vitamin' supplements

Low Vitamin D Levels May Signal More Aggressive Prostate Cancer March 02, 2016

But men should not expect supplements to ward off fast-growing tumors, expert says

Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study February 17, 2016

But supplements don't offer the same protection, researchers say

Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study January 26, 2016

But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: Researchers January 19, 2016

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

Health Tip: Learn About Vitamin C January 14, 2016

How it can help keep you healthier

Could Higher Vitamin D Doses Harm Seniors Prone to Falls? January 04, 2016

Stick to recommended guidelines, experts say

Could High-Dose Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis? December 30, 2015

Supplementation appears safe but experts say it's too soon for general recommendation

When and Where of Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Vitamin D Levels December 28, 2015

'Sunshine vitamin' deficiency tied to poorer outcomes for patients in northern regions in winter

Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma December 10, 2015

Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Tied to Erectile Dysfunction November 13, 2015

Men with low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' more likely to be impotent, study suggests

Scientists Pinpoint What Level of Vitamin D Promotes Heart Health November 12, 2015

Though it is lower than traditionally thought, many people still deficient, researchers say

Omega 3 Supplements Don't Help With Depression: Review November 06, 2015

U.K. scientists find little evidence they ease symptoms

B Vitamin May Help Ward Off Some Skin Cancers October 21, 2015

Study found high-risk patients who took nicotinamide daily developed fewer non-melanoma lesions

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