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Scientific Evidence For and Against Dietary Supplements

Ever wonder which dietary supplements work best? Ever wonder if the claims of the sellers of dietary supplements are backed by scientific research on humans?

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in alzheimer's

 

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Omega 3 ‘Fish Oil’ Supplements Do Not Appear to Slow Cognitive, Functional Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease

In summary, these results indicate that DHA supplementation (Omega 3) is not useful for the population of individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease….

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Posted by on November 2, 2010 in alzheimer's

 

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Stepping Up the Science on Botanical Supplements and Health

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The federal government is stepping up research into the safety and effectiveness of over-the-counter supplements known as botanicals, including St. John’s wort, elderberry, soy and plant oils, according to today’s Informed Patient column.

The National Institutes of Health is funding five dietary supplement research centers to the tune of more than $37 million for the next five years, primarily through its National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. That will build on a research program that has awarded more than $250 million in related grants over the last decade. Though the center has been criticized for wasting federal funds on dubious research, scientists delving into botanicals say there is enough evidence of potential health benefits to warrant further study.

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Posted by on September 15, 2010 in alzheimer's

 

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