• Multivitamins

    March 1, 2004
    Indication: Cardiovascular disease and diabetes Source: Am J Med, December 15, 2003;115(9):702-7. Research: The study examined whether multivitamins reduce C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, which are associated with the risk of cardiovascular di…

  • Omega-3 fatty acids

    March 1, 2004
    Indication: Bipolar disorder Source: Am J Psychiatry, December 2003;160(12):2222-7. Research: Researchers measured omega-3 fatty acid intake in the study, searching for a link with lower prevalence rates of bipolar disorder in community samples…

  • Antioxidants

    January 1, 2004
    Indication: Rheumatoid arthritis Source: J Am Coll Nutr, 2003;22:311-5. Research: Researchers compared nutrient intake and antioxidant status of 97 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and 97 healthy subjects matched for age and gender. Nutrient…

  • DHA

    January 1, 2004
    Indication: Heart disease risk factors Source: American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, November 2003 Research: A researcher from the University of Maryland enrolled 96 healthy adults with normal cardiovascular profiles in the st…

  • Hawthorn

    January 1, 2004
    Indication: Mild heart failure Source: Phytomedicine, 2003;10:363-369. Research: Researchers used supplemental hawthorn to treat 143 men and women diagnosed with mild congestive heart failure. The subjects, with an average age of 64 years, took…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    January 1, 2004
    Indication: Colon cancer Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, December 3, 2003;95(23)1765-1771. Research: Researchers assessed independent and joint effects of calcium supplementation and vitamin D status on adenoma recurrence in 8…

  • DHA

    January 1, 2004
    Indication: Postpartum depression Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, October 2003;69(4):237-43. Research: DHA levels were measured in the plasma phospholipids of 112 women at delivery and 32 weeks postpartum. At the…

  • Leucoselect Phytosome

    January 1, 2004
    Indication: Cardiovascular health Source: Metabolism, October 2003;52(10):1250-7. Research: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of a standardized formulation of a polyphenolic extract of grapes (Leucoselect-Phytosome [LP]) on low-de…

  • Vitamin E

    January 1, 2004
    Indication: Antioxidant status Source: Am J Clin Nutr, Nov 2003; 78(5):985-92. Research: A study was undertaken to assess the effect of moderate doses of a combination of vitamin E and caro­tenoids—incorporated into a food product&mda…

  • Vitamin C

    January 1, 2004
    Indication: Pregnancy complications Source: Am J Obstet Gynecol, August 2003;189(2):519-25. Research: Ascorbic acid deficiency may lead to premature rupture of the membranes. As such, researchers studied a prospective cohort of pregnant women,…

  • Whole grains

    January 1, 2004
    Indication: Weight loss Source: Am J Clin Nutr, November 2003;78(5):920-927. Research: Investigators examined the associations between the intakes of dietary fiber and whole- or refined-grain products and weight gain over time. In a prospectiv…

  • Antioxidants

    November 1, 2003
    Indication: Lung and prostate cancers Source: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, 2003;2003:518-526. Research: Researchers analyzed data from the Beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET). They focused on blood samples from…

  • B vitamins

    November 1, 2003
    Indication: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) Source: J Nutr, September 2003;133:2863-2867. Research: PAD causes morbidity and is associated with mortality. B vitamin intake has been inversely associated with coronary heart disease, but the effec…

  • B vitamins

    November 1, 2003
    Indication: Homocysteine levels (in elderly women) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, 2003;78(4):765-772. Research: Prior investigations have found that elderly persons are at higher risk than are younger persons for B vitamin deficiency, which leads to e…

  • Multivitamins

    November 1, 2003
    Indication: Heart attack Source: J Nutr, 2003;133:2650-2654. Research: Researchers investigated whether taking low-dose multivitamin supplements reduced the risk of heart attacks. They studied 1296 Swedish men and women who had survived a heart…