Dietary supplements and minerals

  • Taking Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy could substantially reduce the chances of babies up to a year old suffering from atopic eczema, according to a new study.
  • Every day, people die of simple inflammation because bacteria can no longer be killed with antibiotics. So what do we do? Maybe we should spend less energy on killing them and more on 'only' making them harmless while they are in our body, researchers suggest.
  • Scientists say for non-pregnant, otherwise healthy Americans, vitamins are a waste of money because there isn't enough evidence they help prevent cardiovascular disease or cancer. They've written an editorial in support of new recommendations that state there was 'insufficient evidence' that taking multivitamins, paired supplements or single supplements can help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer […]
  • Scientists have determined the process for incorporating selenium — an essential trace mineral found in soil, water and some foods that increases antioxidant effects in the body — to 25 specialized proteins, a discovery that could help develop new therapies to treat a multitude of diseases from cancer to diabetes.
  • Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide, affecting thinking and behaviors as you age. But what if you could stop this degenerative disease in its tracks?