Vitamin E & Prostate Cancer

A few years ago, the large SELECT (Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial) study found that these two nutrients did not help protect against prostate cancer. In...

How Much Do Multivitamins Help?

Millions of Americans take daily multivitamin/mineral pills, which are by far the most commonly used supplements. They may have felt somewhat vindicated by two recent Harvard studies...

7 Tips for Buying Multis

A multivitamin need not cost more than a few cents a day. Store-brand and generic products are usually as reliable as brand-name pills. Look for 100 percent of...

A Vitamin for Depression?

People suffering from depression often look for nondrug treatments. Who wouldn’t prefer to take a vitamin pill, for instance, over an antidepressant drug that often causes side...

Vitamin E and Wound Healing

Q: Can topical vitamin E help heal wounds and prevent scarring—or is that a myth? A: Though it’s a popular home remedy, there’s little scientific evidence that vitamin...

Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Q: Is it necessary to have some fat in a meal for the body to absorb fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamin D? A: Probably just a small...

Folate, Alcohol and Breast Cancer

Woman who drink should be sure to consume enough folate, one of the B vitamins. Studies suggest that an adequate folate intake reduces the increased risk of...

Niacin and Cholesterol

Most people who have undesirable cholesterol levels and can’t improve them sufficiently via diet and exercise are prescribed statin drugs. But there’s also a vitamin, niacin—known as...

Weekly Vitamins

Q: Can some vitamin and mineral supplements be taken once a week instead of daily? A: A few can. The body is able to store some vitamins, especially...

What’s the Story on Vitamin D?

“Triple That Vitamin D Intake, Panel Prescribes,” was the headline in the Wall Street Journal. “Extra Vitamin D and Calcium Aren’t Necessary, Report Says,” the front page of...
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