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Dietary supplements

Dietary supplements may do more harm than good: Study

 The intake of some vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements may not benefit the heart and, in some cases, may even prove to be injurious.

Jul 18, 2019, 17:56 PM IST

Keep hazardous dietary supplements, energy drinks at bay

Many consumers believe dietary supplements are held to the same safety and efficacy standards as over-the-counter medications.

Jul 25, 2017, 00:35 AM IST

What you need to know about dietary supplements!

Dietary supplements might help you get adequate amounts of essential nutrients, but they have risks and side effects in the body.

Jun 27, 2016, 18:24 PM IST

Over-the-counter sexual treatments could be harmful

It has been found that nearly 80 percent of tested samples of over-the-counter products purchased in the US and Asia contained PDE5Is.

Jan 12, 2016, 16:23 PM IST

'FSSAI should form rules for nutraceuticals, diet supplements'

Food safety regulator FSSAI should at the earliest lay down rules for giving approval of dietary supplements and nutraceutical products manufactured and marketed in the country, an Assocham paper said today.

Jul 22, 2015, 19:59 PM IST

Dietary supplements may harm kids with autism

Researchers have shown that dietary supplements are not good for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as it may result in both insufficient and excessive nutrients.

Jun 05, 2015, 16:41 PM IST

Excessive intake of vitamins can lead to cancer

A new research has examined that excess use of vitamins and dietary supplements can increase the risk of cancer.

Apr 21, 2015, 12:13 PM IST

China registers over 5.62 lakh food adulteration cases in 2014

 Food adulteration has become a major issue in China with the number cases doubling last year to touch over 5.62 lakh.

Mar 31, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

Natural supplements could relieve arthritis pain: Study

 In a welcome addition to anti-arthritis treatments, a new product based on medicinal plants and dietary supplements has been developed that relieves pain in dogs with no side effects.

Nov 10, 2014, 17:53 PM IST

Plan diet well to avoid worsening diabetes

Control animal protein intake and steer clear of sweetened drinks as they can spike your blood sugar levels, says an expert.

Oct 17, 2014, 19:47 PM IST

Herbal, dietary supplements may harm liver: Study

If you think that herbals and dietary supplements are better than conventional medications for your health, think again.

Sep 05, 2014, 17:50 PM IST

Nanoparticles in dietary supplements can be harmful to environment

Nanoparticles, which are becoming omnipresent in our food and personal care products, could cause problems in our digestive system, which can result in release of the potentially harmful substances to the environment.

Jun 19, 2014, 13:47 PM IST

Breast cancer drug in bodybuilding supplements?

Are you on dietary supplements to build a robust body? Get alarmed as a breast cancer drug is reportedly being sold in bodybuilding dietary supplements.

Feb 14, 2014, 17:58 PM IST

Vitamin supplements for kids exceed recommended doses: Study

Take stock if your kid is on vitamin supplements as he/she may be consuming a greater amount than recommended.

Jan 28, 2014, 21:48 PM IST

Popping dietary pills can harm the liver

Next time you gulp down your favourite dietary supplement, or even take that concentrated green tea pill to burn fat, think twice.

Dec 24, 2013, 13:15 PM IST

Weekly iron, folic acid supplements for 10-19 year-olds

The government will launch a weekly iron and folic acid supplementation programme for adolescents across the country from July 17.

Jul 16, 2013, 12:33 PM IST

Dietary supplements can elevate cancer risk: Study

Supplements such as beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid, quaffed at much higher levels than their recommended daily doses, are most likely to elevate the risk of developing a host of cancers, a study says.

May 16, 2012, 13:15 PM IST

Dietary supplements `do no good and may give you cancer`

People who take dietary supplements to boost their health may be doing themselves more harm than good.

Apr 27, 2012, 10:07 AM IST

Antioxidants may not help people with Alzheimer`s

Daily use of antioxidants including vitamin C and vitamin E didn`t improve thinking and memory skills in people with Alzheimer`s disease, in a new study.

Mar 20, 2012, 08:51 AM IST

Multi-vitamin supplements `do nothing for our health`

Consumers might be wasting their money on multi-vitamin supplements, as they do nothing for health.

Dec 27, 2011, 12:53 PM IST