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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

Are fat burning supplements safe? This mother dies after using diet pills, anti-cellulite cream

A 50-year-old mother, who bought fat burning supplements and ant-cellulite cream from Facebook seller Kay Mavrides for £30, has reportedly died after using the products.

Jun 23, 2017, 15:24 PM IST

68% of urban Indians do not practice preventive healthcare at early stage: Survey

The study, which is India's first survey to understand wellness trends in India, conducted by Himalaya and IMRB revealed that less than 1/3rd urban Indians take steps to proactively adopt preventive wellness.

Mar 14, 2017, 16:53 PM IST

Calcium supplements raise risk of heart damage

The researchers found that among participants with highest dietary intake of calcium there was no increase in relative risk of developing heart disease over the 10-year study period.

Oct 12, 2016, 14:29 PM 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

Excess chromium in supplements causes cancer: Doctors

Earlier this month, a study by University of Sydney also came up with the conclusion that high intake of chromium through nutrition supplements makes consumers prone to cancer.

Jan 17, 2016, 21:04 PM IST

Iodine supplementation in pregnancy boosts kids' IQ

Women who take iodine supplements before and during pregnancy are likely to have kids with higher IQ and better health which could ultimately lead to huge cost savings for health care systems and society.

Aug 10, 2015, 11:55 AM IST

Body-building supplements may trigger eating disorder

The widespread consumption of over-the-counter body-building supplements is emerging as an eating disorder.

Aug 07, 2015, 13:53 PM IST

Ministry enhances diet, supplements allowance of athletes

The Sports Ministry on Wednesday decided to hike the diet and supplement allowances of athletes at both the senior and junior level.

Jul 01, 2015, 13:25 PM IST

Folic acid helps elderly bare with heat waves

Folic acid supplements may be an inexpensive alternative for helping older adults to increase skin blood flow during heat waves and reduce cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke, suggests a new research.

Apr 01, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

Drinking green tea better than taking supplements

If you are planning to take supplements based on green tea extracts as a measure to lose weight, think again. Researchers have warned that the supplements could result in harmful side effects including liver toxicity.

Feb 05, 2015, 14:11 PM IST

Simon Cowell reveals smoking and drinking helps his creativity

Simon Cowell has revealed that he gets the best ideas while smoking and drinking in the morning.

Mar 04, 2014, 16:09 PM IST

Powell says he never knew Simpson used supplement

Former 100-metre world record-holder Asafa Powell said Wednesday that he was unaware his former training partner Sherone Simpson was taking similar supplements to those he used.

Jan 09, 2014, 13:52 PM IST

Vitamin D supplements not linked to kidney stone risk

Some previous studies led to a concern that vitamin D supplementation could increase an individual`s risk of developing kidney stones.

Oct 18, 2013, 16:45 PM IST

Mushrooms `contain as much vitamin D as supplements`

Vitamin D helps the body in maintaining bone density thus reducing the risk of fracture, osteomalacia, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

Apr 23, 2013, 15:54 PM IST

Drugs and supplements may not help prevent cognitive decline in older adults

No evidence was found in a review of published research to prove that drugs, herbal products or vitamin supplements help prevent cognitive decline in healthy older adults.

Apr 16, 2013, 19:05 PM IST

Mixing drugs, herb remedies can damage health

Herbal, dietary, energy or nutritional supplements may be good for one`s well being, but if combined with common drugs they can damage health.

May 03, 2012, 08:52 AM IST

Vitamins and supplements may shorten lifespan

People taking vitamins or supplements have greater chances of dying over a given period.

Mar 18, 2012, 11:23 AM IST

Vitamin A supplements can save lives

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that must be obtained through diet.

Aug 27, 2011, 15:46 PM IST

Vitamin A supplements can save lives

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that must be obtained through diet.

Aug 27, 2011, 15:46 PM IST