| Jun 15, 2012
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who take vitamin D and calcium supplements may live a bit longer than their peers, a new research review suggests.
Researchers found that older adults who were given vitamin D and calcium supplements were 9...
| Jul 18, 2012
A test for vitamin D that was once reserved for patients with unusual bone fracturing or those at risk for osteoporosis has now found popularity in doctor's offices alongside tests for cholesterol and thyroid hormone during routine bloodwork.
| Jul 5, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Pet food manufactured at a Richmond, Ind., feed plant has been voluntarily recalled because of elevated vitamin D levels. The vitamin overdose could prove fatal for some guinea pigs and birds.
PMI Nutrition International is recalling four varities of...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 1:01 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new analysis of nearly a dozen studies testing vitamin D in older individuals has concluded that it takes a daily dose of at least 800 international units (IU) to consistently prevent broken bones.
A dose that high was found...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 11:45 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A fresh look at earlier studies shows there are several steps seniors can take to prevent falls - a major health concern for the world's aging population.
"The strongest evidence is for exercise that contains multiple...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Cheryl McGee has battled breast cancer. Twice. She's undergone surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and treatments for infection, but dietary management was never part of her treatment protocol.
"I don't know why nobody ever told me to go to a nutritionist...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - I recall the first time we bought yogurt home from the grocery store. I was in grade school, and I used my pester power to encourage my mother to buy some. I expected it to taste like creamy, sweet pudding, but it didn't. It had...
| Apr 22, 2012
It's never been easier to feel like a natural woman. The 1960s mantra about getting ourselves back to the garden now applies to an increasing number of beauty products, with some small companies literally going to the garden and farm to bring customers...
| Aug 1, 2012
The best way to reduce risk for osteoporosis — a thinning and weakening of the bones — seems to be the subject of ongoing debate. This month brought a fresh round of questions after a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Children may choose to become vegetarian for many reasons: cultural norm, a relative or friend is a vegetarian, weight loss, health reasons, concern about animal rights, etc. But what if you’re concerned your child may not get the proper nutrition...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become weak or even brittle.
Anyone can develop osteoporosis; however, women are five times more likely — especially those who go through menopause before the age of 45 — to develop...