Consumer Reports identifies the “12 Most Dangerous Supplements” along with the “11 Supplements to Consider” in its September 2010 issue which hit newsstands last week.   Using an independent research group, Consumer Reports compiled the report using the Natural Medicines Comprehensive database, reviewing over 1,100 ingredients.   The “dirty dozen” were selected based on whether… Continue Reading

Fish Oil Supplements May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk View More

Fish oil supplements may reduce the risk of breast cancer, report researchers in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.   This was the first prospective study that investigated the association between long term specialty supplement (non-vitamin, non-mineral) use and breast cancer risk. Participants were members of VITAL†,… Continue Reading

Evidence is increasing that the omega-3 polyunsaturated fats docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) play a cardioprotective role in patients diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases and in healthy individuals, a new study says.   Lead researcher, Carl J. Lavie, M.D. from Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans and his colleagues from University of Maryland School… Continue Reading