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FDA cracks down on tainted dietary supplements

Manufacturers who put tainted or undeclared ingredients into dietary supplements were warned Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration that they can no longer market them as such. The FDA has received reports on well over 100 products over the last few years, a number of them detailed serious injuries, even deaths. In fact, since … Continue reading

LONG CHAIN POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACID SUPPLEMENTS FOR MOTHERS MOTHERS WHO BREASTFEED

Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are abundant in the brain and are necessary for growth and maturation of a young infant’s brain and the retina of the eye. These particular fatty acids include docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and are said to be ‘essential’ because the human body is not efficient in producing them. This means … Continue reading

DOES ALTERING DIETARY SALT INTAKE AID IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DIABETIC KIDNEY DISEASE?

There is strong evidence that our current consumption of salt is a major factor in increasing blood pressure (BP), whether BP levels are normal or raised. Diabetes makes it more likely to develop high BP, which increases the risk of strokes, heart attacks and speeds up the progression of diabetic kidney disease. This review found … Continue reading

VITAMIN D FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF MS

Multiple sclerosis is an illness in which the myelin sheaths around the nerves of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, affecting the ability of nerve cells to communicate with each other. A wide range of clinical presentations and neurological symptoms can occur with the disease, and these can progress to physical and cognitive disability … Continue reading