It seems that nutrition supplements abound these days -- vitamins, minerals and herbs that are touted as warding off or treating every ailment can readily be found on the shelves at stores. But which supplements really work as they claim? And which are safe to take? LiveScience digs into the science of supplements, and brings you a look at the evidence.
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Kids' Vitamins Often Exceed Recommended Doses
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January 27th, 2014
Young children who take vitamins may be consuming much greater levels of the nutrients than are recommended, a new study suggests.
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Effect of Most Vitamins on Cancer Is Inconclusive
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November 11th, 2013
Taking vitamin E or beta-carotene does not appear to reduce the risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease, according to a new review from a government-appointed panel of experts.
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New GMO-Free Cheerios Arguably Less Nutritious
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February 20th, 2014
General Mills and Post have gone GMO-free with Original Cheerios and Grape Nuts. But the new cereals lack the vitamins found in the GMO versions.
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'Dead Priest's Hair'? Alternative Medicine Poisoned Man
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January 14th, 2014
A man in Switzerland developed severe lead poisoning after taking an alternative medicine treatment — he took pills that he thought contained the hair of a dead Bhutanese priest, but the pills were actually replete with the toxic metal lead.
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