Health/Food Posts Tagged as 'Vitamins'
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FIFTH OF YOUNG MEN WHO EXERCISE ENGAGE IN 'DISORDERED EATING' TO GAIN MUSCLE, STUDY FINDS
A fifth of young men who exercise to gain muscle may be at risk of so-called muscularity-orientated disordered eating behaviours, a new research finds.
The study, conducted by researchers at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, found that 22 per cent of males aged 18-24 who work out to bulk up exhibit these disordered eating behaviours.
Meanwhile, five per cent of women in the same age category show similar characteristics.
Kids and teens are experiencing such severe side effects from weight loss and sexual function pills, they're ending up in the hospital
Supplements send an estimated 23,000 people to the hospital each year in the United States, and a new study suggests children and young adults comprise a significant number of these visits. Even more alarming, supplements for weight loss, muscle gain, and sexual function were some of the biggest culprits for adolescent supplement-related hospitalizations, according to a new retrospective study in Journal of Adolescent Health.
Researchers looked at adverse event reports in a Food & Drug Administration (FDA) database that were filed between January 2005 and April 2005 and found 1,392 adverse event reports related to supplement use in young people (from babies to 25 year-olds).
The researchers zeroed in on 977 reports where a single supplement was deemed responsible for causing a person's hospital visit.
Stop Brushing Your Teeth With Charcoal Toothpaste
Trendy toothpastes made with charcoal are likely a worse option for your teeth than traditional toothpaste, according to some British dentists. In a new paper, they argue that the claims behind these products, like better whitening, are completely unproven, and that they might even speed along tooth decay and other dental problems.
Charcoal has become a major novelty ingredient to add to whatever consumer product you can think of, whether it’s burger buns or makeup. But it isn’t just a pitch-black look that some companies are marketing; they’re also often claiming that charcoal will clear out toxins, ward off infections, or just plain make you healthier. In the case of charcoal toothpastes, they’re supposed to be better at whitening teeth, cleaning off stains, and preventing bad breath than conventional toothpastes.
But the authors behind this paper, published in the British Dental Journal, argue that the new fad of charcoal toothpastes is essentially bunk. They point to a lack of any supporting evidence showing that these products are somehow better at cleaning and whitening teeth than other modern toothpastes. And there are plenty of reasons to think that they’d be worse.
This Is What Fish Oil Supplements Actually Do
Multivitamins Are a Waste of Money for Most People
Plenty of research suggests that taking vitamin supplements isn’t helpful unless you’re working with your doctor to address a specific deficiency.
A man overdosed on vitamin D supplements, and now he has permanent kidney damage
Vitamin D supplements are often touted for a supposed ability to boost mood and increase bone strength, but a new case study demonstrates the dangers of taking too much of the vitamin.
After a 54-year-old man returned form a trip where he spent upwards of eight hours a day sunbathing, doctors found he had unusually high amounts of calcium and vitamin D in his blood that were causing kidney problems, according to a case study in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
The man reported that he had gout, hypertension, and a family history of polycystic kidney disease. That's when doctors asked the patient about his supplement use. He shared that he had been taking between eight and 12 drops of vitamin D daily for the past 2.5 years.
Vitamin and mineral supplements won't help you live longer, could cause harm, study says