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November 30, 2005

Steroids Detected in Halodrol-50 Supplements

A dietary supplement marketed to fitness and health enthusiasts on the Internet and in body-building shops contains anabolic steroids linked to two of the biggest doping scandals in sports history, including the renowned case involving East German Olympic athletes in the 1960s and '70s, according to a prominent researcher.

The supplement, which is sold under the name Halodrol-50, contains a steroid that closely resembles Oral-Turinabol, the principal steroid used to fuel East Germany's secret, systematic sports doping program, according to Don Catlin of the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory.(Washington Post)

April 15, 2005

Ephedra Ban Lifted in Utah

A federal judge in Utah on Thursday struck down a Food and Drug Administration ban on the herbal supplement ephedra, an adrenalinelike stimulant linked to dozens of deaths. (NY Times)

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December 15, 2004

Iron Supplements May Help ADHD Children

"Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) seem to have iron deficiency, according to the results of a small study. The researchers suggest that such kids may benefit from iron supplements."

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Vitamin E in Food May Fight Cancer

Researchers have found that a form of Vitamin E called gamma-tocopherol may fight prostate and lung cancer.

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Fish Oil Supplements Analyzed and Found Safe

Forty-One fish oil supplements were tested for mercury and PCB's and none were found to be contaminated.

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December 14, 2004

Melatonin Supplements for the Sleep Deprived

A comprehensive review of all studies on the use of melatonin supplements to treat sleep disorders found little or no benefit.

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December 06, 2004

Strontium Ranelate for Osteoporosis

A recent study found that the drug strontium ranelate appears to be effective in reducing the risk for a vertebral fracture in women with osteoporosis. The study also found that strontium can reduce the risk of breaking a bone in the vertebral column by 49 percent.

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November 11, 2004

Vitamin E Warning Questioned

"The recent meta-analysis, High-Dosage Vitamin E Supplementation May Increase All-Cause Mortality, is an obvious attempt to sensationalize the field of clinical research and promote the interests of a select group of researchers."

"Pharmavite, makers of Nature Made(R) vitamins and supplements said the conclusions drawn by Johns Hopkins researchers on vitamin E use and increased mortality risk are misleading because the researchers only looked at a select, limited group of studies."

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Is Too Much Vitamin E Dangerous?

"U.S. researchers are urging people not to take high doses of vitamin E, after they reviewed numerous clinical trials and concluded the supplements could do harm."

"High doses of vitamin E, which millions of people take to protect themselves against heart attacks, Alzheimer's disease and other ailments, appear to actually increase the overall risk of dying, researchers reported Wednesday."

"Johns Hopkins researchers want the millions of Americans who take vitamin E supplements to be concerned about the perceived health benefits."

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