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Supplements fail to halt cataracts, study finds

Categories: News  /  Research  /  Wellness

New findings from a large, national study that included San Antonio men found that two popular diet supplements, vitamin E and selenium, had little or no benefit in lowering the risk of developing cataracts. A few smaller studies had suggested supplements, especially vitamin E, might prevent cataract development. But the latest findings, published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology, cast doubt on any benefits. “Although vitamin E and selenium are antioxidants that are found in the eye and have been variously touted as supplements that reduce the risk of cataracts, we found no evidence that either had such an effect,” said …Read More >

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A vital ingredient for baby’s health

Categories: Children's Health  /  News  /  NICU  /  Pregnancy

Are you getting enough iodine in your diet? A new policy statement by a national physicians’ group says there’s a good chance you aren’t — and that’s worrisome if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. It could be risky for your child. Iodine is an essential element for a baby’s brain to develop normally. And if mom gets too little, it can weaken both her and her child’s defenses against certain environmental pollutants — including some found in some foods and public water supplies. The American Academy of Pediatrics said this week that many pregnant and breastfeeding women should be taking iodine supplements …Read More >

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