Dietary Supplement Cuts Risk of Hereditary Cancer by 60%, Scientists Find

A trial spanning more than 20 years and almost 1,000 participants worldwide has found an important result – people with a condition that gives them a higher chance of developing certain cancers can reduce the risk of some of those cancers by more than 60 percent, simply by adding more resistant starch to their diets.

 

In fact, the results were so compelling when it came to cutting the risk of upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers specifically that the researchers are now looking to replicate them to ensure they’re not missing anything. 

“We found that resistant starch reduces a range of cancers

  Read more

FDA Says Supplements Labeled Ortiga, Artri May Raise Heart Attack Risk

  • The FDA warned consumers against supplement sellers with variations of the name “Artri” and “Ortiga.”
  • These Mexico-based sellers contain dangerous, unlisted ingredients that can cause ulcers and high blood pressure.
  • Supplement sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, leading expert to call for more FDA oversight.

The US Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on supplements sold by two Mexico-based vendors.

The FDA released a consumer warning on April 20 that said supplements with variations of the name “Artri” or “Ortiga” contain dangerous hidden active ingredients not listed on the product label.

The supplements are marketed

  Read more

The 4 common supplements that could increase your risk of cancer

Millions of people take a whole host of supplements every day for a myriad of reasons.

We should be able to get all of the vitamins and minerals we need from the food we consume — but that’s not always the case.

If you’re a little low on some, or if medication or health conditions mean you can’t absorb nutrients properly, supplements can be beneficial.

Sometimes your GP might advise you to take certain ones, or even prescribe you specific supplements.

It’s important that if you are prescribed medication, that you don’t stop taking it without speaking to your GP.

  Read more