One recent study revealed no evidence that selenium supplements help prevent diabetes, even in geographical areas where there are relatively low amounts of selenium in the natural diet.
Most vitamins and other nutritional supplements are unlikely to prevent chronic disease. Invest in good quality foods, sleep and exercise instead.
Once you have a cold, taking vitamin C supplements won’t do anything.
From vitamin C to chicken soup, there are many supposed remedies for treating a cold. Here's what the evidence says.
Taste the rainbow.
More and more people are trying veganism, but how does the human body respond to losing animal products from its diet?
Mushrooms for many are just an addition to a slice of pizza, but the fungi are now gaining a reputation for their nutrients.
Mushrooms, long popular on pizza and in cooking, are getting more attention for their health benefits. Here are some reasons you might want to add them to your grocery list and not just your pizza.
A growing body of scientific evidence is making clear the connection between good nutrition and good mental health.
Biofortification – enhancing the micronutrient concentration of staple crops – offers a sustainable solution to hidden hunger.
Tasty, nutritious, traditional – it's a seasonal superfood. Here's the evidence.
There’s evidence vitamins can slow the progression of existing macular degeneration.
Vitamin and mineral supplements won’t prevent the development of age-related macular degeneration. But there is some evidence taking supplements containing vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc may slow the progression…
The much-hyped study didn’t actually test vitamin B3 supplementation in humans.
The new study on birth defects and vitamin B3 has important implications, but researchers didn't actually give any of this vitamin to humans.
Back in business?
Something exciting is going on – no thanks to the supplements industry.
Women (and their partners) can give their baby the best start in life by eating well even before they conceive.
Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to "spring clean" your food and lifestyle habits.
Vitamins are often seen as benign since they’re meant to be natural, but the list of ingredients isn’t always accurate.
In many instances complementary medicines have no added benefit when compared to a placebo, or weak evidence of effectiveness.
There are things that come from plants that aren’t in multivitamins.
Recent diet and health surveys show the typical Australian diet is far from what is considered a healthy diet. Can vitamin and mineral supplements come to the rescue?
Normal pee should be the colour of straw.
Beetroot, artificial colours, vitamin supplements, medications and illnesses can change the colour of your urine or bowel motions.
If the government wants people to be healthy, they're going to need to make varied diets more affordable.
Is there one type of fruit that’s more nutritious?
To try and make eating fruit easier, get the most nutritionally from what we eat and avoid wastage, it is important to consider the best stage to eat fruits from harvesting to over-ripening.
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Vitamin D is often seen as a harmless supplement to take – the more the better. But the evidence suggests a different picture.
Take your spinach, Popeye. Fortified flour can deliver more of the iron we need.
In a World Series of nutrition, don't leave iron on the bench. Fortifying flour can prevent the iron deficiency anemia that affects hundreds of millions of women and children globally.
Maybe not so good?
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If the antioxidants that occur naturally in food are good for us, that must mean antioxidant supplements are also good for us, right? Not quite.
The Faculty would do well to appoint an external audit committee.
The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney has just announced A$1.3 of funding from Blackmores, the complementary medicine manufacturer, for a Chair in Integrative Medicine (a blending of evidence-based…