health officials said Thursday. Worse still, these co-occurring conditions often go ignored (More) Posted 2:00 PM 10/30/2013 by By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) — A new diabetes drug may one day perform double duty for patients, controlling both their blood sugar levels and helping them lose weight, researchers report. In mouse trials, doctors found the drug prompted weight loss, in addition to managing blood (More) Obese Teens Eat Up Fast-Food Hype, Study Says Posted 2:00 PM 10/29/2013 by Robert Preidt TUESDAY, Oct.
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Vitamins: Too much of a not-so-good thing?

Dr. Paul Offit says everyone should be more skeptical about taking large doses of vitamins.

Beta carotene and vitamin A in combination were shown in another New England Journal of Medicine study to be linked to a 46% greater risk of death from lung cancer than placebo. A 2012 Cochrane review of multiple randomized clinical trials showed an increase in risk of death may be linked to beta carotene and vitamin E, as well as higher doses of vitamin A. The likely explanation, Offit said, is that supplemental antioxidant vitamins, taken in large quantities, cause unnatural behavior in the body, counteracting oxidation too much and leaving the immune system weaker in its defenses against invaders. In response to Offit’s op-ed, the nonprofit Consumer Healthcare Products Association countered that there is research underscoring the benefits of multivitamins, and that these supplements are prominent in the health care regime of many consumers.
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Vitamins – Global Strategic Business Report – 2013-2018

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 200 companies including many key and niche players such as Adisseo France S.A.S, Aland (Jiangsu) Nutraceutical Co., Ltd., Archer Daniels Midland Co., Bactolac Pharmaceutical, Inc., BASF SE, CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., Lonza Group Ltd., North China Pharmaceutical Corporatioon, Vertellus Specialties Inc., Zhejiang Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Medicine Company Ltd., and Zhejiang NHU Co. Ltd. Pharmaceutical Companies offering Vitamins also profiled in the report include Attrium Innovations, Inc., Avid Health Inc., BoehringerIngelheim Consumer Health Care, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, NBTY, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Alacer Corp., Ferrosan Holdings A/S, Pharmavite LLC, Sanofi, Schiff Nutrition International, Inc., and Thorne Research Inc.
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