science
Nutritional Supplements Don’t Improve Heart Health, Study Finds

People who use vitamin and mineral supplements to keep their heart in tiptop shape probably aren’t getting much out of it, suggests a new review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study found that most popular supplements, such as vitamin C and calcium, seemed to provide no benefits in preventing cardiovascular disease or early death. Some even appeared to slightly raise the risk of death. Read More >>

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A Popular Vitamin for Women is Skewing Medical Tests

As a science reporter, I’m a supplement sceptic. I know most supplements don’t work and that lax regulations mean that supplement makers sometimes put out products that are poor quality or even unsafe. Read More >>

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Why are Vitamins Named Using the Alphabet?

Easily identifiable by simple terms, the vitamins we recognise today were only recently isolated, identified and named. Read More >>

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Why Do Vitamins Make Urine Bright Yellow?

If you've ever taken a daily multivitamin you too might have noticed your urine turning a bright yellow-ish colour. Take your vitamins and eat some asparagus and you might just think you're dying the next time you pee! Read More >>