(CBS) Is too much vitamin E a bad thing? A new study suggests vitamin E supplements can increase a man's risk for prostate cancer.Pictures: Prostate Cancer Self-Defense: Nine Deadly Myths For the government-funded study - published in the Oct. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association - researchers took another look at 35,000 men who were part of a 2008 study called the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT). A quarter of the men had received 200 micrograms of selenium - a mineral found in plant foods - per day, a quarter received a 400 IU-capsule of vitamin E, a quarter received both supplements, and the final group was assigned to take a placebo pill. The recommended dietary dose of vitamin E for adults is about 22 IUs - about 20 times less than the study's dose. The original 2008 study found no reduction in prostate cancer risk with either selenium or vitamin E, but did find a slight "statistically nonsignificant" increase in prostate cancer … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Too much vitamin E tied to prostate cancer risk
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Some of us have been there more times than we'd like to admit. We stayed out a bit too late last night, drank a bit too much, and now we're paying the price of our overindulgence. But what price are you willing to pay to end the pain? The Hangover Club is a new company that's gaining traction in the growing field of home-delivery IV nutrient therapy. Aided by celebrity endorsements on social media, these businesses have been popping up across the country in cities like Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York over the past few years. The Hangover Club has a similar business model to another New York-based competitor, The I.V. Doc, and caters to a high-end clientele that's willing to shell out $175 to $249 a bag, depending on the additives they desire. "When you look at some of our clientele, losing an entire day to a hangover could be very expensive. It could cost you way more than $200, it could cost you thousands of dollars. This is sort of a 'whoops' button to save the rest of your … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Does IV therapy really cure hangovers?
Last Updated Jun 29, 2010 11:41 AM EDT A class action lawsuit against Bayer (BAY) over its alleged false claims about One A Day Men's Multivitamins will go to trial, a federal judge has ruled. The case is one in an avalanche of litigation over Bayer's outlandish advertising for the product. The suits mostly hang Bayer with its own rope: The company ran radio and TV ads claiming One A Day could prevent prostate cancer. While Bayer may whittle down the litigation on legal technicalities, the facts are fairly clear. Vitamins don't prevent prostate cancer or help you lose weight (another Bayer claim) and yet the company has spent years telling people the opposite. Bayer's lies worked: The brand's sales rose 16.1 percent to â‚¬36 million in Q1 2010. Now all that revenue is under threat -- it could easily be eaten by lawyers fees and damages awards. According to a South Carolina class action complaint, Bayer's ads said this: Packaging: Did you know that prostate cancer is … [Read more...] about How a Legal Loophole Let Bayer Claim That Vitamins Prevent Prostate Cancer
Treatments Did An IV Cocktail Of Vitamins And Drugs Save This Lumberjack From Sepsis? Listen · 4:45 4:45 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/583845485/587731914" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Kristopher Kelly near his home in Concrete, Wash., in February. He broke his pelvis and all his ribs in a work accident last year. The resulting infection he developed in the hospital almost killed him. Ian C. Bates for NPR hide caption toggle caption Ian C. Bates for NPR Kristopher Kelly near his home in Concrete, Wash., in February. He broke his pelvis and all his ribs in a work accident last year. The resulting infection he developed in the hospital almost killed him. Ian C. Bates for NPR This story of a man who nearly died in the hospital … [Read more...] about Did An IV Cocktail Of Vitamins And Drugs Save This Lumberjack From Sepsis?
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Jorge Polanco says he learned he had failed a steroid test a month ago, and now he's ready to take the consequences. "I'm here to say that I'm really sorry to be in this situation," the Twins shortstop said through team interpreter Elvis Martinez in a four-minute meeting with reporters at the team's spring camp. "I want to apologize to the entire Minnesota Twins organization, my fans, my family, my country the Dominican Republic, and just move on." Polanco, who has been suspended by MLB without pay for 80 games, declined to elaborate on any details about how Stanozolol, a steroid that also triggered a suspension for Twins pitcher Ervin Santana in 2015, showed up in a drug test, though "I know how everything happened." He said in a statement issued by agent Ulises Cabrera on Sunday that he was given what he thought was vitamin B12 and iron supplement by a personal trainer in the Dominican Republic, but it apparently was tainted with Stanozolol instead. Polanco … [Read more...] about Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco ‘really sorry’ about 80-game suspension