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Calcium and bone health – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on October 1st, 2015.

Calcium gives you strong bones, right? Not according to new Kiwi research. Increasing calcium intake through diet or supplements should not be recommended for fracture or osteoporosis prevention, say researchers from the University of Auckland. They undertook two studies examining the available published evidence for the role of calcium in boosting bone health in older […]

‘Fishy’ labels for fish oil supplements

Laura Goodall posted in on January 22nd, 2015.

Most fish oil supplements sold in New Zealand contain less omega-3 fatty acids than their labels claim, according to new research led by scientists at the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute. Analysing 32 brands of fish oil capsules marketed in New Zealand, the researchers found that only three contained the same concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids […]

Briefing: Dietary supplements – the good, the bad and the ineffectual

Peter Griffin posted in on November 20th, 2009.

Dietary supplements are an increasingly common part of our lives, but should they be? A sophisticated, multibillion dollar industry exists in supplying dietary supplements. It is not unusual for people to take vitamin and mineral supplements every day, while some rely on caffeine drinks for a daily energy boost and nutrition bars that promise more […]

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