Category Archives: Vitamins & Supplements

FDA: Stop Making False Claims For Supplements

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The US FDA has sent warning letters to 17 manufacturers of supplements, warning them to cease making unsubstantiated claims that their products will prevent, treat or cure Alzheimer’s disease. These companies are illegally selling over 58 products which are unapproved new drugs and/or misbranded drugs.

Here are three media articles about the action:
FDA sends warning letters to 17 companies for ‘illegally selling’ products claiming to treat Alzheimer’s
FDA targets illegally marketed dietary supplements
Supplement Makers Touting Cures for Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases Get F.D.A. Warning

Here is the FDA press release:
FDA takes action against 17 companies for illegally selling products claiming to treat Alzheimer’s disease

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Fish Oil Supplements No Help With Cognitive Decline

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Posted in Amelioration/Prevention > Vitamins & Select Foods:, two links to a large study demonstrating that Omenga 3 is (still) good for the brain, but that fish oil supplements are no help for cognitive decline:

Omega 3 is still good for the brain. But ‘fish oil supplements just don’t cut it.’ …study…finds that taking omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline among 4,000 participants.

Omega-3 Supplements Do Not Have Any Benefit for Stopping Cognitive Decline …they found no evidence which could prove that omega-3 supplements could help in stopping cognitive decline in older people