Tag: National Institutes of Health

Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know

(MUSIC) Should I take a dietary supplement? How do I know how much to take? Can vitamin C prevent colds? Is it safe to take St. John’s Wort with medications? Where can I get reliable answers? People have a lot of questions about dietary supplements. They come in many forms, like tablets, capsules, and powders,…


Dietary Supplement Practicum (19 of 21): Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss

>>Becky Costello: Our next speaker is Carol Haggans, and she’s a scientific and health communications consultant with the Office of Dietary Supplements. And she handles a variety of health communication activities including writing and updating the ODS Dietary Supplement fact sheets and the consumer-focused e-newsletter called The Scoop. How many of you received The Scoop…


Dietary Supplement Practicum (13 of 21): Dietary Supplements & the U.S. Department of Defense

>>Regan Bailey: So, I’m going to introduce our speaker for this afternoon, Patti Deuster. She’s from Uniform Services University of Health Sciences and she’s always one of the most well received speakers at this practicum because the work that she and her team does is so very important. So, please welcome her. [applause]>>Patricia Deuster: Thank…


Dietary Supplement Practicum (5 of 21): Food vs. Drugs vs. Dietary Supplements

>>Regan Bailey: Okay. So, our next presentation is going to be comparing food to drugs and dietary supplements. They all have different paths to regulation. And we have someone on our ODS team who came off the injured reserve list to be here with you today. So, he — we’re really grateful to Dr. Betz…


Thinking About Taking a Dietary Supplement?

Emily is thinking about taking a dietary supplement. She knows she should try to get her vitamins and minerals from the food she eats, but she doesn’t always have the chance to eat right. And with more than 50,000 dietary supplements on the market, like a lot of other people, Emily has questions. Like: How…


Nutritional Metabolomics to Identify Biomarkers of Dietary Patterns and Specific Diet Exposures

In the NIH metabolomics interest group webinar series. Today’s webinar from Dr. Mary Playdon will focus on nutritional metabolomics to identify biomarkers of dietary patterns, and specific diet exposures and its application to understanding breast cancer etiology. Before introduce our speaker I would like to review a few logistics. Should you experience a technical difficulty…