It’s Official. Vitamins Don’t Do Much for Health

This transcript has been edited for clarity. Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I’m Dr F. Perry Wilson of the Yale School of Medicine. Vitamins. If you are like the majority of American adults, you took a vitamin or supplement recently. Over-the-counter sales of these products in … Read more

Modified Snacks Reduce LDL Cholesterol

A new, randomized crossover study shows that individuals who ate specifically formulated snacks high in certain ingredients including fiber, phytosterols, and antioxidants reduced their LDL cholesterol, even in the absence of other dietary or lifestyle changes. Investigators randomized 54 adults to receive either the specially formulated snacks made by Step One Foods or control snacks … Read more

U.S. judge dismisses most allegations of money laundering against Maduro ally Saab

November 1 (Reuters) – A US judge in Florida on Monday dismissed charges of money laundering against Alex Saab, an ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, but he remains charged with a single charge of conspiracy to launder money, a lawsuit showed . The order was issued by U.S. District Judge Robert Scola. The remaining … Read more