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Omega-3 supplements may slow cellular ageing

A high daily dose of an omega-3 supplement may help slow the effects of ageing by suppressing damage and boosting protection at the cellular level during and after a stressful event.

Health news

Supplement that can reduce mortality? Study authors excited

Researchers find joint pain supplement has a welcome benefit.


Should I take vitamin D?

Researchers are investigating whether vitamin D can help guard against COVID-19, but should you be taking supplements? If so, which form is best?

Alternative Therapies

Which brain supplements do and don’t work?

With so many so-called brain supplements available, including curcumin, omega-3, vitamin B, caffeine, ginkgo biloba, ginseng and vitamin E, it can be difficult to tell the fact from the fiction.


Supplements: The good, the bad and the ugly

Taking vitamins makes us think we’re doing something good for our health, but are we? Supplements such as multivitamins, fibre, joint supplements, probiotics, and vitamin C and D are popular, but you may be surprised to find out which ones help, and which ones harm.

Health news

We’re wasting our money on these supplements, review finds

Thirty per cent of adult Australians have a vitamin D deficiency, yet review debunks mass use of supplements.


Despite new findings, the jury is still out on whether omega-3 supplements reduce heart attacks

Despite new findings, the jury is still out on whether omega-3 supplements reduce heart attacks.

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Are supplements worth buying? Nutritionist tells all

Nutritionist Catherine Saxelby says it’s best to obtain our nutrients from food, not pills. So are supplements worth buying? This is her advice.


Dietary supplements putting Australians at serious risk

If you’re one of the 75 per cent of Australians taking supplements to improve your health, a new investigation has found that you’re being misled – and even placing yourself in serious danger.


Best supplements for osteoporosis

Our physiotherapist expert Jason Lee answers Anne’s question about the best supplements to take for osteoporosis. In particular, she wants to know whether calcium tablets help.


Natural supplements that reduce your risk of dementia

Results of a recent study show that a combination of natural supplements may drastically reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s.


Healthcare is costing us $28.6 billion per year

You probably don’t think you shell out your hard-earned dollars for something you don’t use. Think again. As consumers, Australians contribute almost one in every five dollars spent on healthcare.

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