Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones

Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones 'Excruciatingly painful' condition affects 12 per cent of men and four per cent of women in the UKSome of the vitamin C absorbed by the body is excreted in urine as oxalateThis is one of the key components of kidney stones By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:05 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 5 February 2013 Men who took vitamin C supplements at least once a day had the highest risk of kidney stones Men who take vitamin C supplements every day double their risk of suffering from kidney stones, new research suggests.

Glass of red wine a day "cuts bowel cancer risk"

Drinking a large glass of red wine every day ‘can cut bowel cancer risk’ Resveratrol, found in the skins of red grapes, has been known to have cancer-fighting qualities but scientists didn't know how much was neededTests have revealed that a dose equivalent to five milligrams halved the growth of bowel tumours | UPDATED: 08:27 GMT, 5 December 2012 Health benefits: Drinking a large glass of red wine every day could help prevent bowel cancer say researchers Drinking a large glass of red wine every day could help prevent bowel cancer, researchers claim.

Fish oil supplements "do NOT cut risk of heart attacks and strokes"

Fish oil supplements 'do NOT cut risk of heart attacks and strokes' Review of 20 studies involving almost 70,000 patients | UPDATED: 20:59 GMT, 11 September 2012 Fish oil supplements do not cut the risk of heart attacks, scientists claim Scientists claim fish oil supplements do not cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes despite being widely used and even prescribed for prevention.

Prostate cancer patients who take extra calcium "could be making their condition worse"

Prostate cancer patients who take extra calcium 'could be making their condition worse' | UPDATED: 07:18 GMT, 8 August 2012 Prostate cancer sufferers who take calcium supplements to protect against bone loss caused by treatment could be making their condition worse, warn researchers.

Two cups of coffee a day could help relieve shakes caused by Parkinsons disease

Two cups of coffee a day could help relieve shakes caused by Parkinson’s disease | UPDATED: 06:52 GMT, 2 August 2012 A new study has shown coffee helps reduce the shakes of Parkinson's Disease A study of more than 60 patients has found those given caffeine supplements experienced an improvement in symptoms for Parkinson's disease.

Elderly warned that taking fish oil pills "does not prevent brain decline"

Elderly warned that taking fish oil pills 'does not prevent brain decline' | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 13 June 2012 No good: Fish oil pills aren't believed to be of much benefit Older people taking fish-oil supplements to boost memory and brain power could be wasting their time and money, a study suggests.

Calcium booster pills "raise risk of heart attack and could do more harm than good"

Calcium pills taken by hundreds of thousands of women 'double risk of heart attack and could do more harm than good' | UPDATED: 06:15 GMT, 24 May 2012 The study looked at diet records of 24,000 people in Germany aged 35 to 64 and claim the safety of calcium tablets is 'coming under increasing scrutiny' Taking calcium supplements can push up the risk of a heart attack, warn researchers.

Testosterone supplements "can help men lose their middle-aged spread"

Testosterone supplements 'can help men lose their middle-aged spread' Discovery made by 'accident' by doctors treating men for erectile dysfunction | UPDATED: 09:14 GMT, 11 May 2012 Middle-aged spread on older men could be banished by taking supplements of testosterone, according to research.