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# supplements

This year
# Concern
Baggio asks for probe into 'supplements' after Vialli and Mihajlovic deaths
He also cleared up widespread reports that he had said in a television interview on Tuesday players were doped during the 1990s.
All time
# recall notice
Recall notice issued on Boots food supplements due to contaminated products
Ethylene oxide is not permitted for use in foods sold in the European Union.
# Covid-19
'I remember the first wave, ICU was suddenly full of 10 people with very low Vitamin D levels'
An Oireachtas Committee is recommending that a campaign be launched to promote Vitamin D supplements.
# Sunshine
Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'
As many as 40% of Europeans do not get enough of the vitamin, which is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.
# super greens
Antibiotic-resistant faecal bacteria have been found in health supplements in Irish shops
The algae-based ‘superfoods’ claim to offer a range of benefits including increased energy.
# pumping iron
Unregulated, unlicensed and unsafe: Teens warned about abusing gym supplements
There are increasing concerns over the safety of sports supplements.
# Fitness
Looking for a natural fitness supplement? We have just the thing
Mo Farah used it in The Olympics, so it must be good.
# Calling the shots
School dropout to gold trader and protein peddler: Limerick businessman's unusual path
21-year-old entrepreneur behind the “protein shot” says don’t be afraid to do things your own way.
# d-moted
Taking vitamin D is pointless, say scientists
A new study published in a medical journal has found that there is no evidence that vitamin D actually has any health benefits.
# Australia
NRL coach banned, team handed million-dollar fine for supplement use
The punishment follows a 2011 integrity unit investigation into the Cronulla Sharks.
# warning
Supplements used in weight loss and bodybuilding linked to death in US
Consumers are being warned not to take products in the OxyELITE range.
# Diet
Are sports supplements worth the risk for young players?
The IRFU’s Performance Nutritionist, Ruth Wood-Martin, joined us to explain her concerns over supplementation.
# IQ
Adding iodine to salt is making Americans smarter
Iodine deficiency is known to impair the brain’s development. Ever since the introduction of iodised salt in 1924, IQs have risen by about 3 points every decade.
# seeking an edge
Michael Murphy: Suspicions may exist but drug culture has not seeped into GAA
The Donegal forward believes that hard training and a proper diet is still the best way for players to get an edge over opponents.
Dubs doctor: Kennelly and AFL trying to drag our young children over to Australia
David Hickey feels the doping scandal in Australian sport may hinder the AFL’s recruitment efforts.