Multivitamins may help guard against cancer

Daily multivitamin supplementation may reduce the risk of total cancer in men by 8 per cent.

 In a recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, it was found that daily multivitamin supplementation reduced the risk of total cancer in men by 8 per cent. 

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 4:58pm

Milk formula producers overstate nutrient levels

At least seven popular brands of infant milk formula have exaggerated nutrient levels on their labels that could mislead parents, checks by the South China Morning Post found.

The quantities listed on the product labels overstated the content of three important ingredients by as much as three times, although all remained within World Health Organisation guidelines.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:27pm


Stress during pregnancy not only affects the mother, but also might make the child more vulnerable to metabolic and chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes later in life.

But a new study by Cornell University researchers in the US suggests a simple way to protect the baby: eat more eggs.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:05pm

Health bites

Alcohol linked to child abnormalities

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I don't know why but I used to see a lot more swim tunic cover-up things around in small Central boutiques and outlets. I had a quick look and haven't found any and can't wait for online deliveries. Can you help?

Got it Covered, Central

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A sight for sore heads

Anyone still suffering the after-effects of last weekend's almighty booze-up, where some rugby was apparently played, might want to load up on a new anti-hangover concoction ahead of next year's event.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

When it comes to vitamin pills, some people just don't know when to pop

Peek into Amanda Ho's medicine cabinet and you'll notice countless bottles of vitamin and mineral supplements. The 33-year-old special education teacher pops several of these pills a day, claiming that they do everything from prevent colds to improve her eyesight and give her more energy.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Dose of fact

An occasional flutter on Mark Six and, if in Macau, a single HK$100 note in a slot machine: that's the extent of my gambling. But it seems I have been taking a punt for years with the vitamin pills I have been popping with my breakfast juice every day.

15 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Be careful when it comes to vitamins

I am writing in response to a story about Hong Kong families using too many vitamins. I think it is a big risk.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Vitamin C

Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate: HK$560/50ml

Claim: Formulated with 10.5 per cent stabilised pure vitamin C, it claims to outperform potent Retinol anti-ageing creams without irritation. Promises to reduce lines and wrinkles and improve elasticity.

3Lab Perfect 'C' Treatment Serum, available at Joyce Beauty HK$1,200/30ml

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Feed your youth

Eating right is one of the most important ways to prevent your body from ageing.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Healthy diet means healthy skin

Alex asks: What should I eat to shrink pores and prevent blackheads?

Wynnie says: Acne - which can include blackheads, whiteheads and pimples - develops when our skin's pores become clogged with sebum, a thick, oily substance, and accumulate dirt and bacteria. Our bodies make more sebum when our hormone levels rise, especially during adolescence.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Body can benefit from supplements

Finding the right supplement to help alleviate an ache or pain can be a minefield.

Naturopath and clinical nutritionist Tej BG, of the Integrated Medicine Institute in Hong Kong, says most people are unaware of possible vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Too much of a good thing?

Yin-yung asks: Is it necessary to take vitamin capsules?

Wynnie says: Sales of nutritional supplements are at an all-time high. Many people swallow them by the handful, at great expense, to ward off a variety of illnesses and ailments. But do vitamin pills really do us any good, or are they actually harmful?

Why do we need vitamins?

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Healthy hair's mane ingredients

Cathy asks: How can I keep my hair healthy?

Wynnie says: On average, hair grows around 1.25 centimetres a month or about 15 centimetres a year. Someone's genetics, hormone balance, lifestyle and environment, all influence the growth rate, health and appearance of their hair.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am