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2011-02-23 17:07:11

With most people unable to get enough vitamin D from sunlight or foods, scientists are suggesting that a new vitamin D-fortified food "” bread made with high-vitamin D yeast "” could fill that gap. Their study, confirming that the approach works in laboratory tests, appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Connie Weaver and colleagues cite studies suggesting that up to 7 in 10 people in the United States may not get enough vitamin D, which enables the body to...

2009-09-04 14:55:38

A U.S. researcher says it is buyer beware when it comes to postmenopausal women using plant-derived isoflavones to promote bone health. We found that some plant-derived isoflavones -- soy cotyledon, soy germ, red clover and kudzu -- have a modest effect on suppressing bone loss during post-menopause, Connie Weaver of Purdue University says in a statement. It's buyer beware. Some of the supplements in our study claimed to be substitutes for estrogen, yet they weren't effective at all or...

2009-09-02 23:45:00

Dietary supplements claiming to help postmenopausal women with bone health may not be doing what they say, according to new research from Purdue University. "We found that some plant-derived isoflavones have a modest effect on suppressing bone loss during post-menopause, but more concerning is many dietary supplements that claim to have the power of estrogen do not," said Connie Weaver, distinguished professor of foods and nutrition. "It's buyer beware. Some of the supplements in our study...

2009-04-29 21:44:49

Dairy products have an advantage over calcium carbonate used in some supplements in promoting bone growth and strength, U.S. researchers say. Connie Weaver of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., found that the bones of rats fed non-fat dry milk were longer, wider, more dense and stronger than those of rats fed a diet with calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is the most common form of calcium used in calcium-fortified foods and supplements. Weaver said the study, funded by the...

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2009-04-29 08:31:17

A Purdue University study shows dairy has an advantage over calcium carbonate in promoting bone growth and strength. Connie Weaver, distinguished professor and head of the food and nutrition department, found that the bones of rats fed nonfat dry milk were longer, wider, more dense and stronger than those of rats fed a diet with calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is the most common form of calcium used in calcium-fortified foods and supplements. Weaver said the study, funded by the National...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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