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2010-06-01 08:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announces the availability of a new formulation of PreNexa® Rx prenatal vitamins with changes to the amounts of folic acid and iron. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), women need extra iron and folic acid during pregnancy.(1) PreNexa®'s newest formulation contains 1.25 mg of folic acid and 27 mg of iron.(2) Folic acid supplementation,...

2010-05-24 13:39:03

University of South Florida study suggests high dose needed very early in pregnancy to protect developing heart A new animal study has found that high levels of the B-vitamin folate (folic acid) prevented heart birth defects induced by alcohol exposure in early pregnancy, a condition known as fetal alcohol syndrome. Researchers at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and All Children's Hospital report that the protection was afforded only when folate was administered very early...

2010-05-11 11:49:17

A study led by sports medicine researcher Anne Hoch, D.O. at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee has found that oral folic acid may provide a safe and inexpensive treatment to improve vascular function in young female runners who are amenorrheic (not menstruating). The study is published in the May 2010 issue of Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. While the benefits for women leading an active lifestyle, including running, are profound and well-known, there are serious...

2010-05-03 12:06:00

NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Dressings & Sauces (ADS), a trade association of salad dressing and sauce manufacturers and suppliers to the industry, welcomes May as National Salad Month. ADS recommends eating salads with salad dressings to help reach the American Heart Association's recommended five to nine servings of vegetables and fruits per day. See video from Association for Dressings & Sauces at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/ADS_37362 Salads are an...

2010-04-27 08:26:54

Babies born to women who do not consume enough folic acid (sometimes referred to as folate or vitamin B9) are at high risk of developing neural tube defects (i.e., defects in the development of the spinal cord or brain). This is the reason underlying the recommendation that women who are pregnant take a folic acid supplement. A team of researchers, led by Bermans Iskandar, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has now generated data in rodents suggesting that folic acid might also help...

2010-04-20 13:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented a poster at the American Association for Cancer Research's 101st Annual Meeting 2010 that details their novel study of molecules that use a tumor's acidic microenvironment to help them tailor chemotherapeutic agents to kill the tumor. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The study is entitled, "Expression profiling of the major...

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2010-04-17 13:10:00

DALLAS -- Eating more foods containing the B-vitamins folate and B-6 lowers the risk of death from stroke and heart disease for women and may reduce the risk of heart failure in men, according to Japanese research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. "Japanese people need more dietary intake of folate and vitamin B-6, which may lead to the prevention of heart disease," said Hiroyasu Iso, M.D., professor of public health at Osaka University. The findings on the value...

2010-03-25 08:00:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart continues to support the March of Dimes to raise funds to ensure that every baby gets a healthy start in life. For the past 26 years, the retailer has committed to helping educate women about healthy pregnancies, and as part of their ongoing dedication this year, Kmart pharmacies across the U.S. will provide one free month of folic acid* to all Kmart Pharmacy customers. From Mar. 28 through May 1, customers can fill their folic acid...

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2010-03-03 11:18:22

Far from being a food spoiler, the fluorescent lighting in supermarkets actually can boost the nutritional value of fresh spinach, scientists are reporting. The finding could lead to improved ways of preserving and enhancing the nutritional value of spinach and perhaps other veggies, they suggest in a study in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Gene Lester, Donald J. Makus, and D. Mark Hodges note that fresh spinach is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamin C,...

2010-03-01 08:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal announced today the addition of CitraNatal® B-Calm to its CitraNatal® family of prescription prenatal vitamins. CitraNatal B-Calm offers gentle prenatal nutrition plus the benefits of additional vitamin B6, which supplements a woman's own defense against severe pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting. Emerging science suggests that vitamin B6 supplementation can be beneficial for pregnant women who...