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2012-08-27 19:40:57

Berkeley Lab study links healthy micronutrient intake with reduced DNA fragmentation A new study led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men. In younger men, however, a higher intake of micronutrients didn't improve their sperm DNA. In an analysis of 80 healthy male volunteers between 22 and 80 years of age, the...

2012-08-25 23:00:20

As Terry Asher is a patient trainer, avid workout enthusiast, model and much more...the release of his new "Multi-Vitamin Guide" being totally free to the public makes us at Revolution Laboratories, LLC proud to make him the newest contender for this years Team RevLabs recruit. houston, texas (PRWEB) August 25, 2012 As Terry has become a force to be reckoned with in the fitness world, he only seems to increase his desire to give back to the health and nutrition community. Despite the fact...

2012-05-22 18:35:01

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and Washington University in St. Louis have found folic acid fortification of grain products in the United States may have an impact on lowering some childhood cancers. The new research, published online today in the journal Pediatrics, shows fortification does not appear to be causing childhood cancer rates to increase, and also finds a notable decrease in two types of childhood cancer. This study was led by Amy Linabery, Ph.D., postdoctoral...

2012-05-21 20:18:20

Folic acid fortification of foods may reduce the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumors in children, finds a new study by Kimberly J. Johnson, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, and Amy Linabery, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota. Incidence reductions were found for Wilms' tumor, a type of kidney cancer, and primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET), a type of brain cancer. Since...

2012-05-16 10:16:46

Pregnant women in poor communities in Bangladesh who received multiple micronutrients, including iron and folic acid combined with early food supplementation, had substantially improved survival of their newborns, compared to women in a standard program that included usual food supplementation, according to a study in the May 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on Global Health. "Maternal and child undernutrition is estimated to be the underlying cause of 3.5 million annual deaths and 35...

2012-05-15 23:25:25

Beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid — taken up to three times their recommended daily allowance, these supplements are probably harmless. But taken at much higher levels as some supplement manufacturers suggest, these three supplements have now been proven to increase the risk of developing a host of cancers. "It's not that these nutrients are toxic — they're essential and we need them, but we need them in a certain balance," says Tim Byers, MD, MPH, professor of...


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