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2013-12-31 23:20:25

A revolutionary Blood Spot Testing Kit will be released by Purity Labs in the new year; providing an easy way to test a person's vitamin D status. Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Vitamin D insufficiency affects as many as half of the U.S. population. Researchers in almost every medical discipline are finding that vitamin D may have a role in preventing, mitigating or treating disease. Conversely, researchers say that vitamin D deficiency may cause a wide range of health...

2013-12-05 08:29:55

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of CAT-2003 in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia, defined as serum triglyceride levels of 500 mg/dL or greater. CAT-2003 is a conjugate of niacin and the omega 3 fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), employing Catabasis' proprietary SMART Linker technology. In this second Phase 2 trial of CAT-2003,...

2013-12-04 12:26:49

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dietary supplements are dominating the shelves of pharmacy retailers, with brands vying for the attention of health-conscious consumers. In fact, industry experts report that approximately 50% of American adults take dietary supplements. Despite the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) governing manufacturing, packaging and holding standards for the dietary supplement industry, it is difficult for consumers to be sure...

2013-11-21 23:30:49

Co-E1 NADH helps chronic fatigue sufferers with more energy. (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Chronic fatigue is one of the USA's most debilitating epidemics. Until now, there has been little in the way of a quick fix. Yet, if the hype is to be believed, a new tablet known as Co-E1 NADH could be the cure thousands have been hoping for. Described as 'human rocket fuel', it's an over-the- counter treatment for sufferers of fatigue that, claim the makers, restores energy and...

2013-11-21 20:21:47

ALBANY, Ga., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A major study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that men and women who ate an ounce of peanuts daily reduced their risk of death from all causes by up to 20%. Results also showed that peanut eaters were leaner. This gives people another great reason to get their daily handful of peanuts. The study, "Association of Nut Consumption with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality," conducted at the Harvard Medical School, is the...

2013-11-18 12:29:41

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LipoScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPDX), a diagnostic company pioneering a new field of personalized nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) diagnostics to advance the quality of patient care in cardiovascular, metabolic and other diseases, today announced that low-density lipoprotein particle (LDL-P) number can predict cardiovascular events independently of LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations in a real-world environment, as presented in a poster session at...

2013-10-24 08:25:35

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vertellus Specialties Inc., the world's largest producer of pyridine, picolines and pyridine derivatives, has made major recent investments to serve the needs of the global life science markets. This effort is complementary to what Vertellus has done for decades in the specialty chemical arena to serve the needs of its customers. In China, Vertellus expanded production of specialty chemicals through a joint venture with Weifang Green Olive...

2013-10-15 08:30:19

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroNova Inc. (OTCBB: AHRO), a biotech company focused on the research and development of compounds to safely regress atherosclerotic plaque and improve lipid profiles in humans, today announced that Erik SG Stroes, MD, Chair and Professor at the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam has joined the Company as a member of the Clinical Advisory Board. "We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stroes...

Niacin Could Help You Live A Long And Healthy Life
2013-09-30 11:16:26

ETH-Zurich The vitamin niacin has a life-prolonging effect, as Michael Ristow has demonstrated in roundworms. From his study, the ETH-Zurich professor also concludes that so-called reactive oxygen species are healthy, not only disagreeing with the general consensus, but also many of his peers. Who would not want to live a long and healthy life? A freely available food supplement could help in this respect, scientists from ETH Zurich have demonstrated in roundworms. Vitamin B3 – also...

2013-09-24 11:02:46

Study translates to humans a finding previously shown in lab animals that could lead to new therapy to use with statins or in place of them University at Buffalo translational researchers are developing a richer understanding of atherosclerosis in humans, revealing a key role for stem cells that promote inflammation. The research was published last month in PLOS One. It extends to humans previous findings in lab animals by researchers at Columbia University that revealed that high...