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2012-06-26 06:21:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) —Blood tests that measure Vitamin D deficiency are among the most frequently ordered tests in medicine. A new study found that some test kits are inaccurate. Researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine found that two new tests, Abbot Architect and Siemans Centaur2, may not be accurate. This study was performed on 163 randomly selected blood samples. In 40% of the Abbott Architect specimens and 48% of the Siemans Centaur2 specimens, results...

2012-06-19 13:52:59

Discovery can assist farming of low-fertility crops, say UC Riverside biochemists Biochemists at the University of California, Riverside report a new role for vitamin C in plants: promoting the production of twins and even triplets in plant seeds. Daniel R. Gallie, a professor of biochemistry, and Zhong Chen, an associate research biochemist in the Department of Biochemistry, found that increasing the level of dehydroascorbate reductase (DHAR), a naturally occurring enzyme that recycles...

2012-06-08 23:00:40

GetFitDaily offers women around the world the latest weight loss tips and women´s exercises. In her latest blog post, Stacy Carlo announces the real skinny on Weight Loss. Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 GetFitDaily.com is one of the world´s most visited Fitness Tips blogs. Offering daily tips and advice to women, information can be read directly from their blog, or via a daily digest email. Today, Stacy Carlo at GetFitDaily published her latest post, titled “The...

2012-06-01 10:59:46

New research funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has shown that vitamin D3 supplements could provide more benefit than the close relative vitamin D2. The findings published in the June edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition could potentially lead to changes in the food industry when it comes to fortification. Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle health and there is concern that we don't get enough of the 'sunshine' vitamin...

2012-05-29 12:19:58

Older adults who don't get enough vitamin D - either from diet, supplements or sun exposure - may be at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. "This is one of the first studies to look at the association of vitamin D and the onset of new mobility limitations or disability in older adults," said lead author Denise Houston, Ph.D., R.D., a nutrition epidemiologist in the Wake Forest Baptist...

2012-05-29 08:16:08

Scientists know that Vitamin D deficiency is not healthy. However, new research from the University of Copenhagen now indicates that too high a level of the essential vitamin is not good either. The study is based on blood samples from 247,574 Copenhageners. The results have just been published in the reputed scientific Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Vitamin D is instrumental in helping calcium reach our bones, thus lessening the risk from falls and the risk of broken...

2012-05-22 13:04:35

Vitamin C supplementation in pregnant women who are unable to quit smoking significantly improves pulmonary function in their newborns, according to a new study. "Smoking during pregnancy is known to adversely affect the lung development of the developing baby," said Cindy McEvoy, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital. "We found that daily use of vitamin C (500 mg/day) by smoking pregnant woman significantly improved...

2012-05-19 00:05:57

Observational studies show vitamin D may benefit cardiovascular, skin and metabolic disorders The Endocrine Society's new scientific statement published online today represents the first comprehensive evaluation of both the basic and clinical evidence related to the non-skeletal effects of vitamin D. The statement addresses current research regarding the associations of vitamin D with immune function, hypertension, stroke, skin conditions and maternal/fetal health. Vitamin D is a...

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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