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2010-07-06 12:13:42

Long-term supplementation with dietary antioxidants has beneficial effects on sugar and fat metabolism, blood pressure and arterial flexibility in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism report these positive results in a randomized controlled trial of combined vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and selenium capsules. Reuven Zimlichman worked with a team of researchers from Wolfson Medical Center,...

2010-06-10 15:46:43

Common gene variants appear to increase risk of vitamin D deficiency An international research consortium has identified four common gene variants that are associated with blood levels of vitamin D and with an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency. The report from the SUNLIGHT consortium "“ involving investigators from six countries "“ will appear in The Lancet and is receiving early online release. "We identified four common variants that contributed to the risk for vitamin D...

2010-05-12 07:52:35

Women age 70 years or older who received a single annual high dose of vitamin D had a higher rate of falls and fractures compared to women who received placebo, according to a study in the May 12 issue of JAMA. The results of studies investigating the effects of cholecalciferol (vitamin D) supplementation on falls and fractures have been incon­sistent, with some meta-analyses indicating a reduced fracture risk, while others have concluded that vitamin D supplementation is...

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2010-03-24 15:54:23

The popular dietary supplement vitamin E, loaded into special medicated contact lenses, can keep glaucoma medicine near the eye "” where it can treat that common disease"” almost 100 times longer than possible with current commercial lenses, scientists reported today. In a presentation at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), they described use of vitamin E to develop contact lenses that may deliver more medication for glaucoma and perhaps other...

2010-03-17 06:45:00

SAN DIEGO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In his newest book, "Overlooked Causes and the Prevention: Cancer, Cardiovascular Heart Disease, Multiple Sclerosis" (published by AuthorHouse), author Arthur Douglass Alexander III exposes, delineates and documents the sometimes overlooked and often ignored causes of three major life-threatening and chronic diseases: cancer, cardiovascular disease and multiple sclerosis. Providing therapeutic basis for their prevention, Alexander discusses effective,...

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2010-03-04 07:57:02

Loyola Researchers to Study Nutrient in Depression and Diabetes Patients MAYWOOD, Ill. -- A daily dose of vitamin D may just be what Chicagoans need to get through the long winter, according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON). This nutrient lifts mood during cold weather months when days are short and more time is spent indoors. "Vitamin D deficiency continues to be a problem despite the nutrient's widely reported health benefits," said Sue...

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2010-03-03 08:10:00

High humidity present in bathrooms and kitchens could be degrading the vitamins and health supplements stored in those rooms, even if the lids are on tight, a Purdue University study shows. Lisa Mauer, an associate professor of food science, said that crystalline substances - including vitamin C, some vitamin B forms and other dietary supplements - are prone to a process called deliquescence, in which humidity causes a water-soluble solid to dissolve. Keeping those supplements away from warm,...

2010-02-26 15:19:00

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-Communications Research Institute's (BCRI's) recent research study has found that high levels of vitamin C (ascorbate) inhibit the formation of new blood vessel growth to tumors. To grow, tumors rely on a high level of nutrients to flow to the tumor site. This nutrient flow is critical to tumor growth and is facilitated in the host body by the growth of new blood vessels. The new blood vessel growth process is known as angiogenesis. In tumor...

2010-02-25 21:50:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Through her site www.OrganicLiaison.com, award-winning actress Kirstie Alley has launched a brand new, innovative, affordable weight-loss program featuring the 'Rescue Me' kit. Developed with top doctors and nutritionists from around the country, the program consists of the 'Rescue Me' Elixir, which provides the body with the nutrients, minerals, pre-biotics, and anti-oxidants it needs to curb excess-hunger and cravings. 'Release Me,' an advanced...

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2009-12-31 08:43:53

The potent antioxidant may do more harm than good, TAU research suggests Vitamin-fortified foods and dietary health supplements can ease health worries. But what kinds of vitamins are right for you? And how much of them should you take, and how often? A research group from Tel Aviv University has done the most comprehensive and accurate study of clinical data on Vitamin E use and heart disease to date, and it warns that indiscriminate use of high-dose Vitamin E supplementation does more harm...