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2010-11-09 12:27:18

Long-term, regular use of vitamins E and C has no apparent effect on the risk of age-related cataract in men, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "An estimated 20.5 million persons 40 years and older in the United States show some evidence of age-related cataract," the authors write as background information in the article. "Because oxidative damage is a prominent feature of cataracts, one focus of nutrition research has...

2010-11-07 00:16:37

With winter in full swing, cold and flu season is officially upon us. YourHCG.com's health coaches receive thousands of calls and chats each month not only about the HCG diet, but about ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We caught up with the Your HCG health coaches and they gave us their top preventative remedies. These remedies are the perfect companion to the hCG diet. Salt Lake City, UT (Vocus) November 5, 2010 With winter in full swing, cold and flu season is officially upon us....

2010-11-02 00:00:38

GrassrootsHealth, an international vitamin D health promotion organization, is appealing to the public for support of its new Protect Our Children campaign by voting for it as part of the Pepsi Refresh Project. Voting begins on November 1, 2010 and lasts through November 30, 2010. Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) November 1, 2010 GrassrootsHealth, an international vitamin D health promotion organization, is appealing to the public for support of its new Protect Our Children campaign by voting for it...

2010-10-21 12:47:12

Severe burn injuries in children have been shown to rapidly deplete the levels of vitamin E in their body's adipose, or fat tissues, a new clinical study has found. Stored levels of this important antioxidant were reduced more in a few weeks than might normally be possible in years. An analysis of eight children with third-degree burns over much of their body found they lost almost half of their stored vitamin E in three weeks, even though they were being given about 150 percent of the...

2010-09-23 13:03:34

Simple treatment may counteract widespread problem of subnormal vitamin levels in acute-care patients Treatment with vitamin C rapidly improves the emotional state of acutely hospitalized patients, according to a study carried out by researchers at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and the affiliated Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (LDI). In a double-blind clinical trial, patients admitted to the JGH were randomly assigned to receive either vitamin C or vitamin D supplements...

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2010-08-06 06:20:00

Young men may have more sick-free days through the cold and flu season if they take a daily vitamin D supplement, a small study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases suggests. Vitamin D has been the center of attention in many research studies of late, with studies linking low vitamin D levels in the blood to elevated risks of type 1 diabetes and severe asthma attacks in children and heart disease, cancer and depression in adults. But whether the vitamin is the reason for the...

2010-07-29 13:54:01

Majority of study participants living in sunny Georgia classified as vitamin D deficient Vitamin D deficiency is associated with arterial stiffness, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, in black teens according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's www.endo-society.org (JCEM). Black teens taking vitamin D supplementation of 2,000 international units (IU) per day had a decrease in central arterial stiffness. "While we think of the sun as providing humans...

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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