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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...

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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,...


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