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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...

2009-11-17 09:07:00

FT. THOMAS, Ky., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- New vitamingum(TM) DEFENSE Formula (peppermint ice) contains EXTRA VITAMIN C, ANTIOXIDANT VITAMINS A and E, plus B-Vitamins, Calcium and Vitamin D to help consumers build up their immune defenses during cough, cold and flu season. vitamingum DEFENSE also freshens your breath with the pleasing taste of peppermint and helps soothe your throat and open your nasal passages with the cooling sensation of menthol. What a simple, easy way to gain valuable...

2009-10-30 16:27:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the current trend toward personalized medicine, the Beaumont Weight Control Center, affiliated with Beaumont Hospitals, a major Detroit-area health system, now offers individualized MicroNutrient Testing for patients. This addition to their weight loss program helps patients identify their specific nutritional deficiencies in 30 different vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, using a patented technology from SpectraCell Laboratories. The...

2009-10-08 15:02:24

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that vitamin A has essential functions in the regulation of energy production in all cells of the body If a little vitamin A is good, more must be better, right? Wrong! New research published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) shows that vitamin A plays a crucial role in energy production within cells, explaining why too much or too little has a complex negative effect on our bodies. This is particularly important as combinations of...

2009-10-07 11:20:42

B-vitamin supplements should not be recommended for prevention of heart disease, say scientists. A Cochrane Systematic Review has shown these supplements do not reduce the risk of developing or dying from the disease. "There is no evidence to support the use of B-vitamins as supplements for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke or death associated with cardiovascular disease," says lead researcher, Arturo Martí-Carvajal of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Network in Valencia,...

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2009-10-05 09:11:09

A team of pharmacists from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) has established that the levels of vitamin C in many fruit juices and soft drinks are far higher than those indicated on their labels by the manufacturers. This finding has been possible owing to a new technique developed by the researchers to determine the content of vitamin C in these kinds of drinks. Ascorbic acid or vitamin C is a natural antioxidant in fruits and vegetables, but the European Commission permits its...

2009-10-02 13:25:23

Research: Fall prevention with supplemental and active forms of vitamin D: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials A daily supplement of vitamin D at a dose of 700-1000 IU reduces the risk of falling among older people by 19% according to a study published on bmj.com on Oct. 1. But a dose of less than 700 IU per day has no effect. IU is an international unit of measurement for vitamins and other biologically active substances. Each year, one in three people aged 65 and older...

2009-09-30 12:00:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Several studies and articles published this year show that vitamin D plays an important role in the prevention of respiratory infections such as the cold and flu. A study by vitamin D expert Dr. John Cannell published by Cambridge University Press' Journal of Epidemiology and Infection showed evidence that lower vitamin D blood levels during the winter can account for the increased transmissibility of the influenza virus. Increased levels of...

2009-09-17 13:37:26

Modest vitamin/mineral deficiencies increase age-related disease An important analysis conducted by Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute scientists suggests the importance of ensuring optimal dietary intakes of vitamin K to prevent age-related conditions such as bone fragility, arterial and kidney calcification, cardiovascular disease, and possibly cancer (1). Vitamin K is concentrated in dark green plants such as spinach or Swiss chard, and is either not present or present in only...

2009-09-09 10:34:57

Results will be of great relevance to the cosmetics industry Scientists have uncovered a new role played by Vitamin C in protecting the skin. Researchers at the University of Leicester and Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology in Portugal studied new protective properties of vitamin C in cells from the human skin, which could lead to better skin regeneration. The work, by Tiago Duarte, Marcus S. Cooke and G. Don Jones, found that a form of Vitamin C helped to promote wound healing and...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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