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2009-06-08 12:51:35

-A new study finds that many women with breast cancer take antioxidant supplements while undergoing cancer treatment, even though the consequences of doing so are unknown. Published in the July 15, 2009 issue of CANCER, a journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that additional research should be undertaken to determine the effects of antioxidant supplementation on the health and survival of breast cancer patients.Antioxidant supplements include vitamin C, vitamin E,...

2009-05-01 09:05:21

A group of endocrinologists in Sydney have observed that very sick patients tend to have very low levels of Vitamin D. The sicker they are, the lower the levels. Dr Paul Lee, Professor John Eisman and Associate Professor Jackie Center, researchers at Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research, examined a cohort of 42 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. Forty-five percent turned out to be Vitamin D deficient. These findings will be published as a letter in the April 30, 2009 issue of the...

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2009-04-16 16:38:27

New British research finds that a low intake of vitamins C and A could raise the risk of asthma.  Researchers from Nottingham University reviewed 40 studies conducted over the past three decades, and found that those with low intakes of vitamin C had a 12% increased risk of asthma. Although the increased risk for low intake of vitamin A was less clear, a significant association was nevertheless observed, researchers said. The Medical Research Council and Asthma UK have both said more...

2009-03-13 09:38:35

 New research reveals men who get more vitamin C lower their chances of developing gout, a painful type of arthritis.A 20-year study of nearly 47,000 men revealed vitamin C appears to reduce the levels of uric acid in the blood.  Uric acid is a naturally occurring compound.  If it builds up, crystal deposits form in and around joints.  That leads to pain, inflammation and swelling associated with gout.Study authors identify gout as the most common type of inflammatory...

2009-03-09 13:56:55

A Canadian researcher suggests that some with schizophrenia may be helped by looking at individual biochemistry, nutrient deficiency, diet and allergies. Dr. Abram Hoffer, a psychiatrist in Toronto, said some studies have shown that the predisposition to schizophrenia is inherited, and although there is little one can do about genetic factors that might lead to the onset of schizophrenia, nutritional modifications might help to enhance quality of life and slow down the progression of the...

2009-03-06 11:58:02

Personal nutrition coach and U.S. nutrition author Jack Challem is challenging a recent study on high doses of vitamin C interfering with chemotherapy drugs. Challem, a Tucson, Ariz., personal nutrition coach and a regular contributor to the journal Alternative and Complementary Therapies, challenges the findings of a study published in Cancer Research which concludes that vitamin C given to mice or cultured cells treated with common anticancer drugs reduces the tumor-fighting effects of the...

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2009-02-24 13:32:56

Large-scale study supports potential role in boosting immune system, more research needed Vitamin D may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold, report investigators from the University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Children's Hospital Boston. In the largest and most nationally representative study of the association between vitamin D and respiratory infections, people with the lowest...

2009-02-06 09:45:24

Vitamins do a body good, but healthy kids who eat a balanced diet don't really need them. A new study, however, finds those are exactly the kind of kids who receive these supplements. Researchers from the University of California Davis Children's Hospital looked at vitamin use, dietary habits, and other factors in more than 10,800 children between the ages of 2 and 17 who were included in a government health survey conducted between 1999 and 2004. Among children considered in excellent health...

2009-02-05 00:49:11

Teenage girls with higher vitamin D levels may be able to jump higher and faster than their peers with lower levels, British researchers found. Lead author Kate Ward of the University of Manchester said that not only does vitamin D work with calcium to keep bones strong, but researchers now believe teenage girls with higher levels of the vitamin may be able to jump higher and faster than girls with lower levels. The researchers collected vitamin D levels for 99 girls, ages 12-14. To test...

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2009-01-12 14:19:52

Loyola researchers report on benefit of vitamin D in diabetes and other chronic diseases Vitamin D is quickly becoming the "it" nutrient with health benefits for diseases, including cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease and now diabetes. A recent review article published by researchers from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing concluded that adequate intake of vitamin D may prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and reduce complications for those who have already been...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'