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2013-11-18 23:02:26

The Organic and Environmental Products website has many research articles and other eBooks on many different subjects to help customers know all there is about any health problems they may have. Lake View Terrace, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Organic and Environmental Products have recently written and released five new eBooks that can be read and download for no cost at all. These five new eBooks contain a ton of information on these topics: 1. Scurvy 2. Foods That Affect Health and...

Vitamin C Associated With Increased Risk Of Kidney Stones In Men
2013-02-05 08:07:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several studies have come to light of the beneficial role vitamin C may play in human health. Some recent studies have shown the essential nutrient helps reduce pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients and also helps guard against dementia. But another recent study, published in this week´s JAMA Internal Medicine, has found vitamin C is not all good news, especially in men. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet...

2012-06-29 11:50:50

On the centenary of Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole, a study to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting on Sunday 1st July has shown that Scott's men starved to death because they were consuming far too few calories to fuel their daily exertion. The researchers, environmental physiologist Dr Lewis Halsey of the University of Roehampton and polar explorer and physician Dr Mike Stroud, examined the voyage in light of today's knowledge of...

2012-06-19 13:52:59

Discovery can assist farming of low-fertility crops, say UC Riverside biochemists Biochemists at the University of California, Riverside report a new role for vitamin C in plants: promoting the production of twins and even triplets in plant seeds. Daniel R. Gallie, a professor of biochemistry, and Zhong Chen, an associate research biochemist in the Department of Biochemistry, found that increasing the level of dehydroascorbate reductase (DHAR), a naturally occurring enzyme that recycles...

2012-06-12 11:37:22

Review article in Physiological Reviews looks back on discoveries since R.F. Scott reached the South Pole In late 1911, British Naval Captain Robert F. Scott led a team of five Englishmen on their quest to be the first to reach the South Pole. Upon arrival they learned they had been preceded by a Norwegian team, led by Roald Amundsen (which had arrived more than a month before). Scott and his companions died during their journey home as a result of natural causes induced by the extreme...

2011-12-13 07:13:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altrient(TM) C, a proprietary, high-dose vitamin C formula, is now available at Altrient.com. This high-performance nutritional supplement uses a Liposome Encapsulated Delivery (LED) system to transport pure vitamin C throughout the body and directly to the cells. LED is considered one of the most effective methods of delivering oral nutrients. (Photo: <font size="2"...

2011-12-07 11:28:30

Up to three quarters of elderly people in parts of India have vitamin C deficiency, a study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found. Up to three quarters of elderly people in parts of India have vitamin C deficiency, a study by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for human health, playing a role from maintenance and repair of tissues to antioxidant activities. This study is the first ever large screening of...

2009-09-04 16:46:06

Danish researchers say animal studies suggest vitamin C deficiency may impair mental development. The study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows new-born guinea pigs subjected to moderate vitamin C deficiency had 30 percent fewer nervous system cells in the hippocampal part of the brain and markedly worse spatial memory than guinea pigs eating a normal diet. Study leader Jens Lykkesfeldt of University of Copenhagen suggests human beings, like guinea pigs, depend...

2008-08-03 21:00:14

How are the Beijing Olympics contributing to a worldwide shortage of vitamin C? In their efforts to curb air pollution for the upcoming games, the Chinese shut down manufacturing plants in and around Beijing _ including cutbacks at factories producing 80 percent of the world's ascorbic acid, more commonly known as vitamin C. Experts say the shortage and resulting price increases will not likely spark an outbreak of scurvy, the nemesis of Old World sailors on extended voyages without fresh...