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2011-06-07 00:00:31

The Endocrine Society released new clinical practice guidelines calling for vitamin D concentrations of 30-60 ng/ml (75-150 nmol/L), closely approaching the recommendation of 40-60 ng/ml of the GrassrootsHealth' consortium of vitamin D experts. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 The Endocrine Society released new clinical practice guidelines calling for vitamin D concentrations of 30-60 ng/ml (75-150 nmol/L), closely approaching the recommendation of 40-60 ng/ml of the GrassrootsHealth'...

2011-05-30 08:00:00

SINGAPORE, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Davos Life Science (DavosLife) has today announced preliminary results of a phase I clinical trial of its Natural e3 delta-tocotrienol (Natural e3) in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer. Tocotrienols are highly potent members of the Vitamin E family that have been found by researchers to inhibit the growth and survival of various types of cancer cells. This clinical trial revealed that Natural e3 was able to increase apoptosis (cell...

2011-04-26 15:12:49

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is more common and often more deadly in blacks than in whites, and a new University of Rochester study shows that low vitamin D levels among black people might be a powerful factor that contributes to the racial differences in hypertension. The University of Rochester Medical Center findings, published online today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, are consistent with growing evidence that lower vitamin D status is associated with higher blood...

2011-04-20 13:18:48

Research: Calcium supplements with or without vitamin D and risk of cardiovascular events: Reanalysis of the Women's Health Initiative limited access dataset and meta-analysis New research published on bmj.com today adds to mounting evidence that calcium supplements increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly heart attacks, in older women. The findings suggest that their use in managing osteoporosis should be re-assessed. Calcium supplements are often prescribed to older...

2011-04-18 19:53:33

Mention vitamin D-fortified foods and most people think of milk, which has been fortified with the sunshine vitamin since the 1930s. A new episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series says that vitamin D-fortified bread could join milk as a mainstay for providing an essential nutrient that is difficult to get naturally in foods. The video points out that millions of people are unable to get enough vitamin D from food or...

2011-04-14 09:00:00

ATLANTA, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's National Pecan Month and there's new evidence to suggest eating just a handful each day may help protect your heart. Findings from a research study, conducted at Loma Linda University in California, suggest pecans boost antioxidant levels in the body. This boost likely contributed to a drop in unhealthy cholesterol levels in the people who participated in the study. Testing conducted after the participants had eaten pecans showed that a...

2011-04-12 08:07:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- African Americans are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and vitamin D deficiency, according to new research. This study shows that supplementation with vitamin D -- the "sunshine vitamin" -- may be especially beneficial for overweight African American adults. According to Ryan A. Harris, Ph.D., assistant professor, the Georgia Prevention Institute at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta and his team, vitamin D supplementation cut the...

2011-04-11 22:19:43

High levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream appear to be associated with a decreased risk of developing early age-related macular degeneration among women younger than 75 years, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a chronic, late-onset disease that results in degeneration of the macula, is the leading cause of adult irreversible vision loss in developed countries," the authors write...

2011-04-04 13:23:06

Researchers say their mice study should provide a word of caution to people who believe that excess vitamin D prevents cancer In mice models of breast cancer, researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, found that vitamin D significantly reduced development of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer both in lean and obese mice, but had no beneficial effect in estrogen receptor-negative (ER-) cancer. In fact, obese...

2011-04-01 00:02:57

An international consortium of vitamin D experts published a new call to action to address the worldwide vitamin D deficiency in the latest journal of Public Health Nutrition due to their observations that the recent IOM (Institute of Medicine) report was "Ëœdeficient'. Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2011 An international consortium of vitamin D experts published a new call to action to address the worldwide vitamin D deficiency in the latest journal of Public Health Nutrition...