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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...

2011-03-21 07:30:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research shows patients with a recent onset of Parkinson's disease have a high rate of vitamin D insufficiency. However, this new study shows vitamin D concentrations do not appear to decline during the progression of the neurological disease. Vitamin D insufficiency has been linked to a variety of disorders and chronic diseases included multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and cancer. Previous studies have shown insufficient amounts of vitamin D are more common in patients...

2011-03-14 21:00:14

Patients with a recent onset of Parkinson disease have a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, but vitamin D concentrations do not appear to decline during the progression of the disease, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Vitamin D is now considered a hormone that regulates a number of physiological processes. "Vitamin D insufficiency has been associated with a variety of clinical disorders and chronic diseases,...

2011-03-02 08:00:00

SINGAPORE, March. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Davos Life Science, the world's largest tocotrienols manufacturer and research company, today announced that it has been awarded the 2010 Asia Pacific Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Research Award in the Natural Vitamin E Market. This award is in recognition of Davos Life Science's ("DavosLife") leading-edge research, which has demonstrated tocotrienols' positive effect in a range of diseases. "Equipped with robust research expertise,...

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2011-02-25 08:28:20

New research from Loma Linda University published in the Journal of Nutrition A new research study from Loma Linda University (LLU) demonstrates that naturally occurring antioxidants in pecans may help contribute to heart health and disease prevention; the results were published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Pecans contain different forms of the antioxidant vitamin E"”known as tocopherols, plus numerous phenolic substances, many of them with antioxidant...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.