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2010-12-08 14:23:01

Vitamin A supplements are still an effective way to reduce childhood death and disease. A new study by Cochrane researchers strongly endorses the continuation of vitamin A supplementation programs, which reduce the incidence of measles and diarrhoea and ultimately save lives. Vitamin A deficiency is a common problem in low and middle income countries. People whose diets do not include enough of the vitamin may have impaired body functions, and be more susceptible to blindness, infection and...

2010-12-01 07:39:00

JENA, Germany, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The intake of preformed vitamin A from animal products is not sufficient in parts of the population in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The vitamin A precursor beta-carotene therefore has an important function in providing for an adequate supply of total vitamin A, international carotenoid experts state in a recently published consensus answer. An appropriate intake of beta-carotene from diet, fortified foods and/or dietary supplements could...

2010-12-01 00:28:36

The Archives of Internal Medicine reported that more than 75 percent of Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D. Today, the Institute of Medicine released new guidelines for the recommended daily intake of vitamin D. Wellesse Vitamin D3 and Calcium Liquid helps meet the new DRI. Ferndale, WA (Vocus) November 30, 2010 Wellesse®, manufacturers of a liquid vitamin D3 supplement, applauds The Institutes of Medicine's (IOM) decision today to increase the Dietary Reference Intake...

2010-11-30 16:46:00

New Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D mark significant progress but individuals' unique needs may call for more NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Nov. 30,2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nature Made applauds the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for the new Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for Vitamin D, released today, which represent recommended dietary intake levels of vitamin D for the Americans based on the latest scientific advances in nutrition. Although these new recommendations show great...

2010-11-30 08:58:00

Today Ddrops Company also launched new Ddrops(TM) 800 IU per drop product WOODBRIDGE, ON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ - Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released long awaited new guidelines for vitamin D intake increasing the recommended Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI's) of vitamin D to maintain bone health. Specifically, the new guidelines issued by the US based Institute of Medicine highlight: Increase the daily vitamin D intake recommendation for adults up to 70 years of age...

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2010-11-30 09:20:00

Most people get enough vitamin D from the sun, and there's no evidence that taking supplements of the so-called sunshine vitamin will fight off cancer, prevent diabetes, or strengthen a person's immune system, a panel of U.S. and Canadian doctors said on Tuesday. The announcement comes as part of a new set of dietary intake guidelines for both calcium and vitamin D, released this week by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an independent American health agency established in 1863. Using expert...

2010-11-30 08:21:00

- Increased DRI, Step In Right Direction Still Falls Short, CRN Says - WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry's leading trade association, today called the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine's (IOM) newly released report on the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) levels for vitamin D "a modest step in the right direction that fell short of truly capturing the extensive and positive...

2010-11-29 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The majority of Americans and Canadians are getting enough vitamin D and calcium to meet their needs, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Most people up to age 70 need no more than 600 international units, or IUs, of vitamin D per day, and those 71 and older may need as much as 800 IUs, the report finds. The amount of calcium needed ranges, based on age, from 700 to 1,300 milligrams per day. A large amount of evidence...

2010-11-18 16:36:16

Other factors predominate in summer Vitamin D is somewhat of an unusual "vitamin," because it can be made in the body from sunlight and most foods do not contain vitamin D unless added by fortification. Synthesis of vitamin D in the body requires exposure to ultraviolet light and can be influenced by genetics, skin color, and sun exposure. Reports of greater than expected vitamin D insufficiency coupled with emerging evidence that higher circulating concentrations of this nutrient may protect...

2010-11-16 07:45:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Vitamin D deficiency is associated with fatal stroke among whites, but according to this study, it is not linked to more stroke deaths among blacks.   Stroke is the third highest cause of death in the U.S. Analyzing the health records of 7,981 black and white adults, researchers found that whites with deficient vitamin D levels had a doubled risk of dying from a stroke compared to whites with higher vitamin D levels. In contrast, researchers found no...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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