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2012-06-18 05:43:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In 2008, 39 million people in the U.S. were 65 or older. How much longer will they live? A new study could help them tack on a few more years! It suggests that a specific combination of supplements can reduce the rate of mortality in seniors, therefore providing a possible means of increasing life expectancy. The study assessed mortality among patients randomized to either vitamin D alone or vitamin D with calcium. In this study, researchers used pooled data from...

2012-06-15 14:37:31

Study shows vitamin D and calcium reduce mortality but not vitamin D alone A study recently published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) suggests that vitamin D–when taken with calcium–can reduce the rate of mortality in seniors, therefore providing a possible means of increasing life expectancy. During the last decade, there has been increasing recognition of the potential health effects of vitamin D. It is well known that...

2012-05-29 12:19:58

Older adults who don't get enough vitamin D - either from diet, supplements or sun exposure - may be at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. "This is one of the first studies to look at the association of vitamin D and the onset of new mobility limitations or disability in older adults," said lead author Denise Houston, Ph.D., R.D., a nutrition epidemiologist in the Wake Forest Baptist...

2012-05-25 10:35:31

Japanese-American men who did not eat foods rich in vitamin D had a higher risk of stroke later in life, according to results of a 34-year study reported in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal. "Our study confirms that eating foods rich in vitamin D might be beneficial for stroke prevention," said Gotaro Kojima, M.D., lead author of the study and geriatric medicine fellow at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Vitamin D is an essential...

2012-05-23 19:25:44

Children are more likely to have more body fat during childhood if their mother has low levels of Vitamin D during pregnancy, according to scientists at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU), University of Southampton. Low vitamin D status has been linked to obesity in adults and children, but little is known about how variation in a mother's status affects the body composition of her child. Low vitamin D status is common among young women in the UK, and...

2012-05-22 13:04:35

Vitamin C supplementation in pregnant women who are unable to quit smoking significantly improves pulmonary function in their newborns, according to a new study. "Smoking during pregnancy is known to adversely affect the lung development of the developing baby," said Cindy McEvoy, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital. "We found that daily use of vitamin C (500 mg/day) by smoking pregnant woman significantly improved...

2012-05-22 02:32:17

The tuberculosis vaccine is often used as a treatment for bladder cancer, and adding vitamin D might improve the vaccine´s effectiveness, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center presented today at the American Urological Association annual meeting. Yi-Fen Lee, Ph.D., associate professor of Urology at URMC, has conducted a pre-clinical study in a mouse model showing that a combination of vitamin D therapy and the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine...

2012-05-16 06:27:43

NORTH BERGEN, N.J., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans increasingly feel more confident about their health when taking a vitamin or supplement. According to The Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI) annual survey, 93 percent of vitamin takers expressed this confidence, up from 71 percent in 2011. Conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of The Vitamin Shoppe, the survey asked 1,000 U.S. adults about their vitamin and supplement habits to reveal America's view on the topic....

2012-04-30 14:18:45

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that the older population could benefit from vitamin D supplementation in autumn and winter to protect against viral infections Vitamin D may be known as the sunshine vitamin, but a new research report appearing in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology shows that it is more than that. According to the report, insufficient levels of vitamin D are related to a deficiency in our innate immune defenses that protect us from...

2012-04-26 10:18:15

Government regulators and the scientific community should work to ensure that they give clear guidance to the public about dietary supplements and cancer risk, according to a commentary published April 25 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Evidence from animal, in vitro and observational studies has suggested that taking dietary supplements may lower cancer risk. However, the small number of randomized controlled studies, the gold standard in evidence-based medicine, has not...