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2012-01-05 15:15:15

Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to depression, according to UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrists working with the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study. It is believed to be the largest such investigation ever undertaken. Low levels of vitamin D already are associated with a cavalcade of health woes from cardiovascular diseases to neurological ailments. This new study — published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings — helps clarify a debate that erupted after smaller studies...

2011-12-29 08:00:00

Recent studies published raise the concern about low-levels of vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Support contains 2000 IU of Vitamin D3 to support lower blood sugar levels naturally. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) December 29, 2011 Recent studies attempt to shed light on the role Vitamin D plays in Type 2 Diabetes. A study published in the journal Diabetes Care showed a 24% reduction in diabetes risk for people with higher levels of vitamin D as compared with people with lower...

2011-12-28 08:00:00

Organic wholefood Vitamin C is now available from True Healthy Products, a natural nutrition company out of Florida as a wholefood alternative to common synthetic versions currently prominent on the market. (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 True Healthy Products, an all natural health and nutrition company out of Merritt Island, Florida is now offering a series of all natural wholefood organic vitamins to include Vitamin C made from cherries. True Healthy Products has carried the wholefood multi...

2011-12-22 07:30:15

A commentary by Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario and Dr. Meir Stampfer of the Harvard School of Public Health in today's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) argues that vitamin therapy still has a role to play in reducing stroke. Vitamin B therapy was once widely used to lower homocysteine levels. Too much of this amino acid in the bloodstream was linked to increased risk of stroke and heart attack. But several randomized trials found lowering...

2011-12-20 18:12:13

It's rubbed on the skin to reduce signs of aging and consumed by athletes to improve endurance but scientists now have the first evidence of one of vitamin E's normal body functions. The powerful antioxidant found in most foods helps repair tears in the plasma membranes that protect cells from outside forces and screen what enters and exits, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report in the journal Nature Communications. Everyday activities such as eating and exercise can...

2011-12-14 18:00:00

Very high doses of vitamin D may prevent or markedly reduce breast cancer and several other major diseases. ZestNow.com reports this could be great news for women over 50. (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 A daily dose of 4000-8000 IU of vitamin D reduces by half the risk of breast cancer and other diseases according to new studies. These dosages far exceed the commonly stated minimum daily requirements. Women over 50 are at greatest risk for breast cancer and are also least likely to spend...

2011-12-07 09:35:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Low vitamin D levels are significantly more prevalent in obese children and may be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. High rates of vitamin D deficiency have been found in obese populations and past studies have linked low vitamin D levels to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The mechanisms by which obesity and its comorbidities are related to vitamin D deficiency are not fully known. This new study examined associations between vitamin D levels and...

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2011-12-05 16:07:13

A new study has found that low vitamin D levels are significantly more prevalent in obese children than in non-obese children. The study examined associations between vitamin D levels and dietary habits in obese children, and also tested whether there were correlations between vitamin D and markers of abnormal glucose metabolism and blood pressure. "Our study found that obese children with lower vitamin D levels had higher degrees of insulin resistance," Micah Olson, MD, of The...

2011-12-02 12:52:14

Swedish women who ate an antioxidant-rich diet had fewer strokes regardless of whether they had a previous history of cardiovascular disease, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. "Eating antioxidant-rich foods may reduce your risk of stroke by inhibiting oxidative stress and inflammation," said Susanne Rautiainen, M.Sc., the study's first author and Ph.D. student at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. "This means people should eat more foods such as...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'