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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...

2011-11-15 06:38:47

Intermountain Medical Center researchers say doctors must educate patients about mixing vitamins and supplements with the highly prescribed blood thinner Atrial Fibrillation patients who are prescribed the powerful blood thinner warfarin often take it with vitamins or supplements that can hamper its effectiveness, or skip doses completely, increasing their risk for stroke, according to new research. The study, jointly conducted by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart...

2011-11-14 11:27:55

Low levels of vitamin C were associated with higher levels of high sensitivity C-Reactive protein (hsCRP) and shorter intervals without major cardiac issues or death for heart failure patients, in research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2011. Compared to those with high vitamin C intake from food, heart failure patients in the study who had low vitamin C intake were 2.4 times more likely to have higher levels of hsCRP, a marker for inflammation and a risk...

2011-11-01 15:33:14

A study of postmenopausal women found no significant mortality benefit from vitamin D after controlling for health risk factors such as abdominal obesity. The only exception was that thin-waisted women with low vitamin D levels might face some risk. The results agree with advice issued last year by the Institute of Medicine that cautioned against vitamin D having a benefit beyond bone health. Doctors agree that vitamin D promotes bone health, but a belief that it can also prevent cancer,...


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