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New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene .
In a study that measured vitamin D levels in the umbilical cord blood of Houston-area infants, Hispanic infants were found to have lower levels of vitamin D.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) in journal Maturitas on the role of vitamin D in postmenopausal women with summary recommendations.
Scientists at University College Dublin, Ireland, have identified a genetic alteration which causes a child to be born with no eyes – a condition called anophthalmia.
A new study indicates that many patients undergoing spine surgery have low levels of vitamin D, which may delay their recovery.
Any way you slice it, bread that contains critical nutrients could help combat severe malnutrition in impoverished regions.
In a recent review of vitamin A, beta-carotene and cod liver oil supplements, Swanson Health Productsâ€™ Swanson Premium Beta-Carotene was given an â€œApprovedâ€ rating by ConsumerLab.com.
Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...
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