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Children in low and middle income countries should be given vitamin A supplements to prevent death and illness.
Pregnant women taking prenatal supplements may not be getting enough vitamin D.
ORANGE, Calif., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A magnesium deficiency reduces the absorption and metabolism of calcium and prevents the proper amount of calcium being directed toward building stronger bones. According to Dr.
MILFORD, Conn., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to its many healthier offerings, the SUBWAYÂ® restaurant chain has now added calcium and vitamin D fortified bread to its menu, announced Mark Christiano, the SUBWAYÂ® brand's Global Baking Specialist. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110726/NY41279 ) Now, each 6-inch serving of bread in the 24,000-plus U.S.
Use of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy has long been a matter of concern but now researchers writing in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research report that even a high supplementation amount in healthy pregnant women was safe and effective in raising circulating vitamin D to a level thought by some to be optimal.
Vitamin A deficiency does not increase the risk of asthma, according to new research published online in the European Respiratory Journal.
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are honing in on the development of what may be the first non-steroidal, oral contraceptive for men.
Slowing down the aggregation or â€œclumpingâ€ of vitamin A in the eye may help prevent vision loss caused by macular degeneration.
For years, scientists have thought of DNA as a passive blueprint capable only of producing specific proteins through RNA transcription.
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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