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2013-04-09 18:16:56

Newborn babies' immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to their month of birth, according to new research. The research, from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Oxford, provides a potential biological basis as to why an individual's risk of developing the neurological condition multiple sclerosis (MS) is influenced by their month of birth. It also supports the need for further research into the potential...

2013-03-19 14:10:13

While it is well known that a majority of hip fracture patients of all ages and both sexes have insufficient or deficient levels of vitamin D, a new study presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) looks at whether or not living in a warm, sunny climate improves patient vitamin D levels. Researchers retrospectively reviewed the vitamin D levels of 1,539 patients, including 448 acute hip fracture patients and 1,091 total hip (THR) or...

2013-03-02 23:01:13

Scott Tischler Conscience unveils the four healthiest fruits on the planet just in time for their season. Monroe, WI (PRWEB) March 02, 2013 While growing up children are often told to eat their vegetables or they won´t grow up to be big and healthy. This becomes more and more true everyday as American society slides deeper and deeper into a fast food nation. The problem with being a fast food nation, besides from the obvious epidemic of obesity, is that those who gorge themselves on...

Vitamin C Has Little Effect On Common Cold In The General Public
2013-02-13 18:35:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online At the onset of a cold, many people will begin stockpiling their bodies with loads of vitamin C to help fight off these pesky viruses more quickly. Even though it´s long been commonly understood vitamin C can be used to treat and even prevent the common cold, there´s yet to be any hard science to support this. Now, a new study has found the vitamin can actually cut the occurrence of the common cold in half, but only...

Vitamin D Supplement Labels Grossly Inaccurate About What's Inside
2013-02-12 11:15:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With recent findings stating obese individuals may have a deficiency in vitamin D levels, more people may be inclined to take a daily supplement to ensure they are getting the proper amount in their system. However, a new study has found many people may not even be getting the recommended amount of that sunshine vitamin when they do take a daily tablet. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (KPCHR) in...

Vitamin D Deficiency More Likely To Occur In Obese Individuals
2013-02-06 14:18:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Vitamin D is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, helping to build strong bones and stave off rickets. A new study has shown that there may be a deficiency of this vitamin in people who are obese. According to this research, published in the journal PLoS Medicine, obese individuals are more likely to have such a deficiency, potentially weakening their bones and placing further stress on their skeletal systems. The...

2013-01-29 10:16:37

New research suggests that increased consumption of foods containing colorful carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene and lutein, may prevent or delay the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The study, published by Wiley in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, found that diets high in lycopene, beta-cryptoxanthin, and vitamin C did not reduce ALS risk. Carotenoids give fruits and vegetables their bright orange, red,...


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Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.