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Rabbits Kept Indoors Could Suffer From Vitamin D Deficiency

Rabbits Kept Indoors Could Suffer From Vitamin D Deficiency

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rabbits that remain indoors may suffer from a lack of vitamin D, researchers report in a new study. In rabbits kept as pets or used in laboratory studies, the deficiency could lead to dental problems,...

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2014-04-14 12:30:21

A UK study investigating the link between low vitamin D status and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in British children has identified a genetic variant associated with the disease's severity. The research, conducted by the King's College Hospital Paediatric Liver Centre and the University of Surrey's School of Biosciences and Medicine, and funded by the Children's Liver Disease Foundation retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 120 pediatric patients with NAFLD. The...

2014-04-09 09:56:02

People who are injured while binge drinking are much slower to heal from wounds suffered in car accidents, shootings, fires, etc. Now a new study is providing insights into why alcohol has such a negative effect on wound healing. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers report that binge alcohol exposure significantly reduced levels of key components of the immune system involved in healing. The study by senior author Katherine A. Radek, PhD, and colleagues from...

Pregnant Women With High Risk For Preeclampsia Should Be On Low-Dose Aspirin Regimen: Study
2014-04-08 14:08:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Marked by high blood pressure and elevated levels of protein in the urine, preeclampsia is the leading cause of death for pregnant women. New guidelines released by the US Preventative Services Task Force now recommend that pregnant women at high risk for preeclampsia take a steady low dose of aspirin as a preventative measure starting after 12 weeks of pregnancy. High-risk women include those who have a history with the condition,...

2014-04-04 11:02:18

Vitamin D insufficiency sustained over 5 years contributes to increased 10-year fracture risk in elderly women A study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases shows that long-term low levels of vitamin D intake are associated with higher 10-year fracture risk in elderly women. Vitamin D insufficiency in seniors has been shown to contribute to increased risk of osteoporotic fractures. Previous studies have used single vitamin D...

Still No Clear Evidence For Vitamin D Health Benefits
2014-04-02 15:03:38

BMJ-British Medical Journal Many trials are inconclusive or insufficient to draw any firm conclusions, say experts They argue that "universal conclusions about its benefits cannot be drawn" and say further studies and better designed trials are needed. A growing body of evidence indicates that vitamin D may reduce risks of a wide range of diseases, including bone mineral disease, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, cancer and cardiovascular problems. Yet, despite hundreds of...

2014-04-01 14:26:51

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density. For older patients, having a low vitamin D level is a condition that can cause weakening of bones, which can lead to fractures, and in children the deficiency can lead to rickets. The 2011 Institute of Medicine guidelines for vitamin D and calcium emphasize...

2014-03-13 23:23:16

The vitamin found to reduce colon cancer risk does not appear to have the same effect on mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting on a study in Nutrition and Cancer that suggests Vitamin D supplements are not likely to reduce the incidence or severity of mesothelioma. Previous studies conducted by the mesothelioma researchers at Australia’s National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases found no survival benefit from the antioxidant Vitamins...

Europeans' Appearance Altered Over Five Millennia Of Natural Selection
2014-03-12 05:27:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A great deal of research has been focused on the factors that have influenced the human genome since the end of the last Ice Age. An international team of scientists—including anthropologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), geneticists at University College London (UCL), and archaeologists from Berlin and Kiev—has analyzed ancient DNA from skeletons, finding that natural selection has had a major effect on the human...

2014-03-10 23:24:57

Seniors have unique nutritional needs and may require education and assistance to better understand those needs. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 As we age, eating the right nutrients becomes more critical. But, how do you know which nutrients are best to include in your diet? In recognition of National Nutrition Month® in March, the Silver&Fit® Exercise & Healthy Aging Program offers these tips to help older adults stay on track with meeting their nutrition needs....

2014-03-05 23:27:28

Host Forbes Riley looks at the widespread Vitamin D deficiency and shares tips about how to add more of it to daily diets. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The producers of Forbes Living are pleased to announce a series dedicated to Vitamin D deficiency. According to studies, the vast majority of the U.S. population is deficient in Vitamin D – the "sunshine vitamin" whose deficits can cause many harmful health conditions. Vitamin D helps to maintain normal blood...