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2010-11-29 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The majority of Americans and Canadians are getting enough vitamin D and calcium to meet their needs, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Most people up to age 70 need no more than 600 international units, or IUs, of vitamin D per day, and those 71 and older may need as much as 800 IUs, the report finds. The amount of calcium needed ranges, based on age, from 700 to 1,300 milligrams per day. A large amount of evidence...

2010-11-16 07:45:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Vitamin D deficiency is associated with fatal stroke among whites, but according to this study, it is not linked to more stroke deaths among blacks.   Stroke is the third highest cause of death in the U.S. Analyzing the health records of 7,981 black and white adults, researchers found that whites with deficient vitamin D levels had a doubled risk of dying from a stroke compared to whites with higher vitamin D levels. In contrast, researchers found no...

2010-11-15 13:20:57

While vitamin D deficiency is associated with fatal stroke among whites, it is not linked to more stroke deaths among blacks, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2010. Analyzing the health records of a nationally representative group of 7,981 black and white adults, researchers found that whites with deficient vitamin D levels had a doubled risk of dying from a stroke compared to whites with higher vitamin D levels. In contrast, researchers...

2010-11-15 13:03:06

Low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke in whites, but not in blacks, according to a new report by researchers at Johns Hopkins. Stroke is the nation's third leading cause of death, killing more than 140,000 Americans annually and temporarily or permanently disabling over half a million when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. Researchers say their findings, to be presented Nov. 15 at...

2010-10-26 00:01:44

Revere-based independent developer James Hollender has released his Vitamin K app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The Vitamin K app allows users to easily find out how much vitamin K there is in over 900 different foods, critical information in helping keep the effectiveness of their blood thinning medications. Revere, Massachusetts (PRWEB) October 25, 2010 For persons taking blood thinning medications such as Coumadin® or Warfarin (also known as Jantoven, Marfarin, Lawarin, Waran and...

2010-10-15 09:00:00

BUENA PARK, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Surgeon General's Office, an estimated 10 million Americans over 50 have bone health issues, while another 34 million are at risk. One of the easiest ways to combat bone health issues is by eating a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, although a report released by the Nutrilite Health Institute (www.nutrilite.com/color) reveals Americans who fail to eat enough fruits and vegetables are likely not getting enough...

2010-10-06 17:21:56

Giving vitamin D supplements to healthy children with normal vitamin D levels does not improve bone density at the hip, lumbar spine, forearm or in the body as a whole, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. Building bone density in children helps protect against osteoporosis in later life. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones are weak, brittle and break easily. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium from food, reduces losses of calcium from the body and encourages calcium...

2010-10-04 14:39:02

African-American women had lower vitamin D levels than white women, and vitamin D deficiency was associated with a greater likelihood for aggressive breast cancer, according to data presented at the Third AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities. "We know that darker skin pigmentation acts somewhat as a block to producing vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, which is the primary source of vitamin D in most people," said Susan Steck, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor of...

2010-09-23 09:14:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ So far in 2010, 7,950 people have died from endometrial cancer and there are 43,470 new cases. Studies on animals showed that obese women, who are at a higher risk for endometrial cancer, should take vitamin D to reduce their risk. The study showed that 25 percent of obese mice given vitamin D supplements in their diet developed endometrial cancer, while 67 percent of mice not given vitamin D developed cancer. Vitamin D did nothing for mice of normal weight,...

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2010-09-16 10:03:49

Research suggests boosting key milk nutrients calcium and vitamin D could aid weight loss Now there's a new reason to grab a glass of milk when you're on diet, suggests a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In a 2-year weight loss study, milk drinkers had an advantage over those who skipped the milk. Israeli researchers found that adults who drank the most milk (nearly 2 glasses per day) and had the highest vitamin D levels at 6 months, lost more weight after 2...


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Leaf vegetables
2013-08-21 09:03:22

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...

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