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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...

2010-08-31 20:28:30

The data monitoring committee of the AVERROES study, seeing overwhelming evidence of the success of apixaban in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation who are unsuitable for the conventional treatment of warfarin, has recommended early termination of this study. The decision came after repeated review and careful consideration of all efficacy and safety data. The study leaders, principal investigator Dr. Stuart J. Connolly, chairman of the steering committee Dr. Salim...

2010-07-22 15:10:41

Children with celiac disease need to include certain must-have vitamins in their diets to stave off weak bones and osteoporosis, say researchers at the University of Alberta. A study of 43 children and teens from three to 18 years of age diagnosed with celiac disease showed that they also tended to have low bone density, likely due to poor intake and absorption of vitamins and minerals. That means they should be getting more of bone-boosting vitamins such as K and D in their diets, says Diana...

2010-07-14 12:53:58

Physicians say Canadians should be taking more supplements New and updated guidelines on recommended vitamin D intake have been published this week in the online issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Dr. David Hanley, professor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, and member of Osteoporosis Canada's (OC) Scientific Advisory Council, is the lead author of the paper on behalf of Osteoporosis Canada. "OC's current recommendations on vitamin D intake for Canadians...

2010-07-13 14:52:45

A new study on vitamin D levels and Parkinson's disease risk points to the need for further research on whether vitamin D supplements can protect against the movement disorder, according to an editorial in the July 2010 issue of Archives of Neurology. The author of the editorial is Marian Evatt, MD, assistant professor of neurology at Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Movement Disorders Clinic. The study, also reported in...


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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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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