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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...

2010-06-10 15:46:43

Common gene variants appear to increase risk of vitamin D deficiency An international research consortium has identified four common gene variants that are associated with blood levels of vitamin D and with an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency. The report from the SUNLIGHT consortium "“ involving investigators from six countries "“ will appear in The Lancet and is receiving early online release. "We identified four common variants that contributed to the risk for vitamin D...

2010-05-10 09:50:37

IOF has released a new position statement on Vitamin D for older adults which makes important recommendations for vitamin D nutrition from an evidence-based perspective. The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has released a new position statement on Vitamin D for older adults which makes important recommendations for vitamin D nutrition from an evidence-based perspective. Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle development, function and preservation. For this reason it is a vital...

2010-04-19 14:36:56

In the first study of vitamin K and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk, researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Minnesota have found that people who have higher intakes of vitamin K from their diet have a lower risk of developing Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system and is the most common hematologic malignancy in the United States. At the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the researchers report that the risk of...

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2010-03-08 06:50:00

As much as half the world's population has less than adequate immune systems where their killer T cells cannot fight infection properly, and scientists find that vitamin D is a vital key to keeping their defenses up. Danish researchers have found that vitamin D could help with the fight against infectious diseases and worldwide epidemics, and could be very useful in finding new vaccines, they said. The researchers found that T cells in people's immune systems rely on vitamin D to become...

2010-03-04 16:43:28

A Henry Ford Hospital study has shown a link between Vitamin D levels and basal cell carcinoma, a finding that could lead researchers to better understand the development of the most common form of skin cancer. In a small study, researchers at Henry Ford and Wayne State University found elevated levels of Vitamin D enzymes and proteins in cancerous tissue taken from 10 patients compared to normal skin tissue taken from them. Previous studies have linked Vitamin D deficiency with certain...

2010-03-01 10:43:00

BUENA PARK, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- NUTRILITE®, a world leading nutritional supplement brand, just launched its newest product, Vitamin D3 2000 IU plus Vitamin K2. NUTRILITE Vitamin D3 2000 IU plus Vitamin K2 is formulated with the naturally occurring form of Vitamin D your body produces when exposed to sunlight - in an amount that's equal to 20 eight ounce glasses of milk. Recent studies show that it is very difficult to get enough Vitamin D through diet...

2010-01-06 11:28:45

Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to a higher number of heart and stroke-related deaths among black Americans compared to whites, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. The journal Annals of Family Medicine is publishing the study in the January-February edition, which goes online Jan. 11, 2010. Researchers sought to understand the well-documented disparity between blacks and whites in cardiovascular deaths. They turned to vitamin D because growing evidence links low...

2009-10-26 16:11:47

National data suggest non-whites are especially at risk Millions of children in the United States between the ages of 1 and 11 may suffer from suboptimal levels of vitamin D, according to a large nationally representative study published in the November issue of Pediatrics, accompanied by an editorial. The study, led by Jonathan Mansbach, MD, at Children's Hospital Boston, is the most up-to-date analysis of vitamin D levels in U.S. children. It builds on the growing evidence that levels have...

2009-10-08 16:34:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The next time you run nutritionals using the government's database, you might be pleasantly surprised that some of your favorite foods seem to have received a nutrient boost, virtually overnight. The addition of vitamin D values to nearly half of all food entries - including mushrooms, the only fruit or vegetable with natural vitamin D - topped the list of important updates made to the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) release 22...


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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