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2009-05-23 23:33:22

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say they have linked a common female infection, bacterial vaginosis, to vitamin D deficiency. The study found that black women are more likely to become infected because they are more likely to be deficient in vitamin D, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Saturday. Researchers tested 469 pregnant women for vitamin D levels. They found women with low levels of the vitamin were more likely to be infected. About one-third of women in their...

2009-05-11 16:20:50

Spending more time in the sunshine could help older people to reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Exposure to sunlight stimulates vitamin D in the skin and older people are more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency due to the natural aging process and changes in lifestyle. Researchers at the University of Warwick have shown vitamin D deficiency is significantly associated with metabolic syndrome, a combination of medical and metabolic disorders that increase the risk...

2009-05-05 06:01:51

Investigators report that over one third of mothers and half of their infants have vitamin D deficiency at the time of birth. Prenatal vitamin D supplements do not fully protect against this deficiency, according to data released at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting. The Director of the Breastfeeding Center at Boston Medical Center, Anne Merewood, and her associates took measurements of vitamin D levels in 433 women and 376 newborns by using blood samples obtained within 72...

2009-04-16 16:38:27

New British research finds that a low intake of vitamins C and A could raise the risk of asthma.  Researchers from Nottingham University reviewed 40 studies conducted over the past three decades, and found that those with low intakes of vitamin C had a 12% increased risk of asthma. Although the increased risk for low intake of vitamin A was less clear, a significant association was nevertheless observed, researchers said. The Medical Research Council and Asthma UK have both said more...

2009-04-09 09:42:12

Deficiency in vitamin D has been widely regarded as contributing to autoimmune disease, but a review appearing in Autoimmunity Reviews explains that low levels of vitamin D in patients with autoimmune disease may be a result rather than a cause of disease and that supplementing with vitamin D may actually exacerbate autoimmune disease. Authored by a team of researchers at the California-based non-profit Autoimmunity Research Foundation, the paper goes on to point out that molecular biologists...

2009-04-09 06:57:32

According to a recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 75 percent of Americans do not get enough Vitamin D. Researchers have found that the deficiency may negatively impact immune function and cardiovascular health and increase cancer risk. Now, a University of Missouri nutritional sciences researcher has found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with inflammation, a negative response of the immune system, in healthy women. Increased concentrations of serum...

2009-03-25 14:56:02

In a development that could help improve the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, rickets, and other bone diseases, government chemists are reporting an advance in developing an accurate, reliable set of standards for measuring vitamin D levels in blood. Their findings could affect the health of millions of people worldwide, particularly children, women, and the elderly, who suffer from or are at risk of these debilitating diseases. The study will be presented here today at the American...

2009-03-19 07:00:00

Start of Spring Reminds Americans to Get More of the Sunshine Vitamin WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With spring upon us, there is no better time to shine the spotlight on the sunshine vitamin and the important role it plays in our health. Although we may have more opportunities to catch some rays in the coming months, we can't rely on the sun to supply all of the vitamin D our bodies need. Even though we have the ability to make our own vitamin D when the ultraviolet rays of the sun...

2009-03-13 13:30:01

Too little vitamin D may lead to fatter adolescents, researchers at the Medical College of Georgia said. The researchers studied more than 650 teens age 14-19 and found that those who reported higher vitamin D intakes had lower overall body fat and lower amounts of the fat in the abdomen -- known as visceral fat -- which has been associated with health risks such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension. Black females, who had the lowest vitamin D intake, had higher percentages of...

2009-03-12 07:20:00

A new study finds that one in seven American adolescents is deficient in vitamin D, something that could raise the risk of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and metabolic syndrome. In the study, which highlights the association between high levels of vitamin D and lower risk of heart disease, researchers in the Department of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College analyzed 3,577 adolescents aged 12 to 19 years old, 51 percent of which were boys. The ethnic breakdown was similar to...

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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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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.