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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...

2009-03-09 07:00:00

Start of Daylight Saving Time Declared 'Vitamin D Day' to Remind Americans to Get More of the Sunshine Vitamin WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- As we get ready to change our clocks for Daylight Saving Time, the National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign is declaring it Vitamin D Day to raise awareness of the important role of the "sunshine vitamin." Even though we have the ability to make our own vitamin D when the ultraviolet rays of the sun hit our skin, many Americans fail to get...

2009-02-18 09:06:25

A research project at Rice University has brought scientists to the brink of comprehending a long-standing medical mystery that may link cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and perhaps even Alzheimer's disease. And for that, we can thank the rat.The recent paper in Artery Research by Rice evolutionary biologist Michael Kohn and his team reports they have found that common rats with a genetic mutation have developed a resistance to rat poison, aka warfarin. That's good news for the rats,...

2009-02-05 00:49:11

Teenage girls with higher vitamin D levels may be able to jump higher and faster than their peers with lower levels, British researchers found. Lead author Kate Ward of the University of Manchester said that not only does vitamin D work with calcium to keep bones strong, but researchers now believe teenage girls with higher levels of the vitamin may be able to jump higher and faster than girls with lower levels. The researchers collected vitamin D levels for 99 girls, ages 12-14. To test...

2009-02-03 11:10:00

Children who are more likely to take daily vitamins may actually be those who already have a healthy, active lifestyle and therefore have less of a need for the supplements, researchers reported on Monday. Almost $2 billion is spent each year on vitamins for children in the US.Researchers studied the mineral supplement use of more than 10,000 children and adolescents in the US from 1999-2004. Participants ranged in age from 2 years to 17 years. More than one-third of children involved with...

2009-01-20 10:07:10

New analyses led by the University of Cincinnati (UC) show that genetic testing used to guide initial dosing of the blood-thinner warfarin may not be cost-effective for typical patients with atrial fibrillation but may be for patients at higher risk for major bleeding. This study is being published in the Jan. 20, 2009, edition of Annals of Internal Medicine. Warfarin is commonly prescribed to prevent blood clotting, particularly for patients with atrial fibrillation"”a type of abnormal...

2008-12-31 12:48:02

A new survey conducted in young females connects high vitamin C in the bloodstream with lower blood pressure. This finding "strongly suggests that vitamin C is specifically important in maintaining a healthy blood pressure," lead author Dr. Gladys Block, of the University of California, Berkeley, said. Prior data connected high plasma levels of vitamin C with healthier blood pressure in the middle-aged and older, usually with unhealthy blood pressure, Block and colleagues stated. The new...

2008-12-12 11:13:58

New research suggests there may be one less reason to supplement with certain vitamins. In the large-scale Physicians' Health Study II, researchers looked into the effects of vitamins E and C on prostate cancer and total cancer. The more than 14,000 male physicians who participated took vitamin E and vitamin C on a regular basis. Results gathered after an average of 8 years show vitamin E had no effect on the incidence of prostate cancer or total cancer. Researchers also found vitamin C had...

2008-12-11 16:51:29

Insufficient vitamin D can stunt growth and foster weight gain during puberty -- even in sun-drenched California, Canadian and U.S. researchers said. Scientists from the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles found vitamin D deficiency caused higher body mass and shorter stature in girls at the peak of their growing spurt. The research team measured vitamin D levels in girls and women ages 16-22 using a simple blood test --...

2008-12-11 09:48:13

Canada-US study published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism recommends young people be screened for low vitamin D levels Insufficient vitamin D can stunt growth and foster weight gain during puberty, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Even in sun-drenched California, where scientists from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the University of Southern California conducted their study, vitamin D deficiency...

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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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