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2008-11-18 10:05:00

Loyola Researchers Find Sunshine Deficit May Diminish Vitamin D Levels and Harm Cardiovascular Health The temperature might not be the only thing plummeting this winter. Many people also will experience a decrease in their vitamin D levels, which can play a role in heart disease, according to a new review article in Circulation. Vitamin D deficiency results in part from reduced exposure to sunlight, which is common during cold weather months when days are shorter and more time is spent...

2008-10-31 15:00:26

Vitamin E has been found to decrease cardiovascular risk, but high doses of vitamin E also result in an increase in nose bleeds, U.S. researchers said. Maret Traber of Oregon State University said that vitamin E has been heralded for its ability to reduce the risk of blood clots, heart attack and sudden death, however, vitamin E promotes bleeding by interfering with vitamin K, which is essential in blood clotting. Traber reviewed vitamin E studies and said one of the most compelling...

2008-10-17 03:00:05

A high daily dose of a vitamin K supplement did not protect against age-related bone mineral density decline, Canadian researchers said. However, it may help with preventing fractures or cancers, study leader Angela Cheung said. In a randomized controlled trial, Cheung and colleagues at the University of Toronto had 440 postmenopausal women with osteopenia -- bone mineral density lower than normal -- to receive either 5 mg of vitamin K or a placebo daily for two years. Two hundred and...

2008-10-14 12:00:08

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A new clinical report released yesterday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) at its National Conference and Exhibition, titled "Prevention of Rickets and Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants, Children and Adolescents," now doubles the recommended amount of vitamin D for infants, children and adolescents. The AAP adjusted their recommendations for vitamin D issued in 2003, from 200 IU a day beginning in the first two months of life to 400 units per...

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2008-10-14 11:30:01

A majority of Parkinson's disease patients had insufficient levels of vitamin D in a new study from Emory University School of Medicine. The fraction of Parkinson's patients with vitamin D insufficiency, 55 percent, was significantly more than patients with Alzheimer's disease (41 percent) or healthy elderly people (36 percent). The results are published in the October issue of Archives of Neurology. The finding adds to evidence that low vitamin D is associated with Parkinson's, says first...

2008-10-08 00:00:17

Vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and chronic liver disease, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin investigated whether Vitamin D deficiency in patients with inflammatory bowel disease is associated with a lower quality of life or higher disease activity independent of other known risk factors and medication use. This study conducted by Dr. Alex Ulitsky and his colleagues analyzed Vitamin D levels of 504...

2008-10-06 15:00:07

DULUTH, Ga., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Metametrix Clinical Laboratory (http://www.metametrix.com/), a leader in nutritional and metabolic testing services, announced the introduction of the Vitamin K Assay. This latest testing profile measures a functional marker of Vitamin K, undercarboxylated osteocalcin. As one of the first commercial laboratories to offer this type of vitamin K assessment, Metametrix continues its leadership and innovation. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that...

2008-09-24 06:00:00

By Linda Buch Fitness Q&A QI am 58 and recently learned I have osteoporosis in my hip. After using Fosamax for many years, I decided to do weight lifting and the treadmill. Please address how to keep strong bones. - Marilyn Pedro, Fremont, CALIF. A. In contrast to the root of the word "skeleton" (which comes from the Greek, "skeletos," meaning "dried up"), bones are living tissue, with the ability to renew and repair themselves. We usually think of bone just as the scaffolding that...

2008-09-22 09:00:12

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, a familiar dance move will bring women across the country together in an effort to protect them against a leading, yet often overlooked, health risk associated with falls - hip fracture. At http://www.oscal.com/bumpitup, the "bump" - the iconic dance in which people bump hips to the beat of the music - comes to virtual life as an entertaining way for women to "bump up" their hip health awareness. (Photo:...

2008-09-02 15:00:06

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Everything I read or hear about macular degeneration is always about dry macular degeneration. I happen to have the wet kind, and would like to know what its treatments are. I've heard that vitamins work. Do they? Thank you. - T.R. ANSWER: In the well-off countries of the world, macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50. There are two varieties, wet and dry. The dry kind is the more common of the two, accounting for 85 percent to 90 percent...


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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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