Latest vitamin K Stories
By Napoli, Maryann The importance of vitamin D was featured recently in two medical journals. Archives of Internal Medicine published a study that found low blood levels of vitamin D to be independently associated with a higher death rate, especially from cardiovascular disease.
Recommendations vary on how much vitamin D is enough but 800 to 1,000 international units is likely to benefit most adults, a U.S. newsletter says.
By Mary Brophy Marcus Testing for vitamin D levels, once uncommon, has skyrocketed as medical studies raise awareness about vitamin D deficiencies, according to three of the USA's largest medical diagnostic labs.
Women with low vitamin D levels during pregnancy may wind up with children with more cavities, Canadian researchers warn. Researchers at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and Victoria say enamel defects are a risk factor for early tooth decay in children.
Austrian researchers found people with a Vitamin D deficiency are more likely to die than their counterparts with high levels of the so-called "sunshine" vitamin.
A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition cites an increasing number of children and adolescents suffer from an inadequate intake of calcium, a nutrient essential to bone growth and density(1).
Colon cancer patients with abundant vitamin D in their blood were 48 percent less likely to die, U.S. researchers said. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found these patients had a 39 percent less chance of dying from colon cancer.
Although previous research has claimed to have found links between vitamin D and a lowered risk of prostate cancer, authors of a new study say that they were unable to make the same conclusion.
We know that vitamin D helps the bones by preventing osteoporosis and fractures, but did you know that vitamin D also plays an important role in the prevention of many other diseases, including cancer, heart disease, autoimmune diseases like MS and type 1 diabetes, arthritis, infections, chronic pain and muscle weakness? Here is the latest research on this versatile vitamin: _Vitamin D helps pain control.
By He, Yan-Ling Sabo, Ron; Riviere, Gilles-Jacques
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...
- The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.