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2008-07-09 00:00:08

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. The researchers tested vitamin D levels in 206 pregnant women in their second trimester and found 21 women, or just 10.5 percent, were found to have adequate vitamin D levels. Vitamin D concentrations were related to the frequency...

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2008-06-24 00:10:00

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. The study found patients with the lowest blood levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to die from any cause during the next eight years than those with the highest levels.  "This is the first association study that shows vitamin D affects mortality regardless of the reason for death," said Harald Dobnig, an internist and...

2008-06-20 18:00:07

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). Other research found 42 percent of adolescents had insufficient vitamin D levels, another nutrient key to bone growth and density(2). Helping prevent this growing concern actually begins in childhood with kid-friendly foods. While foods like salmon and cod...

2008-06-19 12:00:17

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. However, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston said it is too early to recommend supplements as part of cancer treatment. Our data suggest that higher pre-diagnosis plasma levels of (vitamin D) after a diagnosis of...

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2008-05-28 11:07:37

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.The so-called sunshine vitamin is said to have benefits of protecting against certain types of cancer, like colon and breast cancer, as well as other ailments.Researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute studied concentrations of vitamin D in the blood of 749 men who had been diagnosed with...

2008-05-16 09:00:00

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. A fascinating study from the Mayo clinic published last month online in the journal...

2007-06-10 06:00:12

By He, Yan-Ling Sabo, Ron; Riviere, Gilles-Jacques; Sunkara, Gangadhar; Et al Key words: Drug interaction - International normalized ratio - Pharmacokinetics - Prothrombin time - Vildagliptin - Warfarin ABSTRACT Objective: Vildagliptin is a potent and selective dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-4) inhibitor that improves glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes by increasing alpha and beta-cell responsiveness to glucose. This study assessed the effect of multiple doses of Vildagliptin...

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2006-12-04 14:20:00

Philadelphia, December 4, 2006 "“ Teenagers who take a daily multivitamin supplement have a healthier diet and lifestyle than those who don't take vitamins, reports a study in the December Journal of the American Dietetic Association. As part of the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH), the researchers analyzed data on height, weight, diet, and health behaviors for more than 2,500 U.S. high school seniors. Their goal was to discover whether teens who took...

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2006-08-23 14:15:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men and women with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to fall multiple times in the course of a year than their peers with adequate vitamin D levels, researchers in The Netherlands have found. Vitamin D may be best known for its role, along with calcium, in maintaining bone health. However, vitamin D is also important for muscle mass and strength, and compromised muscle function may explain the fall risk seen in this study, according to the...

2006-08-04 09:36:45

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of healthy adolescent girls, researchers found that insufficient vitamin D levels were a relatively common finding, with non-white girls more severely affected. According to the UK-based study team, "reduced sunshine exposure rather than diet explained the difference in vitamin D status of white and non-white girls" in the study, reported in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. "Vitamin D deficiency during childhood and...


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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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