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2012-04-23 21:28:01

Vitamin D is renowned for its role in creating strong bones and is a key regulator of serum calcium levels. Calcium is primarily obtained through diet and absorbed through the intestine and into the blood stream. In addition to building bone, calcium is required for a variety of important physiological processes. Vitamin D, which is detected by receptors in bone and intestinal cells, regulates the level of calcium in the blood stream and determines how much should be stored in the skeleton....

2012-04-23 21:01:12

Researchers find form commonly used in supplements has no such benefit Next time you need to choose between vegetable oil and margarine in that favorite recipe, think about your health and reach for the oil. While the question of whether vitamin E prevents or promotes cancer has been widely debated in scientific journals and in the news media, scientists at the Center for Cancer Prevention Research, at Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey,...

2012-04-12 09:54:29

Association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and D2 with academic performance in childhood: Findings from a prospective birth cohort High levels of vitamin D do not seem to boost teens' academic performance, indicates research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Some previous research has linked higher levels of the vitamin to enhanced brainpower (cognitive function) in adults. The authors wanted to find out if the same was true of children, and what...

2012-04-03 20:14:13

TAU researcher finds that vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased mortality in intensive care patients Scientists have long believed that vitamin D, which is naturally absorbed from sunlight, has an important role in the functioning of the body's autoimmune system. Now Prof. Howard Amital of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Sheba Medical Center has discovered that the vitamin may also affect the outcomes of patients in intensive care. In a six-month study,...

2012-03-09 06:49:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The majority of elderly women who are institutionalized are vitamin D deficient. A new study shows that there is an inverse relationship between those who are vitamin D deficient and mortality. Vitamin D deficiency is extraordinarily prevalent in the elderly. It is considered a causal risk factor for skeletal diseases. Therefore, recommendations for dietary vitamin D intake for the elderly are higher than any other age group. A daily ingestion of up to 800 IU of...

2012-03-06 10:20:09

New study underscores need for effective strategy for preventing and treating vitamin D deficiency The majority of institutionalized elderly female patients are vitamin D deficient and there is an inverse association of vitamin D deficiency and mortality, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM). Recommendations for dietary vitamin D intake in the elderly are higher than any other age group...

2012-02-23 13:26:50

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered specific molecular and signaling events by which vitamin D inhibits inflammation. In their experiments, they showed that low levels of Vitamin D, comparable to levels found in millions of people, failed to inhibit the inflammatory cascade, while levels considered adequate did inhibit inflammatory signaling. They reported their results in the March 1, 2011, issue of The Journal of Immunology. “This study goes beyond previous...

2012-02-20 16:10:00

Although men and women are both created equal in the eyes of society and United States Laws, they are highly different when it comes to each sexes' nutritional needs. Recently an article at BeWellBuzz.com examined the many differences between the nutritional needs for both men and women and even which foods are better for both sexes. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 Although men and women are both created equal in the eyes of society and United States Laws, they are highly different...


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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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