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2010-12-13 14:21:03

New Delhi researchers show that vitamin D levels may be a useful index for the assessment of hip fracture risk in elderly people. A study in New Delhi India has revealed high rates of vitamin D deficiency among hip fracture patients, confirming the conclusions of similar international studies which point to vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for hip fracture. A group of 90 hip fracture patients was compared to a matched control group of similar age, sex and co-morbidity. Of the patients...

2010-12-02 11:56:00

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC), a leader in phytochemical reference standards and related contract analysis and research services, today announced that it has entered into a global agreement with Kappa Bioscience AS (Oslo, Norway) to supply analytical reference standards, quality control methods and related analytical testing services for Vitamin K2, Menaquinone-7(MK-7) in raw materials and finished goods. "With...

2010-12-01 08:05:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Vitamin D Council: After 13 years of silence, the quasi governmental agency, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), yesterday recommended that a three - pound premature infant can take virtually the same amount of vitamin D as a 300 pound pregnant woman. While that 400 IU/day dose is close to adequate for infants, 600 IU/day in pregnant women will do nothing...

2010-11-30 22:08:54

Supplementation with the 'sunshine vitamin' may reduce risk of diabetes and heart disease Researchers from the UC Davis Health System have found that compared with healthy controls, blood levels of vitamin D are significantly reduced in patients in the Sacramento area with metabolic syndrome, a constellation of disease risk factors that affects about one in three U.S. adults and predisposes them to diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The study is the first to examine vitamin-D status in...

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2010-11-30 09:20:00

Most people get enough vitamin D from the sun, and there's no evidence that taking supplements of the so-called sunshine vitamin will fight off cancer, prevent diabetes, or strengthen a person's immune system, a panel of U.S. and Canadian doctors said on Tuesday. The announcement comes as part of a new set of dietary intake guidelines for both calcium and vitamin D, released this week by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an independent American health agency established in 1863. Using expert...

2010-11-29 23:02:00

MADISON, N.J., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the Institute of Medicine increasing the daily recommended intake of vitamin D to maintain bone health, Americans may be left wondering how to meet the new guidelines. Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, the makers of the #1 selling brand of calcium and vitamin D supplements, announces the launch of new Caltrate® Soft Chews, a great-tasting and convenient way to help reach the new, higher daily vitamin D goals.* To...

2010-11-29 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The majority of Americans and Canadians are getting enough vitamin D and calcium to meet their needs, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Most people up to age 70 need no more than 600 international units, or IUs, of vitamin D per day, and those 71 and older may need as much as 800 IUs, the report finds. The amount of calcium needed ranges, based on age, from 700 to 1,300 milligrams per day. A large amount of evidence...

2010-11-16 07:45:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Vitamin D deficiency is associated with fatal stroke among whites, but according to this study, it is not linked to more stroke deaths among blacks.   Stroke is the third highest cause of death in the U.S. Analyzing the health records of 7,981 black and white adults, researchers found that whites with deficient vitamin D levels had a doubled risk of dying from a stroke compared to whites with higher vitamin D levels. In contrast, researchers found no...

2010-11-15 13:20:57

While vitamin D deficiency is associated with fatal stroke among whites, it is not linked to more stroke deaths among blacks, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2010. Analyzing the health records of a nationally representative group of 7,981 black and white adults, researchers found that whites with deficient vitamin D levels had a doubled risk of dying from a stroke compared to whites with higher vitamin D levels. In contrast, researchers...

2010-11-15 13:03:06

Low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke in whites, but not in blacks, according to a new report by researchers at Johns Hopkins. Stroke is the nation's third leading cause of death, killing more than 140,000 Americans annually and temporarily or permanently disabling over half a million when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. Researchers say their findings, to be presented Nov. 15 at...


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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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