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Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed

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Photo: Vitamin D capsules [08/08/2014] In the largest study of its kind, researchers suggest that in older people not getting enough vitamin D may double the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed - Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Boosting Vitamin D Could Slow Progression

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Photo: Sun in the sky [27/01/2014] A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden finds that testing for human papilloma virus (HPV) allows for longer time between screening tests when compared to cytology-based testing.Multiple Sclerosis: Boosting Vitamin D Could Slow Progression - Read more

Nutrition: Choice Architecture of Healthy Food

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Photo: Food Label [08/01/2014] The use of color-coded "traffic light" food labels and changes in the way popular items are displayed appear to have produced a long-term increase in the choice of more healthful food items among customers in a large hospital cafeteria.Nutrition: Choice Architecture of Healthy Food - Read more

Resistances: “Fishing a New Pond" for Antibiotics

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Photo: Bacteria [16/10/2013] Researchers at McMaster University are addressing the crisis in drug resistance with a novel approach to find new antibiotics: They research chemical compounds that block the ability of bacteria to make vitamins and amino acids.Resistances: “Fishing a New Pond" for Antibiotics - Read more

New Potential: Nutrient-rich Prairie Fruits

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Photo: Fruits [10/10/2013] Researchers working at the University of Saskatchewan have discovered new potential in prairie fruits, in particular, buffaloberry, chokecherry and sea buckthorn, according to a new study published today in the Canadian Journal of Plant Science. New Potential: Nutrient-rich Prairie Fruits - Read more

Bones: One-third of Populations Have Low Levels of Vitamin D

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Photo: Bones [10/09/2013] A new systematic review is one of the first to focus on patterns of vitamin D status worldwide and in key population subgroups, using continuous values for 25(OH)D to improve comparisons.Bones: One-third of Populations Have Low Levels of Vitamin D - Read more

Dietary Supplements: Improving Doctor-patient Communication

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Photo: Supplements [04/07/2013] Dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals or herbs carry risks, including potentially adverse interactions with prescription drugs, and some people may even use them in place of conventional medications. Primary care physicians should communicate pros and cons to patients.Dietary Supplements: Improving Doctor-patient Communication - Read more

Vitamin D: Highest in August, Lowest in February

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Photo: Sun bath [26/06/2013] Researchers from the University of California in Irvine and Mayo Clinic have found that vitamin D levels in the U.S. population peak in August and bottom out in February.Vitamin D: Highest in August, Lowest in February - Read more

Vitamin D: Insufficiency Associated with Higher Mortality

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[04/10/2012] While a new study shows that vitamin D insufficiency is more common in African American than in Caucasians, researchers also associate a low vitamin D level with higher all-cause mortality in older adults. This underscores the importance of vitamin D to overall health.Vitamin D: Insufficiency Associated with Higher Mortality - Read more

Tracing the Causes: Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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[29/08/2012] Vitamin B12 is vital. In collaboration with colleagues from Canada, Germany and the United States, researchers from Zurich’s University Children’s Hospital and the University of Zurich have succeeded in decoding a novel cause of hereditary vitamin B12 deficiency. Tracing the Causes: Vitamin B12 Deficiency - Read more

Anorexia Therapy: Allowing yourself to enjoy food again

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[02/01/2012] There is no drug to treat anorexia nervosa. This complex mental illness that goes along with severe physical impairments requires intense therapy that has one final goal in mind: the affected person is supposed to relearn healthy eating patterns to avoid becoming dangerously underweight. Anorexia Therapy: Allowing yourself to enjoy food again - Read more

Vegetables and Fish: Mediterranean Diet Gives Longer Life

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[21/12/2011] A Mediterranean diet with large amounts of vegetables and fish gives a longer life. This is the unanimous result of four studies to be published by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. Vegetables and Fish: Mediterranean Diet Gives Longer Life - Read more

Deficiency May Hinder Recovery: Low Vitamin D Common in Spine Surgery Patients

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[03/11/2011] A new study indicates that many patients undergoing spine surgery have low levels of vitamin D, which may delay their recovery. In the study of 313 patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery, orthopaedic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that more than half had inadequate levels of vitamin D, including one-fourth who were more severely deficient.Deficiency May Hinder Recovery: Low Vitamin D Common in Spine Surgery Patients - Read more

Women: Not Enough Vitamin D During the Menopause

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[24/10/2011] A healthy diet is especially important during the menopause – a period in which the risk of suffering from health problems increases. Various studies analyse the diet of peri- and postmenopausal women in Spain alongside the troubles that come with this transition. The results show that all of those groups studied have a deficient intake of vitamin D.Women: Not Enough Vitamin D During the Menopause - Read more

Twin Study: Diet Can Influence Course of Macular Degeneration

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[07/07/2011] Eating a diet high in vitamin D, as well as the nutrients betaine and methionine, might help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, according to new research conducted by Tufts Medical Center scientists. Twin Study: Diet Can Influence Course of Macular Degeneration - Read more

Autism: Taking Prenatal Vitamins Reduces Risks

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[26/05/2011] Women who reported not taking a daily prenatal vitamin immediately before and during the first month of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder as women who did take the supplements — and the associated risk rose to seven times as great when combined with a high-risk genetic make-up, a study has found.Autism: Taking Prenatal Vitamins Reduces Risks - Read more

Reports: Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster

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[18/04/2011] Curbing carbohydrates is more effective than cutting calories for individuals who want to quickly reduce the amount of fat in their liver, report UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. Reports: Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster - Read more

Study: Vitamin D Levels Linked With Health of Blood Vessels

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[04/04/2011] A lack of vitamin D, even in generally healthy people, is linked with stiffer arteries and an inability of blood vessels to relax, research from the Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute has found.Study: Vitamin D Levels Linked With Health of Blood Vessels - Read more

Vitamin D level: Link to Allergies in Kids

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[25/02/2011] A study shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies. Vitamin D level: Link to Allergies in Kids - Read more

Skin Test: Unhealthy Lifestyle Will Be Detected

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[11/02/2011] Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has developed a unique measuring method which permits medical personnel, within minutes, to say whether the lifestyle of a person is healthy or unhealthy. Skin Test: Unhealthy Lifestyle Will Be Detected - Read more

Crohn’s Disease: Vitamin D Absorption Diminished

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[19/01/2011] Researchers have for the first time shown that reduced vitamin D absorption in patients with quiescent Crohn's disease (CD) may be the cause for their increased risk for vitamin D deficiency. The findings also showed that the only way to determine absorption efficiency is to perform a vitamin D bioavailability test.Crohn’s Disease: Vitamin D Absorption Diminished - Read more

New Study: Cranberry Juice Not Effective Against Urinary Tract Infections

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[10/12/2010] Drinking cranberry juice has been recommended to decrease the incidence of urinary tract infections, based on observational studies and a few small clinical trials.New Study: Cranberry Juice Not Effective Against Urinary Tract Infections - Read more

Increased Breast Cancer Risk: Prolonged Maternal Separation

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[08/11/2010] Young mice that experienced the psychosocial stress of prolonged separation from their mothers had a higher incidence and faster onset of breast tumors compared with young mice who did not experience this stressful life event. Increased Breast Cancer Risk: Prolonged Maternal Separation - Read more

Beet Juice: Promotion of Brain Health in Older Adults

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[04/11/2010] Researchers have shown that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults – a finding that could hold great potential for combating the progression of dementia.Beet Juice: Promotion of Brain Health in Older Adults - Read more

Discovery: Hope to Boost Broccoli’s Cancer-fighting Power

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[25/10/2010] A University of Illinois study has shown for the first time that sulforaphane, the powerful cancer-fighting agent in broccoli, can be released from its parent compound by bacteria in the lower gut and absorbed into the body.Discovery: Hope to Boost Broccoli’s Cancer-fighting Power - Read more

Regardless of Diet: Drink Milk And Lose Weight

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[21/09/2010] A new weight loss study conducted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveals that dieters who consumed milk or milk products lost more weight on average than those who consumed little to no milk products. Regardless of Diet: Drink Milk And Lose Weight - Read more

Modern Foods: “Our Body is Not Prepared for the Diet of Today“

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[01/08/2010] The vast number of additives in foods is unsettling for many consumers. For the “headquarters“ of food processing, our gastrointestinal tract, increasingly artificial foods could pose a big challenge. So far we do not really know how these substances are processed in the body. Modern Foods: “Our Body is Not Prepared for the Diet of Today“ - Read more

Link between Sunlight and MS

[27/04/2010] Vitamin D may reduce the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers argue. But a new study suggests that the ultraviolet portion of sunlight may play a bigger role than vitamin D in controlling MS.Link between Sunlight and MS - Read more

 
 

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