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Zinc supplementation reduces diarrhea and death in Bangladeshi children

...this and other zinc trials and concluded that zinc supplements are efficacious in reducing the severity and duration of diarrhea and recom-mended that additional effectiveness studies should assess the feasibility of this intervention and the effects on antibiotic use, non-diarrheal morbidity and overall child m...

High selenium consumption may protect ex-smokers from bladder cancer

... found that selenium present in certain foods and supplements -- appeared to have little or no effect on non-smokers or current smokers. A possible explanation, the scientists suggest, is the element's reputed anti-oxidant activity. "The lack of effect of selenium status among non-smokers is consistent with thi...

Experimental 'gene switch' increases lifespan with no ill effects

... leads to cell death. Many people take antioxidant supplements in a strategy -- still unproven -- to stave off the aging effects of oxidative damage....

Study: Isoflavone-enriched soy proteins fail to increase bone mineral density in young women

...y 20s. One group of 15 volunteers took soy protein supplements enriched with isoflavones for a year. The second group consumed an isoflavone-deficient soy protein diet, along with other foods over the same period. No one knew until the study ended who was in which group. Researchers assessed the bone mineral co...

McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods 6th summary edition

... new summary edition, which incorporates data from supplements published since the 4th and 5th Editions, covers all food groups. In addition to new and previously unpublished data, it includes updated information on key foods such as milk, cheese, bread, breakfast cereals, and meat and meat products. There are a...

Nutritional supplements may combat muscle loss

...7, 2002) - Early indications show that nutritional supplements may lessen muscle atrophy brought on by space trav...ttempting to increase protein synthesis rates with supplements of amino acids, which are the raw materials of protein. Participants received the supplements three...

Not drinking cows' milk blamed for children's fractures

...or growing children, few sought advice on possible supplements from health professionals. "It is essential that the diet should supply sufficient calcium for the needs of the growing skeleton", says Professor Goulding. "If children don't drink milk, they do need to step-up their calcium intakes from other source...

CWRU scientists reveal how magnesium works on ion channels important for regulating blood pressure

...to understand why some therapies such as magnesium supplements are important in the prevention and management of hypertension or heart failure," said Jianmin Cui, the lead researcher and assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering at CWRU. "Along with some other groups, we have discovered tha...

Songbird population declines linked to acid rain

... birds, or during the nesting period, when calcium supplements are often provided to growing young. However, low levels of soil calcium might also affect a wide range of prey, such as earthworms, millipedes and centipedes, pillbugs and other insects that adult birds need to nourish themselves and feed their youn...

NIH funds botanical center in Iowa to study health effects of Echinacea and St. John's wort

...into exciting scientific areas relating to dietary supplements used by millions of people in the U.S. and around ... National Toxicology Program, said, "The herbs and supplements we take into our bodies are important parts of our personal environments. We want to know about thei...

Low hemoglobin means high risk for mobility problems in elderly women

...e some combination of iron, folate and vitamin B12 supplements for anemia associated with nutritional deficiencies. However, there is no set treatment for anemia of chronic disease. An estimated 35 percent of women ages 70 to 80 have a hard time with general mobility tasks like walking a few blocks, climbing ...

Three studies released this week shed new light on eating nuts for good health

... nuts, leafy green vegetables and other foods not supplements may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. Almonds are a good choice, as they're higher than any other food in alpha-tocopherol vitamin E, the form of vitamin E that the body absorbs and uses best. One study involved 815 Chicago residents age 65 and older...

Society for Women's Health Research News Service to provide series on women and pharmacology

...September 19: What women need to know about herbal supplements "The most definitive examples of the importance of understanding biological sex differences in drug response are the eight drugs removed from the market in recent years because of excessive harm to women," said Raymond Woosley, MD, PhD, dean of the ...

Estrogen combined with calcium and vitamin D may prevent tooth loss

...ll. All women received daily calcium and vitamin D supplements as well as regular dental care and yearly cleaning...n in the jaw with calcium and vitamin D, but those supplements are not sufficient to restore bone loss," says Civitelli. "However, estrogen does appear to restore ...

New study sheds light on frog malformations

...percent of the intensity of natural sunlight. This supplements data from a previously published paper, which reported that 100 percent sunlight reduces survival by an average of 50 percent. In the course of these experiments, the researchers also determined that a specific region of the UV spectrum, known as UVB...

Rutgers scientists create high-protein corn with Third World potential

... natural food that eliminates the need for dietary supplements or chemical additives. Jinsheng Lai, research associate at Rutgers' Waksman Institute of Microbiology, and Joachim Messing, professor and director of the institute, presented their findings in the current issue of The Plant Journal (volume 30, numbe...

New standards from NIST may provide 'all-natural' benefits

...s (SRMs) for a number of popular botanical dietary supplements will provide tools that manufacturers can use to i...s. Additional SRMs for nutriceuticals (nutritional supplements designed for specific clinical purposes) to be provided by NIST will be determined based on prioriti...

Genistein-containing supplements may stop tamoxifen

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Isoflavone-enhanced dietary supplements containing genistein may negate the tumor-fighting...s raise concern about consuming dietary isoflavone supplements in conjunction with tamoxifen in postmenopausal women who have estrogen-dependent breast cancer. Thi...

From nanotechnology to raspberries, Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives

...re application. TASCO-EXTM and TASCO-14TM are feed supplements fed directly to livestock. Lester Casida, a retired professor of microbiology at Penn State, Virginia Tech biology professor Joseph Falkinham III, and research associate Cody Cain have received a patent for a novel predator bacterium Burkholderia cas...

Antioxidant vitamins may help transplant patients

...dures, may get important health benefits by taking supplements of both vitamins C and E. Patients who received supplements of these two antioxidant vitamins had very little coronary arteriosclerosis associated with their tr...

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