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Two major U.S. dietary patterns result in different obesity and cardiovascular risk factors

...ysical activity and were 50% less likely to take a vitamin E supplement. In an accompanying editorial by Jacques and Tucker, they address the strengths and limitations of the statistical approaches that have been used to study disease risk from the perspective of dietary patterns. The authors suggest that...

Avocados contain potent liver protectants

... potassium, and contain large amounts of folate, a vitamin that helps reduce birth defects in pregnant women. While avocados are high in fat, much of the fat is of the monounsaturated variety, which has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. The study was funded by Monbu-syo (the Ministry of Educ...

Can a vitamin a day help keep heart disease away?

... got the recommended daily level of folic acid and vitamin B12 in middle age and beyond from inexpensive mult...ence that high folic acid can mask a deficiency of vitamin B12, the U-M group and others have recommended that B12 be taken along with any folic acid supplemen...

Age and race are significant risk factors for vitamin D deficiency and disability among elderly women

...ducted an observational study on the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in two groups of elderly women aged 6...sabled women to have lower serum concentrations of vitamin D than the less-disabled women. Women with the most severe degree of disability had significant ris...

UF researcher: antioxidants play a role in deadly malnutrition disease

...outing the health benefits of antioxidants such as vitamin E and beta carotene. But a new study from the University of Florida and Washington University in St. Louis suggests that they may be far more important to children in other parts of the world who have a severe form of malnutrition called kwashiorkor....

¡Ciao! down: Mediterranean diet after a heart attack adds years to life

...ntially protective nutrients: antioxidants such as vitamin E from fruits and vegetables, monounsaturated fatt...ly get from their diet specifically, n-3 PUFA and vitamin E. N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids include a particular kind of fat that is typically found in col...

Moderate vitamin E supplementation may lower diabetics' cardiovascular risk

...tion, Engelen et al. found that a moderate dose of vitamin E may correct the lipid peroxidation disorders tha...n diabetics. A moderate dose of the antioxidant vitamin E slowed the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, although lipid profiles and glycemic index did not change...

Fish oil and vitamin E reduce levels of pro-inflammatory proteins in rheumatoid arthritis, UB study shows

...at in a mouse model, a combination of fish oil and vitamin E reduced the levels of inflammation-inducing cyto...sults using the mouse model show that fish oil and vitamin E are promising potential therapies for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. "This mouse mod...

Dietary patterns predict heart attack risk in middle-aged men

...rn score were more likely to take multivitamin and vitamin E supplements and to engage in exercise, less like... alcohol and less likely to take a multivitamin or vitamin E supplements. Current smokers in quintile 5 of the Western pattern had more than three times the ri...

Obese do not process vitamin D from sunlight as well as lean individuals

...present research results on the bioavailability of vitamin D through different routes of administration in ob...d to simulated sunlight to stimulate production of vitamin D in the skin, and one month later were administered oral doses of vitamin D. In the obese subjects...

Adolescents raised on strict macrobiotic diet show vitamin B12 deficiency and impaired cognitive function

...vegan diet in that animal products are avoided and vitamin B-12 content is very low. Adolescents in the study...before the current study one of the groups tested vitamin B-12 deficient (31 adolescents), while the other group tested in the normal range of vitamin B-12 (1...

Balanced diet lowers homocysteine, reducing risk of heart disease

...e diet, the lower the homocysteine. Folate is a B vitamin that helps to break down homocysteine in the body....

Changes in diet related to prevalence of asthma and allergies

...who had the lowest intakes of vegetables and milk, vitamin E, and certain minerals were at significantly grea... whose diets were relatively low in vegetables and vitamin E intake, were around three times as likely to suffer wheeze. Family size, numbers of infections, le...

Low dietary vitamin C can increase the risk for periodontal disease, especially in smokers

...s than the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin C have slightly higher rates of periodontal disease. Researchers analyzed vitamin C intakes and periodontal disease indicators in 12,419 U.S. adults. They found that patients who co...

Physicians have seen a rise in the number of infants suffering from rickets

...n increase in the number of infants diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency rickets, a disease once considered to... inability to absorb calcium, usually because of a vitamin D deficiency. A healthy person gets vitamin D from two sources: food and sunlight. Thirty African-A...

Rickets making comeback among breastfed infants, especially blacks, N.C. doctors find

...ition in infants and children caused by too little vitamin D, is making a comeback, especially among breastfe... more women breastfeeding, fewer infants receiving vitamin D supplements, and mothers and children being exposed to less sunlight than in the past. Breastfeedi...

Monsanto adds support for 'golden rice'; opens its rice genome sequence data to worldwide research community

... rice could help millions of people suffering from vitamin A deficiencies. The company also announced the re...ce' to farmers and the people in dire need of this vitamin in developing countries," said Hendrik Verfaillie, Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto Company, a su...

Vitamin E from dietary supplements may help reduce cognitive decline among older persons

...ons ages 65 and older showed that a high intake of vitamin E from foods and/or dietary supplements was associ... evaluating whether antioxidant nutrients, such as vitamin E and C, reduced cognitive decline associated with aging," said Morris. "While a number of studies ...

Women failing to take vitamin that helps prevent serious birth defects, survey finds

...public health campaigns advising that taking the B vitamin folic acid helps prevent serious birth defects of ...women of childbearing age are still not taking the vitamin in time, according to a survey released today by the March of Dimes. Only 32 percent of women betwee...

Genomics project aims to create a "virtual plant"

...d press lately, we must realize that such crops as vitamin A-enhanced rice could have immense impact on human health, relieving the suffering of millions."...

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