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Vitamin C Deficit Linked To Skin Disease

...lveston. "Though it is known that the antioxidant vitamins play a role in human health,the mechanisms are poorly understood," said Peter Sinclair, a VA researcher andresearch associate at Dartmouth Medical School. "This study may lead us to anunderstanding of how vitamin C behaves in a particular disease." I...

Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?

...ve dietary components, defined as nutrients suchas vitamins and minerals of which most people need to consume more. The mostcommon examples of negative dietary components are fat, cholesterol, sodium andsugar. Feick et al. (1986) suggested that the high costs associated withnegative health outcomes (diabetes,...

American Heart Association Comment: "Folate And Vitamin B6 From Diet And Supplements In Relation To Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease Among Women"

... the findings suggest a benefit for intake of both vitamins at levelsbeyond those currently recommended for the general population. The currentrecommended dietary allowance (RDA) for folate is 180 micrograms (mcg) for womenand 200 mcg for men per day. For vitamin B-6, the RDA is 1.6 milligrams (mg)for women ...

B-Vitamins Lower Homocysteine Levels In The Blood; May Reduce Vessel Damage In Stroke Patients

...Abstract 71 ORLANDO, Feb. 7 -- A trio of B vitamins given to a group of people whohad suffered a strok...on with the B vitamins. In thesecond group, the B vitamins were not given. The study included 29 men and 21women over the age of 50. Both groups received a m...

"Genes, Vitamins, Homocyst(e)ine And Cardiovascular Diseases"

..., sometimes requiring additionalsupplementation of vitamins B-6 and B-12. We have demonstrated that thedecrease of blood homocyst(e)ine by folic acid supplementation depends in parton the individual's genetic background (shown in Figure 4). Much is known on potential mechanisms on how homocyst(e)ine...

Not Just What You Eat That Affects Risk For Heart Disease And Stroke; Your Genes Influence How Much Damage High-Fat Diet Causes

..., sometimes requiring additionalsupplementation of vitamins B-6 and B-12," said Malinow. "We have demonstratedthat the decrease of blood homocysteine by folic acid supplementation depends inpart on the individual's genetic background." Note to reporters: fact sheets about each of the four presentations are...

Studies Underscore Link Between Nutrition And Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers

...ors, Arbesman said, are dietary fat andantioxidant vitamins and minerals. Half of all new cancers d...tory of intense sun exposure. Antioxidant vitamins with the ability to neutralize damagingfree-radical molecules produced as a byproduct of normal meta...

New Test Opens Window On Corrosive Free-Radical Activity In Individuals

Do antioxidant vitamins protect healthy people from free-radical damage,a ...ge while others may be largely unprotected without vitamins orother external aid. Existing studies based on these necessarily indirecttechniques have produced s...

Adults Need To Increase Intake Of Folate; Some Women Should Take More

...individual intakes for thiamin,riboflavin, niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, pantothenic acid, biotin, and choline.... Except for folate, recommended intakes for these vitamins have notchanged substantially since the last group of recommendations was published inthe United Sta...

Smokings Effects On Pregnancy Not Mitigated By Prenatal Vitamins, UB Study Finds

...men who continue to smoke, thinking their prenatal vitamins will offset the known adverse effects of smoking o...th, because it shows that women who smoke and take vitamins do not really minimize the risk of pre-term birth, low-birth weight babies and babies who were small...

Fortified Drink Improves Third World Nutrition

...f powder in a glass of water and fortified with 10 vitamins and minerals, could reduce multiple deficiencies a...ange-flavored drink containing iron, zinc, iodine, vitamins A and C, folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin and pyrodoxine. The other half received a similar unfo...

Homocysteine: A Possible Risk Factor For Alzheimer's Disease

...d lower blood levels of folate andvitamin B12 (the vitamins which control homocysteine levels) than 108age-matched control subjects. These latest findings, which have yet to be published, were reported yesterday(Monday 27 April) in Nijmegen, Netherlands, at the second InternationalConference on Homocysteine M...

News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes

...994. "He was being fed a chow with all the vitamins he would need, but hewasn't eating enough because ...erminedthat the aye-aye diet was still low in some vitamins and minerals. For onething, the animals weren't being challenged to forage, which would haveincrease...

Researchers Take A Second Look At Homocysteine's Link To Heart Disease

...d samples to determine levels ofhomocysteine and B vitamins -- which can reduce homocysteine levels -- in 759p...e studies are needed to clarify how homocysteine,B vitamins and heart disease are linked," says Aaron Folsom, M.D., of theUniversity of Minnesota and lead autho...

Antioxidant Action Of Vitamin E Significantly Reduces Heart Disease In Mice

...gin and, thus, able to benefit from theantioxidant vitamins and other compounds being tested. Also, becauseantioxidants like vitamins C and E have been shown in the test tube to act asprooxidants when used at high levels, the assay co...

USC Scientists Find That Multi-Vitamin Use And Hormone Replacement Therapy MayLower Levels Of Homocysteine

...ikelya regular intake of folic acids and B-complex vitamins - could reduceatherosclerosis through a lowering of homocysteine levels. "That's a billion-dollar proposition," Hodis says....

Americans Urged To Consume More Folic Acid

... toincrease intake of foods containing folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12, such asTotal, made by General Mills, a...tes in the blood much likecholesterol. Folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12 help break down homocysteine.Homocysteine seems to damage artery walls and precipitate pl...

UF Researcher Finds Way To Slow The Aging Process

...was given ananti-oxidant diet of beta carotene and vitamins E and C. After 21 months,the rate of muscle oxidation for the rats in the anti-oxidant groups was50 percent lower than the rate for the rats in the control group. Some of the rats that were not fed anti-oxidants were exercised regularly, and they, t...

AHA Says Scientific Evidence Does Not Yet Support Recommending Vitamin E Or Other Antioxidant Supplements

...Discussion has recently focused on how antioxidant vitamins may reducethe risk of heart disease and stroke. Antioxidants -- such as vitamins E, C andbeta-carotene, a form of vitamin A -- have potential health-promoting propertiesbecause they...

GenRISK Genetic Testing Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Offers Patients New Hope In Confronting Disease

...lierdetection and better outcomes. Medications and vitamins that target a particulargenetic susceptibility may be recommended to decrease disease occurrence. Forindividuals with susceptibility to breast, ovarian, endometrial or colon cancer,prophylactic surgery may reduce occurrence of these cancers. "Our pat...

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