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Vitamins, foods might improve your genes

...cts. You can't change the gene, but taking a daily multivitamin and eating certain fruits and vegetables help that gene to work better, Challem says. "Our bodies need B vitamins and other nutrients to make, repair, and regulate our DNA and genes," Challem says. "In a sense, vitamins are inexpensive gene therapy t...

New research shows folic acid in grains has reduced birth defects

...omen capable of becoming pregnant should consume a multivitamin with at least 400 micrograms of folic acid every day starting before pregnancy, as part of a healthy diet containing foods fortified with folic acid and foods that naturally contain folic acid, such as leafy green vegetables, and beans. Daily consum...

Regular multivitamin use near time of conception significantly reduces preeclampsia risk

...ening complication called preeclampsia by taking a multivitamin supplement regularly three months before conceptio...ing 72 percent compared to those who didn't take a multivitamin during this time period," said Lisa Bodnar, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., assistant professor of epidemiology...

Diet can provide protection against development of certain cancers, new studies show

... such as cigarette smoking, vigorous exercise, and multivitamin use, the investigators do not have information on colorectal endoscopies. Thus, these findings need additional confirmation through other prospective studies with more complete information and a definitive answer might require a randomized trial, sai...

Poor athletic performance linked to vitamin deficiency

...ls with poor or restricted diets consider taking a multivitamin or mineral supplement....

Vitamin D deficiency widespread during pregnancy

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27 Even regular use of prenatal multivitamin supplements is not adequate to prevent vitamin D i...on of vitamin D insufficiency in spite of prenatal multivitamin use is troubling, she noted, suggesting that higher dosages, differing vitamin formulations or a mod...

Heavy multivitamin use may be linked to advanced prostate cancer

...he request of the submitting PIO. While regular multivitamin use is not linked with early or localized prostate...nic disease. Researchers have wondered what impact multivitamin use might have on cancer risk. Karla Lawson, Ph.D., of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, ...

Dietary vitamin B6, B12 and folate, may decrease pancreatic cancer risk among lean people

...that some people who received these nutrients from multivitamin pills had an increased risk of developing the disease. According to the researchers, individuals who said they used multivitamins, and whose blood showed traces of these nutrients, had a 139 percent increased relative risk of developing pancreatic ca...

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