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Vitamin D and flavonoids examined for impact on breast and ovarian cancers

...ational Units (IU) of Vitamin D every day, through supplements or vitamin D-fortified foods. Currently, a typical...olved in indoor occupations or shift work, dietary supplements and vitamin D fortified foods are necessary to maintain optimal levels of Vitamin D, the scientists ...

Soy intake may be associated with reduced risk of breast cancer

...t recommend widespread use of high dose isoflavone supplements by women at high risk for breast cancer or by breast cancer survivors. [] Now that soy food consumption is increasing in Western societies, epidemiologic studies should evaluate exposure at different periods of life, and focus on better quantitation ...

Quality standards issued for testing herbal products

...e them to ensure that their laboratory analyses of supplements are accurate. Products such as botanical supplemen...als were designed primarily for quality control of supplements containing ephedra, a plant once widely used in herbal weight-loss products. Ephedra products were p...

Prenatal genistein in soy reduces obesity in offspring

...research demonstrated that four common nutritional supplements fed to pregnant mice, including folic acid and vitamin B12, lowered their offspring's susceptibility to obesity, diabetes and cancer by methylating the same agouti gene. Yet how nutrients interact in combination or in extremely high doses remains unc...

Researchers create pigs that produce heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids

...nefits of omega-3 fatty acids is by taking dietary supplements or by eating certain types of fish that may also contain high levels of mercury. The results, which are being published by Nature Biotechnology, are the work of a team assembled by Yifan Dai, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh School of Med...

Media alert: New study finds dairy is not associated with weight gain

...ionship between total calcium intake from diet and supplements and changes in body weight based on self reported weight at the beginning and end of the 12-year study period. Study participants followed their normal diets, not calorie-restricted diets. This research is consistent with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines...

Calcium and vitamin D supplements offer modest bone improvements, no benefits for colorectal cancer

Calcium and vitamin D supplements in healthy postmenopausal women provide a modest b...tiative (WHI). While generally well tolerated, the supplements were associated with an increased risk of kidney stones. The study results are published in the Feb...

Study with smokers shows vitamins combine for benefits

A new study has found that supplements of vitamin C can largely stop the serious depletio...tudy with smokers and non-smokers, and showed that supplements of 1000 milligrams of vitamin C per day could reduce by up to 45 percent the rate of disappearance o...

Antioxidant supplementation not associated with decreased risk of prostate cancer

...h a low dietary intake of beta-carotene, high-dose supplements of beta-carotene were associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. "Our cohort findings, although based on relatively short follow-up, do not provide strong support for population-wide implementation of high-dose antioxidant supplementation for...

Herbal supplements, a smoking gun in plastic surgery

Natural herbal supplements are supposed to help boost our immune systems, giv...rally healthier. However, many of these "harmless" supplements could cause dangerous side effects during plastic surgery, reports a study in February's Plastic and...

Research into soy will continue but soy is not a solution for heart disease

...adverse effect. For this reason, use of isoflavone supplements in food or pills is not recommended," the authors say. "Soy products such as fresh or frozen soybeans (edamame), tofu, soy butter, soy nuts, and some soy burgers should be beneficial to heart health when they displace foods such as hamburgers, chees...

Soy diet worsens heart disease in mice, says University of Colorado at Boulder study

... being investigated, she said. Soy foods and diet supplements are perceived to be a huge health benefit to humans, as evidenced by the estimated $4.7 billion spent by consumers on them in 2005, said Leinwand. "I don't think normal, healthy people should be alarmed by the results of this study," said Leinwand. ...

Birth defect gene identified

...revention of spina bifida. Chai noted that the FGF supplements in mice restored normal cellgrowth only in the skull region. "Using FGF signaling we can actually rescue the cell proliferationdefect, but so far we have not been able to do the same thing in thepalate," Chai said. TGF-beta also appears to work throu...

WWF peeks into mysterious life of Borneo's pygmy elephants

...es. This was determined during field tracking that supplements the satellite tracking. It was proved that forest quality influences the diversity and distribution of elephant food in the forest, with encroachment into palm oil plantations being higher along the degraded forest-plantation areas. The Sabah Wildli...

New study finds common herbal supplement helps to reduce cocaine cravings

...on version used in this study, and that all herbal supplements should be used in moderation. Cocaine is an illegal drug that acts as a powerful stimulant in the body. There are approximately 1.5 million Americans dependent on or abusing cocaine (i.e., chronic users). In addition, 2.7 percent of the general U...

Vitamin supplement could help treatment-resistant asthma

...ere unresponsive to steroids took daily vitamin D3 supplements for seven days. The researchers took blood samples to assess whether the patients' T-cells were more responsive to dexamethasone after they had taken the supplement. The test results were positive. Dr Hawrylowicz said: 'This is a great example of how...

Study finds that nutritionally enhanced rice reduces iron deficiency

...utrient malnutrition. "In the past, we relied on supplements and fortification to overcome vitamin and mineral ...er donors spend millions of dollars a year on iron supplements and other strategies to ease the enormous damage wreaked by iron deficiency and related conditions. ...

Zinc supplements safe for HIV-infected children

...e set out to look at the safety and impact of zinc supplements in children with HIV. Not only did we learn that zinc is safe for these children, but we also realized that this may be a low-cost intervention to reduce morbidity in HIV-infected children who don't have access to antiretroviral therapy or are not el...

Scientists evaluate impact of preemptive malaria treatment for infants

... in a control group) that found vitamin A and zinc supplements reduced malaria attacks by 20 percent and the over...st effective dosage. "Our key message is that the supplements of vitamin A and zinc confer a solid measure of protection against malaria," said Jean-Bosco Ouedrao...

The food you eat could change your genes

... expressed, raising the idea that drugs or dietary supplements might permanently halt the genetic effects that pr...ivity of a mouse's genes can be influenced by food supplements eaten by its mother just prior to, or during, very early pregnancy (New Scientist, 9 August 2003, p ...

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