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Vanadium appears to play role in speeding recovery from infections

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Dietary supplements containing vanadium are used by body builders to h...at Urbana-Champaign, don't suggest adding vanadium supplements to everyday diets. However, they said, the findings raise questions about just how it works and how ...

EPA-led group finds same protein that attracts nutrient iron protects lung from particles

...Oct. 3, 2005) Multi-vitamin products, nutritional supplements and parents tout the need for such mineral elements as calcium, zinc, phosphorus, iron and others. Iron, for example, is a nutritional prerequisite to power life itself. When blood doesn't get enough iron from the gut, we become anemic. One of the b...

Dark chocolate helps diarrhea

...that these flavonoids can be used tocreate natural supplements to ease diarrhea symptoms. Dark chocolatecontains high concentrations of cocoa and may offer mild relief. The study, published in the October issue of The Journal of Nutrition,found that cocoa flavonoids can bind to and inhibit a protein in theintes...

Genetic testing helps physicians zero in on eye disease

...al light, and another will use certain vitamins or supplements to stop progression of the disease," says Heckenlively. "Obtaining a molecular diagnosis is going to be very important in helping to guide gene-based treatments for patients in the coming years," he concludes. Ayyagari's study involved 70 individua...

Taking a break from fractures: A closer look at vitamin D

...subjects 60 years of age and older given vitamin D supplements (with or without calcium supplements) to those among similar subjects given only calcium or placebo. Each study lasted between one and five years, and looked specifically at hip fractures or other fractures that did not involve the spine. The resear...

Rethinking anti-oxidants

...ittle convincing evidence that dietary antioxidant supplements such as vitamin E prevent heart disease, despite c...t of hype which suggested that antioxidant vitamin supplements had a beneficial outcome for cardiovascular disease. There is no good scientific support for the no...

NIGMS funds new stem cell centers

...grants, NIGMS supports individual grants and grant supplements to advance stem cell research....

Folic acid link with low birth weight, shows pioneering study

...est way to increase folic acid levels is by taking supplements but it is also advisable to eat folate-rich foods like green vegetables (broccoli, spinach), citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits) or wholemeal products like bread or cereals. The current recommended intake is 200 micrograms per day and women are advi...

Tufts nutrition scientists say it is premature to focus on nutrient supplements over diet

...ot enough evidence to justify emphasizing nutrient supplements instead of food and diet for maintaining good health, this topic remains under rigorous research, and new data is published regularly. Based on the available information, the authors say, "eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy product...

UCI researchers define estrogen's role in limiting heart disease in women

...dies should be undertaken to determine if estrogen supplements prevent cardiac hypertrophy, especially in postmenopausal women with risk factors for this disorder. Existing research results in women support this concept." Estrogen is needed for normal growth and development of female sex organs and for function...

USP Annual Scientific Meeting

...gy, analytical validation, excipients, and dietary supplements Government Academia and association representatives Regulatory Affairs personnel R&D and QC personnel Statisticians Technical consultants Healthcare practitioners The USP Annual Scientific Meeting 2005 is approved for up to 14.5 hours or 1....

Enzyme affects hypertension by controlling salt levels in body

...linked to salt intake often need to take potassium supplements in order to keep their high blood pressure in check. The study will appear in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . "This is a classic example of how basic research could lead to better understanding of human dis...

Women's health study finds vitamin E does not protect women from heart attack, stroke, or cancer

Vitamin E supplements do not protect healthy women against heart attacks... say that despite their initial promise, vitamin E supplements do not prevent heart attack and stroke. Instead, women should focus on well proven means of heart d...

Genetics center to launch new genetic-testing initiative

...n genetic testing." The $3 million, two-year grant supplements a previous investment by the Trusts and will enable the Center to work with medical, governmental, business, and research communities to build consensus on how to ensure these diagnostic tools are safe, effective, and accurate. The Trusts has committ...

Highlights of the 2005 July Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ts and Medical Care Elderly people who use herbal supplements are less satisfied with "conventional" medical car...en do not tell their physicians they are combining supplements with prescription drugs, according to a survey conducted by researchers at Northern Illinois Univers...

David M. Goldenberg receives Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2005 Paul C. Aebersold Award

...wo books on radiolabeled antibodies and 10 journal supplements to Cancer, Cancer Research and Clinical Cancer Research of the proceedings of international conferences he has organized on cancer immunoconjugates. He has received numerous professional awards and recognition by scientific bodies, including McGill U...

20th annual convention of US naturopathic physicians convenes Aug. 24, 2005 in Phoenix

...uch as botanical medicine, homeopathy, nutritional supplements (nutraceuticals), lifestyle change, acupuncture, counseling and sometimes prescription drugs. Naturopathic physicians are unique physicians in that they have been trained in the medical and diagnostic sciences like their MD and DO counterparts. In ...

Exposure to sunlight may decrease risk of prostate cancer

...xposure, increasing vitamin D intake from diet and supplements may be the safest solution to achieve adequate levels of vitamin D," they said. The researchers compared 450 non-Hispanic white patients in the San Francisco Bay area who had advanced prostate cancer with a matched control group of 455 men who did no...

Partnership focuses on compounds to protect against radiation exposure

...rporation to develop and commercialize nutritional supplements and drugs that show promise in boosting the immune... combat. Recognizing the potential for nutritional supplements to strengthen immune function, AFRRI and Humanetics expanded their efforts by designing and implemen...

Highlights of the May 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...uch as $1.7 billion are spent each year on dietary supplements in the United States alone. But although supplemen...o 2 years. Results of the study included: Use of supplements by children during their first two years was "common behavior," even though the study also showed mo...

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