Tag: "vitamin" at medical news
Study showed vitamin D inadequacy highly prevalent among women treated for osteoporosis
...treated for osteoporosis have suboptimal levels of vitamin
D, according to new research presented today at th...eated for osteoporosis take over-the-counter (OTC) vitamin
D supplementation, vitamin
D inadequacy is still highly prevalent in this population. The National ...
Highlights of June Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...only healthful weight-control behaviors had higher vitamin
A intake than both of the other groups Boys who used unhealthful weight-control behaviors did not have poorer dietary intakes than those using weight-control behaviors or using only healthful behaviors Fruit intake was highest among boys reporting ...
Exercising after menopause may help reduce bone loss
...control group. Both groups were given calcium and vitamin
D supplements. Physical fitness, BMD, and blood lipid levels were assessed at the beginning and end of the study. The researchers found that after 26 months, women in the exercise group were 36.5 percent more physically fit compared to when they sta...
Study: Low-carb diet more effective than low-fat diet
...l of an Atkins-style diet approach, which includes vitamin
and nutritional supplements. Along with losing an average of 26 pounds, dieters assigned to the low-carbohydrate plan lost more body fat, and lowered their triglyceride levels and raised their HDL, or good cholesterol, more than the low-fat dieters. ...
New global trials help to make FOSRENOL(R) the most extensively studied modern phosphate binder
... body's levels of calcium, parathyroid hormone and vitamin
D, resulting in calcium deposits in the vasculature, which contribute to cardiovascular disease, and renal bone disease, which may give rise to skeletal deformities, pain and fractures." Paradoxically, use of calcium-based phosphate binders the curr...
Novel vitamin discovery offers clues for cancer chemotherapy and lipid disorders
...f biochemistry and genetics, have discovered a new vitamin
in a molecular pathway central to such vital proce...nzyme for hundreds of cellular enzymes. Niacin, or vitamin
B3, a mixture of the NAD precursors nicotinic acid and nicotinamide, which were discovered in 1938, ...
International experts discuss latest research on vitamin E & health
... the latest research on the impact and function of vitamin
E on human health. The conference, sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences, will be held at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Scientists from Germany, Finland, France, the United Kingdom, Malaysi...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 56th Annual Meeting
...an be reduced slightly by long-term regular use of vitamin
E supplements. [S32.004] Parkinson's Disease Two new genetic findings regarding Parkinson's disease (PD) were announced at the meeting. Specific forms of the ApoE gene have long been known to affect risk for Alzheimer's disease. By combining result...
Alternative medicine therapy now being tested for heart disease
...c acid (EDTA), combined with high dose antioxidant vitamin
and mineral supplements. The combination of calci...the effects of chelation and high dose antioxidant vitamin
and mineral supplementation versus a low dose regimen. To qualify, patients must be over the age of...
Study: Many men take dietary supplements to prevent prostate cancer
... men (27%) took three or more agents. "The use of vitamin
and nutrient supplements for prostate cancer preve...udy to determine if the trace mineral selenium and vitamin
E, either alone or in combination, can prevent prostate cancer. The study is ongoing and results w...
Anemia associated with disability and poorer physical performance
...r age 70. It has a variety of causes, from iron or vitamin
B-12 deficiencies to chronic diseases such as cancer or liver disease. In older adults, about 20 percent of 30 percent of cases have no known cause. The researchers used data from the InCHIANTI Study, a study of 1,156 older adults living in the Chian...
Red palm oil as a means of combating vitamin A deficiency
...on of this vegetable oil, rich in the precursor of vitamin
A, beta-carotene, in reducing deficiencies of this vitamin
in women and children. This long-term food-supplement strategy, effective in public health managemen...
SLU research in New England Journal of Medicine shows new drug helps with chronic kidney disease
...eated the condition by giving patients calcium and vitamin
D supplements to strengthen the bones. The new drug works by fooling the parathyroid glands into thinking the levels of calcium in the bloodstream are higher than they actually are, so the glands stop producing extra parathyroid hormone. During the 2...
Veterans have increased risk of ALS
...o investigate the potential prophylactic effect of vitamin
E. Men and women who regularly used vitamin
E supplements were less likely to develop ALS than non-users of these supplements. These results wil...
Untreated postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
...ning a balanced diet supplemented with calcium and vitamin
D, if needed, and engaging in weight-bearing exercise, like walking, can reduce an individual's chances of developing osteoporosis. However, in some women, these preventive measures may not be enough, and prescription medications such as Actonel may...
OHSU study: Rate of brain volume loss predicts dementia
... prescription drugs like Aricept, supplements like vitamin
E and ginkgo biloba, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and cholesterol-lowering 'statin' drugs," Quinn said. "However, we do not routinely recommend that people take these agents for prevention until we know more facts, since some of them, such ...
Migraine with aura, cholesterol increase risk of stroke in women
...ongoing trial examining the effects of aspirin and vitamin
E on cardiovascular disease and cancer. During an average of 9 years of follow-up, women who had migraine with aura had a 50 percent increased risk for total stroke and a 70 percent increased risk for ischemic stroke, compared to women without migrai...
Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: May 2004
...oes one need to consume daily to maintain adequate vitamin
A? New research, lead by Guangwen Tang, PhD and c...arrots absorbed less beta carotene (a precursor to vitamin
A) than the researchers previously thought. Previously, the conversion factor for beta carotene was ...
Research study profiles indoor tanners
...icial sources is important to well-being, natural vitamin
D production and disease prevention," Stepp said. "In addition, regular indoor tanners are becoming increasingly aware that the links between tanning and skin cancer have been brought into question by medical researchers in studies published in the U...
WHI study finds no heart disease benefit, increased stroke risk with estrogen alone
...ormone therapy, diet modification, and calcium and vitamin
D supplements on heart disease, fractures, breast and colorectal cancer, as well as an observational study, which is looking for predictors and biological markers for disease. The diet modification trial involves nearly 49,000 women, the calcium/vit...
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