Tag: "vitamin" at medical news
Caliente chemistry for Cinco de Mayo
...tomatoes are chock-full of antioxidants, including vitamin
C and beta carotene. These compounds, as well as the dietary fiber, copper and iron, found in tomatoes, may play a role in preventing cell damage. And the red tomato pigment, lycopene, helps reduce the risk of breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer....
Parkinson's drug linked to heart disease risk factor
...ascular disease, Diaz-Arrastia said. Low levels of vitamin
B12 and folic acid are a common cause of increases in homocysteine levels in the blood. Deficiencies of these vitamins, however, did not explain the elevated homocysteine levels among patients who had used levodopa in the study. Previous studies have...
Dogs on fatty diet may give clues to human disease development
...ed fat also had decreased immune function and less vitamin
E, an antioxidant that helps counteract the effects of free radicals. In addition, bone formation rate was reduced. "Our study shows the need to control the amount of oxidized fats in food for both humans and companion animals so that we can ensure p...
Grape seed extract help speed up wound recovery, study suggests
... taking grape-seed extract in vitamin
form, Sen said. "Taken orally, the extract functions like an antioxidant," he said. "But in a wound, where free radicals are abundant, that proanthocyanidin assumes pro-oxidant behavior....
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet Nov. 19, 2002
...erapies. Well-designed but small trials found that vitamin
E, red clover, evening primrose oil, and dong quai were ineffective for hot flashes. Common problems with even these existing studies on CAM use for menopause are that they are small; they often test for only short periods of time, while the herbs or...
Drinking wine may lower risk of dementia
..." Brust said. "There is also evidence that dietary vitamin
E may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's. These factors were not accounted for in this study. "Nonetheless, this is a provocative report providing evidence that there is indeed something specifically beneficial about wine."...
Thanksgiving menu stuffed with healthy choices
...n alpha- and beta-carotene, chemical precursors of vitamin
A, which is known to promote healthy vision, according to Frederick Khachik, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland. Squash, especially butternut, is also a rich source of beta-carotene. Khachik's work on the beta-carotene content of vegetables has bee...
World Health Report: addressing main risk factors
...us micronutrient deficiencies (eg. Iron, zinc, and vitamin
A deficiency), were major contributors to loss of healthy life. In both developing and developed regions, alcohol, tobacco, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol were major causes of disease burden. In an accompanying Commentary, John Powles and ...
Fortified orange drink eases 'hidden hunger' in 3rd world
...iencies in micronutrients such as iron, iodine and vitamin
A, a Cornell University physician and internationa...the supplement significantly improved the iron and vitamin
A status of the women, compared with a control group of those who did not consume the fortified drin...
Vitamins valuable for baby boomers eye disease
(Kingston, ON) Prescribing high doses of vitamin
supplements to aging baby boomers with vision loss..."Our results demonstrate that the use of high-dose vitamin
supplementation (Vitamins C and E, plus beta carotene and zinc) by people suffering from age-related...
Glucocorticoid use increases risk of spinal fractures
...apy (> 3 months duration), along with calcium, vitamin
D and modification of lifestyle risk factors. Actonel 5 mg daily is the only therapy approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for both the prevention and treatment of GIO in men and women who are initiating or continuing oral gluocor...
Multivitamins improve weight gain patterns during pregnancy in HIV-infected women from Tanzania
...es: a multivitamin supplement that did not include vitamin
A; a vitamin
A-alone supplement; a multivitamin supplement that included vitamin
A; or, a placebo. During the thi...
Dietary intake of vitamin E may reduce risk of Parkinson's disease
...point not to supplements, but to dietary intake of vitamin
E (from the foods we eat) as having a protective f...amined the associations between dietary intakes of vitamin
E, C, and carotenoids, vitamin
supplements, and risk of Parkinson's disease. After exclusions, 76,8...
Landmark study shows coenzyme Q10 slows progressive decline in Parkinsons disease
... first time a study has shown that any nutrient or vitamin
might play a role in slowing the progression of PD. The greatest benefits were seen in motor skills and activities of daily living, such as walking, dressing, feeding and bathing. The results of this study will be published in the Oct. 15 issue of t...
Moderately high homocysteine tied to stroke, Alzheimers risk
...ce homocysteine levels, this study suggests that B vitamin
supplementation may be appropriate for most adults...commend 2 to 5 mg folic acid and a similar dose of vitamin
B12 daily," he says. "This recommendation is based on the known safety of both vitamins, which do n...
Folic acid can help prevent heart disease, strokes University of Ulster research
...ased intake of folic acid. As well as folic acid, vitamin
B-12 and vitamin
B-6 can help to prevent a build up of homocysteine. Professor Helene McNulty, Professor of Human Nu...
Vitamin E fails to join heart-health regimen
...NGELES, Sept. 17-Despite its early promise, taking vitamin
E does not appear to slow the progression of ather...pidemiological studies had supported the idea that vitamin
E protected against atherosclerosis by fighting oxidative damage, but results from the Vitamin E Ath...
Vitamins C and E support breathing following an operation
... studies the researchers want to determine whether vitamin
C has to be given in combination with vitamin
E. They will also study other sorts of sedatives and painkillers. In addition to this they will furt...
New National Academy of Sciences report highlights health importance of nutrients found in almonds
... NAS's current Daily Value (DV) of the antioxidant vitamin
E, is an excellent source of magnesium, and also offers calcium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. For more information about almonds, including recipes and healthful eating tips, visit www.almondsarein.com ....
More than 70 percent of adults with cancer use alternative therapies
...estern Washington for a variety of reasons. First, vitamin
use is highest in the western United States compared to other areas of the nation. Also, health insurers in Washington are required by state law to provide coverage for licensed alternative providers. As such, the results of this survey may not be ap...
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