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American Chemical Society to honor Albert Szent-Gyrgyi

...nor the work of Albert Szent-Gyrgyi in identifying vitamin C with a ceremony in Szeged, Hungary, on May 11. I...will designate Szent-Gyrgyis pioneering studies of vitamin C and biological combustion as an International Historic Chemical Landmark. The American Chemical So...

Antioxidant gene mutation gives free radicals free reign

... medicines. Foods containing antioxidants, such as vitamin C and A, are thought to help fight heart disease and other chronic ailments, says Juul. Researchers dont know if adding antioxidants to the diet would help individuals with the Arg213Gly mutation and suggest more study is needed....

Nutrition status affects cognitive impairment in the elderly

...t research suggests that deficiencies of folate or vitamin B-12 and elevations of plasma homocysteine (tHcy) ...ve impairment and plasma concentrations of folate, vitamin B-12, and tHcy in 331 older subjects. They found significant negative effects on cognition in the el...

Vitamin D gets an A+ for treating heart disease

HONOLULU, April 23 Women over age 65 who took vitamin D had nearly one-third less risk of dying from hea...osis. Low blood levels of certain forms of vitamin D have been associated with increased risk of heart attacks, but to my knowledge no one has studied ...

Cooking tomatoes boosts disease-fighting power

...ncer-fighting ability. All this, despite a loss of vitamin C during the cooking process, say Cornell food sci...and a half-hour. Consistent with previous studies, vitamin C content decreased by 10, 15 and 29 percent, respectively, when compared to raw, uncooked tomatoes....

Fatty acid from fish oil fights arrhythmias, sudden death

...one fatty fish meal); 2,830 took 300 milligrams of vitamin E daily; another 2,830 took both; and 2,828 took a placebo. In the new analysis, Marchioli and his colleagues found that at three months, patients treated with n-3 PUFA had significantly lower mortality than those not taking the supplements (1.1 per...

Vitamin C may help 'juice up' metabolism in older adults, offsetting weight gain

...th normal physiological functions by loading up on vitamin C. Although virtually all living things on Earth n...resting metabolism before and after an infusion of vitamin C directly into the veins of older adults between 60 and 74 years old. The results show that follo...

Vitamin supplementation could slow arteriosclerosis in heart-transplant patients

...al in this weeks issue of THE LANCET suggests that vitamin C and E supplementation could be of clinical benef...fter heart transplantation) were randomly assigned vitamin C 500 mg plus vitamin E 400 IU, each twice daily, or placebo, for 1 year. The primary endpoint was t...

High protein diet along with calcium and vitamin D increases bone mineral density

...ation a diet supplemented with calcium citrate and vitamin D in a placebo-controlled study. BMD was measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry every six months. Dietary protein was assessed by a food frequency questionnaire midway through the study. The mean protein intake of the participants was 79 g/...

Aspirin resistance increases risk of death

...e efficacy of a blood pressure drug, ramipril, and vitamin E to prevent heart attacks or stroke in patients with heart disease. The current study is based on data collected on 5,529 patients enrolled at 129 Canadian study sites. All patients provided baseline urine specimens, which were analyzed for levels...

As heart patients flock to alternative medicine, hazards may lurk

...y supplements like gingko biloba, ginseng, garlic, vitamin E, fish oil or coenzyme Q10 can also cause blood-thinning (anticoagulant) effects, and doses arent carefully studied and controlled like those for medicines. The total anti-clotting effect from taking both at once, or other interactions between drugs...

New report links birth defects, premature birth to being overweight before pregnancy

... Human Development" also advises new approaches to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, unhealthy nutrition, exposure to unsafe food and water, and poor growth and development among children in the United States and worldwide. "This report is a blueprint of practical answers for a healthier tomorrow for people...

Cyclists' 'blood doping' associated with cerebral blood clots

...wth hormone, coupled with high dose consumption of vitamin A. "While we cannot attribute the appearance of the thrombosis to a single doping agent, the combination of drugs and high dosing of vitamins likely produced this athletes condition," says study author Eduardo Rocha, MD, Ph.D., of Clinica Universit...

Vitamin C reduces the odds of developing early-onset cataract

...inical Nutrition, Taylor et al. examined long-term vitamin consumption in a group of women aged 53 to 73, and found that daily vitamin C intake from diet and supplements during the previous 13-15 years had a significant role in the pre...

High homocysteine levels may double risk of dementia, Alzheimer's disease

...ucing homocysteine levels with high doses of these vitamin supplements can slow the rate of cognitive decline... participants. As the relationship between these B vitamin levels, homocysteine, AD, and cardiovascular disease continues to be studied, scientists speculate t...

Scientists find biological key to 'wasting syndrome'

... One way was to treat TNF-alpha-enhanced mice with vitamin E and other antioxidants. This blocked the chain ...ologist and liver specialist, antioxidants such as vitamin E might halt wasting in humans if these supplements were delivered in very high amountsor even bette...

LIFE-SAVER: World's largest cholesterol-lowering trial reveals massive benefits for high-risk patients

...he patients to receive antioxidant vitamins (600mg vitamin E, 250mg vitamin C and 20mg beta-carotene daily) and half to receive dummy vitamin capsules. This comparison in HPS d...

Animal-based nutrients linked with higher risk of stomach and esophageal cancers

...hat a diet high in cholesterol, animal protein and vitamin B12 is linked to risk of a specific type of cancer... dietary fiber, dietary beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B6 were associated with lower risk of these kinds of cancers. They further found that ...

Study shows Actonel reduces vertebral fracture risk 70 percent in patients on chronic steroid therapy

...received calcium supplementation and some received vitamin D. Vertebral fractures were confirmed radiographi...ausal women. This is in conjunction with calcium, vitamin D and lifestyle modifications for patients who are initiating glucocorticoid treatment expected to l...

Spaghetti gets protein boost from corn gluten meal

...cost of spaghetti, but would also increase A and B vitamin content, Wu said. The properties of a new spaghetti would be useful to a number of people, he added. There is increasing interest, especially among vegetarians and health-conscious people, for protein-enriched foods with no cholesterol and low satura...

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