Tag: "vitamin" at medical news
Pupils who eat school dinners just as healthy, if not healthier, than those who don't
...esh ingredients is welcome as this should increase vitamin
intake (including folate)" says lead author, Professor Peter Whincup. "However, to improve the diets of British children and adolescents, we need to look beyond school dinners to address overall dietary patterns and their societal determinants."...
Test predicts risk of liver scarring after transplant, study shows
...epatic stellate cells (HSCs), which normally store vitamin
A in the liver. But they produce collagen and other proteins that can lead to fibrosis, or scarring, in patients infected with hepatitis C virus. The research team hypothesized that a known valid biomarker of HSC activation alpha smooth muscle actin...
Mailman School receives grant to study reducing skin cancer risk from arsenic in water
...tution based in Bangladesh, to investigate whether vitamin
E and/or selenium has a beneficial effect in reduc...but it is also believed that antioxidants, such as vitamin
E and selenium, may impede the carcinogenic effects. "If the research confirms that supplementing on...
World's poorest children missing out on child survival strategies
...olleagues looked at whether interventions, such as vitamin
A supplements, safe water and immunisations, reached mothers and children in nine low and middle income countries. Researchers analysed data from Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Cambodia, Eritrea, Malawi, Nepal, and Nicaragua. The investigators found that...
Successful tests of new treatments in mice for eye disease causing irreversible blindness in humans
...r RPE65, and, separately, oral administration of a vitamin
A-like compound. In the current paper, Palczewski (formerly of the University of Washington) examined the effect of combining the two treatments in blind mice that did not have the LRAT enzyme. They report that gene therapy carrying the LRAT gene si...
Protein suppresses prostate cancer, enhances effects of vitamin E
...ncer. The protein also assists in the retention of vitamin
E in prostate cancer cells and increases the effect of vitamin
E in limiting the proliferation of cancer cells, the researchers found. The researchers, led by ShuY...
Vitamin D compounds show promise for prevention of prostate cancer
The active metabolite of vitamin
D, calcitriol, and other vitamin
D analogs are promising chemopreventive agents that may prevent prostate cancer, according to a stud...
Vitamin D, taxotere combination extends the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer
...rostate cancer who take an experimental, high-dose vitamin
D pill with chemotherapy live about eight months l...urring hormone and the biologically active form of vitamin
D. Research also shows that DN-101 may protect against major side effects of chemotherapy. "When ...
Phenolic compounds may explain Mediterranean diet benefits
... relatively high-fat meal. The meals also included vitamin
A supplementation. Over the next four hours, blood samples were taken and the researchers used Doppler laser to measure endothelial responses to sudden changes in blood flow, which were produced by inflating and then deflating a blood pressure cuff. ...
Vitamin D status appears more important than high calcium intake for maintaining calcium metabolism
... unnecessary for maintaining calcium metabolism if vitamin
D status is adequate, according to a study in the ...vember 9 issue of JAMA. The importance of adequate vitamin
D status for optimum bone health has received increased recognition in recent years, with higher rec...
Researchers uncover clues to vitamin A resistance in lung cancer
...reatment with natural and synthetic derivatives of vitamin
A, drugs that are highly effective for preventing and treating other types of cancer." Using cell models, Petty and colleagues from Dartmouth Medical School set out to determine how resistance to this class of drugs, known as retinoids, occurs. In ...
GSA confers 2005 Nathan Shock New Investigator Award to McGill University's Duque
.... His objectives are aimed at defining the role of vitamin
D in regulating the function of osteogenic cells and how vitamin
D deficiency in the elderly might impact bone metabolism. The award was established in 1986 to hono...
Iron-rich rice improves iron status of women
...cade, plant breeders have been trying to boost the vitamin
and mineral content of rice and other staples through traditional plant breeding and genetic engineering. But the foods have never been tested to see if they actually improve the health of the people who eat them. Now, in the first study to test peo...
JCI table of contents: December 8, 2005
...at pre-treatment of patient T cells with IL-10 and vitamin
D3 can overcome this defect and greatly enhance glucocorticoid-induced IL-10 synthesis by T cells from asthmatic patients who were resistant to glucocorticoid therapy. These manipulations increase IL-10 production to levels comparable to those observ...
Vitamin D can play role in lung health
... our lungs healthy, with greater concentrations of vitamin
D resulting in greater lung health benefits. A stu... shows that patients with higher concentrations of vitamin
D had significantly better lung function, compared with patients with lower concentrations of vitami...
Health benefits of a Christmas brandy
...idant potential to the daily recommended intake of vitamin
C. "The antioxidants only make up only a small percentage of substances found in brandy, but they are a very important part of the mix. "So when you are enjoying a slice of brandy-infused fruit cake or a drink of good quality brandy over Christmas yo...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...individuals who don't eat enough dietary folate (a vitamin
found in some fruits and vegetables), and who had ... demonstrated that smoking impaired the ability of vitamin
A and its chemical cousin, retinoids, to keep cells healthy. In the early 1990s, they demonstrated t...
Magnesium in your diet could lead to stronger bones
... demonstrated that black men and women may process vitamin
D and other calcium regulating hormones differently than whites, thus possibly explaining the lack of association between magnesium and bone density among them in this study. "Although this [1% increase] seems small, increases across a population may...
After gastric bypass surgery, important to check vitamin B1 deficiency
A deficiency in vitamin
B1 can be a serious complication following a popul...f the American Academy of Neurology. If untreated, vitamin
B1 deficiency can lead to Wernicke encephalopathy, a severe neurological condition. In the study, a ...
UCSD researchers state vitamin D needed to cut cancer risk
Taking 1,000 international units (IU) of vitamin
D3 daily appears to lower an individual's risk of ... prompt public health action to increase intake of vitamin
D3 as an inexpensive tool for prevention of diseases that claim millions of lives each year. Previou...
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