Tag: "vitamin" at medical news
Over time, more women are developing MS than men
...se of hair dye and use of cosmetics that may block vitamin
D absorption, he said. At this point were just speculating on avenues of research that could be pursued. Cutter said the largest increase in the ratio has been for those whose MS started at younger ages. For the study, researchers examined a data...
Scientists find missing link to understand how plants make vitamin C
...overed the last unknown enzyme in the synthesis of vitamin
C in plants, said Dr. Charles Brenner of Dartmouth...Center and Department of Genetics. An essential vitamin
for people, vitamin
C is well known as an antioxidant and enzyme cofactor. Humans lost the ability ...
Pistachios lower cholesterol, provide antioxidants
... leafy vegetables -- beta carotene a precursor to vitamin
A and gamma tocopherol the major form of vitamin
E than other nuts. It is oxidized LDL and other lipproteins that contribute to plaque formation in...
Highlights from the May 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...compared with recommended amounts. Consumption of vitamin
A, magnesium and phosphorus was "suboptimal" in ch... youngest children and the oldest were in protein, vitamin
C, riboflavin, vitamin
B12 and magnesium. Steep drops in riboflavin, zinc, calcium, magnesium and ...
Higher calcium and vitamin D intakes positively associated with brain lesions in older men and women
...nd women who consumed higher levels of calcium and vitamin
D are significantly more likely to have greater vo... but those who reported consuming more calcium and vitamin
D were markedly more likely to have higher total volume of brain lesions as measured across numerous...
Early onset of poor bone mineralization revealed in children with cystic fibrosis
...sive inflammation, poor nutritional status and low vitamin
D levels. "Deficient bone mineral density is becoming an increasingly important clinical issue in adult patients with CF," said Dr. Sermet-Gaudelus. "The pathogenesis of low bone mineral density in individuals with CF remains uncertain and bone his...
Higher intake of fish and vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of age-related macular disease
...eneration, while those with higher serum levels of vitamin
D may have a reduced risk of the early stages of t...festyle habits and food intake. "Levels of serum vitamin
D were inversely associated with early AMD but not advanced AMD," the authors write. When participan...
Calcium plus vitamin D supplements may help prevent weight gain in postmenopausal women
Postmenopausal women who take calcium and vitamin
D supplements may gain less weight than those who ...e article. Some evidence suggests that calcium and vitamin
D may play a role in effective weight management. These nutrients may stimulate the breakdown of fat...
Vitamin D supplements may offer cheap and effective immune system boost against TB
Scientists have shown that a single 2.5mg dose of vitamin
D may be enough to boost the immune system to figh...at identified an extraordinarily high incidence of vitamin
D deficiency amongst those communities in London most at risk from the disease, which kills around t...
Eating apples and fish during pregnancy may protect against childhood asthma and allergies
...dren have found evidence for protective effects of vitamin
E and D and zinc during pregnancy in reducing the risk of childrens wheeze and asthma, notes researcher Saskia Willers, M.Sc. of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. If the new results are confirmed, she says, "recommendations on dietary modificati...
Topical retinol helps reduce wrinkles associated with natural skin aging
A to the skin appears to improve the wrinkles asso...lif., and colleagues assessed the effectiveness of vitamin
A (retinol) lotion in 36 elderly individuals (average age 87 years). Researchers applied a lotion co...
Some vitamin supplements don't protect against lung cancer
...ults found that taking supplemental multivitamins, vitamin
C and E and folate do not decrease the risk of lun...ive observational studies to look at the effect of vitamin
supplements instead of vitamins from foods on lung cancer risk. People are spending billions of do...
Making science personal: Lilly Oncology to unveil 76 studies at ASCO 2007
...: June 3, 2007: 8:00 a.m. The impact of shortened vitamin
supplementation lead-in time before pemetrexed in patients with relapsed small cell lung cancer (SCLC) Early-phase Trial of ALIMTA +/- Steroids in Head & Neck Cancer Abstract # 6055: June 4, 2007: 1:00 p.m. A phase I dose escalation study of...
Intake of vitamin D and calcium associated with lower risk of breast cancer before menopause
Women who consume higher amounts of calcium and vitamin
D may have a lower risk of developing premenopausa... Data from animal studies have linked calcium and vitamin
D to breast cancer prevention, according to background information in the article. However, epidemio...
Mercury's link to heart disease begins in blood vessel walls
...nzyme was also affected by antioxidants, including vitamin
C, suggesting that this form of the metal generates free radicals. This is the form of mercury most closely associated with the food supply. "Chelators overall did a better job than antioxidants at protecting against mercury activation of the enzym...
Folic acid supplementation lowers stroke risk
...nefit of continued use of previously deemed 'safe' vitamin
supplements outweighs the risk of other adverse CVD outcomes."...
Study explains why patients with OSA are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease
...ins, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, and vitamin
C reduce enthothelial apoptosis, but it is not known if these agents could help patients with OSA. According to Dr. El Sohl, further research will investigate if the improvements in vascular function correlate with actual improvements in the sleep ...
May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...he common cold) were given four treatment options vitamin
C, herbal echinacea, a zinc lozenge and a prescribed antiviral they based their decision on a benefit-harm trade-off. Sufficiently Important Difference for Common Cold: Severity ReductionBy Bruce Barrett, M.D., Ph.D., et al HOME VISIT PROGRAM ...
Oxygen trick could see organic costs tumble
...e been found to have 33% and 26% higher levels of vitamin
C and phenolic compunds, respectively, than conventional peppers(JSFA DOI: 10.1002/jsfa2966). A recent study also revealed organic kiwifruit to be healthier than conventional (DOI 10.1002/jsfa.2820; C&I Issue 8 March 2007)....
Childhood sun exposure may lower risk of MS
...e response or indirectly by producing immunoactive vitamin
D. The study also found the protective effect of sun exposure was seen only among female twin pairs, but Mack says this novel finding must be viewed with caution since only a few male twins were involved in the study. Our findings note the import...
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