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New study reveals a strong link between vitamin D deficiency and increased mortality, especially diabetes-related deaths
New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-19)
Vitamin E found to prevent muscle damage after heart attack
Early studies from scientists at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia and Jena University in Germany have found Vitamin E could be used to save the muscle from dying during a heart attack. (2019-09-16)
Innovative model created for NASA to predict vitamin levels in spaceflight food
A team of food scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has developed a groundbreaking, user-friendly mathematical model for NASA to help ensure that astronauts' food remains rich in nutrients during extended missions in space. (2019-09-12)
Lollies, vitamins and fish-shaped sauce containers hit the MRI mark
A study by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, has identified four common items that could be cheaper and equally effective alternatives to commercial markers for use in MRI scanning to pinpoint specific anatomical areas or pathologies being scanned. (2019-09-09)
Fatty foods necessary for vitamin E absorption, but not right away
A fresh look at how to best determine dietary guidelines for vitamin E has produced a surprising new finding: Though the vitamin is fat soluble, you don't have to consume fat along with it for the body to absorb it. (2019-09-08)
Vitamin D: How much is too much of a good thing?
A three-year study by researchers at the Cumming School of Medicine's McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), showed there is no benefit in taking high doses of vitamin D. (2019-09-03)
Poor diet can lead to blindness
An extreme case of 'fussy' or 'picky' eating caused a young patient's blindness, according to a new case report published today [2 Sep 2019] in Annals of Internal Medicine. (2019-09-02)
Skin cancer risk in athletes: The dangers of ultraviolet radiation
The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. (2019-08-30)
Tracing the evolution of vision
The function of the visual photopigment rhodopsin and its action in the retina to facilitate vision is well understood. (2019-08-22)
Lower levels of dietary vitamins and antioxidants are linked to frailty in older adults
Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin have shown in the largest study to-date that lower levels of specific dietary vitamins and antioxidants are associated with frailty. (2019-08-22)
Low levels of vitamin D in elementary school could spell trouble in adolescence
Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence, according to a new University of Michigan study of school children in Bogotá, Colombia. (2019-08-20)
10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour
Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales over the next 90 years, say researchers at the University of Birmingham. (2019-08-19)
When a diseased liver disrupts the brain
The liver plays a vital role as a filter in the body. (2019-08-19)
Optimal vitamin D levels may vary for different ethnic and racial groups
When recommending vitamin D supplements, doctors should look at each individual patient as having different requirements and not rely on 'one-size-fits-all' guidelines, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers and the University of California, San Francisco. (2019-08-14)
Low vitamin D levels linked to non-motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease
In an Acta Neurologica Scandinavia study of 182 patients with Parkinson's disease and 185 healthy controls, patients with Parkinson's disease had significantly lower levels of vitamin D in their blood. (2019-08-07)
Mankai duckweed plant found to offer health benefits -- Ben-Gurion University research
In this new study, the researchers compared Mankai shake consumption to a yogurt shake equivalent in carbohydrates, protein, lipids, and calories. (2019-08-05)
Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk
Researchers found that people who ate high levels of vitamin A were 17 percent less likely to get the second-most-common type of skin cancer years later. (2019-07-31)
Is vitamin A intake associated with reduced risk of common skin cancer?
Data from two long-term study groups including nearly 125,000 health professionals in the US were used to evaluate the association between intake of vitamin A, through diet and supplementation, and risk of cutaneous squamous cell cancer during a follow-up period of more than 26 years. (2019-07-31)
Save your money: Vast majority of dietary supplements don't improve heart health or put off death
In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that almost all vitamin, mineral and other nutrient supplements or diets cannot be linked to longer life or protection from heart disease. (2019-07-16)
Vitamin C is key to protection of exciting new nanomaterial
In work that could open a floodgate of future applications for a new class of nanomaterials known as MXenes (pronounced 'Maxines'), researchers from Texas A&M University have discovered a simple, inexpensive way to prevent the materials' rapid degradation. (2019-07-09)
Nutritional supplements and diets not always protective, WVU research suggests
Do the nutritional supplements people take or the diets they adhere to actually protect them against cardiovascular problems and death? (2019-07-08)
Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids
Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated systolic blood pressure during childhood and adolescence. (2019-07-01)
Too many antioxidants may cause lung cancer spread
A new study explains why lung cancer spreads faster in patients with certain genetic changes, and suggests that taking vitamin E, long thought of as preventive, may cause the same spread. (2019-06-27)
Muscling in on the role of vitamin D
A recent study conducted at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research has shed light on the role of vitamin D in muscle cells. (2019-06-25)
Study finds micronutrient deficiencies common at time of celiac disease diagnosis
Micronutrient deficiencies, including vitamins B12 and D, as well as folate, iron, zinc and copper, are common in adults at the time of diagnosis with celiac disease. (2019-06-24)
A solarium for hens? How to increase the vitamin D content of eggs
Many people suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. This can result in brittle bones and an increased risk of respiratory diseases. (2019-06-24)
Cereal grains scientists fight hidden hunger with new approach
Global demand for staple crops like maize, wheat, and rice is on the rise -- making these crops ideal targets for improving nutrition through biofortification. (2019-06-20)
Vitamin D supplementation not associated with reduced cardiovascular events
This study, called a meta-analysis, combined the results of 21 randomized clinical trials with about 83,000 patients to look at whether vitamin D supplementation was associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease events such as heart attack or stroke. (2019-06-19)
Vitamin D may not help your heart
While previous research has suggested a link between low levels of vitamin D in the blood and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a new Michigan State University study has found that taking vitamin D supplements did not reduce that risk. (2019-06-19)
Atrial fibrillation linked to increased risk of dementia, even in stroke-free patients
Atrial fibrillation is linked to an increased risk of dementia, even in people who have not suffered a stroke, according to the largest study to investigate the association in an elderly population published in the European Heart Journal. (2019-06-18)
Benefits beyond fracture risk reduction? Results of the VITALE study
While a kidney transplant can restore healthy kidney function, recipients remain at increased risk of fractures, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. (2019-06-14)
Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adults
Tufts University researchers led the first study to evaluate the association between biomarkers of vitamin K status and mobility limitation and disability, and found older adults with low levels of circulating vitamin K were more likely to develop these conditions. (2019-06-13)
Trinity study finds over a quarter of adults aged 50+ are deficient in vitamin D
Over a quarter of adults aged 50+ are deficient in vitamin D according to researchers from Trinity College Dublin who announced their findings today (Thursday, June 13, 2019). (2019-06-13)
Vitamin D and estradiol help guard against heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
Vitamin D and estrogen have already shown well-documented results in improving bone health in women. (2019-06-12)
Eating more vitamin K found to help, not harm, patients on warfarin
When prescribed the anticoagulant drug warfarin, many patients are told to limit foods rich in vitamin K, such as green vegetables. (2019-06-11)
Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms help patients fight tuberculosis
In a new study, researchers show that sun-exposed oyster mushrooms offer a readily available source of vitamin D that can help TB patients respond better to anti-TB drugs by improving immune response. (2019-06-09)
New research on diet and supplements during pregnancy and beyond
The foods and nutrients a woman consumes while pregnant have important health implications for her and her baby. (2019-06-09)
NIH-funded trial finds vitamin D does not prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk
Taking a daily vitamin D supplement does not prevent type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk, according to results from a study funded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. (2019-06-07)
Featured research findings from Nutrition 2019
Press materials are now available for Nutrition 2019, the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, to be held June 8-11, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. (2019-06-03)
Vitamin D could help cancer patients live longer
Michigan State University physicians have found that vitamin D, if taken for at least three years, could help cancer patients live longer. (2019-06-03)
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