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US older women three times as likely to be treated for osteoporosis as men
Older women in the US are three times as likely to be treated for osteoporosis as men of the same age, reveals research published online in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. (2019-02-14)
Vitamin D and immune cells stimulate bone marrow disease
The bone marrow disease myelofibrosis is stimulated by excessive signaling from vitamin D and immune cells known as macrophages, reveals a Japanese research team. (2019-02-08)
Vitamin D helps treat lethal drug-resistant TB
Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment, led by Queen Mary University of London. (2019-02-06)
Researchers determine seasonal risk threshold for patients with folate deficiency
The possible association between sun exposure and folate levels in human blood has been a major topic of discussion among experts all around the world. (2019-02-01)
Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes
The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. (2019-01-30)
At least half of parents try non-evidence-based cold prevention methods for kids
Despite little or no evidence suggesting certain types of methods actually help people avoid catching or preventing a cold, more than half of parents have tried them with their kids, according to a new national poll. (2019-01-21)
Study shows vitamin D supplements are of no benefit to the over 70s
There is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls, new research has revealed. (2019-01-14)
B-group vitamins can improve concentration among people with first episode psychosis
The study, led by Dr Colin O'Donnell, now at Letterkenny University Hospital, and Dr Kelly Allott from Orygen, explored the impact of increasing a person's intake of vitamins B12, B6, and folic acid [vitamin B9] after studies in people with schizophrenia revealed that increased intake of these vitamins could decrease patients' levels of an amino acid called homocysteine and improve their symptoms. (2019-01-14)
Treat vitamin D deficiency to prevent deadly lung attacks
Vitamin D supplements have been found to reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London. (2019-01-10)
Genetics may influence the effects of vitamin E on cancer risk
A new study led by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital investigated whether taking vitamin E supplements could affect risk of cancer and found that genetic variations in the gene COMT influenced whether vitamin E decreased or increased risk of developing cancer during and after the study periods. (2019-01-08)
Researchers locate the body's largest cell receptor
A giant toadstool that swallow up vitamins and nutrients in the intestines and kidneys. (2019-01-03)
Metabolic syndrome patients need more vitamin C to break cycle of antioxidant depletion
A higher intake of vitamin C is crucial for metabolic syndrome patients trying to halt a potentially deadly cycle of antioxidant disruption and health-related problems, an Oregon State University researcher says. (2019-01-02)
Vitamin D intake and obesity in occupational asthma patients and need for supplementation
The research was conducted to assess the vitamin D intake in occupational asthma patients and the relation with body mass index, comorbidities related to vitamin D deficit, lung function and quality of life. (2018-12-27)
Study links nutrients in blood to better brain connectivity, cognition in older adults
A new study links higher levels of several key nutrients in the blood with more efficient brain connectivity and performance on cognitive tests in older adults. (2018-12-19)
Gut microbiome regulates the intestinal immune system, researchers find
A new study in mice unveils the role of vitamin A in immune system regulation, a finding that could assist in developing treatments for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases as well as vitamin A deficiency. (2018-12-18)
Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status
A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels. (2018-12-14)
Folate deficiency creates hitherto unknown problems in connection with cell division
Folate deficiency creates more problems in connection with DNA replication than researchers had hitherto assumed, researchers from the University of Copenhagen show in a new study. (2018-12-14)
Effect of oral alfacalcidol on clinical outcomes in patients without secondary hyperparathyroidism R
''Treatment with active vitamin D did not decrease cardiovascular events in kidney patients undergoing hemodialysis''-- A research group in Japan reported their research results in the December 11 issue of JAMA. (2018-12-11)
Hazelnuts 365: Why Oregon's state nut may be the key to disease prevention
The new study, administered by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University and published in the December 2018 issue of The Journal of Nutrition, found that older adults who added hazelnuts to their diet for 16 weeks significantly improved their levels of two key micronutrients. (2018-12-11)
Vitamin C may reduce harm to infants' lungs caused by smoking during pregnancy
Vitamin C may reduce the harm done to lungs in infants born to mothers who smoke during their pregnancy, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2018-12-07)
Link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia confirmed
Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of Australian and Danish researchers has reported. (2018-12-06)
Link between newborns with vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia confirmed
Newborns with Vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Queensland report. (2018-12-06)
Hazelnuts improve older adults' micronutrient levels
Older adults who added hazelnuts to their diet for a few months significantly improved their levels of two key micronutrients. (2018-12-06)
Study links vitamin D-deficient older adults with greater risk of developing depression
A new study by researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin has shown for the first time in Ireland that a deficiency in vitamin D was associated with a substantial increased risk of depression (+75%) over a four-year follow up period. (2018-12-05)
Scientists discover a new route to antibiotics using gene editing
Scientists have discovered a new chemical process -- also known as a biosynthetic pathway -- in bacteria which could lead to a new generation of antibiotics being produced and manufactured. (2018-11-26)
Researchers discover a new gear in life's clock: Vitamin D
Researchers at Portland State University discover that vitamin D plays a key role in embryonic development in vertebrates and by blocking vitamin D in embryos of zebrafish, researchers were able to induce dormancy in a species that doesn't enter dormancy. (2018-11-19)
Enzymes in the cross-hairs
More and more bacteria are resistant to available antibiotics. A team of chemists from the Technical University of Munich now presents a new approach: they have identified important enzymes in the metabolism of staphylococci. (2018-11-15)
Juice displaces milk and fruit in high school lunches
High school students participating in school meal programs are less likely to select milk, whole fruit, and water when fruit juice is available, which on balance may decrease the nutritional quality of their lunches, according to a new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut. (2018-11-15)
VITAL study: How vitamin D and fish oil affect risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer
Brigham and Women's Hospital investigators leading the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) conducted a rigorous placebo-controlled trial over the course of 5.3 years, gleaning a treasure trove of information on the effects of both supplements. (2018-11-10)
Chirality of vitamin-D derivative affects the protonation states of its receptor protein
Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology, in cooperation with researchers at Teijin Pharma Ltd. and Teikyo University, have highlighted the possibility that chirality of vitamin-D derivatives can affect the protonation states of histidine residues in the vitamin-D receptor protein via ab initio molecular simulations and biomedical analyses. (2018-10-31)
Vitamin D levels in the blood linked to cardiorespiratory fitness
Vitamin D levels in the blood are linked to cardiorespiratory fitness, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a publication of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2018-10-30)
Taking their vitamins
New research finds that more bacterioplankton utilize vitamin B1 or B1 precursors from their environment than synthesize their own. (2018-10-17)
Chewing gum may be effective for delivering vitamins
Nearly 15 percent of all chewing gum varieties sold promise to provide health-enhancing supplements to users, so Penn State researchers studied whether two vitamin-supplemented products were effective at delivering vitamins to the body. (2018-10-09)
Too much vitamin A may increase risk of bone fractures
Consuming too much vitamin A may decrease bone thickness, leading to weak and fracture prone bones, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. (2018-10-08)
New wristband provides personalised and real-time tracking of UV exposure
Researchers from the University of Granada and RMIT University in Melbourne have developed personalised and low-cost wearable ultraviolet (UV) sensors that warn users when their exposure to the sun has become dangerous. (2018-10-04)
Low vitamin D linked to earlier death in Thai men
Previous studies on the association between blood levels of vitamin D and survival have come from high-income countries. (2018-10-03)
Why vitamin E effect is often a matter of luck until now
Vitamin E's positive effects often fail to manifest themselves as strongly as expected, but sometimes administering vitamin E actually has detrimental effects. (2018-10-02)
Biofilm reactor promises to cut production costs on vitamin K
In an innovative study that promises to reduce production costs for the most potent form of vitamin K -- Menaquinone-7, Penn State researchers have developed a novel method to enhance the fermentation process that creates the supplement by agitated liquid fermentation in a biofilm reactor. (2018-10-02)
CRISPR tames the wild groundcherry
The delicious groundcherry is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin B, antioxidants, medicinal properties, and much more! (2018-10-01)
Vitamin B supplements may protect kidney function in children with diabetes
Vitamin B supplements have a protective effect on kidney function in children and adolescents with type-1 diabetes, according to research presented today at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. (2018-09-28)
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