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Vitamin D study sheds light on immune system effects
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis. (2019-04-17)
Over-the-counter antioxidant mix improved vascular health in some heart failure patients
A combination of over-the-counter antioxidants shows promise for mitigating some damaging effects of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), a new study reports. (2019-04-09)
High-dose vitamin D shows benefit in patients with advanced colorectal cancer
Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying progression of the disease, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (2019-04-09)
Too much of a good thing? High doses of vitamin D can lead to kidney failure
A case study in CMAJ highlights the dangers of taking too much vitamin D. (2019-04-08)
Antioxidants protect cells from harmful water contaminant
Antioxidants such as vitamin C could help reduce harmful effects from hexavalent chromium, according to a new study performed with human cells. (2019-04-08)
Vitamin B12 is identified as the inhibitor of a key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson's disease
Iban Ubarretxena, an Ikerbasque Researcher and Director of the Biofisika Institute (CSIC-UPV/EHU), participates in a piece of research that has enabled new inhibitors to be identified and which could be used to develop drugs to combat Parkinson's. (2019-04-04)
Anti-inflammatory plant-based diet helps reduce gingivitis
A plant-based whole food diet reduced gingivitis in a recent randomized trial published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. (2019-04-03)
Do minerals play a role in development of multiple sclerosis?
Some studies have suggested that minerals such as zinc and iron may play a role in how multiple sclerosis (MS) progresses, once people have been diagnosed with it. (2019-04-03)
Vitamin C can shorten the length of stay in the ICU
Vitamin C administration shortened the length of stay in the intensive care unit on average by 8 percent in 12 trials with 1766 patients according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrients. (2019-03-27)
Genetic rickets improves more with burosumab than standard care, study finds
Burosumab, a new injectable medicine to treat X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH), an inherited form of rickets, demonstrates superior improvements in rickets and other outcomes compared with conventional therapy in an international, phase 3 clinical trial in children. (2019-03-24)
More vitamin D may improve memory but too much may slow reaction time
How much vitamin D can boost memory, learning and decision-making in older adults, and how much is too much? (2019-03-14)
Follow-up of children for asthma after vitamin D supplementation in moms during pregnancy
This research letter reports on the follow-up of children for asthma whose mothers participated in a randomized clinical trial where they received high-dose vitamin D (2,400 IU/day) during the 24th week of pregnancy or placebo plus the recommended dose of 400 IU/day of vitamin D. (2019-03-12)
Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children
A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution. (2019-03-08)
Is prenatal vitamin use by moms associated with risk for autism spectrum disorder recurrence in young siblings?
This study examined whether prenatal vitamin use by mothers was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) recurrence in high-risk families. (2019-02-27)
Trinity and St. James's Hospital report successful measurement of vitamin D in human hair
A new study by researchers from Trinity College Dublin and St. (2019-02-22)
How obesity affects vitamin D metabolism
A new Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study confirms that vitamin D supplementation is less effective in the presence of obesity, and it uncovers a biological mechanism to explain this observation. (2019-02-21)
Dose of vitamin C helps gold nanowires grow
Rice University scientists discover a method to turn stubby gold nanorods into gold nanowires of impressive length. (2019-02-19)
Potential link between vitamin D deficiency and loss of brain plasticity
University of Queensland research may explain why vitamin D is vital for brain health, and how deficiency leads to disorders including depression and schizophrenia. (2019-02-19)
Mouse study reveals how chronic stress promotes cancer, identifies vitamin C as therapy
A new study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, establishes that the stress hormone epinephrine sets off a cascade of biochemical reactions that favor breast cancer growth and spread in chronically stressed patients. (2019-02-18)
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)
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