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Assuring good nutrition for astronauts
Maintaining the nutritional value of astronauts' food in space over long periods without refrigeration is a challenge, particularly for the essential vitamins. (2014-10-08)
Crybaby: The vitamins in your tears
Would you rather shed a couple tears or have your blood drawn? (2017-01-12)
New study suggests dietary supplement can protect against pre-eclampsia
A dietary supplement containing an amino acid and antioxidant vitamins, given to pregnant women at high risk of pre-eclampsia, can reduce the occurrence of the disease, finds a study published on today. (2011-05-19)
Researchers from Norway have found that treating patients who have had a heart attack with high doses of B vitamins does not lower the risk of getting another heart attack or stroke. (2005-09-05)
Vitamins C and E support breathing following an operation
Patients who have recently undergone an operation experience less breathing problems after being given a cocktail of vitamins C and E. (2002-09-11)
Vitamins needed to help celiacs stave off bone disease
Children with celiac disease need to include certain must-have vitamins in their diets to stave off weak bones and osteoporosis, say researchers at the University of Alberta. (2010-07-22)
Smoking's Effects On Pregnancy Not Mitigated By Prenatal Vitamins, UB Study Finds
Pregnant women who continue to smoke, thinking their prenatal vitamins will offset the known adverse effects of smoking on the developing fetus, are deluding themselves, a new study by University at Buffalo researchers shows. (1998-04-15)
Dietary supplements shown to increase cancer risk
While dietary supplements may be advertised to promote health, a forum at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015 by University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Tim Byers, M.D., M.P.H., describes research showing that over-the-counter supplements may actually increase cancer risk if taken in excess of the recommended dietary amount. (2015-04-20)
Zinc Reduces Child Mortality By More Than 34%
Dietary zinc supplementation may reduce infant mortality by at least one-third, according to a study presented at the Federation of American Scientists Experimental Biology (FASEB) Meeting on April 18, 1999. (1999-04-18)
Heart patients who take vitamins less likely to take medication as prescribed, according to study
Atrial fibrillation patients who are prescribed the powerful blood thinner warfarin often take it with vitamins or supplements that can hamper its effectiveness, or skip doses completely, increasing their risk for stroke, according to new research. (2011-11-14)
Study tests vitamins in recovery from trauma
Surgeons and dieticians at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle are evaluating the efficacy of anti-oxidant vitamin supplementation in intensive care unit patients. (1999-09-16)
Vitamins, foods might improve your genes
Does heart disease or cancer run in your family? There are ways to stack the odds in your favor. (2005-04-05)
Variety of foods -- the key for child nutrition
The study published online in the British Journal of Nutrition, looked at a nationally representative sample of children aged 4-18 years who took part in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. (2008-09-24)
Omega 3 levels affect whether B vitamins can slow brain's decline
While research has already established that B vitamin supplements can help slow mental decline in older people with memory problems, an international team have now found that having higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids in your body could boost the B vitamins' effect. (2016-01-19)
Antioxidant vitamins may help transplant patients
A new clinical study just published in the medical journal Lancet suggests that people who receive heart transplants, and possibly some other types of transplants or medical procedures, may get important health benefits by taking supplements of both vitamins C and E. (2002-04-03)
Vitamins May Counter Effects of High Fat on Blood Vessels
Cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore have found that blood vessels do not dilate normally after a person eats a high fat meal. (1996-11-13)
BUSM researchers encourage use of potassium iodide
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine are strongly encouraging prenatal vitamin manufacturers to use only potassium iodide and not other sources of iodine in their products. (2009-02-25)
Drinking pink liquid may lead to a black tongue
Dentists are often the first to diagnose and treat oral reactions, especially since many reactions occur with medications used in excess or in combinations with other drugs, such as vitamins and herbs, according to a report in the March-April 2006 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal. (2006-03-15)
B vitamins do not prevent vascular events in stroke patients
B vitamin supplements are safe, but do not reduce subsequent vascular events (stroke, heart attack or vascular death) in patients who have had a recent stroke or ischaemic attack, despite a lowering of homocysteine levels. (2010-08-03)
Vitamins may hitch a protected ride on corn starch
Vitamins and medications may one day take rides on starch compounds creating stable vitamin-enriched ingredients and cheaper controlled-release drugs, according to Penn State food scientists. (2011-05-11)
Dysfunction of cellular powerplant shakes B-vitamin metabolism and causes genetic damage
The recent study, conducted at the University of Helsinki, Finland, clarified a mechanism underlying a severe progressive children's brain disease and adult's muscle disease. (2016-03-04)
University of Maryland study links vitamin B deficiency to risk of stroke in younger women
In the first large population study of its kind, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that higher levels of the naturally-occurring substance called homocysteine increase the risk of stroke among younger women. (1999-08-27)
Many trendy 'microgreens' are more nutritious than their mature counterparts
The first scientific analysis of nutrient levels in edible microgreens has found that many of those trendy seedlings of green vegetables and herbs have more vitamins and healthful nutrients than their fully grown counterparts. (2012-08-29)
Bipolar disorder successfully treated with nutritional supplement
A study which used a nutritional supplement to treat bipolar disorder has yielded positive results. (2001-12-13)
Vitamins and minerals can boost energy and enhance mood
Vitamin and mineral supplements can enhance mental energy and well-being not only for healthy adults but for those prone to anxiety and depression, according to a July 15 panel discussion at the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo held at McCormick Place. (2013-07-16)
Researchers find that vitamins may prevent repeat blockage of the coronary artery
UCSD School of Medicine cardiologists, in conjunction with the Swiss Cardiovascular Center, have found that vitamins that cost only pennies prevent repeat blockage of the coronary artery after angioplasty. (2001-11-28)
Excessive vitamin intake in pregnant rats impacts food choices in offspring
A research group at the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine has been using a rat model to see how maternal intake of above-requirement vitamins (A, D, E, and K) impact offspring's brain development and behavior. (2015-03-19)
B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds
A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose B vitamins -- including B6, B8 and B12 -- can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments alone. (2017-02-16)
UC Davis study finds vitamin use is highest in kids who don't need them
A study by UC Davis researchers published in the February 2009 issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine has found that most of the healthy children and teenagers in the United States who are taking daily vitamin and mineral supplements probably don't need them. (2009-02-02)
Vitamin Supplements May Help Asthmatics Cope With Air Pollution
Simply taking antioxidant vitamins could help asthmatics exposed to polluted air breathe easier. (1997-05-20)
New research relating to lung function
The following news briefs are embargoed until the date/time listed below each title. (2007-10-24)
Vitamin supplementation could slow arteriosclerosis in heart-transplant patients
A US randomised trial in this week's issue of THE LANCET suggests that vitamin C and E supplementation could be of clinical benefit in delaying the onset of arteriosclerosis in the first year after heart transplantation. (2002-03-28)
Vitamin water: Measuring essential nutrients in the ocean
Oceanographers have found that archaea, a type of marine microbe, can produce B-12 vitamins in the open ocean. (2014-02-24)
Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E don't prevent pre-eclampsia
Taking vitamins C or E during pregnancy will not reduce a woman's risk of experiencing pre-eclampsia, a Cochrane Systematic Review has concluded. (2008-01-22)
Vitamin E is important for early prevention of cardiovascular disease in middle-aged women
Healthy middle-aged women without overt cardiovascular disease were examined to determine the relationship between the women's antioxidant vitamin consumption and the presence of plaques in the common carotid arteries. (2002-08-22)
Researchers Take A Second Look At Homocysteine's Link To Heart Disease
A new twist in research on homocysteine is questioning whether high blood levels of the chemical, a byproduct of the body's metabolism of certain foods, really are an independent predictor of heart disease. (1998-07-20)
Neither vitamin C or E associated with reduced risk of prostate cancer, or other cancers
In a major cancer prevention study, long-term supplementation with vitamin E or C did not reduce the risk of prostate or other cancers for nearly 15,000 male physicians. (2008-12-09)
Microbes take their vitamins -- for the good of science
Scientists have made a 'vitamin mimic' -- a molecule that looks and acts just like a natural vitamin to bacteria -- that offers a new window into the inner workings of living microbes. (2016-01-21)
Vitamins C and E combination fights side effects of radiation treatment for cancers in pelvic area
A study involving 20 individuals suffering from chronic radiation proctitis showed that a daily regimen of vitamins E and C substantially reduced or eliminated the symptoms of the illness. (2001-03-18)
New reference material can improve testing of multivitamin tablets
NIST has developed a new certified reference material that can be an important quality assurance tool for measuring the amounts of vitamins, carotenoids and trace elements in dietary supplements. (2009-02-11)
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