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Teens who take multivitamins have healthier lifestyles
Teenagers who take a daily multivitamin supplement have a healthier diet and lifestyle than those who don't take vitamins, reports a study in the December Journal of the American Dietetic Association. (2006-12-04)
A sausage a day is too many
Anyone who eats over 40 grams a day of sausage products or other kinds of processed meat is asking for trouble: The risk of mortality increases by 18 percent for every 50 grams of processed meat per day. (2013-03-06)
Folic acid can help prevent heart disease, strokes - University of Ulster research
Folic acid is not only a safeguard against spina bifida and other birth defects in babies - it may also prevent heart disease and strokes, two of Northern Ireland's biggest killers. (2002-10-01)
High-dose oral vitamins, minerals do not reduce recurrent cardiac events in heart attack patients
Heart attack patients given a combination of high-dose oral vitamins and minerals do not exhibit a significant reduction in recurrent cardiac events, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. (2013-03-11)
Study: avoiding vitamins A, E might improve cancer therapy
Vitamins A and E, which normally boost human health in numerous ways, also appear to keep cancer cells from dying through the natural protective process scientists call apoptosis, new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research shows. (1999-12-12)
High levels of vitamin D is suspected of increasing mortality rates
The level of vitamin D in our blood should neither be too high nor to low. (2015-03-10)
Cocoa 'vitamin' health benefits could outshine penicillin
The health benefits of epicatechin, a compound found in cocoa, are so striking that it may rival penicillin and anaesthesia in terms of importance to public health, reports Marina Murphy in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. (2007-03-11)
Homocysteine related to brain atrophy, vascular disease
People with elevated blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine are more likely to experience brain atrophy and vascular disease, according to two studies published in the May 28 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2002-05-27)
Vitamin C and E supplements do not prevent pre-eclampsia in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes
Taking vitamins C and E during pregnancy does not lower the risk of pre-eclampsia in women with type 1 diabetes. (2010-06-26)
Vitamin B and omega-3 supplementation and cancer: New data
Researchers from the Nutritional Epidemiology Joint Research Unit have just published a study showing that, in men with a previous history of cardiovascular pathologies, supplementation with B vitamins and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids did not significantly increase the occurrence of cancer. (2012-02-17)
Fruit may help prevent vision loss in older people
Eating fruit may help protect against the development of age-related maculopathy (ARM), an eye disease that can cause blindness, according to an article in the June issue of The Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-06-14)
The nutritionists within
Microbial partners are important for the nutrition of many insects. (2014-12-01)
B vitamins in mother's diet reduce colorectal cancer risk in offspring
Mice born to mothers who that fed a diet supplemented with B vitamins are less likely to develop intestinal tumors. (2011-06-09)
Vitamin C and E supplements hampers endurance training
Vitamin C and E supplements may blunt the improvement of muscular endurance - by disrupting cellular adaptions in exercised muscles - suggests a new study published today [3 February] in The Journal of Physiology. (2014-02-02)
Juices may reduce Alzheimer's disease risk
A juice every other day could keep Alzheimer's disease at bay, new research suggests. (2006-08-31)
Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study
A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 -- a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance. (2016-06-10)
Some vitamin supplements don't protect against lung cancer
A study of more than 75,000 adults found that taking supplemental multivitamins, vitamin C and E and folate do not decrease the risk of lung cancer. (2007-05-21)
AHA Says Scientific Evidence Does Not Yet Support Recommending Vitamin E Or Other Antioxidant Supplements
DALLAS, Feb. 1 -- Results of several studies now show that fruits, vegetables and whole grains that contain antioxidants may lower an individual's risk for heart disease, but it is still unclear whether antioxidant supplements, taken as vitamin pills, have a similar benefit. (1999-02-01)
Moderately high homocysteine tied to stroke, Alzheimer's risk
Moderate elevations of homocysteine are associated with a more than five-fold increase in the risk for stroke and almost triple the risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to research in the October issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2002-10-03)
Study finds B-vitamin deficiency may cause vascular cognitive impairment
A B-vitamin-deficient diet caused cognitive impairment and cerebral vascular changes without evidence of neurodegeneration in mice. (2008-09-02)
Nutrient-protecting 'peanut brittle' for cattle receives patent
A US patent has been issued for a Kansas State University-developed 'peanut brittle' that ensures cows and other livestock eating it get their vitamins. (2014-12-15)
Americans Urged To Consume More Folic Acid
In Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, the AHA issued a Science Advisory urging doctors to begin screening high-risk patients with a personal or family history of heart disease for homocysteine levels in the blood and urged all Americans to increase intake of foods containing folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12, such as Total, made by General Mills, as well as leafy green vegetables, fruits, legumes, and other good sources. (1998-12-29)
New UNC study suggests multivitamin use during pregnancy cuts childhood tumor risk
The largest epidemiologic study ever conducted in North America of a childhood nervous system cancer known as neuroblastoma suggests women who take multivitamins during pregnancy can cut their children's risk of the tumor by 30 percent to 40 percent. (2002-08-29)
Many cancer patients turn to complementary therapies for healing
People with cancer believe that it takes more than modern medicine to help them. (2004-06-08)
Greens, B12 may lower heart disease and cancer risk
Eating three times the recommended daily intake of folate and vitamin B12 may lower the risk factors for heart disease and cancer, a CSIRO study has found (2000-01-03)
Vital role for bacteria in climate-change gas cycle
Isoprene is a Jekyll-and-Hyde gas that is capable of both warming and cooling the Earth depending on the prevailing conditions. (2010-03-29)
Vitamin supplement use may reduce effects of Alzheimer's disease
Research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that antioxidant vitamin supplements, particularyly vitamins E and C, may protect the aging brain against the effects of Alzheimer's disease. (2004-01-19)
Research on vitamins could lead to the design of novel drugs to combat malaria
New research by scientists at the University of Southampton could lead to the design of more effective drugs to combat malaria. (2012-01-27)
American Heart Association Comment: "Folate And Vitamin B6 From Diet And Supplements In Relation To Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease Among Women"
A study of 80,082 female nurses over a 14-year period has indicated that increased intake of two vitamins, folate and vitamin B-6, is predictive of reduced risk of coronary heart disease (heart attack or death from coronary heart disease). (1998-02-04)
Study shows a new role for B-complex vitamins in promoting stem cell proliferation
Folates can stimulate stem cell proliferation independently of their role as vitamins, according to a collaborative study from the University of Georgia and Tufts University, which used an in vitro culture and animal model system in their findings. (2016-07-11)
Postmenopausal Women Reap Heart Benefits From Foods Containing Vitamin E
Postmenopausal women may reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by eating more foods rich in vitamin E, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Association epidemiology and prevention meeting. (1999-03-26)
Further evidence that vitamin supplements do not protect against cardiovascular disease
A meta-analysis of randomised trials in this week's issue of The Lancet provides further evidence that antioxidant vitamins are not effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. (2003-06-12)
Consume less trans fat, more vitamin B6 and B12, studies suggest
The pastries, pizza, potato chips, french fries, margarine, cookies, crackers and bread that Americans consume by the millions of tons contain trans fat (hydrogenated oils). (1999-11-01)
Multivitamin and mineral supplements for mums-to-be are needless expense
Multivitamin and mineral supplements, often promoted to pregnant women as a means of giving their child the best possible start in life, are unlikely to be needed by most mums- to-be and are an unnecessary expense, concludes a review of the available evidence, published in this month's issue of the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (dtb). (2016-07-11)
Semen quality depends upon antioxidants
A possible relationship between men's diets and the quality of their semen has long been a discussion point. (2009-06-02)
Vitamin C and E supplements do not reduce risk for blood pressure disorders of pregnancy
Taking vitamin C and E supplements starting in early pregnancy does not reduce the risk for the hypertensive disorders and their complications that occur during pregnancy, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health research network. (2010-04-07)
Drinking 100 percent fruit juice is linked to higher intake of essential nutrients
New research presented today at the American Dietetic Association Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo clearly highlights the benefits of 100 percent juice, revealing that fruit juice drinkers were more likely than non-consumers to meet recommended levels of certain key nutrients. (2010-11-09)
Study finds widespread vitamin and mineral use among cancer survivors
Use of vitamin and mineral supplements among cancer survivors is widespread, despite inconclusive evidence that such use is beneficial, according to a comprehensive review of scientific literature conducted by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and published Feb. (2008-01-31)
Whole Grain Intake And Ischemic Heart Disease
A ten-year analysis of ischemic heart disease deaths among 34,492 postmenopausal women showed lowest risk among those who consumed the most whole-grain in their diets. (1998-08-17)
Excess vitamin E intake not a health concern
Despite concerns that have been expressed about possible health risks from high intake of vitamin E, a new review concludes that biological mechanisms exist to routinely eliminate excess levels of the vitamin, and they make it almost impossible to take a harmful amount. (2013-04-15)
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