Vitamins

Medical News Today: Vitamin D May Help Fight Colorectal Cancer

A recent study concludes that when a person takes vitamin D alongside standard chemotherapy, it might reduce the growth rate of colorectal cancer.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Chemotherapy

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Vitamin D Study Sheds Light On Immune System Effects

Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
Related topics: Medical Research, Multiple Sclerosis

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A Comprehensive Look At Cow's Milk

Milk is a staple of the human diet, full of key nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins. Cow's milk in particular is one of the most-used dairy products globally, with over 800 million tons produced annually. Today, scientists...
Related topics: Diet, Proteins

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Dietary Supplements Don't Reduce Mortality Rates, Tufts Researchers Say

A new study at Tufts University discovered that a variety of supplements do not extend life and can even be dangerous.High doses of vitamin D and calcium were linked to higher rates of cancer and all-cause mortality. Benefits of the vitamins and...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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After A Hip Fracture, Reducing The Risk Of A Recurrence

Following a fracture, patients should have a bone density test, evaluation of calcium and vitamin D levels and, in nearly all cases, medication to protect against further bone loss.

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You Need Vitamin D To Live. How Could This Woman Survive With None In Her Blood?

She had a series of bone fractures, but when doctors did blood tests, the supplements she took for treatment were nowhere to be found.
Related topics: Blood Test

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The Nutrition Study The $30b Supplement Industry Doesn’t Want You To See

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Roberto Machado Noa) A decade-long observational study of more than 30,000 people finds that certain vitamins and minerals may help extend your life and keep you from dying of cardiovascular disease—but only if you get...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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High Rates Of B Vitamin Deficiency In Teens With Mental Illness

Vitamin B9 and B12 deficiency is a neglected problem in child and, in particular, adolescent psychiatric patients that may have developmental consequences, a large-scale study shows. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Vitamin Deficiency - Avitaminosis, Medical Research

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Getting Enough Nutrients From Food (but Not From Supplements) Linked To Longer Life

Creative Commons/essgee51This year, American consumers will spend an estimated $32 billion on dietary supplements.Getting the recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals is associated with longer life — but only if those nutrients come from foods...
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Vitamin D May Slow Progression Of Metastatic 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 Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Clinical Trials, Chemotherapy, Harvard University

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These Vitamins May Lower Death Risk, But Only If You Get Them From Food

Another study has warned that vitamin supplements probably aren’t an adequate substitute for a poor diet — and, in fact, at least one popular supplement may increase cancer death risk. Though some nutrients have been linked to lower...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet, Cancer, Oncology

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Health Tip: Vitamin B12

-- The brain and other organs rely on vitamin B12 to function properly. For most adults, the recommended B12 dose is more than 2.4 micrograms, says the Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin B12 is naturally found in a variety of animal products...

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Dietary Supplements Do Nothing For You: Study

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 -- If you're popping dietary supplements in the hope of living longer, a large new study suggests you'd be better off investing that money in nutritious foods. The research found that vitamins A and K, magnesium, zinc and...
Related topics: Medical Research

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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. The contaminant, which is often produced by industrial processes, was featured in the biographical movie...
Related topics: Vitamin C, Medical Research

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Too Much Of A Good Thing? High Doses Of Vitamin D Can Lead To Kidney Failure

A 54-year-old man, after returning from a trip to Southeast Asia where he spent much of his holiday sunbathing, showed increased levels of creatinine, suggesting kidney damage or malfunction. After referral to a kidney specialist and further...

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Medical News Today: What Are The Health Benefits Of Beetroot Juice?

Beetroot juice contains plenty of healthful vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Drinking beetroot juice could provide several health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation. In this article, we discuss the health...
Related topics: Blood Pressure

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Give Your Skin A Dose Of Vitamin C With This Discounted Mario Badescu Serum

Vitamin C isn’t just good for staving off a cold; it’s also very adept at brightening up your complexion, when it’s in serum form. And for today only, this Vitamin C serum from beloved brand Mario Badescu is half off at Ulta. Use this stuff to...
Related topics: Vitamin C

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Vitamin B12 Is Identified As The Inhibitor Of A Key Enzyme In Hereditary Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's is the most common, chronic neurodegenerative movement disorder affecting 1% of the global population over seventy years of age. Right now, there is no cure for this disease and the available treatments focus on addressing its symptoms...
Related topics: Enzymes, Parkinson's

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How To Make Perfectly Juicy Chicken

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 -- Tired of dried-out chicken? Here's how to pick and cook the perfect skinless breast. Chicken is a lean, versatile protein high in several essential B vitamins. Choose organic chicken breast if it's in your budget. These...
Related topics: Proteins

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Medical News Today: Benefits And Uses Of B-complex Vitamins

Vitamin B complex refers to the eight B vitamins. In this article, we take a closer look at each of these vitamins, the benefits of B-complex supplements, who should use them, and side effects.

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