Vitamins

High-dose Vitamin D Shows No Benefit In The Critically Ill

Compared with placebo, critically ill, vitamin D-deficient patients did not appear to gain any benefit from receiving high-dose vitamin D in the ICU. Medscape Medical News
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Older Adults — Particularly Men — Need To Make Sure They Get Enough Vitamin K

Research shows that too little of the nutrient is associated with various age-related concerns, such as cognitive function, heart health and mobility.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Annals Of Marketing: Functional (cbd, Vitamins) Gummy Candies And Chewing Gums

ConfectionaryNews.com, a daily newsletter from this industry, has a Special Edition: The Rise of Functional Jellies. “Functional,” you may recall, means something added over and above what is in the food to begin with.  In the case of...
Related topics: Marketing

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Supplements With Multiple Ingredients, Many With No Apparent Rationale

Dietary. supplements frequently have multiple ingredients, often mixtures of vitamins, minerals, and herbs. The rationale for including each ingredient is questionable, to say the least.

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Link Between Vitamin A And Brain Response In Monarch Butterflies

Biologists are making strides in understanding biological clock function in several model organisms and translating these studies into broader implications for human health.

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A New Gene Involved In Strawberry Fruiting Time Is Identified

Their great taste and their health benefits have made them one of the most popular fruits. The world market for strawberries, rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, was greater than 9 millon tons in 2016. According to the latest report by the UN's Food...
Related topics: Genetics, Vitamin C

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Biofortified Food, A Business Boost For Smallholder Farmers

Biofortified Orange Vitamin A maize developed by Harvestplus is helping fight micronutrient deficiency in children. Credit, Busani Bafana / IPSBy Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Dec 2 2019 (IPS) A start-up in Zimbabwe is producing high nutrition...
Related topics: Vitamin Deficiency - Avitaminosis

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Study Finds Nearly All Minnesota Patients With Vaping-related Lung Injuries Used Illegal Thc...

A new study of vaping-related lung injuries in Minnesota by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reinforces the case against vitamin E acetate, a diluting and thickening agent found in black-market THC products. The study,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Flour Power: How Shoppers Choose Which Bread To Buy

You're standing in the bread aisle, faced with an array of loaves with a variety of claims. There's low GI, multigrain, added vitamins, unbleached, gluten free... Which one do you buy? And what is the main influence on that decision—health, value,...

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Medical News Today: Vitamins For Constipation: Do They Work?

While increasing fiber intake and taking over-the-counter laxatives are commonplace constipation treatments, vitamins may also work for some people. Learn more in this article.
Related topics: Constipation

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Lawsuit Claims Hospitals Were Using ‘loophole’ To Give Newborns Shots After Parents Refused

Post by Kaitlin Stanford. Stories started trickling out of Illinois in late September from parents who had refused to allow their babies to receive vitamin K shots shortly after their births. In one case, two parents claimed their baby had been...
Related topics: Lawsuits

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Consider Vitamin D In Alzheimer's Prevention And Management

Dr Richard Isaacson on vitamin D supplementation's possible role in combating Alzheimer's dementia. Medscape Neurology
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia

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From The Vault: Newborn Vitamin K Shots Save Baby Lives

I've gone into the vault in order to save new content until after technical difficulties have been ironed out. Here is one of my earliest and most memorable (to me) posts on the newborn vitamin K shot and risks of refusing it.

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I Have A Phd In Immunology And This Is How I Keep My Daughter From Getting Sick During The Winter

Of course, vaccines and proper hand washing are important. But so is Vitamin D, turmeric, elderberry and other infection-fighters.
Related topics: Vaccines

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Aha: Vitamin D, Omega-3 Do Not Cut Heart Failure Hospitalization

THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 -- Neither vitamin D nor marine omega-3 (n-3) fatty acid supplementation significantly reduces the rate of first heart failure hospitalization, according to a research letter published online Nov. 11 in Circulation to...
Related topics: Heart Failure, Medical Research

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12 Natural Cold Remedies Examined: What Works And What Doesn’t

Cold season is upon us. Vitamin D levels are down. People are cloistered indoors. Kids are walking petri dishes. Drug stores are advertising free flu shots. It’s that time of year. I’m sure a few of you are even sniffling as you read...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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Microparticles Could Help Fight Malnutrition

About 2 billion people around the world suffer from deficiencies of key micronutrients such as iron and vitamin A. Two million children die from these deficiencies every year, and people who don’t get enough of these nutrients can develop...
Related topics: Blindness, Ophthalmology, Anemia

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Vitamin E Acetate Additive Now Clearly Linked To Vaping Illnesses

Trump to meet with e-cigarette industry representatives to discuss consumer safety issues.

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Potential Vitamin And Alzheimer's Drug Produced In Yeast

Scientists prove that ergothioneine, an important compound that may be used to delay the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia, can be produced in baker's yeast.
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia

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Vape Illness Cause: Back To Vitamin E?

(MedPage Today) -- CDC researchers, gathering bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples from 29 patients with lung injury tied to vaping, said they found vitamin E acetate in every single one. The finding -- reported Friday in a special Morbidity...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Medical Research

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