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August 27, 2015

Parathyroid Hormone as Important as Vitamin D to Assess Vitamin's Role in Diabetes

May 29, 2014 — Research on vitamin D in diabetes should focus on patients with both low vitamin D and increased PTH. It is well known that, in response to low vitamin D levels, the body increases secretion of ... read more

Vitamin C and Beta-Carotene Might Protect Against Dementia

Sep. 11, 2012 — Researchers in Germany have discovered that the serum-concentration of the antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene are significantly lower in patients with mild dementia than in control persons. It ... read more

Eating Fish, Chicken, Nuts May Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

May 2, 2012 — A new study suggests that eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, chicken, salad dressing and nuts, may be associated with lower blood levels of a protein related to ... read more

Potential 'Dark Side' to Diets High in Beta-Carotene

May 1, 2012 — New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of ... read more

Vitamin A Supplements for Children Could Save 600,000 Lives a Year, Experts Predict

Aug. 25, 2011 — Children in low and middle income countries should be given vitamin A supplements to prevent death and illness, a new study ... read more

Advances in Research Into Alzheimer's Disease

July 9, 2011 — Advancing age is a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and is associated with build- up of the peptide amyloid beta in the brain. New research shows that removal of amyloid beta from the ... read more

Vitamin A, Beta Carotene Pregnancy Supplements Do Not Appear to Reduce Maternal, Infant Death Risk

May 17, 2011 — Although some evidence suggests that prevention of vitamin A deficiency among women in developing countries may improve maternal and infant survival, pregnant women in rural Bangladesh who received ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency in Pneumonia Patients Associated With Increased Mortality

May 10, 2011 — A new study reveals that adult patients admitted to the hospital with pneumonia are more likely to die if they have vitamin D ... read more

Vitamin A Derivative Can Inhibit Early Forms of Breast Cancer, Researchers Show

Apr. 5, 2011 — A nutrient found in carrots and sweet potatoes may prove key to fighting breast cancer at early stages, according to a new ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency in Cirrhosis

Mar. 15, 2011 — A research team from Denmark examined the vitamin D status in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis compared to those with primary biliary cirrhosis. They found that vitamin D deficiency in cirrhosis ... read more

Vitamin E May Increase or Decrease the Risk of Pneumonia, Depending on Smoking and Exercise

Feb. 17, 2011 — Depending on the level of smoking and leisure time exercise, vitamin E supplementation may decrease or increase, or may have no effect, on the risk of pneumonia, according to a study by researchers ... read more

Vitamin E May Increase the Life Expectancy of Males Who Have High Dietary Vitamin C Intake and Smoke Less Than a Pack Per Day

Jan. 20, 2011 — Depending on the level of smoking and dietary vitamin C intake, vitamin E supplementation may extend the life-span of restricted groups of men, according to a new study. Several large randomized ... read more

Trio of Drugs May Combat 'Triple Negative' Breast Cancer

Dec. 10, 2010 — Working with cell cultures and mouse models, researchers have tested a cocktail of three drugs that holds promise for treating so-called triple negative breast ... read more

High Alpha-Carotene Levels Associated With Longer Life

Nov. 22, 2010 — High blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene appear to be associated with a reduced risk of dying over a 14-year period, according to a new ... read more

Vitamin A Increases the Presence of HIV in Breast Milk, Studies Suggest

Aug. 26, 2010 — Vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements are unsafe for HIV-positive women who breastfeed because they may boost the excretion of HIV in breast milk -- thereby increasing the chances of transmitting ... read more

Vitamin Deficiency After Weight Loss Surgery Can Cause Vision Loss in Newborns, Case Study Shows

July 16, 2010 — Biliopancreatic diversion surgery for morbid obesity is known to cause multiple vitamin deficiencies that may worsen during pregnancy. Clinicians now report a child who was born blind as a result of ... read more

Eating Foods Rich in Vitamin E Associated With Lower Dementia Risk

July 12, 2010 — Consuming more vitamin E through the diet appears to be associated with a lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to a new ... read more

Gene Network Associated With Vitamin A Deficiency and Lung Birth Defects

May 17, 2010 — Researchers have discovered the mechanism responsible for the failure of the lungs to form as a result of vitamin A/retinoic acid (RA) deficiency. The study also shows that corrections to this ... read more

Researchers Discover Additional Benefit of Vitamin A

May 12, 2010 — Vitamin A is critical to maternal health and child survival, yet in most developing countries Vitamin A deficiency is a leading cause of blindness and increased child mortality. Scientists recently ... read more

Mar. 29, 2010 — Decreasing or increasing the function of a newly discovered gene in corn may increase vitamin A content and have significant implications for reducing childhood blindness and mortality rates, ... read more

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