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May 28, 2015

People With Multiple Sclerosis May Have Lower Levels of Key Nutrients

Feb. 19, 2015 — Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have lower levels of important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, such as folate from food and vitamin E, than healthy people, according to a new ... read more

Aphthous Ulcers: Causes of Mucosal Inflammation Unclear

Oct. 22, 2014 — A painful inflamed lesion on the oral mucosa, which often seems to be burning at the periphery: every third individual has at one point had such a lesion -- an aphthous ulcer. Often they resolve ... read more

Taking B Vitamins Won't Prevent Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests

July 15, 2014 — Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data involving ... read more

Pathway Between Gut, Liver Regulates Bone Mass: Biological Process Behind Role of Vitamin B12 in Bone Formation Unravelled

June 9, 2014 — A previously unknown biological process involving vitamin B12 and taurine that regulates the production of new bone cells has been uncovered by researchers. This pathway could be a potential new ... read more

Intake of Dietary Prenatal Folate and Other Methyl Donors in First Trimester of Pregnancy Affects Asthma Risk in Children at Age 7

May 20, 2014 — Maternal intake of dietary methyl donors during the first trimester of pregnancy modulates the risk of developing childhood asthma at age 7, according to a new study. Methyl donors are nutrients ... read more

Intake of Dietary Methyl Donors in First Trimester Affects Asthma Risk in Children

May 19, 2014 — Maternal intake of dietary methyl donors during the first trimester of pregnancy modulates the risk of developing childhood asthma at age 7, according to a new study. Methyl donors are nutrients ... read more

May 13, 2014 — Feeling sluggish? Gaining weight? What you need is a shot in the arm, claim advertisers for trendy vitamin B12 injections. Don’t let marketers needle you. “If medical testing confirms that an ... read more

Higher Total Folate Intake May Be Associated With Lower Risk of Exfoliation Glaucoma

Apr. 3, 2014 — Researchers observed that higher total folate intake was associated with a lower risk for exfoliation glaucoma/suspected exfoliation glaucoma (SEG), supporting a possible causal role of homocysteine ... read more

Mar. 21, 2014 — Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and taking a folic acid supplement may be at risk of reducing their folate benefit through sun exposure, a new study has warned. Folic acid is a B ... read more

Two-Thirds of Women in the U.K. Not Taking Folic Acid Before Pregnancy to Prevent Spina Bifida

Feb. 19, 2014 — Less than one in three women have taken folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida and other birth defects of the brain, spine, or spinal cord (neural tube defects). This is ... read more

Large Amounts of Folic Acid Shown to Promote Growth of Breast Cancer in Rats

Jan. 21, 2014 — Folic acid supplements at levels consumed by breast cancer patients and survivors in North America promoted the growth of existing breast cancer in rats, new research ... read more

Low Vitamin B12 Levels Increase Risk of Fractures in Older Men

Dec. 10, 2013 — Older men who have low levels of vitamin B12 have a higher risk of having fractures. These are the findings of researchers as a part of an international study of a total of 1000 older ... read more

Long-Term Use of Common Heartburn and Ulcer Medications Linked to Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Dec. 10, 2013 — Long-term use of commonly prescribed heartburn and ulcer medications is linked to a higher risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 31, 2013 — A study has analyzed intake of 17 basic micronutrients in people's diets across eight European countries. The results reveal that, although vitamin D is the most extreme case, European citizens ... read more

Folic Acid Deficiency Can Affect the Health of Great, Great Grandchildren

Sep. 26, 2013 — A study reveals that a mutation in a gene necessary for the metabolism of folic acid not only impacts the immediate offspring but can also have detrimental health effects on the next several ... read more

Sep. 18, 2013 — New evidence suggests that taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce the risk of ... read more

June 19, 2013 — Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is one of the world’s oldest and most widely used anesthetics, but concerns that it raises the risk of a heart attack during surgery or soon afterward are unfounded, ... read more

Vitamin C Does Not Lower Uric Acid Levels in Gout Patients, Study Finds

May 16, 2013 — Despite previous studies touting its benefit in moderating gout risk, new research reveals that vitamin C, also known ascorbic acid, does not reduce uric acid (urate) levels to a clinically ... read more

Folate and Vitamin B12 Reduce Disabling Schizophrenia Symptoms in Some Patients

Mar. 6, 2013 — Adding the dietary supplements folate and vitamin B12 to treatment with antipsychotic medication improved a core symptom component of schizophrenia in a study of more than 100 patients. The study ... read more

Dark Chocolate and Red Wine the Food of Love and Health

Feb. 11, 2013 — Valentine's Day staples of dark chocolate and red wine fuel the heart with love and health year 'round, says a dietitian. Catechins and resveratrol are just a few of the nutritional ... read more

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