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May 6, 2015

Pooled Analysis Confirms Vitamin E as a Treatment for Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Apr. 23, 2015 — Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) is an effective treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to new research. NASH occurs when the liver becomes inflamed due to the accumulation of ... read more

Excessive Vitamin Intake in Pregnant Rats Impacts Food Choices in Offspring

Mar. 19, 2015 — A rat model has been used to see how maternal intake of above-requirement vitamins (A, D, E, and K) impact offspring's brain development and behavior. During pregnancy many women consume better ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — There is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in otherwise healthy young women, a new study ... read more

Vitamin D May Help Prevent, Treat Diseases Associated With Aging

Mar. 17, 2015 — Vitamin D may play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with aging, according to researchers. Researchers reviewed evidence that suggests an association between vitamin ... read more

Recommendation for Vitamin D Intake Was Miscalculated, Is Far Too Low, Experts Say

Mar. 17, 2015 — Researchers are challenging the intake of vitamin D recommended by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine saying their Recommended Dietary Allowance for vitamin D underestimates the ... read more

Vitamin D Supplementation Not Associated With Lower Blood Pressure, Review Suggests

Mar. 16, 2015 — A review of clinical trial data suggests vitamin D supplementation was ineffective at lowering blood pressure and should not be used as an antihypertensive, according to an ... read more

High Cholesterol, Triglycerides Can Keep Vitamin E from Reaching Body Tissues

Mar. 12, 2015 — In the continuing debate over how much vitamin E is enough, a new study has found that high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides can keep this essential micronutrient tied up ... read more

In Chronic Heart Failure, Monitoring Calcitriol May Help Prevent Death

Mar. 6, 2015 — In patients with chronic heart failure, the vitamin D metabolite 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), also called calcitriol, and its ratio to parathyroid hormone (PTH 1-84) may help predict ... read more

Previously Unknown Effect of Vitamin A Identified

Feb. 24, 2015 — A previously unknown effect of vitamin A in human embryonic development has been identified by researchers, indicating that vitamin A affects the formation of blood ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked More Closely to Diabetes Than Obesity

Feb. 23, 2015 — People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh, according to a new study. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and maintain bone and ... read more

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

Winter Weather Depriving City Dwellers of Vitamin D

Feb. 13, 2015 — Residents of snowy, northern U.S. cities are at risk of vitamin D deficiency and worse, may not even know it. During Buffalo's winter months, nearly 50 percent of people have insufficient ... read more

Low Vitamin D Predicts More Severe Strokes, Poor Health Post-Stroke

Feb. 11, 2015 — Stroke patients with low vitamin D levels have more tissue damage resulting from their strokes than patients with normal vitamin D levels, a study has found. Patients with low vitamin D were found to ... read more

Low Childhood Vitamin D Linked to Adult Atherosclerosis

Feb. 10, 2015 — Low levels of 25-OH vitamin D in childhood were associated with subclinical atherosclerosis over 25 years later in adulthood, according to a new ... read more

Sunlight and Vitamin D Levels Higher for Coastal Populations

Feb. 9, 2015 — People living close to the coast in England have higher vitamin D levels than inland dwellers. Exposure to sunlight is a crucial factor in vitamin D production and the research has also found that ... read more

Low Vitamin D Predicts More Severe Strokes, Poor Health Post-Stroke

Feb. 5, 2015 — Stroke patients with low vitamin D levels were found to be more likely than those with normal vitamin D levels to suffer severe strokes and have poor health months after stroke, according to new ... read more

Children Who Get Vitamin A May Be Less Likely to Develop Malaria

Feb. 3, 2015 — Children under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, new research ... read more

High Vitamin D Levels Increase Survival of Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Jan. 13, 2015 — Clinical trial patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs, survived longer, on average, ... read more

Poor Vitamin D Status Linked to Longer Respiratory Support in ICU Patients, Study Finds

Jan. 6, 2015 — Vitamin D status may influence the duration of respiratory support needed for surgical intensive care patients, according to a new cohort study. The study demonstrated that plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D ... read more

Vitamin C May Help People Who Suffer from Airway Obstruction or Respiratory Symptoms After Exercise

Dec. 8, 2014 — Vitamin C may reduce bronchoconstriction and respiratory symptoms caused by exercise, according to a study. Physical activity increases oxidative stress, and therefore, as an antioxidant vitamin C ... read more

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