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November 29, 2015

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November 29, 2015

Vitamin D Does Not Reduce Colds in Asthma Patients

Nov. 23, 2015 — Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the number or severity of colds in asthma patients, according to a new study. The findings surprised the researchers who had previously published research showing ... read more

Blood Phosphorus Levels Can Help Predict Kidney Failure Risk in African Americans

Nov. 17, 2015 — An increase in serum phosphorus levels in African Americans with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with faster progression to kidney failure, known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The ... read more

Increasing Vitamin D Supplementation in Elderly Women

Nov. 2, 2015 — Elderly women should take in more vitamin D than previously recommended during the winter months, suggests a team of researchers in a new ... read more

Humans Aren't Always Cut out to Be Creatures of the Night

Oct. 26, 2015 — Nighttime hunters like cats and owls, benefit from their big round eyes that let in plenty of light, but humans have more limited abilities to see in the dark. A new article suggests that poor night ... read more

Divided Opinions on Vitamin D Enrichment

Oct. 26, 2015 — Danes generally accept food products enriched with vitamin D, but when in the supermarket Danes prefer food products which are not fortified with vitamin D, new research ... read more

Calcium Supplements May Increase the Risk of Kidney Stone Recurrence

Oct. 13, 2015 — Calcium supplements may increase the risk of kidney stone recurrence, according to a new ... read more

Cancer Survivors Often Have Poor Diets, Which Can Affect Their Long-Term Health

Oct. 13, 2015 — While most cancer survivors in the United States are motivated to seek information about food choices and dietary changes to improve their health, a new study comparing their dietary patterns to ... read more

Pumpkin Foods May Not Live Up to Healthy Reputation

Oct. 12, 2015 — Pumpkin products proliferate this time of year -- and not just for traditional pies and breads, but for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin's healthy reputation. But one expert ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Plant scientists engineered the cassava plant to produce higher levels of vitamin B6 in its storage roots and leaves. This could help to protect millions of people in Africa from serious ... read more

MS May Start Later for Those Who Spend Teenage Summers in the Sun

Oct. 7, 2015 — A study of people with multiple sclerosis found that those who spent time in the sun every day during the summer as teens developed the disease later than those reporting not spending time in the sun ... read more

Metabolic Syndrome Leads One in Three Americans to Need More Vitamin E

Oct. 7, 2015 — New research shows that the estimated one-third of Americans who have a cluster of health problems that add up to metabolic syndrome don't absorb dietary vitamin E as effectively as healthy ... read more

Nutritional Needs for Skeletal Health Change as You Age, Says New Scientific Review

Oct. 6, 2015 — Whether you're young or old, the right nutrition can make a difference to your bone health and influence your ability to live an independent, mobile, fracture-free life into your more senior ... read more

Vitamin D3 Supplementation Helps Women Build Muscle Even After Menopause

Sep. 30, 2015 — The benefits of vitamin D supplementation for postmenopausal women have been widely debated. But a new study now documents that vitamin D supplementation can significantly increase muscle strength ... read more

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

Sep. 29, 2015 — New research suggests that age, race and family history are the biggest risk factors for a man to develop prostate cancer, although high blood pressure, high cholesterol, vitamin D deficiency, ... read more

People With Genetic Variant Increasing Vitamin D Metabolism Improve Blood Sugar Control With High Protein Weight Loss Diet

Sep. 29, 2015 — People carrying a certain genetic variant relating to vitamin D metabolism are more likely to benefit from a high-protein weight loss diet than those without it, research ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Scientists have discovered and mapped a light-sensing protein that uses vitamin B12 to perform key functions, including gene ... read more

Diet, Exercise, Smoking Habits and Genes Interact to Affect AMD Risk

Sep. 15, 2015 — People with a genetic predisposition for age-related macular degeneration significantly increased their odds of developing the blinding eye disorder if they had a history of heavy smoking and ... read more

New Guideline Aims to Reduce Fractures in Seniors in Long-Term Care Facilities

Sep. 14, 2015 — A new guideline that aims to prevent fractures in residents of long-term care facilities is targeted at frail seniors and their families as well as health care workers. The guideline was developed ... read more

Low Vitamin D Among Elderly Associated With Decline in Cognition, Dementia

Sep. 14, 2015 — Vitamin D insufficiency among the elderly is highly correlated with accelerated cognitive decline and impaired performance, particularly in domains such as memory loss that are associated with ... read more

Nutritional Deficiencies Common Before Weight Loss Surgery

Sep. 14, 2015 — Malnutrition is a known complication of weight loss surgery, but findings from a small study show many obese people may be malnourished before they undergo the ... read more

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