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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Jan. 25, 2016 — Researchers have begun to explore in earnest the concept of "mixed vascular dementia," but until recently there was no reliable animal model. When one expert discovered that a special diet ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — High levels of vitamin D are linked to improved fertility and reproductive success, a study of wild sheep has found. Experts hope that further studies will help to determine the relevance of the ... read more

Anemic, Underweight Pregnant Women at Greater Risk for Deadly Hepatitis E, Study Suggests

Jan. 12, 2016 — A link between pre-existing nutritional deficits and immune dysfunction and the risk of hepatitis E infection during pregnancy has been identified by a team of ... read more

High Folic Acid Intake in Aged Mice Causes a Lowered Immune Response

Jan. 11, 2016 — A study in aged mice shows that excess folic acid intake causes lowered immune function because important immune cells, called natural killer cells, are less effective. These results build upon the ... read more

Higher Risk of Leukemia Linked to Low Sunlight, Vitamin D

Jan. 6, 2016 — Persons residing at higher latitudes, with lower sunlight/ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure and greater prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, are at least two times at greater risk of developing leukemia ... read more

Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act Linked to More Nutritious Meals

Jan. 4, 2016 — The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was associated with more nutritious school lunches chosen by students with no negative effect on school meal participation, according to an ... read more

Higher Monthly Doses of Vitamin D Associated With Increased Risk of Falls

Jan. 4, 2016 — Higher monthly doses of vitamin D were associated with no benefit on low extremity function and with an increased risk of falls in patients 70 or older in a randomized clinical trial, according to a ... read more

Taking Vitamin D May Benefit People With Multiple Sclerosis

Jan. 4, 2016 — Taking a high dose of vitamin D3 is safe for people with multiple sclerosis and may help regulate the body's hyperactive immune response, according to a pilot ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Does Not Increase Risk and Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dec. 23, 2015 — A recent study of elderly men found no evidence that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increased in severity (or prevalence) as a result of vitamin D deficiency. The researchers also found no evidence to ... read more

Vitamin D Levels Linked to Weight-Loss Surgery Outcomes

Dec. 22, 2015 — Low levels of vitamin D have long been identified as an unwanted hallmark of weight loss surgery, but new findings from a study of more than 930,000 patient records add to evidence that seasonal sun ... read more

Vitamin A Quells Severity of Preemie Gastrointestinal Disease in Mice

Dec. 21, 2015 — After observing that some gastrointestinal disease in premature human and mouse infants progresses only when certain immune system white blood cells go into inflammatory overdrive, researchers have ... read more

Large Proportion of IBS Sufferers Are Vitamin D Deficient

Dec. 21, 2015 — A large proportion of people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are vitamin D deficient, a new study has found. The British study, which is the first of its kind, found that out of 51 IBS ... read more

Almonds May Help Augment Nutrients in Diet

Dec. 18, 2015 — Eating a moderate amount of almonds each day may enrich the diets of adults and their young children. In the study, when parents and children were eating almonds, their Healthy Eating Index increased ... read more

Nutritional Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Help Treat Anemia in Dialysis Patients

Dec. 18, 2015 — Vitamin D2 supplements taken for 6 months did not reduce dialysis patients’ need for anemia drugs that stimulate red blood cell production, report investigators at conclusion of the largest ... read more

Another 'Whey' to Improve Your Health in the New Year?

Dec. 15, 2015 — Adding calcium, Vitamin D and prebiotic dietary fibre to a beverage made of whey can have huge health benefits for those who drink it, team of scientists has ... read more

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Increase Risk of Stress Fractures in Active Individuals

Dec. 14, 2015 — Vitamin D plays a crucial role in ensuring appropriate bone density. Active individuals who enjoy participating in higher impact activities may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — A leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, colon cancer is famously resistant to treatment. Now the biological pathway behind the growth of colon cancer has been discovered by researchers who have ... read more

Dec. 8, 2015 — Salk team develops drug that prevents and reverses deadly liver damage in ... read more

Dec. 8, 2015 — An engineer and an ophthalmologist are developing a portable sensor that can quickly and inexpensively determine whether an eye injury is mild or severe. The device, called OcuCheck, measures levels ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — The vitamin D receptor promotes the differentiation of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells and boosts myelin sheath regeneration, according to a new study. The research suggests potential new ways to ... read more

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