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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Broad Advance from Chemists Dramatically Simplifies Olefin Synthesis

Apr. 19, 2017 — Chemists have discovered a new method that greatly simplifies, and in many cases enables for the first time, the making of a vast range of organic ... read more

Vitamin B Diminishes Effects of Air Pollution-Induced Cardiovascular Disease

Apr. 12, 2017 — B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease. Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements nearly reversed any negative effects on their ... read more

Avocados May Help Combat the Metabolic Syndrome

Apr. 10, 2017 — A new review investigates the effects of avocados on different components of metabolic syndrome, which is a clustering of risk factors including high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and ... read more

Multivitamins Not Associated With Heart Disease Risk, Regardless of Initial Dietary Intake

Apr. 5, 2017 — Investigators have examined whether multivitamins might help prevent CVD events among those in the PHS II with less nutritious diets. Their results suggest that baseline nutritional status has no ... read more

As Kids' Weight Climbs, Power of Healthy Fat Supplements Drops

Apr. 5, 2017 — Body weight plays a significant role in how much benefit children may get from consuming “good” fats, new research suggests. The study highlights the need for weight-appropriate dosing of ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Pudgy roundworms storing a particular type of fat live longer than their more svelte counterparts, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — A new study links increased dietary potassium with lower blood ... read more

Monthly High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Apr. 5, 2017 — Monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation does not prevent cardiovascular disease, results of a large randomized trial ... read more

Gut Microbe May Improve Fatty Liver

Apr. 5, 2017 — Oral administration of a commensal gut microbe, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, improves fatty liver in mice. F. prausnitzii is considered one of the most important bacterial indicators of a healthy ... read more

Love It or Hate It: Marmite May Affect Brain Function

Apr. 5, 2017 — A potential link between eating Marmite and activity in the brain has been identified by researchers, through the apparent increase of a chemical messenger associated with healthy brain function. ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency May Indicate Cardiovascular Disease in Overweight and Obese Children

Apr. 4, 2017 — In overweight and obese children and adolescents, vitamin D deficiency is associated with early markers of cardiovascular disease, a new study ... read more

Paternal Nutrition Affects Offsprings' Mental Fitness, Laboratory Study Shows

Apr. 4, 2017 — The father's lifestyle affects the cognitive skills of his offspring -- at least in mice. Scientists have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine and vitamin ... read more

New Measurement Technique Lowers Estimated Vitamin D Recommended Daily Allowance

Apr. 3, 2017 — After re-measurement of vitamin D by improved technology, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D intake drops from 800 to 400 International Units (IU) per day, new research ... read more

No More 'Superbugs'? Maple Syrup Extract Enhances Antibiotic Action

Apr. 2, 2017 — Antibiotics save lives, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with bacteria, while also spurring the creation of 'superbugs' that don't ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Clinical trials found that it is safe to regularly infuse brain and lung cancer patients with 800-1,000 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin C as a potential strategy to improve outcomes of ... read more

Larger Doses of Vitamin C May Lead to a Greater Reduction in Common Cold Duration

Mar. 30, 2017 — The relationship between vitamin C dosage and its effects on the duration of the common cold symptoms may extend to 6-8 grams per ... read more

Infant Vitamin B1 Deficiency Leads to Poor Motor Function and Balance

Mar. 29, 2017 — A new study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. The conclusions ... read more

'On-Off Switch' Brings Researchers a Step Closer to Potential HIV Vaccine

Mar. 29, 2017 — Scientists are pursuing an HIV vaccine using a weakened form of HIV. In a recent study, they demonstrated an 'on-off switch' that would shut off replication of the weakened form of HIV ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — A research team has investigated biliverdin reductase, the enzyme producing bilirubin -- a substance linked with jaundice -- from biliverdin (BV). Two BV molecules were found at the enzyme reaction ... read more

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation Among Older Women Does Not Significantly Reduce Risk of Cancer, Study Finds

Mar. 28, 2017 — Among healthy postmenopausal women, supplementation with vitamin D3 and calcium compared with placebo did not result in a significantly lower risk of cancer after four years, according to a ... read more

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