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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

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

Lack of Folic Acid Enrichment in Europe Causes Mortality Among Fetuses

Aug. 28, 2015 — A new international study shows that 5,000 fetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system. Seventy percent of these pregnancies are ... read more

Benefits of Vitamin B12 Supplements for Older People Questioned

July 1, 2015 — Taking vitamin B12 supplements does not benefit neurological or cognitive function in older people with moderate deficiency of vitamin B12, research has shown for the first ... read more

Folate Biomarkers Determined

June 30, 2015 — An international paper on folate biomarkers is part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community. The comprehensive study on folate, an ... read more

Genetically Modified Crops to Fight Spina Bifida

Apr. 28, 2015 — Genetically modified crops are usually designed to have herbicide tolerance and insect resistance, but there are other applications of such engineered plants, such as the incorporation of genes for ... read more

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

Folic Acid Supplementation Among Adults With Hypertension Reduces Risk of Stroke

Mar. 15, 2015 — In a study that included more than 20,000 adults in China with high blood pressure but without a history of stroke or heart attack, the combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic ... 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

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

Taking Too Much Folic Acid While Pregnant May Put Daughters at Risk of Diabetes and Obesity

Feb. 10, 2015 — Mothers that take excessive amounts of folic acid during pregnancy may predispose their daughters to diabetes and obesity later in life, according to a new study. With high dose supplements being ... read more

Folic Acid Saves 1,300 Babies Each Year from Serious Birth Defects of Brain, Spine

Jan. 15, 2015 — Fortifying grain foods with the B vitamin folic acid has saved about 1,300 babies every year from serious birth defects of the brain and spine known as neural tube defects. All women capable of ... read more

Vitamin B May Counter Negative Effect of Pesticide on Fertility

Jan. 5, 2015 — Women who have adequate levels of B vitamins in their bodies are more likely to get and stay pregnant even when they also have high levels of a common pesticide known to have detrimental reproductive ... read more

New Study Examines Effect of Timing of Folic Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy

Nov. 25, 2014 — Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age at birth, suggests a new study. Folic acid supplementation has already been shown to reduce the risk of ... read more

Vitamin B May Not Reduce Risk of Memory Loss After All

Nov. 12, 2014 — Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements may not reduce the risk of memory and thinking problems after all, according to a new study. The study is one of the largest to date to test long-term ... read more

Oct. 27, 2014 — A novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency that is sensitive enough to work on anyone, including newborn babies and large swaths of the general population, scientists ... 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

A Blood Test Could Help Prevent Neural Tube Birth Defects

July 29, 2014 — A blood test to measure folate concentrations in a mother's red blood cells could help in the prevention of neural tube birth defects, suggests a large ... 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

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