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May 5, 2016

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May 5, 2016

Longitudinal Trial of Safety, Efficacy of Calcium Supplement Used to Enhance Bone Mineral Density

Apr. 21, 2016 — A recent study examines the safety and efficacy of a vitamin/mineral enhanced plant-sourced calcium supplement in female consumers who had taken the supplement from 1 to 7 ... read more

Well-Managed Warfarin Therapy Associated With Low Risk of Complications in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Apr. 20, 2016 — The efficacy and safety of well-managed warfarin therapy in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation has been the focus of recent study. Atrial fibrillation is a strong independent risk factor ... read more

UK Study Supports Cardiovascular Safety of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation

Apr. 16, 2016 — Rsearchers have presented a new study that supports the cardiovascular safety of calcium and vitamin D supplementation. The study was based on analysis of the UK Biobank, a very large study ... read more

Too Much 'Noise' Can Affect Brain Development

Apr. 15, 2016 — Using cutting-edge imaging technology, biologists have determined that uncontrolled fluctuations (known as "noise") in the concentration of the vitamin A derivative Retinoic acid (RA) can ... read more

Poor Patient Warfarin Knowledge May Increase Risk of Deadly Side Effects

Apr. 15, 2016 — Patients have poor knowledge of warfarin which may increase their risk of serious side effects, according to research. Warfarin is given to patients at increased risk of blood clots from conditions ... read more

New Blood Thinners Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk Without Frequent Monitoring

Apr. 13, 2016 — A new generation of blood thinners can reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, without requiring frequent monitoring and dietary restrictions, report ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Mobility is a major issue for older adults, and researchers are working with colleagues across the United States to help keep seniors on their ... read more

Tanning May Protect Skin Against Harmful UV Irradiation but Block Vitamin D Synthesis

Apr. 3, 2016 — As skin tans, it darkens to protect itself against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but the increasing pigment blocks vitamin D synthesis, limiting the skin's ability to produce more vitamin ... read more

Low Levels of Two Components of Vitamin D Can Help Predict Risk of Heart Attack

Apr. 3, 2016 — Low levels of total vitamin D and bioavailable vitamin D can help predict a person's risk of major adverse cardiovascular events such as a heart attack, stroke, heart failure or ... read more

Asthma-Free? Maybe Mom Experienced a Sunny Second Trimester

Mar. 30, 2016 — The best way to reduce a child's chances of developing asthma might be making sure Mom had enough vitamin D during the second trimester, a new study shows. The most cost-effective way to get Mom ... read more

Couples' Pre-Pregnancy Caffeine Consumption Linked to Miscarriage Risk

Mar. 24, 2016 — A woman is more likely to miscarry if she and her partner drink more than two caffeinated beverages a day during the weeks leading up to conception, according to a new study. Similarly, women who ... read more

Increased Vitamin C in the Diet Could Help Protect Against Cataracts

Mar. 23, 2016 — Higher dietary intake of vitamin C has been found to have a potentially preventative effect on cataract progression in the first twin study of cataracts to examine to what degree genetic and ... read more

Adherence to Nutrition Recommendations, Use of Supplements Essential for Vegans

Mar. 22, 2016 — Vegans adhere to nutrition recommendations in varying degrees, according to a new Finnish study. Some vegans who participated in a new study followed a balanced diet, while others had dietary ... read more

Why Do Sunbathers Live Longer Than Those Who Avoid the Sun?

Mar. 21, 2016 — New research looks into the paradox that women who sunbathe are likely to live longer than those who avoid the sun, even though sunbathers are at an increased risk of developing skin cancer. An ... read more

Plant-Based Alternative Protein Options Emerge from the Sea

Mar. 17, 2016 — When one hears the term “alternative protein source” tofu, tempeh and seitan are what typically come to mind. Researchers discuss three lesser known, but just as nutritious and palatable ... read more

Vegans May Lack Essential Nutrient Intake, Study Reports

Mar. 16, 2016 — The health benefits of a plant-based diet is well-known, but the question remains: Could vegans be at risk for deficiency of essential nutrients? A retrospective review indicated that vegans should ... read more

Mitochondrial Metabolism Linked to Acute Kidney Injury

Mar. 16, 2016 — Researchers help explain the origins of acute kidney injury and suggest that manipulation of the NAD aging molecule might help prevent loss of kidney function and subsequent ... read more

Can Nutritional Supplements Impact Genetic Hearing Loss in Children?

Mar. 11, 2016 — An enhanced diet helped reduce hearing loss in mice with the genetic mutation most commonly responsible for childhood deafness. The study found that an antioxidant regimen of beta carotene (precursor ... read more

Findings Do Not Support Use of Vitamin D to Reduce Pain from Knee Osteoarthritis

Mar. 8, 2016 — Vitamin D supplementation for individuals with knee osteoarthritis and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels did not reduce knee pain or slow cartilage loss, according to a ... read more

Vitamin D Level, Body Fat in Newborn Linked to Health Status in Pregnancy

Mar. 7, 2016 — Overweight or obesity in pregnancy is linked to lower vitamin D levels in both the mother and the newborn, new research suggests. Obesity in pregnancy has become increasingly common. In addition to ... read more

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