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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

Adding Milk, Meat to Diet Dramatically Improves Nutrition for Poor in Zambia

Aug. 10, 2016 — Adding livestock to poor households in developing countries such as Zambia is shown to improve their financial status, but how the addition of milk and meat to their diet effects their nutrition has ... read more

Transcriptome Differences in Prostate Cancer Highlight Racial Disparities, Vitamin D

July 25, 2016 — Investigators report clinical research showing that African-American and European-American men with prostate cancer exhibit significantly different expression of genes associated with immune response ... read more

July 13, 2016 — The planktonic organism <em>Oikopleura dioica</em>, an animal model in the study of evolution and embryonic development in our phylum (chordates), has lost most of the genes related to ... read more

Study Shows a New Role for B-Complex Vitamins in Promoting Stem Cell Proliferation

July 11, 2016 — Folates can stimulate stem cell proliferation independently of their role as vitamins, according to a new study that used an in vitro culture and animal model system in their findings. Folates, ... read more

Children Who Watch Lots of TV May Have Poor Bone Health Later in Life

July 7, 2016 — Consistently watching high levels of television during childhood and adolescence were linked with lower peak bone mass at age 20 years in a recent study. Hours of television watching per week were ... read more

What Do My Cravings Say About My Health?

June 14, 2016 — After a stressful day, it’s almost second nature to laze on the couch and drown our sorrows in a bowl of ice-cream or potato chips. Soon, we glance down and realize we’ve managed to consume the ... read more

Proper Maternal Folate Level May Reduce Child Obesity Risk

June 13, 2016 — Proper maternal folate levels during pregnancy may protect children from a future risk of obesity, especially those born to obese mothers, according to a new ... read more

Unusual Combo Reduces Health Risk from Atypical Antipsychotic

June 2, 2016 — Taking vitamin D ameliorates the risk of developing new-onset diabetes from atypical antipsychotics like quetiapine, a new data mining study ... read more

Premature Babies May Grow Up to Have Weaker Bones

May 30, 2016 — Low birth weight babies are at higher risk of osteoporosis later in life, especially if they are born prematurely, say researchers. Targeting these children with the appropriate diet and ... read more

Vitamin Nicotinamide Riboside Protects Mice from Diabetes Complications

May 27, 2016 — A naturally occurring vitamin, nicotinamide riboside, can improve metabolic symptoms and prevent peripheral nerve damage in mouse models of diabetes, according to a new ... read more

Genome Sequencing Provides Diagnosis for Some Types of Intellectual Disability

May 25, 2016 — A study is one of the first to show the life-changing benefits of genome-wide sequencing for children with certain kinds of intellectual disability, report ... read more

Vitamin A May Help Improve Pancreatic Cancer Chemotherapy

May 24, 2016 — The addition of high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer, according to an early study. The promising initial results have led to ... read more

May 23, 2016 — A recent study has revealed that triple-negative breast cancer, which has generally been unresponsive to hormone receptor-targeted treatments, can indeed be treated using vitamin D and androgen ... read more

Vitamin E a Potential Biomarker for Development of Brain Tumors

May 19, 2016 — Researchers have studied possible causes behind the development of brain tumors. The results show differences in expression of certain molecules known as metabolites when comparing healthy ... read more

Less Decline Than Expected in Brain, Spine Defects After Folic Acid Fortification Program

May 18, 2016 — There is less decline than expected in the rate of brain and spine defects after a folic acid fortification program, a new study has found. The new findings are likely to contribute to an ongoing ... read more

Holidays in the Sun Hold Key to Boosting Vitamin D, Study Finds

May 17, 2016 — Holidays abroad may hold the key to tackling Scotland's vitamin D deficiency, research suggests. Vitamin D is known to be associated with good bone health. It has also been linked to ... read more

Dietary Intake Differs in Infants Who Follow Baby-Led Weaning

May 17, 2016 — Researchers have undertaken the first-ever study looking at what infants eat when they follow baby-led weaning and found that they have a lot of healthy eating habits, but also some less healthy ... read more

Chronic Drinking Interferes With Absorption of Critical Vitamins by Pancreas

May 12, 2016 — Chronic exposure to alcohol interferes with the pancreas’ ability to absorb vitamin C, potentially predisposing the body to pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases, a new study reports. The ... read more

Benefits of Calcium Supplements May Be Outweighed by Cardiovascular Risks

May 12, 2016 — Taking calcium and vitamin D can help prevent broken bones in older women. However, this benefit may be cancelled out by an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, say ... read more

Revolutionary Drug Explained by Scientists

May 11, 2016 — An international team now clarifies the molecular mechanism of a drug created in Russia and designed to prevent the damaging of cell mitochondria by reactive oxygen ... read more

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