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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Low Level Vitamin D During Remission Contributes to Relapse in Ulcerative Colitis Patients

Feb. 17, 2017 — Lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new compound employs a unique mechanism of action that has safely and effectively suppressed tumors in animal ... read more

Vitamin D Discovery Could Prove Key to New Treatments for Metabolic Disorders and Certain Cancers

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers have identified a new way vitamin D helps control the balance of lipids in the body. This key finding could advance development of new treatments for metabolic disorders and certain ... read more

Too Little Food from Animal Sources May Increase Risk of Preterm Birth

Jan. 24, 2017 — Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don't consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during ... read more

Millions of People With Metabolic Syndrome May Need More Vitamin E

Jan. 17, 2017 — New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E -- which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Would you rather shed a couple tears or have your blood drawn? Testing for nutritional deficiencies in blood can be invasive and expensive. Researchers explored what it takes to switch to tears ... read more

Changes to Hospital Electronic Health Records Could Improve Care of Patients on Warfarin

Jan. 11, 2017 — Using electronic health records can improve the care patients on warfarin receive after they leave the hospital and eliminate potential confusion among care providers and pharmacists, research ... read more

Daily Folic Acid Supplementation Remains Important for Prevention of Birth Defects

Jan. 10, 2017 — Despite the mandatory addition of folic acid to enriched grain products in the United States, many women still do not consume adequate amounts of this important vitamin, according to a new ... read more

Nothing Fishy About Better Nutrition for Moms and Babies

Jan. 10, 2017 — Researchers have found a way to provide mothers and young children in Cambodia with better nutrition through an unlikely source -- fish ... read more

People With Forms of Early-Onset Parkinson's Disease May Benefit from Boosting Niacin in Diet, Research Suggests

Jan. 10, 2017 — A new study is strengthening the therapeutic potential for dietary interventions in Parkinson's disease, suggesting that these patients may benefit from a boost in niacin, which is found in some ... read more

Why High-Dose Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

Jan. 9, 2017 — Cancer researchers have homed in on how high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells. Vitamin C breaks down to generate hydrogen peroxide, which can damage tissue and DNA. The new study shows that tumor ... read more

Gastric Bypass Helps Severely Obese Teenagers Maintain Weight Loss Over Long Term

Jan. 5, 2017 — Surgery leads to significant weight loss and health benefits over 5-12 years, but may lead to more surgery and vitamin deficiency in some, new research ... read more

High Monthly Vitamin D Reduces Respiratory Infections, May Increase Falls for Older Adults

Jan. 5, 2017 — Researchers concluded that a monthly high dose of vitamin D reduced the number of respiratory infections in older adults but increased the number of falls they experienced. More study is needed to ... read more

Researchers Use Light to Launch Drugs from Red Blood Cells

Jan. 4, 2017 — Scientists have developed a breakthrough technique that uses light to activate a drug stored in circulating red blood cells so that it is released exactly when and where it is ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk of Chronic Headache

Jan. 4, 2017 — Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new ... read more

Know Thy Enemy: Kill MRSA With Tailored Chemistry

Dec. 22, 2016 — Medicinal chemists have developed experimental antibiotics that kill MRSA, a common and often deadly bacteria that causes skin, lung, and heart infections. The success is due to their strategy, which ... read more

Vitamin D Improves Gut Flora and Metabolic Syndrome

Dec. 21, 2016 — A high fat diet alone is not enough to cause metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that pose as risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. This recent study shows it is needed in combination with ... read more

Dec. 20, 2016 — There is a strong suspicion that Helicobacter pylori is linked to the development of stomach cancer. Now an international team of researchers used neutrons to unveil the functionality of an important ... read more

Gelatin Supplements: Good for Your Joints?

Dec. 20, 2016 — Consuming a gelatin supplement, plus a burst of intensive exercise, can help build ligaments, tendons and bones, new research ... read more

Colorectal Cancer Prevention: A Proven Benefit of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Dec. 19, 2016 — The comparative effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin and several supplements have now been evaluated in preventing the recurrence of advanced neoplasia (polyps that ... read more

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