Vitamin News

One in two persons aged 65 and above has suboptimal levels of vitamin D in the blood and one in four older adults has suboptimal vitamin B12 levels. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 4:16:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
An antibiotic candidate compound shelved in the 1970s in favor of more worthwhile drugs could be worth a second look, new research has found. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 2:44:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect iron and vitamin A deficiencies at the point of care. [...]
Tue, Dec 05, 2017 6:01:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
There is currently insufficient evidence to guide recommendations on the use of vitamin D supplements in pregnancy, conclude researchers in a new report. [...]
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 1:58:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Low vitamin D levels at birth are associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) at the age of 3 years. [...]
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 5:03:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent the onset of inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, research has discovered. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 5:33:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Britain's increasing cloudiness during the summer could be an important reason for the mysterious increase in rickets among British children over the past few decades, suggests new research. [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 7:17:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Fortified and biofortified foods are at the forefront of efforts to combat vitamin A deficiency worldwide. But little is known about what influence processing may have on the retention of vitamin A precursors in these foods. Now scientists report that a high percentage of these healthful substances -- in some cases, almost all -- can survive cooking, depending on the preparation method.  [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 6:08:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Researchers are calling for a randomized clinical trial to be carried out to investigate the potential role of vitamin D supplementation in improving live birth rates following assisted reproduction treatment (ART). This follows a review and meta-analysis that shows a strong link between low vitamin D concentrations in women and lower live birth rates after ART compared to women who have the right amount of vitamin D in their bodies. [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 12:50:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Tofu sausages on the barbecue, followed by cake made with bananas instead of eggs? There is no doubt that the vegan diet is in vogue. Alongside the proven positive effects on health, however, there are also risks. [...]
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 3:41:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Exposure to air pollution is associated with osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density and risk of bone fractures, according to a new study. [...]
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 3:40:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Human teeth hold vital information about Vitamin D deficiency, a serious but often hidden condition that can now be identified by a simple dental X-ray, anthropologists have found. [...]
Tue, Nov 07, 2017 8:13:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Vitamin D may play a key role in helping some women seeking treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-related infertility get pregnant. PCOS is a hormonal disorder affecting 5 to 10 percent of women of reproductive age. Results of the study show women who were Vitamin D deficient when starting fertility treatments were 40 percent less likely to achieve a pregnancy. [...]
Mon, Nov 06, 2017 1:59:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Patients with severe burns who have higher levels of vitamin D recover more successfully than those with lower levels, according to a new study. This study is the first to investigate the role of vitamin D in recovery from burn injury and suggests that vitamin D supplementation may be a simple and cost-effective treatment to enhance burn healing. [...]
Mon, Nov 06, 2017 1:59:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Getting enough vitamin D during infancy and childhood is associated with a reduced risk of islet autoimmunity among children at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes, according to a study. [...]
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 5:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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