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Vitamin D protects against severe asthma attacks



Date: October 3, 2017 Source: Queen Mary University of London Summary: Taking oral vitamin D supplements in addition to standard asthma medication could halve the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance, according to new research. Taking oral vitamin D supplements in addition to standard asthma medication could halve the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Asthma affects more than 300 million...

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Antifungals and probiotics may play a key role in the development of treatment for Crohn's disease



Potential new therapeutic approaches for inflammatory bowel diseases may involve using antifungals with probiotics Date: October 4, 2017 Source: Elsevier Summary: Scientists have determined that fungus may play a key role in chronic intestinal inflammation disorders. They found that patients with Crohn's disease tend to have much higher levels of the fungus Candida tropicalis compared to their healthy family members. A new review looks at these findings and provides insights into potential new therapeutic...

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Multivitamins in pregnancy may be linked to lower autism risk in children



Evidence not yet sufficient to change practice but findings warrant further investigation, say researchers Date: October 4, 2017 Source: BMJ Summary: Taking multivitamins during early pregnancy may be associated with a reduced risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children compared with mothers who do not take multivitamins, finds a study. The researchers stress that their findings cannot establish cause and effect, but say they raise questions about a possible association that warrant further...

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Magnesium



Magnesium: Health Benefits, Facts, Research By Megan Ware RDN LD Reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT 1286 Magnesium plays an important role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body including the metabolism of food, synthesis of fatty acids and proteins, and the transmission of nerve impulses. Magnesium is one of the seven essential macrominerals; these are minerals that need to be consumed in relatively large amounts - at least 100...

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Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache



Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache Date: January 4, 2017 Source: University of Eastern Finland Summary: Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new study. Share: FULL STORY Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in Scientific Reports. The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, KIHD, analysed the...

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Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements



Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements February 6, 2017 Queen's University, Belfast Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a team of experts. Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a team of experts from Queen's University Belfast, Kingston University London and LGC. Emeritus Professor Duncan Burns, a forensically experienced analytical chemist from the Queen's University Belfast's...

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Amino acid function could be used to boost antioxidant levels



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Newly-revealed amino acid function could be used to boost antioxidant levels Date: December 14, 2016 Source: Kobe University Summary: A Japanese research team has become the first in the world to discover that 2-aminobutyric acid (2-AB) is closely involved in the metabolic regulation of the antioxidant glutathione, and that it can effectively raise levels of glutathione in the body when ingested. Share: FULL STORY Newly-revealed amino...

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Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders Date: October 3, 2016 Source: Wiley Summary: A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies-including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products-for the treatment of bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, and ulcerative colitis.   A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness...

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Another reason for wine lovers to toast resveratrol Resveratrol found in red wine could help counteract the negative impact of high fat/high sugar diets



Another reason for wine lovers to toast resveratrol Resveratrol found in red wine could help counteract the negative impact of high fat/high sugar diets  Red wine lovers have a new reason to celebrate. Researchers have found a new health benefit of resveratrol, which occurs naturally in blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, grape skins and consequently in red wine. While studying the effects of resveratrol in the diet of rhesus monkeys, Dr. J.P. Hyatt, an associate professor at Georgetown...

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Vitamin D shows promise for treating Crohn's disease



Vitamin D shows promise for treating Crohn's disease New research published in this month's edition of United European Gastroenterology journal suggests that supplementation with vitamin D may impact on the intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn's disease, and could have a role in the treatment of the condition. The study is by Professor Maria O'Sullivan and Tara Raftery. Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Crohn's disease (CD)...

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Sunscreen confusion may burn shoppers



Sunscreen confusion may burn shoppers Consumers may need more help navigating the sunscreen aisle. A new Northwestern Medicine study found that many people seem to be confused by sunscreen terminology. Only 43 percent of people surveyed understood the definition of sun factor protection (SPF) and only seven percent knew what to look for on a label if they wanted a sunscreen that offers protection against early skin aging. Details of the study were published June...

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Vitamin E Protective in Lung Function



Vitamin E Protective in Lung Function A new study from King's College London and the University of Nottingham has found an association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, exposure to particulate pollution and lung function. The paper adds to growing evidence from previous studies suggesting that some vitamins may play a role in helping to protect the lungs from air pollution. Although the new study did not specifically demonstrate a protective effect,...

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Potential chemoresistance after consuming fatty acid in fish, fish oil



Potential chemoresistance after consuming fatty acid in fish, fish oil Researchers found that consuming the fish herring and mackerel, as well as three kinds of fish oils, raised blood levels of the fatty acid 16:4(n-3), which experiments in mice suggest may induce resistance to chemotherapy used to treat cancer, according to a study published online by JAMA Oncology. Patients with cancer often adopt lifestyle changes and those changes often include the use of supplements. But...

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Vitamin supplement successfully prevents noise-induced hearing loss



Vitamin supplement successfully prevents noise-induced hearing loss Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and the Gladstone Institutes have found a way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in a mouse using a simple chemical compound that is a precursor to vitamin B3. This discovery has important implications not only for preventing hearing loss, but also potentially for treating some aging-related conditions that are linked to the same protein Published today in Cell Metabolism, the researchers used...

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Natural substance in red wine has an anti-inflammatory effect in cardiovascular diseases



Natural substance in red wine has an anti-inflammatory effect in cardiovascular diseases A natural substance present in red wine, resveratrol, inhibits the formation of inflammatory factors that trigger cardiovascular diseases. This has been established by a research team at the Department of Pharmacology of the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (JGU) working in collaboration with researchers of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and the University of Vienna. Their results have...

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Vitamin C may help people who suffer from airway obstruction or respiratory symptoms after exercise



Vitamin C may help people who suffer from airway obstruction or respiratory symptoms after exercise Vitamin C may reduce bronchoconstriction and respiratory symptoms caused by exercise according to a study published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology. Physical activity increases oxidative stress, and therefore, as an antioxidant vitamin C might have particularly evident effects on people who are participating in vigorous exercise. In several studies, vitamin C administration attenuated the increases in oxidative stress markers...

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Soy spells fewer hot flashes for certain women



Soy spells fewer hot flashes for certain women Does soy in the diet help with hot flashes? It does, but only for women whose bodies can produce the soy metabolite equol, reports a study of American women just published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. About 20% to 50% of North American and European women have this ability. The researchers surveyed women from age 45 to 55 in a Seattle,...

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New dietary supplement beats calcium, vitamin D for bone strength



New dietary supplement beats calcium, vitamin D for bone strength A new study by a Florida State University researcher reveals that a new dietary supplement is superior to calcium and vitamin D when it comes to bone health. Over 12 months, Bahram H. Arjmandi, Margaret A. Sitton Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences and Director of the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging (CAENRA) at Florida State, studied...

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Missing link between vitamin D, prostate cancer



Missing link between vitamin D, prostate cancer University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Prostate offers compelling evidence that inflammation may be the link between Vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically, the study shows that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by Vitamin D, is notably absent in samples of human prostate cancer driven by inflammation. "When you take Vitamin D and put it on prostate cancer cells, it inhibits...

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Resveratrol boosts spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome



Resveratrol boosts spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine and grapes, increased spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome and could hold promise as a treatment for osteoporosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Resveratrol is one of a group of plant compounds known as polyphenols. In addition to red wine and grapes, resveratrol is...

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