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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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Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children



Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema. Led by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physician, the report in the October issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology supports the results of a preliminary study that showed similar results in...

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Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies identified



The presence of Clostridia, a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study in mice finds. By inducing immune responses that prevent food allergens from entering the bloodstream, Clostridia minimize allergen exposure and prevent sensitization -- a key step in the development of food allergies. The discovery points toward probiotic therapies for this so-far untreatable condition, report scientists from the University of Chicago, Aug 25 in the Proceedings of the National...

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Possible bacterial drivers of IBD identified



Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients' own intestinal immune responses as a guideThe findings are published Aug. 28 in the journal Cell. Trillions of bacteria exist within the human intestinal microbiota, which plays a critical role in the development and progression of IBD. Yet it's thought that only a small number of bacterial species affect...

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Surprising discovery: HIV hides in gut, evading eradication



Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising discoveries about the body's initial responses to HIV infection. Studying simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the team found that specialized cells in the intestine called Paneth cells are early responders to viral invasion and are the source of gut inflammation by producing a cytokine called interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) Though aimed at the presence of virus, IL-1β causes breakdown of the gut epithelium that provides a barrier to protect...

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