Navigation Links
Better vitamin D status could mean better quality of life for seniors
Date:4/25/2010

According to legend, it was The Fountain of Youth that the famed Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was seeking when he landed on the Floridian coast in 1513. It has long been said that he who drinks from the Fountain will have his youth restored. Without a doubt, the quest for eternal youth is as ancient as any pursuit. However, although we are now living longer than ever, there is now growing concern that quantity of years is not nearly as important as quality of those years. Indeed, as we experience the many joys of living longer, we also must deal with myriad consequences accompanying this aging trend. For instance, osteoporosis, arthritis, and other serious and often painful bone and joint diseases are much more common as we get older. And, not surprisingly, seniors often struggle daily with what was once the simple task of getting around. Hence, the obvious question in today's society concerning our longevity is "What choices can we make to help ease these inconveniences of aging?"

One area of particular interest is the role that diet plays in keeping bones and muscles strong from infancy to old age. For instance, a limited number of studies point to the possibility that optimal intake of vitamin D (the "sunshine" vitamin) might help keep our muscles strong and preserve physical function. Although there are only few longitudinal studies investigating this relationship, their findings have been mixed. To help understand this diet-health association, Dr. Denise Houston from the Sticht Center on Aging at Wake Forest University and her collaborators studied the relationship between vitamin D status and physical function in a group of relatively healthy seniors living in Memphis, TN and Pittsburgh, PA. Their results will be presented on Sunday, April 25 as part of the scientific program of the American Society for Nutrition, composed of the world's leading nutrition researchers, at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting in Anaheim.

This study was
'/>"/>

Contact: Suzanne Price
media@faseb.org
714-765-2012
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Get a Better Shave in Less Time With New Waterless Shave Product
2. Glued graft for Pterygium Yield Better Cosmetic Results
3. Better Teachers Make for Stronger Young Readers
4. Better patient safety linked to fewer medical malpractice claims in California
5. Better Treatment Found for Crohns Disease
6. Flu Vaccine With Both B Strains May Offer Better Protection
7. M. D. Anderson zeroes in on better way to predict prognosis in pediatric leukemia patients
8. Want better health information technology? Ask patients how they want it
9. Building a better flu vaccine: Add second strain of influenza B
10. Maintaining regular daily routines is associated with better sleep quality in older adults
11. Simple Forms Help Docs Do Better Breast Exams
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/2/2014)... October 02, 2014 USARAD Holdings ... and telemedicine solutions provider including its SecondOpinions.com® division, ... have joined its Executive Team as President & ... Brent Backhaus, USARAD’s new President and COO, is ... of progressively responsible experience in commercial-, medical- and ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Robins ... from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of ... at tonight’s banquet held at Sheraton Birmingham Hotel., ... Massachusetts, Healthcare $10 Million to $25 Million, Obelisk ... Dental Clinic, Federal Government $10 Million to $25 ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter ... women with a neurotic personality style and prolonged stress ... new research suggests. Tracking 800 women over nearly ... most anxious, jealous and moody -- which they defined ... the risk of developing Alzheimer,s compared to women scoring ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay ... reduced by breast-feeding. Nor will delaying the introduction of a ... help prevent celiac disease. Those are the conclusions ... New England Journal of Medicine . The new ... celiac disease if mothers breast-feed their babies and introduce gluten ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... researchers from the University of Adelaide have developed a ... of a good outcome from treatment - from their ... on a range of factors, including clinical symptoms, cognitive ... in the patient,s blood. , Speaking in the lead ... University,s Head of Psychiatry , Professor Bernhard ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Teleradiology and Telemedicine Pioneers Brent Backhaus and Lorna Backhaus Join USARAD Holdings, INC. & SecondOpinions.com® 2Health News:Teleradiology and Telemedicine Pioneers Brent Backhaus and Lorna Backhaus Join USARAD Holdings, INC. & SecondOpinions.com® 3Health News:Robins & Morton wins nine awards from Associated Builders and Contractors 2Health News:Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says 2Health News:Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says 3Health News:Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds 2Health News:Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds 3Health News:Predicting the future course of psychotic illness 2
... , TUESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 60 ... victims of violence, abuse or crime in the past year. ... happened. Researchers led by David Finkelhor of the University ... parents of children up to 9 years old in 2008. More ...
... Reporter , TUESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Common ... stem cell defect, a finding that could potentially lead ... study reveals. Researchers say they discovered that a ... stem cells turn into hair-producing progenitor cells. That defect, ...
... , TUESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The ... (arrhythmias) that can cause sudden death may be underestimated, ... healthy people without heart disease found detectable changes in ... to polluted air. The findings suggest that air ...
... Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of schooling may affect ... heart attack called acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a ... of heart attack, STEMI occurs when the coronary artery is ... heart. In the new study, Dr. Rajendra H. ...
... Reporter , TUESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Simply measuring ... how many years they have left. In fact, a ... older people,s future life span about as well as taking ... disease. Walking speed may not be a perfect window ...
... YORK (Jan. 4, 2011) Researchers have produced a lasting anti-cocaine ... bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics ... published Jan. 4 in the online edition of Molecular Therapy ... researchers say this novel strategy might be the first to offer ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Survey Finds Much Victimization of Children Goes Unreported 2Health News:Stem Cell Defect Might Help Spur Common Baldness 2Health News:Stem Cell Defect Might Help Spur Common Baldness 3Health News:Higher Education May Benefit Some Heart Attack Patients 2Health News:Fast Walkers May Have More Years Ahead of Them 2Health News:Fast Walkers May Have More Years Ahead of Them 3Health News:Vaccine blocks cocaine high in mice 2Health News:Vaccine blocks cocaine high in mice 3
(Date:10/2/2014)... Oct. 1, 2014 The global high content ... by the ,Threat of Obsolescence, wherein technologies as well ... Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as academic and ... screening as a powerful research tool in drug discovery. ... segment in the high content screening market. In high ...
(Date:10/1/2014)...  Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTCQX: DYAI), a ... used to develop and produce enzymes and other ... industrial enzymes industries, today announced the receipt of ... commercial scale production of Abengoa,s proprietary cellulase enzymes, ... Abengoa,s license agreement with Dyadic. ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014 Trovagene, Inc., (NASDAQ:  TROV) a ... Eli Diamond , MD, Assistant Attending Neurologist ... clinical data from an ongoing study demonstrating the ... the determination of oncogene mutational status in cell-free ... were presented to both treating physicians and patients ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:High Content Screening Market by Instruments (Cell Imaging and Analysis System), by Applications (Primary and Secondary Screening, Target Identification and Validation, Toxicity Studies, Compound Profiling), Software & Services - Global Forecasts to 2High Content Screening Market by Instruments (Cell Imaging and Analysis System), by Applications (Primary and Secondary Screening, Target Identification and Validation, Toxicity Studies, Compound Profiling), Software & Services - Global Forecasts to 3Dyadic International Reports Licensing Payment For Commercial-Scale Production Of C1-Based Cellulase Enzymes 2Dyadic International Reports Licensing Payment For Commercial-Scale Production Of C1-Based Cellulase Enzymes 3Clinical Performance of Trovagene's Precision Cancer Monitoring Platform Presented at Second Annual International ECD Medical Symposium 2Clinical Performance of Trovagene's Precision Cancer Monitoring Platform Presented at Second Annual International ECD Medical Symposium 3Clinical Performance of Trovagene's Precision Cancer Monitoring Platform Presented at Second Annual International ECD Medical Symposium 4
... 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ... leading manufacturer of medical dressings, medical disposables and non-woven ... announced today that the Company will participate in Arab ... 27th, at the International Convention Exhibition Centre in Dubai, ...
... LAKE CITY, Jan. 18, 2011 TechniScan ... device company engaged in the development and commercialization of ... that it has signed a Product Development Agreement with ... $1.5 million. TechniScan and Womens3D will ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Winner Medical to Participate in Arab Health 2011, International Healthcare Exhibition, in Dubai 2Winner Medical to Participate in Arab Health 2011, International Healthcare Exhibition, in Dubai 3TechniScan Signs Agreement With Texas-Based Company to Co-Develop A New Version of Its Breast Imaging Device 2TechniScan Signs Agreement With Texas-Based Company to Co-Develop A New Version of Its Breast Imaging Device 3
... a broad selection of tip ... wide variety of ophthalmic procedures. ... packaged sterile, complete with a ... in the "off " position ...
... Accu-Temp Cauteries provide a broad ... cauterization in a wide variety ... use cautery is packaged sterile, ... to lock switch in the ...
... Cauteries provide a broad selection of ... wide variety of ophthalmic procedures. Each ... complete with a safety cap to ... position when not in use, and ...
... Cauteries provide a broad selection of ... wide variety of ophthalmic procedures. Each ... complete with a safety cap to ... position when not in use, and ...
Medicine Products: