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Is vitamin D deficiency linked to Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia?

... number of studies linking these risk factors with vitamin D deficiency, an article in the current issue of ... of possible direct or indirect linkages between vitamin D and these dementias is needed. Low serum ... disease. Both conditions are linked to low vitamin D levels, with induction of human cathelicidin by ...

Low levels of vitamin D linked to common vaginal infection in pregnant women

... May 22 Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to suffer from bacterial ... African-American women, who often lack adequate vitamin D, are three times more likely than white women ... pregnant women, sought to determine whether poor vitamin D status played a role in predisposing women, ...

Vitamin D expert receives Linus Pauling Prize for Health Research

... who has revolutionized the understanding of vitamin D and its role in disease prevention, today ... disease. Holick is responsible for redefining vitamin D deficiency, a concern that's now seen as a ... through sunblock use was leading to increasing vitamin D deficiency with serious implications for ...

Vitamin D insufficiency linked to bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women

... in understanding how it can be prevented. vitamin D may play a role in BV because it exerts ... is far more common in black than white women, and vitamin D status is substantially lower in black than ... been rigorously studied. To assess whether poor vitamin D status may play a role in predisposing a woman ...

Vitamin D levels linked to asthma severity

... New research provides evidence for a link between vitamin D insufficiency and asthma severity. Serum levels of vitamin D in more than 600 Costa Rican children were ... previous in vitro studies have suggested that vitamin D may affect how airway cells respond to ...

Vitamin D may exacerbate autoimmune disease

... Deficiency in vitamin D has been widely regarded as contributing to ... Autoimmunity Reviews explains that low levels of vitamin D in patients with autoimmune disease may be a ... a cause of disease and that supplementing with vitamin D may actually exacerbate autoimmune disease. ...

Vitamin D deficiency related to increased inflammation in healthy women

... 75 percent of Americans do not get enough vitamin D. Researchers have found that the deficiency may ... nutritional sciences researcher has found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with inflammation, a ... marker, were found in women who had insufficient vitamin D levels. This study is the first to find an ...

Health benefits, consequences of folic acid dependent on circumstances

... also means that abundant availability of the vitamin can enhance the development of pre-cancerous and ... well, additional supplementation in the form of vitamin pills can lead to excessive intakes of the ... consideration would be to reduce the doses of the vitamin that are present in most over-the-counter ...

The sunlight solution for better health

... on sunlight, in our case for the production of vitamin D. In the past few decades, however, cultural ... THE SUNLIGHT SOLUTION: WHY MORE SUN EXPOSURE AND vitamin D ARE ESSENTIAL TO YOUR HEALTH (Prometheus ... is a wealth of knowledge about the history of vitamin D," says Bruce W. Hollis, Ph.D. Professor of ...

Doctors endorse vegan and vegetarian diets for healthy pregnancies

... for pregnant women and their children, and vitamin B12 needs can be easily met with fortified foods ... new Pediatrics study showing that low levels of vitamin B12 may increase the risk for neural tube ... this population was deliberately chosen because vitamin supplementation and food fortification were rare ...

Low levels of vitamin B12 may increase risk for neural tube defects

... born to women who have low blood levels of vitamin B12 shortly before and after conception may have ... defect. Folic acid is the synthetic form of the vitamin folate. In the United States, cereal grains are ... that time, pregnant women in Ireland rarely took vitamin supplements. The study authors reasoned that the ...

Many middle-aged and older Americans not getting adequate nutrition

... such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C play essential roles in maintaining health. As ... Caucasian and college-educated. Calcium and vitamin C supplements were most common. Although dietary intake of calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C was similar between supplement users and ...

Plugging in molecular wires

... of the electron transmission sequence of PSI is vitamin K1. The researchers removed the vitamin K1 from the PSI protein complex and replaced it ... parts: 1) The same molecular "plug" with which vitamin K1 is bound to the protein complex (napthoquinone ...

Genetic study shows direct link between vitamin D and MS susceptibility 'gene'

... found evidence that a direct interaction between vitamin D and a common genetic variant alters the risk of ... journal PLoS Genetics , suggests that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and the early years ... This supports a direct link between deficiency in vitamin D, which is produced in the body through the ...

MUHC and McGill scientists explain genetic disease first discovered in Quebec 24 years ago

... identified a gene essential for the uptake of vitamin B12 in human cells. The discovery of this gene ... characterized by an inability to metabolize vitamin B12. Patients afflicted with this condition build ... and methylmalonic acid in their bodies. vitamin B12, which is found in all animal ...

Vitamins C and E and beta carotene again fail to reduce cancer risk in randomized controlled trial

... Women who took beta carotene or vitamin C or E or a combination of the supplements had a ... disease were randomly assigned to take vitamin C, vitamin E, or beta-carotene. With an average of 9.4 ...

Vitamin D deficiency in infants and nursing mothers carries long-term disease risks

... believed to be important only for bone health, vitamin D is now seen as having a critical function in ... newly recognized disease risks associated with vitamin D deficiency are clearly documented in a report ... free online at www.liebertpub.com/bfm vitamin D deficiency is common across populations and ...

Joslin research finds nearly three-quarters of youths with diabetes insufficient in vitamin D

... were found to have insufficient levels of vitamin D, according to a study by researchers at the ... that suggest children with the disease may need vitamin D supplementation to prevent bone fragility later ... our surprise, we found extremely high rates of vitamin D inadequacy," said Lori Laffel, M.D., M.P.H., ...

Lack of vitamin D causes weight gain and stunts growth in girls

... . Montreal, December 10th, 2008 Insufficient vitamin D can stunt growth and foster weight gain during ... of Southern California conducted their study, vitamin D deficiency was found to cause higher body mass ... the peak of their growing spurt. While lack of vitamin D is common in adults and has been linked to ...

Vitamin E shows possible promise in easing chronic inflammation

... demonstrated that the antioxidant properties of vitamin E may be associated with reduced expression of ... To consider whether the administration of vitamin E, in vivo, might have similar effects on ... Huey and a team of Illinois researchers put vitamin E to the test in mice. The team included study ...

Vitamin D found to fight placental infection

... UCLA researchers reports for the first time that vitamin D induces immune responses in placental tissues ... human trophoblast cells to the active form of vitamin D, leading to production of cathelicidin and an ... if pregnant women supplement their diets with vitamin D. Induction of cathelicidin production ...

Vitamin C lowers levels of inflammation biomarker considered predictor of heart disease

... California, Berkeley, adds to the evidence that vitamin C supplements can lower concentrations of ... same study found no benefit from daily doses of vitamin E, another antioxidant. This study comes just ... necessarily close the books on the benefits of vitamin C for cardiovascular health, according to Gladys ...

Could vitamin D save us from radiation?

... Health and Mental Hygiene suggests that a form of vitamin D could be one of our body's main protections ... explains that calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D, may protect us from background radiation and ... some of the desired properties. Hayes argues that vitamin D, and in particular its biologically active ...

Lung airway cells activate vitamin D and increase immune response

... vitamin D is essential to good health but needs to be ... in lung airway cells. The study also links the vitamin D locally produced in the lung airway cells to ... to calcium absorption and bone health, vitamin D is increasingly recognized for its beneficial ...

Optimal dose of vitamin E maximizes benefits, minimizes risk

... Corvallis, Oregon October 29, 2008 -- vitamin E has been heralded for its ability to reduce the ... attack, and sudden death. Yet in some people, vitamin E causes bleeding. Scientists have known for more than 50 years that excess vitamin E promotes bleeding by interfering ...

Growing fuel and medicine: Advancing biofuels and plant-produced therapeutics

... "The Many Reasons Why Plants Also Need Their vitamin C!" Argelia Lorence, PhD Assistant Professor ... several other animals are unable to synthesize vitamin C (ascorbate, AsA) and thus they are dependent on ... molecule, the elucidation of how plants make this vitamin is a recent discovery. Four different pathways ...

Vitamin K does not stem BMD decline in postmenopausal women with osteopenia

... trial called the "Evaluate the Clinical use of vitamin K Supplementation in Postmenopausal Women with ... of Toronto found that a high dose daily vitamin K1 supplement did not protect against age-related ... PLoS Medicine , the findings also suggest that vitamin K1 may protect against fracture and cancer in ...

Lack of vitamin D linked to Parkinson's disease

... disease patients had insufficient levels of vitamin D in a new study from Emory University School of ... The fraction of Parkinson's patients with vitamin D insufficiency, 55 percent, was significantly ... . The finding adds to evidence that low vitamin D is associated with Parkinson's, says first ...

Vitamin D a key player in overall health of several body organs, says UC Riverside biochemist

... Calif. Essential for life in higher animals, vitamin D, once linked to only bone diseases such as ... Anthony Norman , an international expert on vitamin D. In a paper published in the August issue of ... of Clinical Nutrition , Norman identifies vitamin D's potential for contributions to good health in ...

Vitamin C supplements may reduce benefit from wide range of anti-cancer drugs

... PHILADELPHIA In pre-clinical studies, vitamin C appears to substantially reduce the ... this premise needs to be tested. "The use of vitamin C supplements could have the potential to reduce ... Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Use of vitamin C during cancer treatment has been controversial. ...

Don't forget the vitamin A when working with its carrier protein

... vitamin A is an essential nutrient involved in vision, ... differentiation, and immune function. Because vitamin A is fat-soluble, it is chaperoned through the ... that not only was one of the carrier proteins for vitamin A, retinol-binding protein (RBP), elevated in ...

Variant of vitamin D receptor gene linked to melanoma risk

... an association between a gene involved in vitamin D metabolism and skin cancer. Published in the ... that individuals with certain variants in a vitamin D-related gene, called BsmI, may be at an ... developing melanoma. Research has shown that vitamin D in the body has significant protective effects ...

Majority of osteoporosis patients not receiving calcium and vitamin D with treatment

... are claiming to take both calcium and vitamin D supplementation with their osteoporosis ... (such as a bisphosphonate) with calcium and vitamin D supplementation, yet the majority of patients ... "Patients with a low intake of calcium and vitamin D may not be receiving the full benefit of their ...

Vitamin A pushes breast cancer to form blood vessel cells

... University Medical Center have discovered that vitamin A, when applied to breast cancer cells, turns on ... explain why retinoids-- natural or synthetic vitamin A agents--have had mixed results in treating cancer. "Finding that vitamin A may cause some breast cancer cells to form ...

Newborn vitamin A reduces infant mortality

... A single, oral dose of vitamin A, given to infants shortly after birth in the ... Pediatrics . "It has long been known that vitamin A supplementation can reduce mortality in children over 6 months of age. Our study showed that vitamin A given at birth can also improve infant survival ...

New technology may prevent vitamin B12 deficient seniors and vegetarians from needing injections

... According to the National Institutes of Health, vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to a wide spectrum of ... dementia and reduced cognitive functioning. vitamin B12 deficiency is a significant health issue. ... physicians rely on B12 shots for people with vitamin B12 deficiency because of the poor ...

Vitamin D: New way to treat heart failure?

... yet another item for the expanding list of vitamin D benefits. vitamin D, "the sunshine vitamin," keeps the heart, the ... Robert U. Simpson, Ph.D., thinks it's apt to call vitamin D "the heart tranquilizer." In studies in ...

Moores UCSD Cancer Center study links vitamin D, type 1 diabetes

... Sun exposure and vitamin D levels may play a strong role in risk of type 1 ... research findings by this same group regarding vitamin D levels and several major cancers. In this ... add new support to the concept of a role of vitamin D in reducing risk of this disease. ...

Study identifies trends of vitamin B6 status in US population sample

... Tufts University researchers identified trends of vitamin B6 status in a sample of the United States ... current Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin B6, a nutrient essential for red blood cell ... we noticed participants with inadequate vitamin B6 status even though they reported consuming ...

Vitamin D in brain function

... biological or behavioral evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to brain dysfunction. Joyce C. ... evidence to suggest an important role for vitamin D in brain development and function, and that supplementation for groups chronically low in vitamin D is warranted. Their conclusions will be ...
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