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Vitamin B12 deficiency may be mistaken for mental decline in elderly patients
Recent research suggests that people who are believed to suffer from mental decline, sleeplessness or other nervous system disorders may simply have vitamin B12 deficiency.
The vitamin is found mostly in animal products so vegetarians are at a risk for developing deficiency disorders.
Oct 19, 2006, 23:22
Vitamin D Compound May Fight Blood Clots in Cancer Patients
Calcitriol, the activated form of vitamin D, helped reduce bloods clots in cancer patients, U.S. researchers report.
Sep 28, 2006, 22:30
Vitamin K essential for bone health
Many scientists believe vitamin K deficiency is uncommon. But women in early post-menopause may not have enough vitamin K, which is essential for bone health, suggests a new study published in the September/October 2006 issue of Menopause.
Sep 24, 2006, 14:24
Usefulness of Calcium Supplementation in Kids Debatable
(foodconsumer.org) - Calcium supplementation in healthy children is of questionable value since it produces a minimal increase in bone density and does not reduce the risk of fractures in children, Australian researchers claimed in a review of 19 studies.
Sep 15, 2006, 12:30
Vitamin D May Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk
(HealthDay News) -- Consuming the recommended daily amount of vitamin D could nearly halve your risk for deadly pancreatic cancer, new research suggests.
Sep 14, 2006, 10:27
Long Life May Be Your Cup of (Green) Tea
(HealthDay News) -- For those hoping to live a long, healthy life, a cup of green tea may hit the spot, a large new study shows.
Sep 12, 2006, 18:18
UCLA/LSU study details nutritional value of salad
Go ahead and indulge at the salad bar. "Rabbit food" is nutritious for people, too.
Sep 1, 2006, 08:54
Orange juice is better than lemonade at keeping kidney stones away
DALLAS - Aug. 31, 2006 - A daily glass of orange juice can help prevent the recurrence of kidney stones better than other citrus fruit juices such as lemonade, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered.
Aug 31, 2006, 08:59
Food Clock Sets Mealtimes
(HealthDay News) -- - Like the body clock, which uses cues from the sun to tell you when to sleep, you also have a "food clock" that reminds you when to eat.
Aug 1, 2006, 14:34
Watermelons Are Healthier When Served Warm
(HealthDay News) -- For many Americans, nothing is better on a hot day than biting into an ice-cold slice of watermelon.
Jul 31, 2006, 09:16
Groundbreaking research highlights myriad health benefits of flavanol-rich cocoa
Mars, incorporated scientists and researchers around the world find link between cocoa flavanols and brain, cardiovascular improvements
Jul 26, 2006, 13:47
Zinc and Exercise: A Closer Look
Scientists already know that our muscles need zinc, but a study from investigators at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Human Nutrition Research Center provides new details about the key role of a zinc-dependent enzyme called carbonic anhydrase.
Jul 22, 2006, 13:27
Young African-Americans' Low Vitamin D Levels Reported
African-American teenagers tested in a recent study had a greater incidence of low vitamin D levels than participants in several earlier investigations. University and Agricultural Research Service nutrition experts reported that finding in a recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (volume 83, pages 1135 to 1141).
Jul 22, 2006, 13:23
Hormones could be prescription for living longer
PITTSBURGH- What's the secret to living longer? The answer to this age-old question might be found through research looking at neuroendocrine changes throughout the lifespan.
Jun 21, 2006, 23:48
Functional food task force meets on latest nutrition research
Consumers, health professionals and educators are bombarded with research about the health benefits of certain foods. To help sort through the information, dairy industry experts recently gathered at the Functional Food Task Force meeting in San Francisco.
Jun 21, 2006, 23:43
Adequate choline related to lower homocysteine
High levels of homocysteine in the blood are a potential risk factor for heart attack, stroke, dementia, cancer and even death.
Jun 19, 2006, 13:39
Vitamin A deficiency linked to major intestinal surgery
Major intestinal surgery, including stomach reduction for obesity, may boost the chances of subsequent vitamin A deficiency, suggests a small study published ahead of print in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Jun 13, 2006, 21:52
Low Iron Could Help Spur Baldness
Review of the science suggests a link, experts say
May 31, 2006, 14:17
Low Vitamin D Tied to Poorer Lung Function in Teens
(HealthDay News) -- Teens with low levels of vitamin D have lower lung function than those with recommended amounts, a new U.S. study finds.
May 22, 2006, 19:07
A Zippy Test for Zinc Sufficiency
Optimal brain and immune system functioning depend on an adequate intake of zinc, among other nutrients. But the test now used to assess zinc status isn't as sensitive, fast, and reliable as users would like.
May 21, 2006, 23:16
Expert panel: Benefits of vitamin supplements questioned
There is no evidence indicating that taking vitamins or nutrient supplements could actually help prevent diseases such as cancer and heart disease, say a federal panel convened by the NIH Office of Medical Applications of Research and the Office of Dietary Supplements.
May 18, 2006, 14:12
Dieting? Get Your Copper!
Eating foods that provide, by day's end, about three times the recommended daily amount of copper may help overweight or obese women retain calcium in their bones while they're dieting.
May 14, 2006, 21:00
High levels of Vitamin D linked to anti-inflammatory functions
High doses of Vitamin D supplements could help patients with heart failure since they inhibit the pro-inflammatory molecules and appear to boost the anti-inflammatory ones, according to a German clinical trial.
Apr 12, 2006, 22:42