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Low levels of dietary vitamins linked to frailty in older adults

August 26, 2019

Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College have shown in the largest study…
Can Supplements Improve Eye Health and Vision?

August 20, 2019

You’ve probably heard someone say, “Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes.” You may have also seen…
Higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk

August 12, 2019

People whose diets included high levels of vitamin A had a 17 percent reduction in risk for getting…
Eating blueberries every day improves heart health

May 30, 2019

New findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that eating 150g of blueberries daily reduces…
Sunscreen application does not prevent vitamin D production in the majority of people

May 27, 2019

Vitamin D, which is vital for bone health, is produced by the skin in response to ultraviolet radiation…
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At least 1/2 of parents try cold prevention methods for kids that have little or no evidence of effectiveness

January 23, 2019

Vitamin C to keep the germs away. Never go outside with wet hair. Stay inside. Despite little or…
Researchers locate the body’s largest cell receptor

January 7, 2019

A giant toadstool that swallow up vitamins and nutrients in the intestines and kidneys. This is how the…
Perspective: Adequate Consumption of ‘Longevity’ Vitamins Could Prolong Healthy Aging, Nutrition Scientist Says

October 17, 2018

A detailed new review of nutritional science argues that most American diets are deficient in a key class…
Chewing gum may be effective for delivering vitamins

October 10, 2018

Nearly 15 percent of all chewing gum varieties sold promise to provide health-enhancing supplements to users, so Penn…
Biofilm reactor promises to cut production costs on vitamin K

October 3, 2018

In an innovative study that promises to reduce production costs for the most potent form of vitamin K…
Omega 3 supplements have little or no heart or vascular health benefit

July 19, 2018

Omega 3 supplements have little or no effect on the risk of heart disease, stroke or death –…
Gut microbes may partner with a protein to help regulate vitamin D

June 29, 2018

A collection of bacteria in the gut may use a cell-signaling protein to help regulate vitamin D, a…
Vitamin D deficiency can put children at risk of autism-like behaviour

March 22, 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute have found vitamin D plays an important…
Pregnant women deficient in vitamin D may give birth to obese children

February 14, 2018

Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women could preprogram babies to grow into obese children and adults, according to…
Research finds Vitamin D is important for respiratory health

January 29, 2018

A new study carried out by The University of Western Australia, the Busselton Health Study and Sir Charles…
Early epigenetic switches associated with childhood bone health

May 12, 2017

The health of children’s bones could be determined before they are born, a new University of Southampton study…
B1 deficiency in animals is more widespread than previously believed

January 4, 2017

Thiamine, better known as vitamin B1, is crucial for living organisms. However, much like humans nowadays, many animals…
You don’t eat meat? Scientists invented a new way to get the needed B12

January 4, 2017

Vitamin B12 is extremely useful for our health. It helps cell division, blood cell formation and promotes stron…
Too much of a form of vitamin B3 in cells can cause behavioral changes in worms

October 14, 2016

Experiments show that too much of a form of vitamin B3 — nicotinamide — that is produced naturally…
Scientists create a vitamin-powered battery

August 3, 2016

Everyone wants modern electronics to be more affordable and more environmentally friendly. Scientists decided to get inspiration from…
Stem cell advance could be key step toward treating deadly blood diseases

May 18, 2016

Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have made several discoveries…
Microbes take their vitamins – for the good of science

January 25, 2016

Microbes need their vitamins just like people do. Vitamins help keep both organisms healthy and energetic by enabling…
Fatty acids from GM oilseed crops could replace fish oil

January 22, 2016

Researchers studied the effect in mice of consuming feed enriched with oil from glasshouse-grown genetically engineered Camelina sativa,…
Residents of long-term care homes usually suffer from B12 deficiency

January 20, 2016

B12 vitamin is important for haematopoiesis and for healthy nervous system. However, maintaining good levels of B12 is…
Vitamin D could repair nerve damage in multiple sclerosis, study suggests

December 10, 2015

Researchers, from the MS Society Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair, identified that the ‘vitamin D receptor’ protein pairs…
Hydroponic project finds multiple benefits for health and sustainability

October 30, 2015

Hydroponic growing systems have more health and crop benefits compared to some soil-grown foods, a University of Nevada,…
Research will test how vitamin B can help us dream more vividly

September 24, 2015

Dreams are one of the most mysterious parts of our consciousness. They occur rather frequently, but usually we…
Scientists discover mechanism how vitamin E deficiency can cause brain damage

April 15, 2015

Vitamin E, found in variety of foods from spinach to nuts, is vital for our bodies. In fact,…
Identification of the entrance for vitamin in the intestine

March 13, 2015

Vitamin K is an essential nutrient that activates blood coagulation. Recently, vitamin K has attracted considerable attention because…
Update: The nutritionists within: Firebugs depend on gut bacteria for vitamin supply

December 3, 2014

Microbial partners are important for the nutrition of many insects. They help detoxify and digest food, but also…
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