Tag: Vitamin

Vitamin D the clue to more autism spectrum disorder in boys

A deficiency in Vitamin D on the mother’s side could explain why autism spectrum disorder is three times more common in boys, say researchers from The University of Queensland. In their latest study, Professor Darryl Eyles and Dr. Asad Ali from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute found vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy caused an increase in

Vitamin D Supplementation Tied to Reduction in Advanced Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 — Vitamin D supplementation is associated with a reduction in the incidence of advanced cancer, with the strongest reduction seen among those with normal weight, according to a study published online Nov. 18 in JAMA Network Open. Paulette D. Chandler, M.D., M.P.H., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues conducted

Vitamin D and omega-3s bolster health in some active older people

The DO-HEALTH study led by Zurich-based geriatrician Professor Heike Bischoff-Ferrari has examined the effects of simple measures on the health of healthy adults aged 70 or older. Initial analyses suggest that vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and strength-training exercises do not significantly improve bone health, leg function and memory. Nevertheless, certain groups of people could

Vitamin C Tablets Don't Protect You From the Coronavirus

Social media is land-mined with reports that taking vitamin C tablets may help you prevent COVID-19. Like claims that you can make $83,000 in one month sitting in front of your computer, the vitamin C stuff is falsified. In fact, there is no scientific evidence that any supplement—vitamin C, vitamin D, prebiotics, or probiotics—can help

Vitamin E found to prevent muscle damage after heart attack

Heart attack is a leading cause of death worldwide and new treatment strategies are highly sought-after. Unfortunately lasting damage to the heart muscle is not uncommon following such an event. Published in Redox Biology, the pre-clinical study sheds new light on the potential of the acute therapy with ?-TOH (vitamin E) in patients presenting with

Genetics may influence the effects of vitamin E on cancer risk

Almost half of all Americans take a vitamin supplement, and yet many large-scale, placebo-controlled clinical trials of various supplements have found little or no benefit. A new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggests an intriguing reason for this: genetic variation may be influencing these effects, increasing risk in some individuals while

Too much vitamin A may increase risk of bone fractures

Consuming too much vitamin A may decrease bone thickness, leading to weak and fracture prone bones, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. The study, undertaken in mice, found that sustained intake of vitamin A, at levels equivalent to 4.5-13 times the human recommended daily allowance (RDA), caused significant weakening of the

Should I take Vitamin C or other supplements for my cold?

Last week I had a shocking cold. Blocked nose, sore throat, and feeling poorly. This made me think about the countless vitamins and supplements on the market that promise to ease symptoms of a cold, help you recover faster, and reduce your chance of getting another cold. When it comes to the common cold (also

Vitamin D: Side effects and risks

Vitamin D is fundamental in supporting several bodily processes, including: the absorption and regulation of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate the hardening, growth, and remodeling of bones cellular growth and remodeling immune function nerve and muscle function There is no set consensus about how much vitamin D is necessary for good health. A person’s daily requirement

Low vitamin D levels associated with scarring lung disease

Reviewing medical information gathered on more than 6,000 adults over a 10-year period, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that lower than normal blood levels of vitamin D were linked to increased risk of early signs of interstitial lung disease (ILD). Interstitial lung disease is a relatively rare group of disorders characterized by lung scarring and

High vitamin D levels linked to lower cholesterol in children

There is a link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children, new research from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Children whose serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels exceeded 80 nmol/l had lower plasma total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels than children whose serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were