Vitamins

Vitamin C Linked with Lower Cataract Risk

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. That high vitamin C intake keeps cataract away might be equally true. Genetics play a role in cataract development, but a bigger role is played by diet as well as lifestyle. Taking adequate amounts of Vitamin C regularly can reduce the risk of cataract by three times, […]

Vitamin D deficiency may cause cognitive decline

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

According to a new study, a deficiency of vitamin D could result in a cognitive decline among older adults. The study was led by Joshua Miller, a nutritionist and professor at the Rutgers School of Environmental & Biological Sciences. Researchers from the University of California were also part of this study. Miller said, “Low VitD […]

Lack of Evidence on Supplements’ Role in Cancer Prevention

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

The US population spends around $12 billion a year on mineral and vitamin supplements, and around 50 percent of the country’s population takes some form of dietary supplement.  A recent review, however, suggests that these supplements have fewer benefits than initially thought. It found insufficient evidence to support claims that supplements may prevent heart disease, […]

Vitamin D deficiency causes heart diseases

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

A new study found that the deficiency of Vitamin D increases the risk of myocardial infarction (MI), ischemic heart disease and even early death. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Børge Nordestgaard from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The results of the study were published in the recent issue of […]

Exposure to pollution during pregnancy may lead to low Vitamin D in newborn

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

A new study found that the exposure to polluted air during pregnancy may result in the low levels of Vitamin D in the children. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Nour Baïz, MASc from the National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Paris, France. The results of the study […]

Vitamin D may help glucocorticoids treat hay fever

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Hay fever is a very common allergy symptom that may be treated with corticosteroids. A recently concluded study suggests that a dosage of vitamin D may improve the efficacy of the corticosteroid being taken for hay fever. The study, which was conducted by Fuad Baroody, M.D., and colleagues from the University of Chicago, found that […]

Vitamin A Supplement and Omega-3 Rich Diet can help sustain visual acuity in patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Friday, February 17th, 2012

According to a recent research report, taking a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids and supplementing Vitamin A can help in slowing down visual loss in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. Eliot Berson, MD, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, revealed that patients who take vitamin A palmitate everyday and those who eat a couple of […]

Use Vitamin supplements increasing day by day

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Vitamin supplements are a very important component of a person’s life. Doctors and other expert healthcare specialists often tell people to take such supplements. Health supplements also include consumption of calcium too. According to a recent study conducted by National Center for Health Statistics of Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it has been shown […]

Vitamin D cuts risk of cardiovascular disease

Monday, November 16th, 2009

By David Liu A new study suggests maintaining high levels of vitamin D in the blood help reduce risk of stroke, heart disease and death significantly even in healthy people who never have heart disease. People with very low levels of vitamin D were 77 percent more likely to die, 45 percent more likely to suffer coronary […]