Having too little of this nutrient could harm a woman's fertility
Jan 12, 2018
(HealthDay)—Nearly half of U.S. women have at least a mild deficiency in the nutrient iodine, and new research suggests it could impair their fertility.
What can I eat to stop mosquitoes biting me?
Jan 05, 2018
The warm weather is beckoning us into the backyard but pesky bloodsuckers are waiting. Insect repellents are safe and effective but many people are reluctant to rub what they perceive to be smelly or sticky on their skin. ...
Tuberculosis drugs work better with vitamin C
Jan 03, 2018
Studies in mice and in tissue cultures suggest that giving vitamin C with tuberculosis drugs could reduce the unusually long time it takes these drugs to eradicate this pathogen. The research is published in Antimicrobial ...
High doses of vitamin D rapidly reduce arterial stiffness
Jan 02, 2018
In just four months, high-doses of vitamin D reduce arterial stiffness in young, overweight/obese, vitamin-deficient, but otherwise still healthy African-Americans, researchers say.
Effective treatments exist for nausea, vomiting of pregnancy
Dec 29, 2017
(HealthDay)—Early treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy can prevent complications, according to a Practice Bulletin published online Dec. 21 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Do you take calcium and vitamin D to protect your bones? A new study says it doesn't help
Dec 28, 2017
If taking more vitamin and mineral supplements is part of your plan for a healthier new year, a new study may prompt you to reconsider.
Calcium, vitamin D don't seem to reduce fracture risk in seniors
Dec 27, 2017
(HealthDay)—For community-dwelling older adults, supplementation with calcium, vitamin D, or both does not reduce the incidence of fractures, according to a review published in the Dec. 26 issue of the Journal of the American ...
Vitamin deficiency in later life
Dec 18, 2017
One in two persons aged 65 and above has suboptimal blood levels of vitamin D. This is the conclusion of an investigation conducted by researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, as part of the population-based KORA-Age ...
Vitamin C deficiency and mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease
Dec 04, 2017
Early clinical features of sporadic Alzheimer's disease include alterations in mitochondrial function that appear prior to classical features. Mitochondrial dysfunction increases the production of reactive oxygen species ...
Nutrition may play a key role in early psychosis treatment
Nov 30, 2017
Early psychosis is associated with nutritional deficiencies, new research from Australia has found, potentially presenting new avenues for improving health among the millions of people affected worldwide.