Saturday, August 20, 2011

Low intake of vitamin k1 linked high risk for hip fractures

A new study suggests that low intake of vitamin K1 may increase risk of hip fractures in elderly people. The study led by Ellen M. Apalset and colleagues from the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway found elderly people in the lowest quartile of vitamin k1 intake were 57 percent more likely to suffer hip fractures.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Vitamins May Lower Risk of Birth Complication

Study Shows Daily Multivitamin May Cut Risk of Preterm Births, Low Birth Weight, Neural Tube Birth Defects. Women who take a multivitamin every day around the time of conception appear to have a reduced risk for delivering low-birth-weight babies, a new study shows

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vitamin C 'may be critical for eye health'

New research indicates that Vitamin C may be critical to maintaining good eye health and could be protective for those at risk of glaucoma.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nutrition Bars: Raising the Bar
Nutrition bars, in their usual form, offer ingredients like soy protein crisps, rice flour, and oats—maybe chocolate for added appeal. Over time, the recipes have blurred. Inspect an energy bar market shelf, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find diversity.

Do One Thing: Take a multivitamin

Drastic changes to your eating or exercise routine don't always create lasting results. It's small changes made over time that can help you reach your goals. Each week, this column will help you take baby steps to good health by suggesting that you "do one thing."

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Vitamins and Minerals: The Forgotten Vitamin E

vitaminready.comWhen most people think of vitamin E, more often than not they think of tocopherols—the most prominent being alpha-tocopherol. However, vitamin E refers to a family of eight distinct compounds: four tocopherols and four tocotrienols. While most people are familiar with alpha-tocopherol...

Antioxidant vitamins may cut mortality risk

Users of antioxidant vitamin supplements may be at reduced risk of cancer mortality, as well as premature death in general, suggests data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Vegemite offers healthful benefits

Did your mamma say, “Eat your Vegemite?” Many still do. It’s the world’s richest source of B vitamins, after all.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Depression linked to stroke, vitamin D may help both

vitaminready.comBeing chronically degressed may be a sign of higher risk of stroke, according to a study in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Healthy Kids Vitamin Program

As classes are slated to resume next week minor illnesses such as the common cold will soon begin circulating as well. To better help protect children 12 years of age or younger, two local pharmacies have been giving away 30-day supplies of vitamins to any child who is in need.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Living Nutrition Vitamin D deficiency can occur in the summertime

There is nothing like being in the middle of summer with all of the fresh fruits and vegetables just bursting from the ground or falling off the tree. There is nothing like fresh produce to supply vitamins and minerals and wonderful flavor.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

UN launches web-based guide to help combat all forms of malnutrition

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a web-based tool that gives governments and health-care providers access to clear guidance on how to scale up life-saving nutrition interventions to combat all forms of malnutrition.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Research on vitamin benefits continues

Do vitamins actually decrease the risk of illness? This is a question that has been asked for decades. On one end of the spectrum there are those who say that if you have a healthy diet, you don't need any vitamins. On the other end, are those who megadose vitamins on a daily basis. The answer is probably somewhere in the middle.

Feeling a little sluggish? You might be short on these vitamins

Everybody wants to be healthy, but not everyone has the time or the knowledge to get there the right way.

The number of Americans who take vitamin supplements increased by 10 percent in 15 years, according a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in April.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Study Examines Vitamin C Content In Vegetable Ingredients Of Gazpacho

Research conducted at the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of La Laguna has shed light on the levels of vitamin C present in certain vegetables before and after their preparation.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Can vitamins help boost your memory?

Adults who took vitamin and mineral supplements for almost a decade performed better on one type of memory test than those who didn't take the supplements, according to a new study from France.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Mental Disorders in Children

A new study shows that children with psychosis and other severe mental health disorders also have twice as much vitamin D deficiency as children who are mentally healthy.