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Vitamin K2 Improves Arterial Elasticity

Vitamin K2 Improves Arterial Elasticity

Research from the Netherlands showed in 2015 that vitamin K2 improves arterial elasticity, if taken over 3 years. The researchers measured carotid artery elasticity with Doppler ultrasound. They examined various parameters. 244 postmenopausal women were part of a placebo group or a vi
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What To Know About Multiple Sclerosis

What To Know About Multiple Sclerosis

Here is what to know about multiple sclerosis (MS). It is a common neurodegenerative disease. MS affects 2.3 million people worldwide. Women get it more often than males. The exact cause of MS remains unknown. MS can be difficult to diagnose, and as a result the diagnosis is often del
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The Biology Of Aging

The Biology Of Aging

Until not too long ago scientists considered the biology of aging as a one-way street. Your DNA ages, mitochondria, the cells’ power plants, age and the telomeres get shorter as we age. At the end we run out of steam and die. Telomeres and the biology of aging In one study the telomer
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Higher Vitamin D3 Leads To Better Prostate Cancer Survival

Higher Vitamin D3 Leads To Better Prostate Cancer Survival

Higher vitamin D3 leads to better prostate cancer survival A study showed that higher vitamin D3 leads to better prostate cancer survival. The article appeared in the medical journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Preventio
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Mediterranean Diet Prevents Fractures

Mediterranean Diet Prevents Fractures

A new study from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) found that an alternate Mediterranean diet prevents fractures. A total of 93,676 women were enrolled in the WHI study. They were between 50 and 79 years old. Recruitment into the study took place between October 1, 1993 to December
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Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Rates

Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Rates

Here are two studies, which found independently from each other that a reduction in cancer rates resulted from taking a simple supplement, vitamin D3. 1. Vitamin D3 supplementation made a big difference in terms of survival in 17,332 cases of cancer that were pooled by researchers fro
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Insufficient Vitamin D3 Linked To Pancreatic Cancer

Insufficient Vitamin D3 Linked To Pancreatic Cancer

Studies have shown that with higher latitude there is a decreased blood level of vitamin D3, which is associated with a much higher rate of pancreatic cancer. A group of researchers under Cedric F. Garland from the University of California San Diego used 2008 data from 107 countries a
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Resveratrol Improves Bone Density

Resveratrol Improves Bone Density

An interesting study from the Aarhus University in Denmark showed that high dose resveratrol could increase bone density significantly in only 16 weeks. The results were published on Oct. 16, 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 66 middle-aged obese men with
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Calcium Supplementation Reduces Mortality

Calcium Supplementation Reduces Mortality

A study in the American Journal of Nutrition (August 2014) looked at the effect of calcium intake in diabetics and their risk to develop heart disease; not only did they fail to show a negative effect of calcium supplementation, but instead detected a reduction in all-cause mortality
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Vitamin D3 Saves Lives

Vitamin D3 Saves Lives

In 2014 several studies were released involving rather large numbers of subjects. A study in the British Medical Journal from April 2014 involved 849,412 men and women and had a follow-up observation of nearly 30 years (Reference below). Rajiv Chowdhury and colleagues selected 73 obse
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