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Vitamin D in Health and Disease

Vitamin D in Health and Disease

There is confusion out there about vitamin D in health and disease. In other words, I thought it would be useful to review some basics about vitamin D and how it can help you to benefit from it. Last year an overview about this topic was published. Notably, a lack of vitamin D causes
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Increased Stroke Risk In Vegetarians

Increased Stroke Risk In Vegetarians

Vegetarians usually are healthier than meat eaters, but a new study showed an increased stroke risk in vegetarians. The study came from the UK where researchers followed 48,000 people for 18 years. They classified people into meat eaters, pescetarians (fish eaters) and vegetarians, in
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Lost Vision Due To A Deficient Diet

Lost Vision Due To A Deficient Diet

A medical paper recently described a tragic case of lost vision due to a deficient diet. In a clinical case report the Bristol University published the details of this case. A 14-year old boy decided to live primarily on Pringles (potato chips), white bread and French fries. He visite
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Eating For Mental Health

Eating For Mental Health

Several studies have shown that eating for mental health is a possibility. A longitudinal study has established the following. Depression and anxiety are less likely to occur 2 years after adding more fruit and vegetables into your diet. It has been known for a long time that fruit an
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Vitamin D Can Reduce Cancer Mortality

Vitamin D Can Reduce Cancer Mortality

An analysis of 10 randomized clinical trials with 79,055 patients showed that vitamin D can reduce cancer mortality by 13%. Researchers presented these findings at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, IL, on June 3, 2019. Specifically, these studies showed that
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Vitamins Are Important For Mental Health

Vitamins Are Important For Mental Health

New research provided evidence that vitamins are important for mental health. A clinical trial at Western Sydney University in Australia determined vitamin levels in schizophrenic patients. They had their first episode of psychosis. Doctors tested for 6 vitamins and 10 minerals. The r
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Vitamin D Deficiency Is Linked To Diabetes

Vitamin D Deficiency Is Linked To Diabetes

New research showed that vitamin D deficiency is linked to diabetes. This story goes back to a research paper from April 19, 2018 by. The publication comes from a joint group from South Korea and the University of California, San Diego. The vitamin D3/diabetes study 903 subjects were
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Vitamins Can Reduce The Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome

Vitamins Can Reduce The Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome

A South Korean study showed that vitamins can reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a change in metabolism in patients with excess abdominal fat. They also often have high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol. In addition their liver often d
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Micronutrients Protecting Kidney Function

Micronutrients Protecting Kidney Function

A study from Tehran asked: are micronutrients protecting kidney function? The results are available in “Nutrients” in 2016. The researchers used the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study. It recruited 15,005 participants between the years 1990 and 2001. Every 3 years there were follow-up exa
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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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