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How Nutrients Strengthen the Immune System against Viruses

How Nutrients Strengthen the Immune System against Viruses

The Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry published a review explaining how nutrients strengthen the immune system against viruses. The researchers reviewed 51 articles, many of them randomized clinical trials and meta analyses. Notably, the following results identified what the imm
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Gut Bacteria Interact with Vitamin D Blood Levels

Gut Bacteria Interact with Vitamin D Blood Levels

It is important to realize that a University of California San Diego study group found how gut bacteria interact with vitamin D blood levels. Usually clinicians rely on 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) levels to assess whether patients are vitamin D deficient. However, this study found
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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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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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Low Selenium And Heart Attacks Associated

Low Selenium And Heart Attacks Associated

1. A Swedish study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in June 2015 showed that a decreased selenium level when observed over a timespan of 6.8 years was associated with a greater risk of mortality. 449 men and women were enrolled in the study, and selenium levels
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Enough Vitamin D Needed To Reduce Cancer Risk

Enough Vitamin D Needed To Reduce Cancer Risk

Recently two publications caught my eye. They were dealing with vitamin D3 and its anti-inflammatory actions. 1. In the July 2015 issue of Cancer Prevention Research Catherine Duggan, PhD, the lead author reported that inflammatory cytokines can be reduced by either weight loss and/or
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Higher Vitamin D Levels are Associated with a Lower Risk Of Mortality

Introduction This article is about the fact that higher vitamin D levels are associated with a lower risk of mortality. Dr. Cedric Garland and colleagues undertook a study where they pooled data from 32 studies and determined that a vitamin D3 level of 30 ng/ml or more halved the risk
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