Category: Disease

Body Mass Index and Cancer
In the News – August 20, 2014 The Journal LANCET has published a very large study (Over 5 million individuals) examining the link between high body mass index (BMI) and [...]
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August 10, 2014
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Vitamin D and Dementia: A Very Close Tie
Older patients with very low levels of vitamin D have about a 122% increased risk for dementia compared with those with higher levels, according to a large, prospective, population-based study. [...]
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Reduced antioxidant levels in PAD
November 9, 2012. An article published on September 24, 2012 in the Journal of Physiology reveals a protective role for antioxidants, particularly vitamin C, against the rise in blood pressure [...]
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December 11, 2012
Life Extension
Vitamin D: ‘Surprise’ Prognostic Marker in Breast Cancer
From Medscape News Today – Kate Johnson Dec 10, 2012 SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Breast cancer patients with insufficient vitamin D levels have a worse prognosis after standard treatment plus [...]
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Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Vitamin D Levels, Study Says
By JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN Wall Street Journal People with high levels of vitamin D in their blood have shown a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to results of [...]
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Vitamin D may prevent clogged arteries in diabetics
People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing clogged arteries, often leading to heart disease; vitamin D deficiency may play a role. The research published in the Journal [...]
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Vitamin D Supplementation for Nonspecific Musculoskeletal Pain
Vitamin D Supplementation for Nonspecific Musculoskeletal Pain in Non-Western Immigrants: A Randomized Controlled Trial Ferdinand Schreuder, MD1⇓, Roos M. D. Bernsen, PhD2 and Johannes C. van der Wouden, PhD1 1Department [...]
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Vitamin D Deficiency Common in Critically Ill Children
August 6, 2012 — According to 2 recent studies, two thirds of children admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) may be deficient in vitamin D, which may make them [...]
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Vitamin D Linked to Disease Activity in MS
August 3, 2012 — Evidence suggests a role for vitamin D in the disease process of multiple sclerosis (MS). One large study reports the novel finding that treatment with beta-interferon [...]
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Vitamin D status at breast cancer diagnosis: Correlation with tumor characteristics?
Posted on July 17, 2012 by Brindusa Vanta, MD(EU) A new study confirms that healthy blood levels of vitamin D are important in women diagnosed with breast cancer and it [...]
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