vitamin d

Drug boosts body’s receptivity to Vitamin D


July 31st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Patients taking interferon-beta, a drug for multiple sclerosis (MS), received almost three times as much vitamin D from sun exposure than those not taking the treatment, ... Read more...

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‘Eggs healthier, safer than 30 years ago’


July 19th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Eggs today are healthier, safer and more nutritious than they were 30 years ago because the feed given to hens has changed over the years, leading ... Read more...

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Protect skin with sunscreen, but use lightly


May 20th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) It's good to apply sunscreen before you step out of home in the scorching sun. But don't use it too frequently or in large dabs, ... Read more...

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Low-fat dairy foods can lower stroke risk


April 20th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 20 (IANS) People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat curd and cheese have a lowered stroke risk compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, says a ... Read more...

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Red meat passport to death from heart disease


March 13th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Eating red meat regularly could be a passport to higher risk of death from heart disease, new research says.The US study is among the first to ... Read more...

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Low Vitamin D levels during pregnancy may affect kid’s speech


February 15th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) Women with low levels of Vitamin D during pregnancy are twice as likely to give birth to children who may face difficulties with speech.The study, the ... Read more...

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For better sex drive, enjoy sunshine


February 8th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Men wishing to acquire a higher sex drive can benefit by exposing their body to the sun's rays, as a study by Austrian scientists has found ... Read more...

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Sunshine likely to protect kids from eczema


February 5th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Increased exposure to sunlight may help protect children from the risk of both food allergies and eczema, a study reveals. Researchers from the European Centre for ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels spell depression


January 6th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) Low levels of vitamin D, linked earlier with cardio diseases and neurological conditions, are also tied with the blues. This new study helps clarify a debate ... Read more...

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Diet patterns may keep brain from shrinking


December 29th, 2011 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) People whose diets are rich in vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids are less likely to have brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer's disease, say experts.Those whose ... Read more...

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Obese adolescents benefit from high-dose vitamin D


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Providing obese adolescents with a high daily dose of vitamin D3 can be a safe and effective way of improving their vitamin D status.Vitamin D3 deficiency ... Read more...

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Vitamin D safe for healthy pregnant women


June 29th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Use of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is safe and effective for healthy women, says a new study.Even at the highest dosage, vitamin D was found ... Read more...

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Three hours of sunlight can halve breast cancer risk


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Exposure to three hours of sunlight daily can practically halve breast cancer risk.The research suggests that regular exposure to sun's rays may have a powerful anti-cancer ... Read more...

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Weight loss increases Vitamin D in obese women


May 26th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Ladies, if you hit the gym, you may become less vulnerable to dangerous diseases like cancer. Poor Vitamin D levels, a cause for some diseases, ... Read more...

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Vitamin D speeds up recovery in multiple sclerosis


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Higher levels of vitamin D and sunlight exposure seem to lower relapse risk in multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers, a study says.MS is a chronic degenerative and ... Read more...

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Sunshine gives cover to kids against asthma


May 19th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Vitamin D, which is abundantly provided by sunshine, plays a vital role in protecting kids from asthma.Children in colder, wetter cities are at greater risk of ... Read more...

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Elderly? Get some sunshine to prevent falls


May 5th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) It's a good idea for older people to get some sunshine regularly. For, it helps maintain adequate Vitamin D levels which in turn can prevent falls.A ... Read more...

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Dietary calcium, supplements better than prescription bone-building meds


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that increasing dietary calcium and vitamin D or taking calcium and vitamin D supplements is better than taking prescription bone-building medicines.Karen Chapman-Novakofski, a U ... Read more...

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Try dietary calcium, Vitamin D for bone building


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Has a bone density scan placed you at risk for osteoporosis, tempting your doctor to prescribe a widely advertised bone-building medication? However, an effective first course ... Read more...

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Kids with low vitamin D levels more susceptible to anemia


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that low vitamin D levels in kids may cause anemia, a severe condition of which leads to damage of vital organs by depriving ... Read more...

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Babies born in spring ‘more likely to develop anorexia nervosa’


April 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Researchers have said that babies born in spring are slightly more likely to develop anorexia nervosa, while those born in the autumn have a lower risk.The researchers analysed ... Read more...

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Calcium supplements cause heart problems in women?


April 24th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) There is growing evidence that calcium supplements increase the risk of heart attacks among older women, say researchers.Calcium supplements are often prescribed to older (postmenopausal) women ... Read more...

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Britney Spears’ mum working as a skincare saleswoman!


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Britney Spears' mother Lynne has reportedly taken a job as a skincare saleswoman.In her new job, Lynne will call up everyone she knows and set up ... Read more...

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Calcium supplements ‘ups heart attack risk in older women’


April 20th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): A new research has indicated that calcium supplements increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly heart attacks, in older women.The findings suggest that their use in managing osteoporosis ... Read more...

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Living at high altitude guards against heart disease


March 27th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) People living at higher altitudes have a lower chance of dying from a heart disease and tend to live longer than others."If living in a lower ... Read more...

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Sunlight linked to drug’s effectiveness


March 10th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) The effectiveness of any drug in a body may be closely linked with exposure to sunlight and may vary seasonally.The findings offer a completely new model ... Read more...

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Body’s ability to break down medicines linked to sunlight exposure


March 10th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated that the body's ability to break down medicines may be closely related to exposure to sunlight, and thus may vary with the seasons. ... Read more...

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Exposure to sunlight ‘helps fight multiple sclerosis’


March 7th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 7 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that people with multiple sclerosis should lie in the sun to fight the disease.This was said after a new research shows that patients with higher ... Read more...

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Enzyme lowers vitamin D’s anti-cancer abilities


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered that an enzyme, which plays a role in metabolizing vitamin D, can predict lung cancer survival.Previous ... Read more...

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Eggs shedding cholesterol: US study


February 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) If you shy away from eggs because of their high cholesterol content, then there is some good news for you. A study has found a drop in average ... Read more...

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Eggs are lower in cholesterol than previously believed


February 9th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Eggs are lower in cholesterol than previously thought, according to new nutrition data from the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS).The USDA-ARS recently reviewed the ... Read more...

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Sun exposure, vitamin D may lower multiple sclerosis risk


February 8th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that people who spend more time in the sun and those with higher vitamin D levels may be less likely to develop multiple ... Read more...

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Osteoporosis treatment gives patients an extra 5 years of life


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Australian researchers have found that osteoporosis treatment-taking bisphosphonates-not only gives patients a better life but increases their lifespan by five years too.Jacqueline Center and John Eisman, from Sydney's ... Read more...

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Vitamin D pills advised for under-fives to avoid rickets


January 27th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) All children aged between six months and five years should be given vitamin D supplements to prevent rickets, especially during winter.Such children are at risk of developing the ... Read more...

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Nutrition ‘may have a role in development of asthma’


January 24th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Asthma affects as many as 300 million people and is one of the world's most common chronic diseases. Researchers estimate that by 2025, there could be an additional ... Read more...

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