Nutrition & Herbs

Multivitamins for Breast Cancer?

April 15, 2014
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Researchers sought to discover if “multivitamins with minerals supplements (MVM) used by women already diagnosed with invasive breast cancer would affect their breast cancer mortality risk.” After an over 7 years of study, they found that “breast cancer mortality was 30 % lower in MVM users as compared to non-users.” The study concluded that “Postmenopausal...
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Berry Good for Women

March 6, 2014
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There are a number of reasons to include berries in your diet. A new study just found another. Researchers monitored the eating habits of 93,600 women 25 to 42 years of age for 4 years, with an additional 18 years of follow-up. They found that “combined intake of 2 anthocyanin-rich foods, blueberries and strawberries,...
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Vitamin D for Headaches?

February 27, 2014
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While not conclusive, a new study found an association between lack of vitamin D and non-migraine headaches. With data from over 11,000 adults, researchers concluded that “non-migraine headache was associated with low levels of serum 25(OH)D (vitamin D). Although adjustments were done for possible confounders, this finding may still reflect lifestyle rather than causality,...
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Vitamin D Over Amoxicillin

February 11, 2014
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Two studies looking at respiratory tract infections give credence to Vitamin D over amoxicillin. The first study found that for patients where pneumonia is not suspected, “amoxicillin provides little benefit for acute lower-respiratory-tract infection in primary care both overall and in patients aged 60 years or more, and causes slight harms.” The second study...
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More Carbs Increase Colon Cancer Risk

December 19, 2013
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Eating a diet high in carbohydrates has been shown to increase the risk of various forms of cancer. A recent study noted that this is specifically true for colon cancer. Researchers noted that “increasing total carbohydrate intake was similarly associated with inferior (colon cancer) disease-free, recurrence-free, and overall survival.” One of the effects that...
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Vitamin C and β-carotene for Dementia

December 10, 2013
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Antioxidants, like vitamins C and E are said to be associated with lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that “vitamin C and β-carotene concentrations (in the blood) were significantly lower in demented than in control (normal) persons even after adjusting for school education, intake of...
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Vitamin D and MS

December 5, 2013
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There are numerous benefits associated with taking Vitamin D. A recent small study brings into focus another potential benefit. The study examined the level of serum Vitamin D in the blood of people two years before they showed first clinical manifestations of multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers found that these same people also had Epstein–Barr...
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Omega 3 Improves Cognitive Performance

November 28, 2013
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A study looked at how an Omega-3 fatty acid supplement might impact the cognitive performance of healthy young people (ages 18 to 25). The young people were tested took the fish oil supplement for six months. The results revealed an “improvement in working memory performance in the 3-back condition after six months of n–3...
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Vitamin D Important for Your Heart

October 24, 2013
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The list of benefits related to having getting sufficient vitamin D is long and includes reduction in the risk of several cancers, dementia, bone loss and much more. A study of over 10,000 women found that vitamin D also reduces the risk of life-threatening heart issues. When they compared women with the highest amount...
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Vitamin D Reduces Tooth Decay

September 26, 2013
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Tooth decay, cavities or “caries” as they are called in the dental community are common to most children, particularly those who eat a considerable amount of sweets. While the evidence is not overwhelming, a new study “identified vitamin D as a promising caries-preventive agent, leading to a low-certainty conclusion that vitamin D may reduce...
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