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Vitamin B supplementation can cut stroke risk by 21 percent

3/29/2015 - Stroke is a leading cause of death throughout the world, and it is responsible for the most deaths in China. Prevention before a first stroke occurs -- often called primary prevention -- is of the utmost in importance, because most strokes -- about 77 percent -- can be termed as being first-time events....

Vitamin D supplementation reduces need for respiratory support, study suggests

1/19/2015 - Researchers from Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have discovered that inadequate vitamin D supplementation among surgical intensive care patients can increase the amount of time needed on respiratory support.(1) The study, titled "Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin...

Omega-3 supplementation reduces nicotine cravings, helping smokers quit

12/20/2014 - In the largest city of northern Israel, the University of Haifa has shared their concluded research showing that omega-3 supplementation significantly reduces nicotine craving, not to mention the number of cigarettes a person smokes on any given day. The study was conducted by the head of the school...

Vitamin B supplementation before conception improves health of newborns

11/26/2014 10:55:11 AM - Researchers have found that women who take folic acid (which is a B vitamin), before conception have a reduced risk of giving birth to children who are small for their gestational age (SGA). SGA is considered as having a birth weight less than the 10th percentile or falling in the lowest 10% of babies...

Vitamin D supplementation - how will it help me improve my health?

7/2/2014 - Imagine a line stretching across the U.S. from Philadelphia in the East to just north of San Francisco in the West. That's about 40 degrees latitude. If you live north of that line, chances are, you're not getting enough vitamin D. And even if you live in the more southerly latitudes, if you're not...

Surprise! Doctors suddenly urge iodine supplementation for pregnant women to protect developing brains

5/26/2014 - The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health has just announced something that seems totally out of character for conventional doctors: they've said that pregnant women are deficient in iodine and have urged widespread iodine supplementation to protect the development of their...

Calcium, vitamin D supplementation improves cholesterol in postmenopausal women

4/29/2014 - Maintaining high blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), which is said to be the most accurate indicator of vitamin D levels inside the body, appears to play a prominent role in mitigating inflammation and keeping cholesterol in check. Researchers from the Women's Health Initiative, publishing...

Spirulina supplementation improves academic performance in schoolchildren

11/1/2013 - Did you know that, among its many benefits, spirulina has also been shown to improve academic performance in schoolchildren? Spirulina is the name given to more than 40,000 varieties of spiral-shaped, blue-green algae that are consumed as nutritional supplements, typically in powdered or tablet form....

Women: Chlorella supplementation reduces risk of anemia, edema and proteinuria during pregnancy

10/26/2013 - When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to produce extra blood for a developing fetus. Pregnant women are advised to supplement with iron, folate and vitamin B12 during pregnancy to help with red blood cell count and nutrition levels. Low levels of these vitamins and minerals are what make pregnant...

Curcumin supplementation is shown to halt the progression of diabetes in pre-diabetics

9/18/2013 - Curcumin, the native Indian spice derived from turmeric has been touted for decades as a powerful tool in the fight against cancer development and progression, Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disorders due to its natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The spice compound has recently...

Iron supplementation helps low-birth-weight babies

12/17/2012 - Researchers in Sweden believe they have found a way to help low birth weight newborns: iron supplementation. According to scientists from Umea University, the largest in northern Scandinavia, supplemental iron could boost brain development and help prevent behavioral problems in babies who are a...

Folic acid supplementation improves arterial elasticity to lower heart attack risk

6/20/2012 - A primary cause for the dramatic rise in cardiovascular disease leading to coronary artery disease and heart attack deaths is arterial hardening or loss of elasticity in the delicate endothelial lining of the arteries supplying blood to the heart. Homocysteine is an amino acid that has been associated...

Regular vitamin and mineral supplementation lowers colon cancer risk more than eighty percent

2/8/2012 - Researchers publishing in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP) have found that a diet enhanced with vitamin and mineral supplementation can lower the risk of developing precancerous colon cancer lesions by up to 84%. Colon cancer is the second most common form of the disease affecting...

Understand the difference between synthetic and whole food supplementation

4/13/2011 - In the beginning of time man had all the nutritional value he needed for healthy living in the natural foods planted in the earth. Over the years, this nutritional value has been dramatically reduced. The need for supplementation is essential. When choosing the right supplementation, it is important...

Supplementation with Chromium Picolinate Improves Glycemic Control, Attenuates Weight Gain (press release)

10/9/2006 - Results from a new study in patients with type 2 diabetes demonstrate that daily supplementation with 1000 mcg of chromium as chromium picolinate, in combination with a common oral anti-diabetic medication, improves insulin sensitivity and glucose control better than the oral anti-diabetic agent alone....

Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy could reduce osteoporosis in children (press release)

8/24/2006 - Vitamin D supplementation of pregnant women could lead to longlasting reduction in osteoporotic fractures in their children, according to a study published in this week's issue of The Lancet. The study shows that children whose mothers were lacking in vitamin D during pregnancy grow up to have weaker...

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