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Experts respond to “Enough Is Enough” editorial on dietary supplements

This is a terrific response to an editorial labeling multivitamins as useless and potentially harmful. Nutrition experts conclude that multivitamins are a safe, inexpensive and effective method of filling nutritional gaps in the average, nutrient poor diet, and can potentially … Continue reading

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27 Years- no deaths from vitamins, 3 million from prescription drugs

Over the past 27 years — the complete time frame that the data has been available —  there have been 0 deaths as a result of vitamins and over 3 million deaths related to prescription drug use.  In fact, going … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of non-drug therapies in hypertension

A review published online on August 25, 2011 in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension concludes that lifestyle interventions such as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, as well as nutritional supplements including coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and potassium, are … Continue reading

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Low vitamin D levels linked to prediabetes and prehypertension

A recently published study showed that adults with low vitamin D levels had more than double the risk of prehypertension and prediabetes than adults with higher vitamin D levels. Prediabetes and prehypertension have been associated with low vitamin D levels. … Continue reading

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Vitamin D levels linked to a reduced risk of colorectal cancer

High blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new meta-analysis of observational studies published in the International Journal of Cancer. Many epidemiological and observational studies have made a link between … Continue reading

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Greater levels of some antioxidants associated with lower risk of metabolic syndrome

A report published online on March 30, 2011 in the Journal of Nutrition reveals the results of a large study of adult Americans which found a lower risk of metabolic syndrome (a cluster of risk factors that increase the risk … Continue reading

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Bone building? Study says supplements before drugs.

A review published in a recent issue of the journal Nutrients concludes that calcium and vitamin D supplements should be tried before resorting to bone building drugs to help maintain normal bone density. For their review, Karen Plawecki and Karen … Continue reading

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Calcium intake and high blood pressure

Linus Pauling Institute (LPI), a micronutrient research center based out of Oregon State University, offers the tools and resources you need to better understand the role of proper nutrition. For example, athletes who put considerable strain on their bodies might … Continue reading

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Vitamin D deficiency impairs lung development

A new report published online describes an association between vitamin D deficiency in mice and reduced lung structure and function. “The aim of this study was to determine if vitamin D deficiency results in altered lung function and/or structure as … Continue reading

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Vitamin D deficiencies widespread among pregnant women & infants despite prenatal vitamin usage

Vitamin D deficiency early in life is associated with rickets, a disorder characterized by soft bones. New research has shown that despite taking a prenatal vitamin, vitamin D deficiency is very common in pregnant women and newborn infants. Higher-dose supplementation … Continue reading

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