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Vitamin E-deficient embryos are cognitively impaired even after diet improves
(Oregon State University) Zebrafish deficient in vitamin E produce offspring beset by behavioral impairment and metabolic problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors Say Those Lists Of 'Foods For Clear Skin' Are Total Bull
We want clear, glowing skin as much as anyone else. The internet and magazines will tell you how to eat your way there with chia seeds, oily fish, mushrooms and complex carbs.  But here’s the problem: It is not possible to directly improve your complexion through diet, according to Jon Hanifin, MD and professor of dermatology at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine.  “I don’t know why anybody would be advertising foods to eat for glowing skin,” Hanifin told HuffPost. “I have a feeling that maybe this comes from people trying to sell health supplements.” ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What you should eat to avoid a miscarriage
Being deficient in vitamin E - which is found in nuts - can cause neurological damage to an embryo - which can ultimately lead to the loss of a pregnancy, researchers from Oregon State University found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

13 ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Breakfast Green Smoothies Will Improve Your Life?
Conclusion It is a known fact that the better we take care of our bodies, the healthier we are - which means we won't have to face the consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle on a daily basis. This, however, seems to be a difficult task for many people. Today we have introduced you to green smoothies - these delicious smoothies are also full of nutrients and make an excellent breakfast. They offer a vast variety of health benefits that will help you get through the day, as well as support your future wellbeing. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D and physical function: Is more better?
The popularity of vitamin D has been surging in recent years, largely because of the growing list of its proposed health benefits. But not all of the claims are backed by evidence. For example, there have been suggestions that vitamin D can help you reduce your risk of arthritis prevent heart disease improve your brain function and lessen your risk of dementia improve your immune function and lessen the risk of immune disorders. These are difficult claims to prove — or disprove. Most of them come from studies linking a low intake of vitamin D or a low level in the blood with an increased risk of disease or death. B...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Shmerling, M.D. Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Drugs and Supplements Exercise and Fitness Health Healthy Aging Prevention Source Type: news

The Most Important Test Your Doctor Won’t Order
I’ve been getting a lot of mail from readers asking a similar question. Most are like this one from MK in Philadelphia: “I’m going for an annual checkup with my doctor soon. I want to make sure I’m getting the right tests. What’s the number one anti-aging test I should ask my doctor for?” It’s a great question. The problem is your local doctor has probably never even heard of the top anti-aging test I recommend. You see, I want to know what’s going on with you at the cellular level. And that’s why I think it’s essential to measure your telomeres. Telomeres are ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 7, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging biological age DNA telomeres Source Type: news

8 Nutrients You May Be Lacking
Fighting back feelings of fatigue, irritability, or depression? Before you diagnose yourself with a chronic condition, take a look at your diet. Sometimes, common medical symptoms can signal a nutritional deficiency.  In the United States, 1 in 10 people have at least one nutritional deficiency, says Christine Pfeiffer, PhD, a research chemist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Environmental Health. That figure, based on nutrition indicators in blood and urine tests, comes from theCDC’s latest nutrition report, published in 2012. While the survey doesn't capture...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements — or sunshine
This morning, I swallowed a small translucent capsule I’d popped out of the blister pack I keep next to the coffee pot. I’m not sure what’s in this little pill, but I’ve taken one with breakfast every day for more than two years and will keep taking them for at least two more years. Like almost 26,000 other women and men, I’m part of the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL, otherwise known as the VITAL study. Every day we take identical pills, but half of us are getting 2,000 IU of vitamin D and the rest of us are taking a placebo. We’re also taking another capsule that contains either a gram of...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beverly Merz Tags: Drugs and Supplements vitamin d vitamins Source Type: news

Vitamin E dose recommendations may be too high for Cystic Fibrosis patients, finds new research
ConclusionsOur results suggest that the CF-specific vitamin E recommendations are higher than necessary to prevent deficiencies. Therefore, vitamin E dosages of 50% of the recommendations could be used, at least initially. We found no evidence that higher serum α-tocopherol levels had protective effects on pulmonary function in paediatric patients with CF. Moreover, the finding of higher serum α-tocopherol levels in patients with lower pulmonary function casts doubt on the hypothesis that vitamin E has therapeutic benefits. Janna W. Woestenenk View the full paper here   vitamin eCystic Fibrosisα-toco...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 3, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

More than 9 in 10 Americans are deficient in vitamin E, putting them at higher risk for brain damage
(NaturalNews) Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant that plays a key role in protecting the body against free radical damage. It can also prevent inflammation and reduce signs of aging.New research conducted at Oregon State University has found that vitamin E deficiency... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mechanism outlined by which inadequate vitamin E can cause brain damage
Researchers have discovered how vitamin E deficiency may cause neurological damage by interrupting a supply line of specific nutrients and robbing the brain of the 'building blocks' it needs to maintain neuronal health. They found that nutrients needed to build and maintain the brain can be cut by more than half, with possible implications for an elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mechanism outlined by which inadequate vitamin E can cause brain damage
(Oregon State University) Researchers have discovered how vitamin E deficiency may cause neurological damage by interrupting a supply line of specific nutrients and robbing the brain of the 'building blocks' it needs to maintain neuronal health. It found that nutrients needed to build and maintain the brain can be cut by more than half, with possible implications for an elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Health Benefits of Sweet vs. Regular Potatoes
Why do sweet potatoes get "superfood" status while regular potatoes are vilified? Here's why both tubers deserve a place on your plate. It's time to set the record straight on spuds. In recent years, and in certain "healthy eating" circles, the sweet potato has been crowned a "superfood" while the regular potato has been treated like the bad guy. High carb, high glycemic index, loaded with antinutrients? Is the plain old potato really so bad? Here's the real deal: Both regular potatoes and sweet potatoes deserve a place in your diet. You can eat both as part of a well-balanced, whole fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Vitamin Could Save Your Life
For years, I’ve recommended that my patients take a special family of super-nutrients with the power to boost their health and save their lives in at least a half a dozen ways. I’m talking about tocotrienols, an especially potent form of vitamin E. Tocotrienols, which comprise four out of the eight types of vitamin E, are powerful antioxidants that until recently were ignored by mainstream medicine. But the patients at my wellness clinic and regular readers of my newsletter will know that I’ve recommended them as a critical nutrient for years. And I do it because almost daily I observe the effects of the...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 26, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition antioxidants brain Cancer heart heart disease nutrients supplements vitamins Source Type: news

Vitamin E Deficiency Linked to Greater Risk of Miscarriage Among Poor Women
Pregnant women in Bangladesh with low levels of vitamin E are nearly twice as likely to have a miscarriage than those with adequate levels of the vitamin in their blood, according to new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins)
Source: Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins - December 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Parents, leave the multivitamins in the bottle
By Carolyn Sax, MD, a primary care physician with the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Boston Children’s and practices at Hyde Park Pediatrics in Hyde Park and Milton, Mass. Parents often ask me whether I recommend multivitamins for their children, and in most situations I say no. This takes a lot of people by surprise. Vitamins sound like such a good thing, right? The answer is actually somewhat complicated.  Foods that are naturally rich in vitamins are definitely a good thing, and many scientific studies have shown the benefits of eating a diet rich in nutritious foods like fruits, v...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 20, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Carolyn Sax healthy eating healthy eating for kids healthy eating for the whole family vitamins Source Type: news

How Do Owl Monkeys Do It?
It is well known that owl monkeys are exceptional among higher primates in being active at night rather than by day. But it is far less widely known that their reproductive biology is even more unusual. Extremely low levels of sperm production, when first reported, were interpreted as a pathological condition attributable to irreversible effects of vitamin E deficiency.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - November 15, 2013 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Robert D. Martin, Ph.D. Tags: Animal Behavior Evolutionary Psychology Sex Social Life Source Type: news