Vitamin B12 deficiency: Include these foods in your diet to avoid symptoms
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can result in anaemia, but among its symptoms are extreme tiredness and muscle weakness. If you suffer from any of the signs, you may need more vitamin B12 foods in your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of Life-threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use
The CDC is providing information on: 1) the current status of a multistate outbreak of coagulopathy from exposure to synthetic cannabinoid products containing a vitamin K-dependent antagonist agent; 2) signs and symptoms of presenting patients from this outbreak and which patients are at risk; 3) laboratory testing options that are available to help identify and classify cases; 4) available resources that may help clinicians make decisions; and 5) to whom to report possible cases. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Time's up for best-before dates. Which fresh foods keep best?
Tesco is to stop using date stamps on own-brand produce. Which fruit and veg improves with age and which loses most nutrients?Best-before dates have expired, at least for fruit and vegetables. This week Tesco revealed it is to stop using the date stamps onalmost 70 of its own-brand products in an attempt to tackle food waste. But is older produce as good for you as fresher stuff?Many nutrients, including certain vitamins in fresh produce, are unstable and levels drop after items are harvested. “Micronutrients start to reduce from the moment [produce] is cut, which is why frozen peas are actually better than canned or...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Nutrition Fruit Food safety Vegetables Tesco Science Business & drink Supermarkets UK news Food waste Environment Food science drink industry Source Type: news

As The Planet Warms, We'll Be Having Rice With A Side Of CO2
Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.(Image credit: Maximilian Stock, Ltd./Getty Images/Passage) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angus Chen Source Type: news

A Warming Planet Could Zap Nutrition From Rice That Feeds The World
Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.(Image credit: Maximilian Stock, Ltd./Getty Images/Passage) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angus Chen Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes pale gums?
The gums can turn pale for several reasons. Pale gums around the teeth may indicate anemia, which is often caused by a lack of iron, folate, or vitamin B12. If the gums are painful and the paleness is patchy or web-like, the cause may be more severe. Here, learn about underlying conditions and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Three groups of people at risk of not getting enough
VITAMIN D deficiency can be damaging to a person ’s health - bone and back pain, and fatigue and tiredness, are just a few of the symptoms. The vitamin is best gained via sunlight, but there are three groups of people who may be at risk of not getting enough of this. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds antioxidant-enriched vitamin reduces respiratory illnesses in patients with CF
Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that taking a specially formulated antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The study, which was recently published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, looked at the effects of a 'cocktail' of multiple antioxidants on inflammation and health outcomes in patients with CF. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplement Tied to Less Wheezing in Black Preemies
Reduced risk of recurrent wheezing at 12 months'adjusted age for black infants born preterm (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Is Peanut Butter Good For You?
Is peanut butter healthy? Nutrition experts have long debated the question, given peanut butter’s high fat content. But when its full nutritional profile is considered, to many, the answer is yes. “It really is a healthy food,” says registered dietitian Lisa Sasson, a clinical professor in the department of nutrition and food studies at New York University. “There are so many reasons to keep it in your pantry or bring it to work, if you like the taste.” One major reason is that peanut butter has “a great nutritional package” with protein, fiber and many minerals and vitamins, says...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Eat these 10 foods to prevent condition - are you at risk?
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms include headaches, extreme tiredness and weight loss. Add these foods to your diet to prevent the condition - should you be taking vitamin B12 supplements? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplement Tied to Less Wheezing in Black Preemies
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Vitamin D sustained supplementation is associated with reduced recurrent wheezing among black infants born preterm, according to a study published in the May 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study finds antioxidant-enriched vitamin reduces respiratory illnesses in patients with CF
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that taking a specially formulated antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in people with cystic fibrosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: How much time should you spend in the sun to avoid symptoms?
VITAMIN D deficiency can be damaging to a person ’s health - bone and back pain, and fatigue and tiredness, are just some of the symptoms. While the vitamin is best gained via sunlight, how much time should you be spending in the sun every day? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin Cocktail for Sepsis Getting Wider Test
Sepsis is a leading cause of hospital deaths. Now, researchers at several hospitals are trying to reproduce the success one Virginia doctor had with a combination of vitamins and steroids. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat
Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients with larger waistlines 'should have vitamin D levels checked'
Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency in obese patients, according to Dutch researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns. The finding highlights yet another damaging health effect of obesity. Low vitamin D levels have been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

People with large waistlines have lower levels of vitamin D
Researchers from the VU University, Amsterdam, found obese people who carry excess fat around their midriffs have lower vitamin D levels. Liver fat is associated with low vitamin D in obese men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Larger waistlines linked to lower vitamin D levels
According to data, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2018, larger levels of abdominal fat are linked to lower levels of vitamin D, and suggest that overweight individuals may be at risk of deficiency.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

People with large waistlines have lower levels of vitamin D, study finds
Researchers from the VU University, Amsterdam, found obese people who carry excess fat around their midriffs have lower vitamin D levels. Liver fat is associated with low vitamin D in obese men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency is a huge and growing problem in the United States. A recent study finds a link between abdominal fat and low levels of vitamin D. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Pregnant smokers may reduce harm done to baby's lungs by taking vitamin C
(American Thoracic Society) Women who are unable to quit smoking during their pregnancy may reduce the harm smoking does to their baby's lungs by taking vitamin C, according to a new randomized, controlled trial presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Larger waistlines are linked to higher risk of vitamin D deficiency
(European Society of Endocrinology) Higher levels of belly fat are associated with lower vitamin D levels in obese individuals, according to data presented in Barcelona at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2018. The study reports that vitamin D levels are lower in individuals with higher levels of belly fat, and suggests that individuals, particularly the overweight with larger waistlines should have their vitamin D levels checked, to avoid any potentially health damaging effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anxiety weakens your bones by cutting vitamin D and boosting cortisol
For the first time, an Italian study has revealed a link between higher anxiety levels and greater risks of brittle, fragile bones in postmenopausal women who are at greater risks for osteoporosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Linda Hamilton, MDFrom the desk of Linda Hamilton:Want to help your family cut down on added sugars, then read on:AMERICANS consume more added sugars than any other society today, about 270 calories or 17 teaspoons of sugar daily, and do not do enough exercise to burn off those calories, resulting in weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancers.Added sugars are not naturally occurring but are added in food products and beverages such as soda, energy drinks, Sport drinks, cookies, candies, cakes, pastries and ice cream.A 20 ounce soda contains 14 tsp of sugar, and a 20 ounce Sport drink contains ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - May 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

No health risks from high vitamin D levels
A new study, published inMayo Clinic Proceedings, reports that high vitamin D levels that exceed the recommended amount are not harmful, and that deficiency is most common among white ethnicities.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin Deficiency: High blood pressure can be caused by lack of this vitamin in your diet
VITAMIN deficiency symptoms can include extreme tiredness, a lack of energy and headaches. Not getting enough of this vitamin in your diet could cause high blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C can neutralize chlorine in water
(Natural News) While there are those who rely on chlorination for clean water, not many are aware that various studies have confirmed that chlorine is a toxic chemical. Exposure to chlorine can damage the arteries and weaken the immune system. Additionally, ingesting chlorine can cause oxidative stress in the cells and destroy fatty acids that are crucial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin Deficiency: High blood pressure could be a symptom that you lack this vitamin
VITAMIN deficiency symptoms can include extreme tiredness, a lack of energy and headaches. Not getting enough of this vitamin in your diet could cause high blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Signs you need more ‘sunshine’ supplement - who’s at risk?
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms include tiredness, back pain and muscle weakness. These are the warning signs that you need more of the ‘sunshine’ supplement. But, who’s most at risk of the vitamin deficiency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritionist reveals 3 reasons to eat more peas
Peas don't seem like the most exciting food but they are a good source of protein, fibre, iron and vitamins, nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch writes. Maybe it's time you started eating more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Kent scientists make vitamin B12 breakthrough
(University of Kent) Scientists at the University of Kent have made a significant discovery about how the vitamin content of some plants can be improved to make vegetarian and vegan diets more complete. Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is an essential dietary component but vegetarians are more prone to B12 deficiency as plants neither make nor require this nutrient. But now a team, led by Professor Martin Warren, has proved that common garden cress can take up cobalamin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin C: How much do you need? Eat these seven foods to avoid a deficiency
VITAMIN C has several important functions in the body, including helping to protect cells and keep them healthy. But if you fail to get enough, you risk getting scurvy. So how much do you need to avoid a deficiency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevated homocysteine identified as metabolic risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases
(Temple University Health System) Homocysteine occurs naturally in the human body, generated as a byproduct of methionine metabolism. Genetic diseases or an imbalanced diet, with too much red meat or B vitamins and folic acid deficiencies, can lead to high homocysteine levels, a condition known as hyperhomocysteinemia. This causes considerable harm to the heart but can also affect the brain.Now, Temple researchers further reveal the extent to which elevated homocysteine damages the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Niacin to boost your HDL, 'good,' cholesterol
Niacin is a B vitamin that may raise your HDL, 'good,' cholesterol. Find out if you should take niacin to boost your HDL cholesterol. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormonal Mechanism Could Explain Canagliflozin's Fracture Risk Hormonal Mechanism Could Explain Canagliflozin's Fracture Risk
If proven, the problem might be managed by measuring 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels in patients and providing calcitriol or vitamin D supplementation for those deficient.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

High Vitamin D Not Harmful, Whites Most Susceptible to Low Levels High Vitamin D Not Harmful, Whites Most Susceptible to Low Levels
New findings confirm no increased risk associated with high vitamin D levels, but at the other end of the spectrum, whites with very low levels are at higher risk of dying.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Compounds in lemon found to effectively fight cancer without harmful side effects
(Natural News) You can never really go wrong when it comes to lemons: It’s a delicious addition to any dish, and it smells good, too. It’s also known to have various health benefits, most notable of which is vitamin C. That said, these yellow oblong-shaped fruits aren’t just to keep the colds away for another day.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it safe to limit sunscreen use to reduce vitamin D deficiency?
Last year, a study in theJournal of the American Osteopathic Associationclaimed that sunscreen is partially to blame for worldwide vitamin D deficiency, but is it safe to use less? TIME Magazine (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin B6 deficiency: Six foods to add to your diet to avoid the development of symptoms
VITAMIN B6, also known as pyridoxine, plays an important role in the function of the body. Like other B vitamins, it helps maintain a healthy metabolism, never function, liver function, skin health and eye health. While a deficiency is rare in the western world, you should make sure you get enough and keep symptoms at bay by eating these six vitamin B6 rich foods. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Effects on Skeletal Muscle and Sports Performance Vitamin D Effects on Skeletal Muscle and Sports Performance
What role do serum levels of vitamin D play in muscle strength and sports performance?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Protective protein activated by vitamin K found, inactive, abundant in blacks on dialysis
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) High levels of a protein activated by vitamin K and associated with cardiovascular disease when it isn't, has been found in the blood of African-Americans on dialysis, investigators report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding vitamin D trends in children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
(University of Leeds) New research charts vitamin D levels and variations in genes that determine vitamin D status in UK children diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Should You Stop Wearing Sunscreen To Get More Vitamin D? Here ’s What a Doctor Says
Last year, a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association made headlines when it asserted that sunscreen use is partially to blame for widespread vitamin D deficiency worldwide. The research raised questions, given that consistently wearing sunscreen is one of the most common pieces of advice from physicians. Should the risk of vitamin D deficiency — which can lead to brittle bones and has been associated with insulin resistance, high blood pressure and decreased immune function, among other issues — overshadow years of that advice? Not according to Dr. Victoria Werth, a professor of d...
Source: TIME: Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of low vitamin E?
Vitamin E is essential, and it is stored in the liver before being released into the bloodstream. Deficiency is rare and usually the result of an underlying condition. Low levels can lead to problems seeing, walking, and fighting off illness, among other issues. Learn to prevent and treat a vitamin E deficiency here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

A form of vitamin B6, pyridoxamine, could be back on the market after being unavailable for years to protect its potential use in pharmaceuticals
(Natural News) Did you know that in the United States, if a pharmaceutical company can prove to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that an ingredient was not marketed as a dietary supplement prior to 1994, and that it was first investigated by a drug company, that said ingredient can be placed on a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency: Eating fish with this food could cause vitamin B deficiency
VITAMIN deficiency symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath and muscle weakness. If you often eat one particular food with raw fish, shellfish and crabs you could develop vitamin B deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin E deficiency symptoms: Four signs you may need to add supplements to your diet
VITAMIN E deficiency is rare, unless you have an underlying health condition. You should be able to get enough of the vitamin from your diet, but if you experience any of the following four symptoms, you should visit your GP. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Reducing Injury Risk in Youth Sports
The goal should be to take measures to avoid athletic injuries — or at least minimize their severity — and keep kids in the game. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Athletics and Sports Sports Injuries Children and Childhood Bones Protective Clothing and Gear Vitamins Youth Parenting Source Type: news