Wed Jan 24 2018

Category: Vitamins & Supplements

Vitamin D May Improve Athletic Performance

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Foods / Drinks, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Research, Vitamins & Supplements

Vitamin D can be obtained through ultraviolet rays from sunlight as well as through foods and supplements, but can vitamin D improve your athletic performance?  Vitamin D was thought to be primarily involved in bone development, but a growing body of research suggests it's vital in multiple bodily functions including allowing muscle fibers to develop [&hellip

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Prenatal Care Is Essential During Pregnancy

Posted in Blood Pressure, Diabetes / Blood Sugar, Hospital / Doctor Care, Parenting & Pregnancy, Research, Vitamins & Supplements, Women's Health

I'm always stressing the point that if you are pregnant, or are considering becoming pregnant, you need to get to an obstetrician for regular care and follow-up as soon as you can.  There are numerous reasons.  The simplest and most common is your doctor can answer dozens of questions you might have.  In addition, you [&hellip

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Research on Vitamin D and Cognitive Ability

Posted in Brain / Memory, Exercise / Fitness, Vitamins & Supplements

It's almost as if this is the year for vitamin D.  Every now and then, a particular vitamin, medication, food group, or supplement becomes a major source of studies and reports.  Lately, it's vitamin D.  The latest research is a European study which suggests that people with low levels of vitamin D scored worse on [&hellip

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A Look at Zinc Deficiency

Posted in Foods / Drinks, Vitamins & Supplements

Zinc is an essential micronutrient.  It's one which helps regulate gene expression and helps in hundreds of chemical reactions in the body.  But zinc can fall to dangerously low levels in certain levels like alcoholism and illnesses that affect absorption.  When you have zinc deficiency, there are all sorts of problems including hair loss, diarrhea, [&hellip

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FDA and Dietary Supplement Regulation

Posted in Diet / Weight Loss, Foods / Drinks, Regulations, Vitamins & Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration might be taking a closer look at how dietary supplements are regulated.  It all stems form a report issued by the Government Accountability Office.  The Food and Drug Administration is being asked to expand adverse events reporting and to increase efforts to educate the public about safety and labeling of [&hellip

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Preventing Osteoporosis Early in Life

Posted in Ache / Pain, Arthritis, Exercise / Fitness, Foods / Drinks, Musculoskeletal, Smoking, Vitamins & Supplements

Osteoporosis is a serious health problem.  The thing about osteoporosis that you have to understand is that it is a debilitating problem that can occur over time, but there are ways to prevent it.  For instance, if you exercise when you're young, if you take calcium, drink milk and do things to fortify bone, if [&hellip

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Ginkgo Biloba Not Effective in Slowing Memory and Thinking Problems in Older Adults

Posted in Brain / Memory, Geriatric Health, Vitamins & Supplements

Ginkgo biloba, a popular herbal remedy, is taken for a variety of concerns including maintaining and even improving memory and thinking as we age. A new study shows Ginkgo has seemingly no effect on stopping such declines in older adults.&nbsp

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Vitamin B-12 May Help Prevent Neural Tube Defects

Posted in Foods / Drinks, Musculoskeletal, Parenting & Pregnancy, Vitamins & Supplements

Call it another reason to get prenatal care, the latest study in the journal Pediatrics recommends that vitamin B-12 be added to folate as a supplement to help reduce the risk of a birth defect called a neural tube defect.  Neural tube defects can lead to lifelong disability or death. The most common is spina [&hellip

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B Vitamins and Folic Acid Could Prevent Macular Degeneration

Posted in Eyes, Medications, Vitamins & Supplements, Women's Health

Vitamin B and folic acid could help prevent age-related vision loss.  A study designed to look at B vitamins and heart disease has uncovered, instead, a possible link between the vitamins and age-related vision loss in women.  In a study, women with heart disease, or at least three risk factors for heart disease, were randomly [&hellip

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An Interview with Dr. Joesph J Pinzone On Skin Care

Posted in Medications, Skin, Vitamins & Supplements

Dr. Brian McDonough, MD interviews Dr. Joseph J Pinzone, MD, MBA , on the improtance of good skin care. Dr. Pinzone received his MD degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He then completed his fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and [&hellip

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