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22 Sep

Zinc deficiency linked to systemic inflammation and chronic disease!

A recent study helps explain how zinc deficiency impacts chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autism and cancers including prostate, lung, ovarian and breast cancer. Zinc status is especially important for seniors, 40% of whom do not consume enough zinc, and their bodies do...

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15 Sep

Vitamin D for Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Researchers from UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Rutgers University wished to assess associations between Vitamin D (VitD) status and trajectories of change in subdomains of cognitive function. They conducted a cohort study of 382 ethnically diverse, older participants in an outpatient...

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09 Sep

Severe MTHFR deficiency treatment with TMG!

Researchers investigated the effect of trimethylglycine (TMG-also known as betaine) treatment on development and survival in patients with severe methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency. Deficiency of (5,10)-MTHFR is a frequent remethylation disorder, and clinical consequences vary...

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01 Sep

Vitamin A Directs Immune Cells to the Intestines!

We know that vitamin A deficiencies lead to increased susceptibility to disease and low concentrations of immune cells in the mucosal barrier lining the intestines. Researchers from Purdue University found that the vitamin A metabolite retinoic acid (RA), is necessary for two of the three types of...

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25 Aug

Vitamin D for chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases (CIRD)?

Researchers studied a cross-section from the baseline visit of the CARMA (cardiovascular in rheumatology) project, a 10 year prospective study evaluating the risk of cardiovascular events in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients, and non-CIRD...

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18 Aug

Vitamin D for Reduced Breast Density in Premenopausal Women!

High breast density has been identified as a strong risk factor for breast cancer. Researchers tested the association between vitamin D intake, but not circulating vitamin D levels, and mammographic breast density among women. They conducted a cross-sectional study of 165 screening mammography...

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14 Aug

Melatonin for GERD?

Melatonin is a hormone produce by the pineal gland and enterochromaffin cells which control sleep and gastrointestinal motility. Low melatonin levels lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Most patients with GERD have a sleep disorder, and low melatonin levels are a main cause of insomnia....

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07 Aug

Vitamin D for gut microbiome and GI function?

Vitamin D is known for its effects on bone mineralization, inflammatory processes and immunomodulatory properties, which positively influences human health, but in-vivo data on its effects on human gut microbiome are missing. Researchers conducted an open-label, interventional pilot study to...

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29 Jul

Consume More Potassium to Reduce Blood Pressure?

In order to evaluate the efficacy of daily potassium intake on decreasing blood pressure in non-medicated normotensive or hypertensive patients, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials. A total of 917 patients without antihypertensive medication were seleIn order to...

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21 Jul

Resveratrol for Hepatic Metaflammation and NLRP3 activation!

It is known that resveratrol regulates NAD bioavailability and sirtuin-related metabolism which relates to aging, metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic liver disease. Recent studies have demonstrated that resveratrol inhibits NLRP3 inflammasome activation and ameliorates hepatic metaflammation....

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