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Coenzyme Q10 and Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia

Posted February 13, 2014

In a study involving sickle cell patients in the Chhattisgarh tribal population between the ages of 10 and 55 years of age, supplementation with coenzyme Q10 (200 mg/d) was found to improve hematological parameters and decrease inflammation (C-reactive protein) and TBARS levels.

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Bone Density Higher in Blacks, Vitamin D Lower

Posted November 21, 2013

Black Americans had lower levels of total 25-hydroxyvitamin D and vitamin D-binding protein than whites, but they had similar levels of bioavailable 25-hydroxyvitamin D and higher bone density, a population-based cohort study reported.

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Researchers show vitamin D supplementation may help African-Americans lower blood pressure

Posted March 14, 2013

High blood pressure, a risk factor for heart attacks, heart failure and stroke, is 40 percent more common in African-Americans than in other American ethnic groups. In a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), along with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital, researchers show that vitamin D supplementation may help African-Americans lower their blood pressure.

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Vitamin D Insufficiency Contributes To Pain In Black Americans With Knee Osteoarthritis

Posted November 8, 2012

A new study reveals that black Americans display lower levels of vitamin D and greater pain sensitivity compared to white Americans. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), indicate that vitamin D deficiency may be one of many factors that account for increased pain in older black Americans with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

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Variations in Genes Involved in Vitamin D Generation and Destruction May Influence Colorectal Cancer Risk in African-Americans

Posted October 29, 2012

African-Americans are more likely than non-Hispanic whites to have and die from colorectal cancer. Changes in the DNA sequence of genes that affect how the body makes and destroys vitamin D modify the risk for colorectal cancer in African-Americans, according to data presented at the Fifth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities.

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Alginate gels may blunt blood sugar spikes

Posted April 30, 2012

Adding extracts from brown seaweed to a meal may reduce blood sugar spikes by about 14% and offer benefits from people at risk of type-2 diabetes, suggests a new study.

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