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High-dose vitamin D may alleviate urticaria

Posted March 5, 2014

High-dose vitamin D3 as an adjuvant therapy holds potential benefit for patients suffering from chronic urticaria, according to results of a recent study. Researchers from University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb., conducted a prospective, double-blinded, single-center study of 42 patients who had chronic urticaria. The patients were randomized to receive high (4,000 IU/d) or low (600 IU/d) vitamin D3 supplements over the course of 12 weeks. Each patient was given a standardized triple-drug therapy of cetirizine, ranitidine and montelukast, as well as a written action plan, according to the study.

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Selenium, vitamin E supplements can increase risk of prostate cancer in some men

Posted February 23, 2014

High-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. But importantly, this risk depends upon a man’s selenium status before taking the supplements.

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High dose vitamin supplements may reduce lifespan by up to a quarter: Animal data

Posted July 10, 2013

A high intake of vitamin C and vitamin E could ‘dramatically’ reduce life expectancy by up to 26%, according to new research in voles.

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Vegetarian diet may protect against common bowel disorder

Posted April 30, 2012

Vegetarians are a third less likely to get a common bowel disorder (diverticular disease) than their meat eating counterparts, finds a new study published in the British Medical Journal today.

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Vitamin D Supplementation May Help Improve Myositis-Myalgia Induced by Cholesterol-lowering Statin Drugs

Posted April 30, 2012

In a prospective study involving 150 hypercholesterolemic patients (76 women, 74 men) unable to tolerate treatment with 1 or more statin drugs, with low vitamin D status (less than 32 ng/mL), treatment with vitamin D to correct vitamin D deficiency was found to have reverse the myositis-myalgia associated with statin drug treatment.

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Curcumin Compares Well to Antidepressant Drugs

Posted April 30, 2012

A highly absorbable form of curcumin helped alleviate depression comparably to a couple of well-known antidepressant drugs in an animal study published in the journal Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica.

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The Design Of Novel Drugs To Combat Malaria Could Result From Research On Vitamins

Posted April 30, 2012

New research by scientists at the University of Southampton could lead to the design of more effective drugs to combat malaria. The research will enable scientists to learn more about the nature of the enzymes required for vitamin biosynthesis by the malaria causing pathogen Plasmodium. Vitamins are essential nutrients required in small amounts, the lack of which leads to deficiencies.

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Antioxidants May Bring About Improvements to Cancer Drugs, NIH Study Suggests

Posted April 30, 2012

A new study has shown that antioxidants found in fruits, red wine and vegetables have the capacity to kill cancer cells, including those that are usually resistant to treatment. The group hope that the discovery will eventually lead to new cancer treatments.

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