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Gastrointestinal Infections

Vitamin D deficiency increased rate of ear and gastrointestinal infections

Posted March 2, 2013

More than 50% of children were either vitamin D deficient or insufficient in a recent study, and those children were more likely to have ear infections and gastrointestinal problems, according to published data.

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Genetic differences may affect vitamin E cancer relationship

Posted April 30, 2012

The effects of vitamin E status on the risk of prostate cancer may be modulated by genetic differences in enzymes that control oxidative stress, according to new research. Writing in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers investigated the associations between serum vitamin E (alpha- and gamma- tocopherols), their effect on oxidative stress regulation, and the risk of prostate cancer.

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Study: Green Tea Compound is Effective in Treating Genetic Disorder and Tumors

Posted April 30, 2012

A compound found in green tea shows great promise for the development of drugs to treat two types of tumors and a deadly congenital disease. The discovery is the result of research led by Principal Investigator, Dr. Thomas Smith at The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and his colleagues at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. Their findings are published in the recent article, Green Tea Polyphenols Control Dysregulated Glutamate Dehydrogenase In Transgenic Mice By Hijacking The ADP Activation Site in The Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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New Study Shows Genetics, Not Salt, Causes Hypertension

Posted April 30, 2012

At a Sept. 19-20 United Nations Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases, activists will argue for global reductions in salt consumption as a strategy to reduce hypertension. But a comprehensive medical study just published in the science journal Nature makes it clear that genetics, not salt, is the real cause of hypertension.

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Sulfur in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold the key to healing genetic diseases

Posted April 30, 2012

Our mothers were right. Broccoli is good for us, but possibly in ways our mothers never knew. Health practitioners and fitness experts around the world have heralded the benefits of broccoli for decades. Scientists have long demonstrated the antioxidant properties of broccoli. Many people know that broccoli is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, the big free radical scavenger vitamins. However, a brand new clinical study was just released in January 2012 which is getting scientists excited about broccoli – and other cruciferous vegetables – again.

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