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Vitamin D Supplementation May Delay Precocious Puberty in Girls

Posted June 18, 2013

Vitamin D supplementation may help delay early onset of puberty in girls, a new clinical study finds. The results were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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Healthy eating key to girls’ ability to learn

Posted July 18, 2012

Lower birth weight and poor childhood diet can lead to poor learning and behaviour in children, particularly girls, according to new research. The study, published today in Research in Developmental Disabilities by researchers from Monash University, the National Defence Medical Centre, Taiwan and the National Health Research Institute, Taiwan, found girls with lower birth weight experienced a greater inability to learn and weaker overall competence than girls of normal birth weight.

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Vitamin E helps type 1 diabetes

Posted April 30, 2012

Taking vitamin e supplements or eating lots of vitamin e rich foods may help pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study in the 5-6 2011 issue of Clinical Laboratory. The study of 20 pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes and 20 controls without the disease shows that taking vitamin e helped reduce an oxidation product and increase the the concentration of an antioxidant called glutathione.

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