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Vitamin K1

‘Important’ study: Vitamin K shows benefits for memory

Posted September 26, 2013

Increased blood levels of vitamin K1 are associated with improved episodic memory in healthy older adults, says a new study that provides support for vitamin K and brain health.

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Bone Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women Following Intervention with Dairy Products Enriched with Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K1 or K2

Posted January 8, 2013

The present study revealed more favorable changes in bone metabolism and bone mass indices for the two vitamin K-supplemented groups, mainly reflected in the suppression of serum levels of bone remodeling indices and in the more positive changes in lumbar spine BMD for these two study groups.

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Vitamin K1 linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Posted October 8, 2012

Taking a type of vitamin K supplement or vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) rich foods helps reduce risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a study recently published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. N. Ibarrola-Jurado at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Reus, Spain and colleagues conducted the study and found high dietary intake of phylloquinone was associated with a 50 percent reduced risk of developing diabetes type 2 in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Vitamin deficiency linked to depression

Posted April 30, 2012

OLDER adults with relatively low intakes of vitamins B6 and B12 have a higher risk of developing depression than those who get more of the nutrients. B-vitamin deficiencies have been associated with depression; however, there is very little prospective evidence from population- based studies in older adults, Health News reported.

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Vitamins: Key Pieces of Your Health

Posted April 30, 2012

Everyone knows vitamins are, well, vital to good health, but meeting the daily minimum requirements, much less the optimal amounts to maximize health and wellness, can be a struggle. Let’s review seven of the most important vitamins and learn how to make sure these and other micronutrients are staples of your daily diet.

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B vitamins and omega fat ratio are critical to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Posted April 30, 2012

Proper nutritional status, attained by consuming a healthy diet teamed with natural vitamins and minerals along with optimization of omega fat lipid ratios, can help to prevent cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology.

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Vitamin Health Benefits & Food Sources

Posted April 30, 2012

Do you know what vitamins A, B, C, D and E really do? And should you bother taking them?

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FOOD Weeds are a great source of vitamin C

Posted April 30, 2012

Eat your weeds! It might sound daft, but give it a try. Its all in the recipe you might not like the taste of a particular weed in a salad, but it could be fabulous in a sauce. And what a brilliant way to save money! Before you know it, youll no longer be cursing weeds, but salivating when you see them. Seriously.

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Doctor, What Vitamins Should I Take for My Eyes?

Posted April 30, 2012

Today, more than ever, ophthalmologists are being asked to answer patients’ questions about vitamin supplements and nutrition. The importance of diet and eye health is not new. The need to obtain adequate vitamin A to prevent xerophthalmia and nightblindness, particularly where malnutrition is rampant, has been known for decades. More recently, interest has been directed at whether nutritional supplements might prevent loss of vision caused by degenerative conditions that become more common as we age, such as cataract and macular degeneration.

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Vitamin D News: New Meta-Analysis Reveals the Truth About Prescription D2 vs. Over-the-Counter D3

Posted April 30, 2012

Many people write me and ask, My doctor prescribed Drisdol, is that OK? Drisdol is D2 and the form of vitamin D that doctors write prescriptions for. The body doesnt produce vitamin D2 in response to sun exposure. It is made by irradiating fungus and plant matter. When you take it, a number of metabolic forms of D2 are found in the body, and some studies show D3 (produced by the skin) is more potent, meaning it is more effective at raising blood levels than D2, while some show they are equal. However, there are few studies comparing the efficacy of D2 vs. D3.

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