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Published Taking higher-than-recommended doses of vitamin D for five years reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Taking higher-than-recommended doses of vitamin D for five years reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation in older men and women, according to a new study.
Published How does dopamine regulate both learning and motivation? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study brings together two schools of thought on the function of the neurotransmitter dopamine: one saying that dopamine provides a learning signal, the other saying that dopamine drives motivation.
Published Further link identified between autoimmunity and schizophrenia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Links have been reported between schizophrenia and proteins produced by the immune system that can act against one's own body, known as autoantibodies. Researchers have now identified autoantibodies that target a 'synaptic adhesion protein' in a subset of patients with schizophrenia. When injected into mice, the autoantibodies caused many schizophrenia-related changes.
Published Vitamin D alters developing neurons in the brain's dopamine circuit (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Neuroscientists have shown how vitamin D deficiency affects developing neurons in the brain's dopamine circuit, which may lead to the dopamine dysfunction seen in adults with schizophrenia.
Published The Mediterranean Diet: Good for your health and your hip pocket (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
We've heard it time and time again -- the Mediterranean diet is great for our health. But despite the significant health benefits of this eating plan, a common deterrent is often the expected costs, especially when budgets are tight.
Published A special omega-3 fatty acid lipid will change how we look at the developing and aging brain (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists have found a lipid transporter crucial to regulating the cells that make myelin, the nerve-protecting sheath.
Published Diet high in fruit and vegetables linked to lower miscarriage risk (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A preconception and early-pregnancy diet that contains lots of fruit, vegetables, seafood, dairy, eggs and grain may be associated with reducing risk of miscarriage, a new review of research suggests.
Published Could a vitamin deficiency cause 'double-jointedness' and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research identifies genetic cause for hypermobility and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a novel discovery that may also, for the first time, allow medical professionals to diagnose and treat the connective tissue disorders.
Published Vitamin A may reduce pancreatitis risk during ALL treatment (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Vitamin A may help prevent side effects from a common treatment for ALL, according to scientists.
Published Mediterranean diet the best prevention against prostate cancer (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research shows that men who stick to a predominantly Mediterranean diet are less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. This diet also improves their chances of recovery if they have PC and are undergoing radiation treatment.
Published Long-term exposure to nitrate in drinking water may be a risk factor for prostate cancer (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The nitrate ingested over the course of a person's adult lifetime through the consumption of tap water and bottled water could be a risk factor for prostate cancer, particularly in the case of aggressive tumors and in younger men.
Published Taking vitamin D could help prevent dementia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Taking vitamin D supplements may help ward off dementia, according to a new, large-scale study. Researchers explored the relationship between vitamin D supplementation and dementia in more than 12,388 participants of the US National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center, who had a mean age of 71 and were dementia-free when they signed up. Of the group, 37 per cent (4,637) took vitamin D supplements.
Published The drug fasudil is found to reverse key symptoms of schizophrenia in mice (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers used the drug fasudil to restore neurons and improve methamphetamine-induced cognitive dysfunction in a mouse model of schizophrenia.
Published Small-scale octopus fisheries can provide sustainable source of vital nutrients for tropical coastal communities (via sciencedaily.com)
Undernourished coastal communities in the tropics -- where children's growth can be stunted by a lack of micronutrients -- can get the vitamins and minerals they need from sustainable small-scale octopus fisheries, say researchers.
Published Abnormal 12-hour cyclic gene activity found in schizophrenic brains (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers present the first evidence of 12-hour cycles of gene activity in the human brain. The study also reveals that some of those 12-hour rhythms are missing or altered in the postmortem brains of patients with schizophrenia.
Published Vitamin D benefits and metabolism may depend on body weight (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have found new evidence that vitamin D may be metabolized differently in people with an elevated body mass index (BMI). The study is a new analysis of data from the VITAL trial, a large nationwide clinical trial that investigated whether taking vitamin D or marine omega-3 supplements could reduce the risk of developing cancer, heart disease, or stroke.
Published Fewer cases of melanoma among people taking vitamin D supplements (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Fewer cases of melanoma were observed among regular users of vitamin D supplements than among non-users, a new study finds. People taking vitamin D supplements regularly also had a considerably lower risk of skin cancer, according to estimates by experienced dermatologists. The study included nearly 500 people with an increased risk of skin cancer.
Published Study links metabolism changes in certain brain cells to Huntington's disease (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A research team has linked the mutation that causes Huntington's disease to developmental deficits in the brain's oligodendrocyte cells that are caused by changes in metabolism. They found that high doses of thiamine and biotin can restore normal processes.
Published A deep red, cranberry-tinted lipstick that's also antimicrobial (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Lipstick can be a confidence booster, enhance a costume and keep lips from chapping. But sharing a tube with a friend or family member can also spread infections. To develop a version with antimicrobial properties, researchers have added cranberry extract to the formulation. Their deep red cream quickly inactivates disease-causing viruses, bacteria and a fungus that come in contact with it.
Published Smoking and obesity increase risk of severe COVID-19 by 65 to 81 percent, study confirms (via sciencedaily.com)
Researchers have confirmed that smoking, obesity and lower socioeconomic position (SEP) likely increase the risk of contracting mild to severe COVID-19, using data from large scale genome-wide association studies. Other exposures thought to be related to COVID-19 risk, such as glycaemic traits, type 2 diabetes, and vitamin D, are likely unrelated. The researchers also found angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), the key receptor of SARS-CoV-2, mediates part of the detrimental effect of obesity and SEP.