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Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Archaeological evidence of seasonal vitamin D deficiency discovered      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Rickets ran rife in children following the Industrial Revolution, but new research has found factory work and polluted cities aren't entirely to blame for the period's vitamin D deficiencies.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Today's Healthcare Vitamin
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New study reveals high prevalence of anemia with low rates of screening      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study has found high rates of anemia among patients in the Irish health system, while screening for common causes was found to be low.

Diabetes Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Vitamin
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US adults eat a meal's worth of calories of snacks in a day      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Snacks constitute almost a quarter of a day's calories in U.S. adults and account for about one-third of daily added sugar, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzing data from surveys of over 20,000 people found that Americans averaged about 400 to 500 calories in snacks a day -- often more than what they consumed at breakfast -- that offered little nutritional value.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Similarity between vitamin B12 loss and multiple sclerosis revealed      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers describe a novel molecular link between vitamin B12 and MS that takes place in astrocytes -- important non-neuronal glial cells in the brain.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Pregnancy and Childbirth Vitamin
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Pregnant women are missing vital nutrients needed for them and their babies      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Pregnant women eating modern diets are missing key nutrients needed for them and their babies, and this could get worse with the move to plant-based foods. Scientists surveying more than 1,700 women found most were missing vitamins usually found in meat and dairy, including B12, B6 and D, folic acid and riboflavin which are essential for the development of fetuses in the womb.

Children's Health Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Vitamin Women's Health - General
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Vitamin D supplements do not prevent bone fractures in children      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A major clinical trial has found that vitamin D supplements do not increase bone strength or prevent bone fractures in children with vitamin D deficiency. The findings challenge widely held perceptions relating to the effects of vitamin D on bone health.

Breastfeeding Child Development Dietary Supplements and Minerals Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Nutrition Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth Vitamin Women's Health - General
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How pre- and postnatal B-12 vitamins improve breast milk vitamin B-12 levels, which supports infant brain development      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

According to a new study B-12 vitamins increase the presence of the micronutrient in mothers' breast milk, which is especially helpful in countries where it can be difficult to eat what is needed for the body to produce B-12 naturally.

Vitamin
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Novel study finds aspirin-free regimen benefits patients with LVAD      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The ARIES-HM3 Randomized Clinical Trial assessed the safety and efficacy of excluding aspirin from the antithrombotic regimen in patients with advanced heart failure who have undergone implantation of a fully magnetically levitated left ventricular assist device (LVAD). The clinical trial found that excluding aspirin from the antithrombotic regimen in patients with a levitated left ventricular assist device was safe.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Today's Healthcare Vitamin
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Study reveals surprising link between malnutrition and rising antibiotic resistance      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have uncovered startling connections between micronutrient deficiencies and the composition of gut microbiomes in early life that could help explain why resistance to antibiotics has been rising across the globe. The team investigated how deficiencies in crucial micronutrients such as vitamin A, B12, folate, iron, and zinc affected the community of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes that live in the digestive system. They discovered that these deficiencies led to significant shifts in the gut microbiome of mice -- most notably an alarming expansion of bacteria and fungi known to be opportunistic pathogens. Importantly, mice with micronutrient deficiencies also exhibited a higher enrichment of genes that have been linked to antibiotic resistance.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Vitamin B12: A key player in cellular reprogramming and tissue regeneration      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers reveal that vitamin B12 significantly boosts the efficiency of cellular reprogramming, thus holding promise for regenerative medicine. Vitamin B12 supplementation shows potential in speeding up tissue repair in a model of ulcerative colitis -- an observation that points to potential new treatments for inflammatory diseases.

Children's Health Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Pregnancy and Childbirth Today's Healthcare Vitamin
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Clinical trial data suggests prenatal vitamin D reduces a child's risk of asthma      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A review of 15 years' worth of data found that vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy was linked to reduced rates of asthma and wheezing in children compared to standard prenatal multivitamin.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Reducing vitamin B5 slows breast cancer growth in mice      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered that breast cancer cells expressing a cancer-driving gene heavily rely on vitamin B5 to grow and survive.

Chronic Illness Crohn's Disease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Risk of serious infection even in low-active IBD      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an independent risk factor for serious infection, even at very low levels of gastrointestinal inflammation.

Chronic Illness Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Genetics links endometriosis and IBS      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have found a significant relationship between the risks for endometriosis and common gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Sufferers can find it difficult to distinguish the source of their pain leading to confusion or misdiagnosis and years of delay in treatment during which time the endometriosis can progress to more severe disease -- endometriosis should be considered as a possible cause if a woman presents to her GP with abdominal pain and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Today's Healthcare
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Amitriptyline helps relieve IBS symptoms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Amitriptyline can improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in patients seen in GP surgeries, new research has found.  The cheap and widely available prescription drug, which is commonly used at low doses for a range of health concerns, has been found to improve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms too, according to the results of the ATLANTIS trial. The results showed that patients taking amitriptyline were almost twice as likely to report an overall improvement in symptoms as those taking a placebo.   

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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First-in-class targeted microRNA therapy slows cancer tumor growth      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new cancer therapy attacks tumors by tricking cancer cells into absorbing a snippet of RNA that naturally blocks cell division.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Vitamin
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Antioxidants stimulate blood flow in tumors      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Vitamin C and other antioxidants stimulate the formation of new blood vessels in lung cancer tumors, a new study shows. The discovery corroborates the idea that dietary supplements containing antioxidants can accelerate tumor growth and metastasis.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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Do certain amino acids modify the risk of dementia linked to air pollution?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Higher levels of vitamin B-related amino acids may be linked to the risk of dementia associated with a certain type of air pollutants called particulate matter, according to a study published in the July 19, 2023, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study does not prove that pollution or amino acids cause dementia, but it suggests a possible link among them.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Vitamin
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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.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Psychology Research Schizophrenia Vitamin
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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.