Vitamin

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Health Check: can vitamins supplement a poor diet?

Vitamins and minerals are essential for keeping us in good health. While eating a varied diet should give us all the nutrients we need, recent...
Vitamin D protects against colds and flu

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study

A study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) finds that vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu. The...
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation may treat autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes

Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation may treat autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes

Type I diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune condition that develops after the immune system attacks and destroys pancreatic β cells, leading to impaired insulin...
Vitamin E deficiency linked to embryo damage

Vitamin E deficiency linked to embryo damage

Researchers for the first time have explained how deficient levels of vitamin E can cause neurologic damage to an embryo, failure to normally develop...
Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce bacterial lung infections associated with COPD

Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce bacterial lung infections associated with COPD

Compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids – like those found in salmon – might be the key to helping the body combat lung infections,...
5 popular nutrient supplements health experts use and recommend

5 popular nutrient supplements health experts use and recommend

Supplements are a multi-billion-dollar industry, and many people take them every day to get adequate nutrients. However, these products don’t have to be proved to...
This vitamin may cut asthma airway inflammation

This vitamin may cut asthma airway inflammation

Asthma patients taking a kind of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol had less inflammation of the airways, a small study suggests. The work points to...
Vitamin D linked to lower body fat in toddlers

Vitamin D linked to lower body fat in toddlers

Vitamin D in the first year of life may help children gain muscle mass and avoid excess body fat as toddlers, say researchers who...
Omega 3 helps the gut stay healthy

Omega 3 can help the gut stay healthy

Taking omega-3 as part of a healthy diet with plenty of fiber and probiotic foods can improve the diversity of the gut microbiome, according...
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Vitamin C is effective in targeting cancer stem cells, study shows

Researchers measure the impact on cancer stem cell metabolism of 3 natural substances, 3 experimental pharmaceuticals and 1 clinical drug. Vitamin C is up to...