Vitamin

Vitamin C can save baby

Vitamin C can save baby’s lungs when mom smokes in pregnancy

In a previous study, the researchers reported that daily supplemental vitamin C in pregnant women who could not quit smoking improved their newborn's pulmonary...
Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could harm child development

Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could harm child development

Vitamin D deficiency in expectant mothers during pregnancy can have a negative effect on the social development and motor skills of pre-school age children,...
Vitamin A and a high-fat diet increase risk for obesity, diabetes

Vitamin A and a high-fat diet increase risk for obesity, diabetes

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that the human body needs to function properly. But recent research suggests that normal levels of vitamin A within...
Vitamin B12 breakthrough makes vegetarian and vegan diets more complete

Vitamin B12 breakthrough makes vegetarian and vegan diets more complete

Scientists have made a significant discovery about how the vitamin content of some plants can be improved to make vegetarian and vegan diets more...
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...
Vitamin B3 in food may benefit people with early-onset Parkinson's disease

Vitamin B3 in food may benefit people with early-onset Parkinson’s disease

People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting the amount of niacin in their diet, according to new research from...
Do vitamin supplements actually work

Do vitamin supplements actually work?

You’ve seen them in late night commercials and at your local pharmacy—little pills that claim to cure your cold, help you wake up or...
You may need to cut half of your daily vitamin D intake, study shows

You may need to cut half of your daily vitamin D intake, study shows

After re-measurement of vitamin D by improved technology, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D intake drops from 800 to 400 International Units...
Higher levels of active vitamin D can make your muscles strong

Higher levels of active vitamin D can make your muscles strong

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown that increasing the levels of active vitamin D can help to optimize muscle strength in humans. The...