Vitamin

6 things about vitamin D you should know

6 things about vitamin D you should know

Figuring out all the factors that can affect your vitamin D level is complicated. Your body makes vitamin D when sunlight hits the skin. You...
Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 --...
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...
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 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...
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,...
Omega-3s may lower breast cancer risk for obese women

Omega-3s may lower breast cancer risk for obese women

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation, which may explain why they seems to lower the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women who are obese. “Omega-3...
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...
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...