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Gut bacteria could help vitamin A regulate immune system

New research uncovers another useful role of the microbiome: in mice, the gut microbiome regulates the host’s immune system so that it doesn’t attack...

Magnesium could optimize your vitamin D status

In a new study, researchers showed that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people...

Vitamin D deficiency in newborns is linked to schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers found that newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life. The study was done...

Vitamin D deficiency linked to depression in older people

In a new study, researchers found that a deficiency in vitamin D was linked to a substantially increased risk of depression (+75%) over a...

Vitamin B12 screening may prevent nerve damage in type 2 diabetes

In a new study, researchers found that patients with type-2 diabetes, taking metformin, should have their vitamin B12 levels assessed more regularly to avoid...

Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

Millions of Americans take multivitamins as a quick fix for the nutrients missing from their diets. Some may think they’re good for heart and brain...

‘longevity’ vitamins could prolong your healthy aging

A new study argues that most American diets are deficient in a key class of vitamins and minerals. The vitamins play previously unrecognized roles in...

Blood vitamin D linked to your colon cancer risk

In a recent international study reported by the American Cancer Society, researchers found that higher vitamin D concentrations in the blood are strongly linked...

Too much vitamin A may harm your bone health

Consuming too much vitamin A may decrease bone thickness, leading to weak and fracture-prone bones, according to a study published in the Journal of...

Using vitamin D to fight diabetes

In a recent study, researchers from the Salk Institute report a potential new approach for treating diabetes by protecting beta cells. Beta cells are the...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Scientists discover a unique type of object in our solar system

In a recent study, researchers discovered an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. They found two asteroids are orbiting...