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    Blog Posts: VItamins

    1. Progress with TB or a Return to the Dark Ages?

      by orthomolecular
      by Steve Hickey, PhD and William B. Grant, PhD Tuberculosis (TB) was formerly one of the most devastating scourges of mankind and remains a leading cause of death. The disease has been with humans over recorded history, and likely throughout the evolution of our species. Through the industrial revolution and into...
    1. Vitamin D Linked to Pneumonia Risk

      by Jacob
      A study from the University of Eastern Finland finds low serum vitamin D levels are a risk factor for pneumonia. Risk 2.5 Times Greater With Low Vitamin D The risk of contracting pneumonia was more than 2.5 times greater in subjects...
    1. U.S. Recommendation for Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation is Too Low

      by orthomolecular
      by William B. Grant, Ph.D. Government Gets it Wrong Again The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reviewed the evidence regarding vitamin D and calcium supplementation for preventing cancer and osteoporotic fractures in adults and concluded that there is insufficient evidence to assess the balance of the benefits and harms of vitamin...
    1. Clamping Down on Nutritional Information

      by orthomolecular
      In Europe, You'd Better Watch What You Say about Supplements Commentary by Gert Schuitemaker, PhD (Netherlands) and Andrew W. Saul (USA) The government of the Netherlands, one of 27 European Union countries, continues to clamp down on alternative medicine. The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA, http://www.vwa.nl/english) has the tools...
    1. Study Finds Why Vitamin E Can Help Prevent Cancer

      by Mike
      While many studies suggest that vitamin E can help prevent cancer, like so many things in medicine, how it does so has remained a mystery. Now researchers from Ohio State University have actually identified an anti-cancer property of vitamin E Inhibits...
    1. Vitamin Help Some Schizophrenia Patients With Symptoms

      by orin
      A study of more than 100 patients found that adding the dietary supplements folate and vitamin B12 to treatment with antipsychotic medication improved a core symptom component of schizophrenia. The study focused on negative symptoms of schizophrenia – which include apathy,...
    1. Cataracts and Vitamins: The Real Story

      by orthomolecular
      by Damien Downing, MBBS, MSB, and Robert G. Smith, PhD (OMNS Mar 5, 2013) "Hidden danger of everyday supplements is revealed" blared the headline in the UK Daily Mail - a newspaper that is well known for declaring that, for example, "coffee causes cancer" and "coffee reduces cancer risk" on...
    1. So Where Are the Bodies?

      by orthomolecular
      Vitamin Supplement Safety Confirmed by America's Largest Database The new annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from vitamin A, niacin, vitamin B-6, vitamin D, or vitamin E. Two people are alleged to have died from vitamin supplements in the year...
    1. Study: Daily Vitamins Reduce Cancer Risk

      by Jacob
      Cancer Risk Reduced by 8% One of the largest clinical trails to date has found that taking a daily multivitamin reduces the risk of cancer by 8%. The new research, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA),...
    1. Food Supplements Restrictions are Based on Misinformation

      by orthomolecular
      An alert from Europe to the rest of the world by Gert Schuitemaker, PhD Introduction: "It can't happen here" qualifies for top placement on the all-time list of famous last words. The United States still has, for now, over-the-counter access to nutritional supplements. But no one who reads newspapers, watches televised...
    1. Study: Vitamin D Deficiency Ups Heart Disease Risk

      by nm
      Vitamin D deficiency has traditionally been linked with poor bone health. However, the results from several population studies indicate that a low level of this important vitamin may also be linked to a higher risk of ischemic ...
    1. Evidence-Based Medicine: Neither Good Evidence nor Good Medicine

      by orthomolecular
      by Steve Hickey, PhD and Hilary Roberts, P Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the practice of treating individual patients based on the outcomes of huge medical trials. It is, currently the self-proclaimed gold standard for medical decision-making, and yet it is increasingly unpopular with clinicians. Their reservations reflect an intuitive understanding that...
    1. Doctors Say Vitamins are Safe and Effective

      by orthomolecular
        The news media proclaim that taking vitamin supplements is of no value and, somehow, actually dangerous. You have heard an earful from reporters. Now let's hear from doctors. Michael Janson, M.D.: The standard American diet does not provide even the RDA. Two-thirds of all meals are eaten outside the home, and nearly...
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