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Q: I'm a senior and live alone. I try to eat properly, and like veggies. But you told me once that fresh vegetables lose their vitamins after three or four days in the fridge. If I buy fresh, I get a small amount but end up eating the same vegetable every day until it is gone.
Early research shows vitamin B-3, or niacin, may improve brain function after a stroke. When scientists at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit gave vitamin B-3 to rats with ischemic stroke, their brains showed growth of new blood vessels and nerve cells.
One of the beneficial outcomes of neuroscience research for the general public is to give a better understanding of the brain in order to shape ones lifestyle. There are numerous measures that one can take in order to improve their mental health or to get more out of studying.
Taking vitamin D supplements during the months when we're most likely to be deficient could reduce the risk of seasonal flu and asthma flare-ups, a new study suggests. During an earlier study into whether vitamin D could prevent osteoporosis, the researchers in that study noticed that people taking vitamin D were three times less likely to report cold and flu symptoms.
A new report from Statistics Canada says 10 percent of Canadians don't get enough vitamin D but experts think the problem is much larger. "If we look for the optimum level of vitamin D for health, 60 percent or more of the population is below that," says Dr.
Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison designed a study distinguishing the role vitamin D and UV light play in explaining the high rate of MS in people who live away from the equator. The results of this study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has the researchers looking to see if the immune regulation is resulted directly from the UV, indirectly from the creation of vitamin D, or both.
Whether you are experiencing less than peak health or just like to take care of yourself, then sprouted seeds from edible grains are one of the simplest and most economical ways to ensure you are giving your body the peak nutrition it requires to achieve a healthy state of balance.
For more than 80 years, scientists have known that vitamin D is important for building bones. And for most of those 80 years, people thought this was the only thing it was good for. In the past decade, however, we've learned two important things about vitamin D: it appears to have many other important health effects, and many Americans don't get enough of it.
BERKELEY, Calif. Plasma vitamin C is inversely associated with blood pressure and change in blood pressure in healthy young adults according to a recent study (Nutr. J 2008;7:35) (DOI:10. 1186/1475-2891-7-35).
Pediatrics doubled its recommendation last month of how much vitamin D children should take daily and as other groups are pushing for adults to get up to 10 times more than is currently recommended in their diets.