Flaxseed nutritional supplements have some positive health benefits. Recent research has shown, for example, that they may help prevent heart disease and breast cancer. We no longer recommend flaxseed oil to our male patients in the Diabetes Exercise Center and Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, however, because current medical opinion has related these supplements to prostate cancer.
If you are one of the millions at risk of losing your vision from age-related macular degeneration, a simple regimen of antioxidants and zinc may save your eyesight. If those at risk took the antioxidants, hundreds of thousands of people would preserve their vision, researchers say in a new study.
High levels of vitamin B12 may be associated with a better treatment outcome for patients with major depressive disorder, according to a recent Finnish report. Previous studies have identified low levels of vitamin B12 and folate in the serum and red blood cells of patients with depressive disorders.
The definition stated by Quaker Oats is: "Oats that are ground into a very fine powder. Colloidal oats are typically used in health and beauty aids such as oatmeal baths, moisturizers and many facial scrubs and masks.
This quiz on vitamin D toxicity is an excellent follow-up to , as there is still much confusion about vitamin D and vitamin D toxicity. I encourage you to take the quiz and even pass it along to your doctor, as very few U.
A vitamin found in eggs and milk could hold the key to curing the potentially fatal lung disease emphysema, according to research revealed today. British scientists have found that retinoic acid, a derivative of vitamin A, can reverse damage caused to the lungs by the previously incurable disease.
BABIES are piling on the pounds in the womb. Improved health and diet among parents has led to a large increase in the number of so-called mega- babies across Britain. The proportion of babies weighing 9lb 15oz or more, a benchmark used to classify large children at birth, has risen by 20% to more than 10,000 over the past decade.
The nutrients calcium and vitamin D work together, not separately, to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new study. Researchers at Dartmouth Medical School have already learned that people who take calcium supplements have a lower risk of adenoma polyps, the benign tumors that are precursors to cancer of the colon or rectum.
Scientists in Florida have found that just 20 minutes a day of music was enough for patients to report more than a 50% reduction in pain levels. Over the 14-day listening period, the amount of natural pain relief continued to increase.
I recently read about a Swedish study that showed vitamin A at higher levels can increase the risk of bone fractures. Can you shed some light on acceptable levels and types of vitamin A? A: Many human and animal studies suggest that excessive vitamin A intake weakens bone and increases the risk of osteoporosis.