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Further Evidence Supports Vitamin-D-Deficiency Link to CHD
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008
Further evidence that vitamin-D deficiency may increase the risk of heart disease has come from a new case-control study.

Weight Gain Might Benefit Type 1 Diabetics
Posted: Monday, June 09, 2008
For people living with type 1 diabetes, weight gain in the long term may in fact be beneficial. A new study showed a general trend that over a 20 year period, type 1 diabetics that gained weight were less likely to die from the disease.

Sun Light Helps Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2008
Sun light, which is a major source of vitamin D, appears to lower type 1 diabetes risk for children. This discovery was recently made at the University of San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

Nighttime Aspirin Can Reduce Daytime Blood Pressure
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Low-dose aspirin can reduce daytime blood pressure if taken at night, and this may delay the progression of prehypertension to true hypertension, investigators report.

Pine Bark Extract May Boost Diabetics' Heart Health and Improve BG
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Results from a new study suggests that supplements of extracts from French maritime pine bark may reduce blood pressure and the use of blood pressure medication among diabetics.

Vitamin D An Effective Analgesic for Type 2's With Neuropathic Pain
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Vitamin D insufficiency is under recognized and may be a significant contributor to neuropathic pain in type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D supplementation may be an effective "analgesic" in relieving neuropathic pain.

Bitter Melon Has Potent Anti-diabetes Effects
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Substances isolated from bitter melon, a plant eaten and used medicinally in much of Asia, could provide the basis of new drugs for treating diabetes and obesity, an international team of researchers reports.

Benefit of Antioxidants Questioned
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2008
Past research done on animal test subjects has suggested that taking antioxidant supplements may prolong life. According to a recent review, in which 67 human antioxidant studies were accounted for, the numbers in human beings do not appear to support this conclusion.

Vitamin D Levels Again Linked to Breast Cancer
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2008
The most comprehensive vitamin D - breast cancer correlation study to date has confirmed the suspected result that women with low blood levels of vitamin D are at a much higher risk for developing breast cancer.

Omega-3 Intake During Pregnancy Closely Related To Infant Development
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008
Omega-3 fatty acid consumption during the last trimester of pregnancy appears to help with the motor and cognitive development of the infant. Higher omega-3 concentrations in the blood of the infants (which was also representative of a higher content in the mothers blood) was revealed to be strongly correlated to advanced development, according to a recent study.

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