Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Vitamins don’t curb pregnancy disorder (Miami Herald)
Sunday April 30th 2006, 5:10 PM

A new study found that vitamin C and E supplements given to healthy pregnant women do not reduce their risk of developing preeclampsia, a complication that can be lethal to both mother and child. [News Source]

High Polyunsaturated Fat And Vitamin E Intake May Significantly Reduce Motor Neurone Disease Risk (Medical News Today)
Sunday April 30th 2006, 10:09 AM

A high dietary intake of polyunsaturated fat and vitamin E seems to halve the risk of developing motor neurone disease, suggests research published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.Polyunsaturated fats include omega 3 found in certain vegetable oils and omega 6, found in fish and green leafy vegetables... click link for more info. [News Source]

Good health begins with ‘sunshine vitamin’ (The Pueblo Chieftain)
Sunday April 30th 2006, 10:07 AM

Q: I keep hearing about the many health benefits of vitamin D. Should I be taking a vitamin D supplement? A: That question is on many people's minds these days. In late 2005, researchers published a study in the American Journal of Public Health that summarized previous research on vitamin D and cancer. They concluded that taking vitamin D pills could cut the risk for breast, colon, [News Source]

Marking 50 years of Minamata.
Sunday April 30th 2006, 8:00 AM

Hundreds of Minamata disease patients and their supporters marched through central Tokyo on Saturday, two days ahead of the 50th anniversary of its official recognition. [News Source]

Obese Canadians find effective medical help elusive.
Sunday April 30th 2006, 8:00 AM

Even though the number of people considered morbidly obese is growing more rapidly than other categories of obesity, it is where the least amount of medical resources and attention are being directed in the war on obesity. [News Source]

New study questions vitamins’ benefits (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Sunday April 30th 2006, 4:29 AM

A disappointing new study found that vitamin C and E supplements given to healthy pregnant women do not reduce their risk of developing preeclampsia, a complication that can be lethal to mother and child. [News Source]

Rohto Pharmaceutical Confirms That Vitamin Medication Containing Sedative Crude Drug Helps Improve Sleep Quality (Japan Corporate News)
Saturday April 29th 2006, 9:03 PM

Tokyo, Apr 28, 2006 (JCN) - Rohto Pharmaceutical has announced the results of its recent study on sleep. The study has confirmed that an intake of vitamin medication containing crude drug with sedative effects improves the quality of sleep. [News Source]

Lurking beneath the surface.
Saturday April 29th 2006, 7:00 AM

A cleanup of the mercury-contaminated Sudbury River could involve dredging, placing a clean layer of sediment over the polluted river bottom, or a combination of both, a federal cleanup official said. [News Source]

Belly fat blues.
Saturday April 29th 2006, 7:00 AM

Visceral fat is a kind of biological monstrosity that, in excess, wreaks havoc on the body, raising the risk for heart disease, diabetes, possibly even dementia and some types of cancer. [News Source]

Extra Vitamin C and E Don’t Prevent Preeclampsia (WKYT 27 NEWSFIRST & WYMT Mountain News)
Friday April 28th 2006, 9:15 PM

WEDNESDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that taking large doses of vitamins C and E won't prevent preeclampsia, a relatively common but potentially dangerous pregnancy complication. [News Source]

New study questions vitamins’ benefits (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Friday April 28th 2006, 3:21 PM

A disappointing new study found that vitamin C and E supplements given to healthy pregnant women do not reduce their risk of developing preeclampsia, a complication that can be lethal to mother and child. [News Source]

Vitamin study disappointing (The Charlotte Observer)
Friday April 28th 2006, 2:12 PM

A disappointing new study found that vitamin C and E supplements given to healthy pregnant women do not reduce their risk of developing preeclampsia, a complication that can be lethal to both expectant mother and child. [News Source]