Latest News on Vitamins and Health

For people with AIDS, a two-faced government (International Herald Tribune)
Thursday August 31st 2006, 12:42 PM

While South Africa' s health minister continues to advocate salad, vitamins and assorted quack cures, more South Africans now take antiretroviral drugs than in any other nation. [News Source]

Health conscious consumers to drive European vitamin B market (Nutraingredients.com)
Thursday August 31st 2006, 12:26 PM

8/31/2006 - Growing numbers of health conscious consumers searching out fortified foods and dietary supplements are driving demand and opportunities for the European B vitamin market. [News Source]

Vitamin D supplements for Asian kids, say researchers (Nutraingredients.com)
Thursday August 31st 2006, 12:26 PM

8/31/2006 - British kids of Asian origin are eight times more likely than their white counterparts to be vitamin D deficient, says a new study that is leading calls for vitamin D supplementation for this at-risk group. [News Source]

Vitamin D supplements for Asian kids, say researchers (Food Navigator)
Thursday August 31st 2006, 6:38 AM

31/08/2006 - British kids of Asian origin are eight times more likely than their white counterparts to be vitamin D deficient, says a new study that is leading calls for vitamin D supplementation for this at-risk group. [News Source]

Vitamin D supplements should be given to Asian children from birth up to the age of two years (News-Medical-Net)
Wednesday August 30th 2006, 10:43 PM

Vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets, poor tooth formation, convulsions, general ill health, and stunted growth. And it has been linked to an increased risk of multiple sclerosis, certain cancers, and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and mental health problems in later life. [News Source]

Coke, Pepsi lose their fizz in India.
Wednesday August 30th 2006, 8:00 PM

Pesticide levels in Indian Coca-Cola and PepsiCo drinks wouldn't be so high if India wasn't so heavy in its use of pesticides. [News Source]

Lautenberg wants extra mercury testing for Franklin day care attendees.
Wednesday August 30th 2006, 8:00 PM

A U.S. senator has requested that the Environmental Protection Agency test the homes of families who may have been exposed to mercury contamination at Kiddie Kollege day care. [News Source]

Daily dose of multivitamins cuts birth defects, study says.
Wednesday August 30th 2006, 8:00 PM

All women of childbearing age should be taking a daily multivitamin to reduce the risks of having a child with birth defects, according to the results of a Canadian study. [News Source]

Juices ‘may cut Alzheimer’s risk’.
Wednesday August 30th 2006, 8:00 PM

Drinking fruit and vegetable juices frequently may significantly cut the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests. [News Source]

Vitamin D supplements should be given to Asian children for two years from birth (EurekAlert!)
Wednesday August 30th 2006, 7:21 PM

Vitamin D supplements should be given to Asian children from birth up to the age of two years, to curb the re-emergence of vitamin D deficiency in the UK , say researchers. [News Source]

New water plant will solve THM problem: Gander mayor.
Wednesday August 30th 2006, 4:00 PM

A new water treatment plant should bring potentially dangerous chemicals in Gander's drinking water down to well below acceptable limits, the town's mayor says. [News Source]

American waistlines grow, especially in southern states.
Wednesday August 30th 2006, 4:00 PM

The United States continues to get fatter, with Mississippi and other Southern states leading the way, according to a report issued Tuesday by the advocacy group Trust for America's Health. [News Source]