Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Texas bats prevent millions in crop damage.
Saturday June 30th 2007, 12:00 PM

Scientists gathered at the cave about 100 miles northwest of Austin are heralding the Mexican free-tailed bats as nature's pesticide. [News Source]

Processed foods get vitamins (Daily Telegraph)
Saturday June 30th 2007, 10:00 AM

THE poor quality of the average Australian diet is prompting food manufacturers to inject nutrients into a growing number of processed products. [News Source]

Vitamin waters don’t meet daily intake recommendations, experts say (CBC)
Friday June 29th 2007, 1:29 PM

While bottlers tout the benefits of new vitamin-rich waters, some experts caution the popular beverages might not offer any added health advantages. [News Source]

Adequate sun exposure no guard against low vitamin D (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Friday June 29th 2007, 12:05 PM

In many people, vitamin D levels can remain low despite abundant exposure to sunlight, research shows. [News Source]

People ingest too much fluoride, some claim.
Friday June 29th 2007, 12:00 PM

Although small amounts of fluoride will prevent tooth decay, excessive amounts can lead not only to irreversible tooth discoloration but also to other health issues, including an increased risk of bone breakage and osteoporosis. [News Source]

Antioxidants’ benefits cannot be understated.
Friday June 29th 2007, 12:00 PM

When oxidation takes place with the wrong substances at an undesired time, the results are devastating to your health. This is where antioxidants play a major role in the positive direction to sustained, good health. [News Source]

Obesity linked to Alzheimer’s as epidemic looms.
Friday June 29th 2007, 12:00 PM

The number of people with Alzheimer's disease is due to soar as a result of the obesity epidemic, it was revealed yesterday, as evidence grows that dementia, like heart attacks and strokes, has lifestyle causes. [News Source]

Obese people twice as likely to get Alzheimer’s.
Friday June 29th 2007, 12:00 PM

Britain's obesity explosion could trigger a second even more serious epidemic - of dementia. [News Source]

Obesity to fuel Alzheimer’s rise.
Friday June 29th 2007, 12:00 PM

Rising rates of obesity will lead to dramatic increases in the number of people with Alzheimer's disease. [News Source]

Vitamin C helps reduce complications linked to type 1 diabetes (New Kerala)
Friday June 29th 2007, 11:06 AM

London, June 29 : Eating citrus fruits rich in Vitamin C such as papaya, oranges and blackcurrant may be good for diabetes, for a new research has found that the nutrient could help reduce some of the complications linked with the disease. [News Source]

Vitamins and pirates (Concord Monitor)
Friday June 29th 2007, 8:08 AM

Feeling thirsty for both a drink and a trend? Then there's only one thing for you: Vitamin Water. It's currently the coolest drink around, with its funny little stories (they're on the side) and many flavors. The drink can be spotted in schools, stores and hands. Of course, there are those who abstain. [News Source]

Vitamin C helps reduce complications linked to type 1 diabetes (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Friday June 29th 2007, 4:41 AM

London, June 29 (ANI): Eating citrus fruits rich in Vitamin C such as papaya, oranges and blackcurrant may be good for diabetes, for a new research has found that the nutrient could help reduce some of the complications linked with the disease. Researchers from the University of Warwick have found that the nutrient helps "mop-up" free radicals that are produced in excess in diabetics. ... [News Source]