Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Nevermind milk: Who’s got vitamin D? (UCD Advocate)
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 4:57 PM

Study shows widespread deficiency Ironically, the trend of protecting  against the sun, and reducing exposure to a natural source of vitamin D, could be harmful to a person’s health. But experts don’t always agree on how to best supplement this important vitamin.... [News Source]

Studies Show Vitamin D May Help Prevent Flu by Strengthening Immune System (redOrbit)
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 3:30 PM

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Several studies and articles published this year show that vitamin D plays an important role in the prevention of respiratory infections such as the cold and flu. A study by vitamin D expert Dr. [News Source]

Studies Show Vitamin D May Help Prevent Flu by Strengthening Immune System (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 1:00 PM

Several studies and articles published this year show that vitamin D plays an important role in the prevention of respiratory infections such as the cold and flu. [News Source]

In Haverhill, former mills churn out apartments.
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 10:00 AM

On the once-contaminated site of a decaying shoe factory, a thriving neighborhood is growing with the opening of hundreds of chic apartments, part of a renaissance in this Merrimack River mill city, which has seen plenty of hard times. [News Source]

Researchers seek ‘preheater’ for oil sands.
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 10:00 AM

A new international research partnership based in Alberta hopes to answer an intriguing question: Could the warm rocks of deep Earth wean the oil sands off their heavy natural gas diet? [News Source]

Prenatal vitamins dilemma – feeling guilty (Handbag.com)
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 9:54 AM

Hi! I was just wondering about this.. So, for the first 12weeks I continued taking the folic acid I'd started when TTC. Now since then I've not taken any prenatal vitamins. I'm just wondering now if I should or not. [News Source]

Multiple roles for vitamins in body (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
Tuesday September 29th 2009, 10:37 PM

I'm working on a nutrition-related project and came upon some nice-to-knows about vitamins. Allow me to share: Vitamins are substances that are "vital" to life. One source says, "Hundreds of foods deliver more than a dozen vitamins that participate in thousands of activities throughout our body." [News Source]

Congressional Hearing Targets Steroids Posing as Vitamins and Supplements (FOX 12 Idaho)
Tuesday September 29th 2009, 10:31 PM

Nampa, Idaho -- The federal government says it can't keep steroids from hitting the market shelves. This comes on the heels of a raid and an investigation into bodybuilding.com of Meridian, [News Source]

Vitamin cafes: Japan’s latest health injection (CNN)
Tuesday September 29th 2009, 8:33 PM

In trendy neighborhoods of Tokyo customers are lining up for vitamin injections that promise to improve health and beauty. [News Source]

The Final Countdown: The season’s 5 most surprising teams (Yahoo! Canada Sports)
Tuesday September 29th 2009, 6:37 PM

As the 2009 season draws to a close, we look back with a few numbered lists that are chock full of vitamins and oh-so-easy to digest. Today we count the teams that weren't disappointments , but provided a few more smiles than expected instead. 1. Colorado Rockies After a 74-88 finish in 2008 and an offseason that saw Matt Holliday (notes) off to Oakland, it seemed as if it were safe to write off ... [News Source]

Young Asian women sought for vitamin D study (Scoop.co.nz)
Tuesday September 29th 2009, 5:08 PM

Young Indian, Chinese and Korean women are being sought for a study to identify whether some ethnic groups are vitamin D deficient through lack of sun and therefore at higher risk of developing bone disease. [News Source]

Science: Backing the claims of brain foods (Nutraingredients.com)
Tuesday September 29th 2009, 5:01 PM

Omega-3s, green tea, phosphatidylserine (PS), St John’s wort, soy, ginseng, B vitamins, and superfruits such as pomegranate are just some examples of ingredients out there claiming to assist the brain’s optimal function. [News Source]