Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Kcentra approved for the urgent reversal of vitamin K
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 11:31 PM

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Kcentra for the urgent reversal of vitamin K antagonist anti-coagulation in adults with acute major bleeding. [News Source]

Researchers pinpoint upper safe limit of vitamin D blood levels, study suggests
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 9:51 PM

Researchers claim to have calculated, for the first time, the upper safe limit of vitamin D levels, above which the associated risk for cardiovascular events or death raises significantly, according to a recent study. [News Source]

The right amount of vitamin D for babies
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 4:54 PM

( McGill University ) Vitamin D is crucial to the growth of healthy bones. It is especially important that babies get enough of it during the first twelve months of their lives when their bones are growing rapidly. This is why health care providers frequently recommend that parents give their babies a daily vitamin D supplement. But how much vitamin D should babies be given? A new study from ... [News Source]

Personal Finance Daily: 10 things vitamin makers won’t tell you
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 4:49 PM

With more than 54,000 dietary supplements on the market, sold under 1,000 different brands, how can consumers find a safe product? Find that story and more in today’s Personal Finance Daily. [News Source]

Personal Finance Daily: 10 things vitamin makers won’t tell you
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 4:49 PM

With more than 54,000 dietary supplements on the market, sold under 1,000 different brands, how can consumers find a safe product? Find that story and more in today’s Personal Finance Daily. [News Source]

Low vitamin D levels a risk factor for pneumonia
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 2:08 PM

( University of Eastern Finland ) A University of Eastern Finland study showed that low serum vitamin D levels are a risk factor for pneumonia. The risk of contracting pneumonia was more than two and a half times greater in subjects with the lowest vitamin D levels than in subjects with high vitamin D levels. [News Source]

Researchers pinpoint upper safe limit of vitamin D blood levels
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 1:25 PM

( The Endocrine Society ) Researchers claim to have calculated, for the first time, the upper safe limit of vitamin D levels, above which the associated risk for cardiovascular events or death raises significantly, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. [News Source]

Vitamin D may reduce risk of uterine fibroid: Study
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 12:29 PM

Women who have an adequate intake of vitamin D are 32% less likely to develop uterine fibroids then women with low levels, researchers have suggested. [News Source]

Giving infants 400 IUs of vitamin D daily enough for healthy bones, study suggests
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 12:06 PM

TORONTO - A Canadian study has confirmed that 400 international units of vitamin D each day is sufficient to ensure an infant's health. [News Source]

Zebrafish study suggests that vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is an antidote to cyanide poisoning
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 11:24 AM

( Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology ) With the remains of a recent lottery winner having been exhumed for foul play related to cyanide poisoning, future winners might wonder how they can avoid the same fate. A new report in The FASEB Journal involving zebrafish suggests that riboflavin may mitigate cyanide's toxic effects. [News Source]

Optimal vitamin D dosage for infants uncertain
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 10:53 AM

( The JAMA Network Journals ) In a comparison of the effect of different dosages of vitamin D supplementation in breastfed infants, no dosage raised and maintained plasma concentrations within a range recommended by some pediatric societies. However, all dosages raised and maintained plasma concentrations within a lower range recommended by the Institute of Medicine, according to a study in the ... [News Source]

Children on track for a heart attack.
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 10:00 AM

Do you know how old your kids' arteries are? It's a potentially important question as scientists increasingly uncover links between healthy habits in childhood and risk for heart disease later in life. [News Source]