Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Can vitamin A turn back the clock on breast cancer?
Monday March 31st 2014, 2:53 PM

A derivative of vitamin A, known as retinoic acid, found abundantly in sweet potato and carrots, helps turn pre-cancer cells back to normal healthy breast cells, which may help explain why some clinical studies have been unable to see a benefit of vitamin A on cancer: the vitamin doesn’t appear to change the course of full-blown cancer, only pre-cancerous cells, and only works at a very narrow ... [News Source]

Research shows Vitamin D can stave off MS symptoms
Monday March 31st 2014, 10:24 AM

Chemist Direct discovers scientists have found that boosting levels of Vitamin D may reduce the symptoms of nerve disease multiple sclerosis (MS) in the early stages. (PRWeb March 31, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11718735.htm [News Source]

Organic diet does not reduce cancer risk: study.
Monday March 31st 2014, 10:00 AM

A new study has found that eating an organic diet does not reduce the risk of cancer. [News Source]

Feed is suspect in spread of deadly pig virus.
Monday March 31st 2014, 10:00 AM

Investigators are exploring whether something in pig feed could be a conduit for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, which has spread to 27 states and killed millions of young pigs since it was first identified in the U.S. last April. [News Source]

‘Atkins gene’ reveals why obesity can run in family.
Monday March 31st 2014, 10:00 AM

Perhaps it should be renamed the Atkins gene. Scientists have found a small piece of genetic code that seems to have a strong effect on how well we break down carbohydrates and starch - and whether or not we are fat. [News Source]

‘Cut out meat’ to hit emissions aim.
Monday March 31st 2014, 10:00 AM

Meat and cheese may have to be off the menu if there is to be any hope of hitting climate change targets, a new study suggests. Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from energy use and transportation is not enough on its own to ensure global temperatures rise by no more than 2C (25.6F), say experts. [News Source]

‘Cut out meat’ to hit emissions aim.
Monday March 31st 2014, 10:00 AM

Meat and cheese may have to be off the menu if there is to be any hope of hitting climate change targets, a new study suggests. Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from energy use and transportation is not enough on its own to ensure global temperatures rise by no more than 2C (25.6F), say experts. [News Source]

Organic diet does not reduce cancer risk: study.
Monday March 31st 2014, 10:00 AM

A new study has found that eating an organic diet does not reduce the risk of cancer. [News Source]

Feed is suspect in spread of deadly pig virus.
Monday March 31st 2014, 10:00 AM

Investigators are exploring whether something in pig feed could be a conduit for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, which has spread to 27 states and killed millions of young pigs since it was first identified in the U.S. last April. [News Source]

‘Atkins gene’ reveals why obesity can run in family.
Monday March 31st 2014, 10:00 AM

Perhaps it should be renamed the Atkins gene. Scientists have found a small piece of genetic code that seems to have a strong effect on how well we break down carbohydrates and starch - and whether or not we are fat. [News Source]

Can vitamin A turn back the clock on breast cancer?
Monday March 31st 2014, 9:22 AM

( Thomas Jefferson University ) A derivative of vitamin A, known as retinoic acid, helps turn pre-cancer cells back to normal healthy breast cells, explaining why the vitamin may not be helpful for full-blown cancer. [News Source]

The Vitamin Shoppe Once Again Recognized with Top Consumer Honors
Monday March 31st 2014, 9:00 AM

NORTH BERGEN, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vitamin Shoppe is pleased to announce it has been recognized as the top-rated vitamin store and top-rated vitamin store brand based on consumer satisfaction in ConsumerLab.com's 2014 Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users. Each year, ConsumerLab.com, a leading provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of products that ... [News Source]