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  1. The Link Between Vitamin B3 and Birth Defects: Why You Should Supplement During Pregnancy

    The Link Between Vitamin B3 and Birth Defects: Why You Should Supplement During Pregnancy

    There are an estimated 23,000 miscarriages every year in the United States. About 3 percent of babies born in the U.S. have some type of birth defect, and these congenital defects are responsible for about 20 percent of all newborn fatalities. It is common knowledge that many different vitamins are crucial for a healthy pregnancy. Now, a new study claims...
  2. Curcumin and Neuroblastoma: Promise for Treatment-Resistant Tumors

    Curcumin and Neuroblastoma: Promise for Treatment-Resistant Tumors

    Curcumin is a bright yellow chemical and the main component of turmeric. While curcumin and neuroblastoma (a type of cancer most common in infants) may seem entirely unrelated, a new study found that this chemical, which is currently used in food coloring, cosmetics and spices, may help in the treatment of neuroblastoma tumors that are resistant to treatment. What is...
  3. Gut Bacteria Found to Influence Diet, Reproductive Success and More

    Gut Bacteria Found to Influence Diet, Reproductive Success and More

    A growing body of research suggests that bacteria in the gut influence overall human health. While past research has indicated that trillions of bacteria thriving in the human digestive tract can affect everything from immune system function and nutrition to mood, two new studies have found that gut bacteria influence diet as well as reproductive success in fruit flies. These...
  4. New Research Highlights the Importance of Getting Enough Vitamin D During Pregnancy

    New Research Highlights the Importance of Getting Enough Vitamin D During Pregnancy

    Recommendations for vitamin intake during pregnancy are constantly being modified to reflect new research. Most people are aware of the importance of taking in enough folic acid and other B vitamins during their child-bearing years. A new study on taking vitamin D during pregnancy suggests that this vitamin also may be crucial to developing children, especially in the areas of...
  5. New Research Sheds Light on Link Between Iron and Heart Disease

    New Research Sheds Light on Link Between Iron and Heart Disease

    Are you getting enough iron in your diet? Research on iron and heart disease suggests that getting enough of this mineral may be crucial to your health. We hear a lot about how diet can affect disease risk. However, there is a great deal of conflicting information. Is vegetarian food the healthiest choice? Should we be eating low-carb instead? While...
  6. New Link Between Lutein and Inflammation Hints at Heart Health Benefits

    New Link Between Lutein and Inflammation Hints at Heart Health Benefits

    Heart disease is the leading cause of early death; it is estimated that over 17 million people die from heart disease every year. The rates of heart disease are on the rise; experts believe that by 2030, over 23 million people will die of heart disease yearly. One of the most common forms of heart disease is known as coronary...
  7. Turmeric and Diabetes: An Ancient Spice Shows Promise for a Modern Disease

    Turmeric and Diabetes: An Ancient Spice Shows Promise for a Modern Disease

    Much has been researched and written about the curative properties of turmeric. New studies on turmeric and diabetes suggest that this tasty spice may offer new hope for an all-too-common disease. Turmeric is gaining popularity, both as a spice and as a natural remedy. Not only is this exotic spice an important part of popular foreign cuisines such as East...
  8. Discovered: The Relationship Between Healthy Gut Bacteria and IBD

    Discovered: The Relationship Between Healthy Gut Bacteria and IBD

    Got bacteria? Research on the link between gut bacteria and IBD suggest that a well-balanced intestinal microbiome may be crucial to treating this disease. An increasing amount of research about the importance of the gut microbiome has flooded science newspapers and journals. We have linked the bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tracts to digestive health, diabetes risk and even...
  9. Newly Discovered Link Between Vitamin A and Diabetes Offers Hope for Sufferers

    Newly Discovered Link Between Vitamin A and Diabetes Offers Hope for Sufferers

    Almost 30 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes, a disorder of glucose metabolism. This number is growing at an alarming rate, making this one of the most studied diseases of our times. According to a new study, vitamin A plays an incredibly important role in maintaining insulin production. Could a link between vitamin A and diabetes—namely a...
  10. Research on Vitamins and Sleep Links Vitamins A, B12 and D to Healthy Circadian Rhythm

    Research on Vitamins and Sleep Links Vitamins A, B12 and D to Healthy Circadian Rhythm

    Disordered sleep is a common and growing public health problem affecting 50-70 million people in the United States. While part of this is due to the business of modern life, there also appear to be other factors at play. At the same time, many Americans suffer from vitamin deficiencies due to poor diet and depleted food. Could these two issues be related...

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