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Vitamin B12 and Alzheimer’s Disease

Sep 15, 2011 12:32:45 PM

By The Vitamin Trader

A study published in the journal Neurology examines the relationship between vitamin B12 and homocysteine and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  It was determined that for each small increase in homocysteine the risk of Alzheimer’s disease increased by 16 percent.  However, it was also found that each small increase in vitamin B12 ...

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Vitamin E May Reduce Risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Sep 7, 2011 1:27:46 PM

By The Vitamin Trader

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe.  More than 12 million people are currently diagnosed with COPD. Researchers from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY performed a study to determine whether vitamin E supplementation could reduce the risk of chronic lung disease in women.

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Alpha-Lipoic Acid Effective in Reducing Body Weight

Aug 29, 2011 1:31:47 PM

By The Vitamin Trader

Many scientists believe that Alpha-lipoic acid is an important antioxidant. One of its most key characteristics is that it is both fat-soluble and water-soluble. This enables it to provide antioxidant protection in a much wider range of body systems, which has resulted in some scientists referring to alpha-lipoic acid as the “universal” antioxidant.

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Astaxanthin May Prevent Dementia

Aug 29, 2011 12:25:19 PM

By The Vitamin Trader

Dementias are disorders with symptoms of memory loss and a decrease in cognition and the ability to reason. Dementia, sometimes called “senility,” is not a part of the normal aging process, and shows that some other disease may be present. Dementia affects a person’s ability to be successful in carrying out their activities of daily living. Accurate diagnosis of the disease that is present is necessary for treating the dementia properly.

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A Physicians Tale: Coconut Oil & Alzheimer’s Disease

Aug 26, 2011 2:51:47 PM

By The Vitamint Trader

Of course, just about everyone worries about Alzheimer’s. It currently afflicts 5.2 million people in the US and is the seventh leading cause of death. The cost of treating it is estimated at $148 billion.

Mary Newport, MD, has been medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit at Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Florida since it opened in 2003. About the same time the unit opened, her husband Steve, then 53, began showing signs of progressive dementia, later diagnosed as Alzheimer’s. Read More

High Vitamin D Status Decreases Risk of Breast Cancer

Aug 24, 2011 12:51:05 PM

By The Vitamin Trader

A recent study investigated the relationship between vitamin D status and breast cancer.

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Posted in cancer

Cranberry Treatment and Prostate Health

Aug 17, 2011 12:59:42 PM

By The Vitamin Trader

Recent research has found that cranberries may relieve lower urinary tract symptoms in older men, thereby, improving prostate health and reducing the risk of prostate cancer.

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Posted in men's health

Astaxanthin Beneficial for Cholesterol Levels

Aug 11, 2011 1:21:03 PM

By The Vitamin Trader

If your health professional says you have hyperlipidemia, this simply means the amount of fat in your blood is higher than it should be. Although high cholesterol is the most famous form of hyperlipidemia, blood fats include triglycerides, phospholipids, and other fatty substances that circulate continuously through the bloodstream.  Astaxanthin belongs to a group of compounds called carotenoids. A recent study found that supplementation with natural astaxanthin increases HDL and decrease

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Posted in vitamins

Green Tea for Hearth Health

Aug 11, 2011 1:10:57 PM

By The Vitamin Trader

Green tea is an antioxidant and is used in promoting cardiovascular health and reducing serum cholesterol levels in laboratory animals and humans. A study published in the journal Nutrition sought to assess the effects of green tea on metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance) and inflammation in obese adults., It was found that green tea did not alter any biomarkers of metabolic syndrome or inflammation. However, it was determined that green te

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Posted in antioxidants

All Humans Need These Nutrients

Aug 3, 2011 1:25:42 PM

By The Vitamin Trader

Nutrition is the body’s ability to use and metabolize food. There are 45 known essential nutrients that are required in specific amounts for the body to function properly. The term “essential,” as used here, means the body cannot synthesize them internally. Therefore all “essential” nutrients must come from outside sources. In addition to carbohydrates, fats (lipids), complete proteins, and water, there are at least 13 kinds of vitamins, and at least 20 kinds of min

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