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Vitamin D Linked to Healthy Gut Microbiome

A healthy gut could be directly related to the amount of vitamin D circulating in your blood.

Researchers from the University of California-San Diego found a link between gut health and levels of active vitamin D in older men.

, December 07, 2020


Eating Dried Fruit Linked to Better Health

Dried fruit can be a good substitute for fresh if you avoid the added sugar.

Researchers from Penn State University found people who ate dried fruit like raisins and apples were generally healthier and had higher levels of key nutrients than those who did not eat dried fruits, even though they consumed more total calories.

, November 30, 2020


Mediterranean Diet Linked to Decreased Diabetes Risk

More good news for fans of the Mediterranean diet when it comes to your health.

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found overweight women who adhered to a Mediterranean-like diet were 30 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

, November 20, 2020


Childhood IQ Linked to Pregnant Mom’s Vitamin D Levels

The nutrition of a pregnant woman affects the mental development of her child.

Scientists from the Seattle Children’s Research Institute found higher levels of a mom’s vitamin D level during pregnancy correlated to greater childhood IQ scores.

, November 09, 2020


Veggies That Can Keep Your Arteries Clear

Learn which vegetables protect you from calcium build up in your arteries.

Australian scientists found older women who ate more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts were much less likely to have extensive calcium build-up on their aorta, which is a key marker for structural blood vessel disease.

, October 19, 2020


Lack of Vitamin D Could Stunt Growth and Increase Obesity

Vitamin D is critical for growth and development according to new research.

Scientists from North Carolina State University found that zebrafish deprived of vitamin D during a critical growth phase were half the size of the others studied and also had significantly more fat reserves.

, October 12, 2020


Vitamin C Linked to Muscle Retention over Age 50

Vitamin C is important if you want to avoid sarcopenia as you age.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia in England discovered the seniors they studied who had the highest levels of vitamin C circulating in their bloodstream also had the highest levels of muscle mass.

, September 21, 2020


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Antibiotics Use

The use of antibiotics could lead to health issues down the road for patients.

Researchers in Sweden and the U.S. have found the use of antibiotics, especially those with broad spectrum microbial coverage, is associated with an increased risk for new-onset inflammatory bowel disease and its subtypes, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

, September 14, 2020


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