People who are undernourished after suffering a stroke benefit from intensive dietary supplementation during rehabilitation, according to results of a pilot study conducted at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in New York. Dr. M.
According to a new analysis of a large federally funded study that reveals the most dramatic evidence yet of the dangers of still-popular pills to replace menopause hormones – taking them for five years doubles the risk of developing breast cancer. Even women who took estrogen and progestin pills for as little as a couple of years had a greater chance of getting cancer. When they stopped taking them, their odds quickly improved, returning to a normal risk level roughly two years after quitting.
Over 75 per cent of young type-1 diabetics may require vitamin D supplements, after a US study reported ‘surprisingly’ high levels of insufficiency. Boston-based researchers surveyed 128 youths aged between 18 months and 17.5 years with type 1 diabetes. They found that 61 per cent of the youths had insufficient levels of vitamin D, and 15 per cent were clinically deficient.
Recent human studies have demonstrated the benefits of a vitamin with nutraceutical formulation supplying Folate, vitamin B6, alpha-tocopherol vitamin E, SAMe, NAC and ALCAR for patients with Alzheimer's disease at mild to moderate stages. The researchers have now tested this formulation for effect in a small cohort of 12 institutionalized patients diagnosed with moderate-stage to later-stage Alzheimer's disease. Participants were randomly separated into either a nutritional treatment group or a placebo group.
More research uncovers an association between improving insulin resistance in men using taking Vitamin K. Resistance to the effects of insulin is the major characteristic in type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance occurs in individuals with prediabetes; they are at risk of developing full-blown disease.
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