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People Benefit from Eating Onions

Onions are vegetables that are cultivated and used around the world. They are usually served cooked, as part of a dish, but can also be eaten raw. They are pungent and can irritate the eyes while they are being chopped. Onions contain about 90% water, 4% sugar, 2% fiber, 1% protein, and 0.1% fat. They are high in vitamins C and B6, folic acid and dietary fiber. They are very low in calories, sodium and fat, and can contribute their flavor to various dishes without raising the energy content. Onions are believed to benefit health because of their phenolic and […]

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Investigators at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine led by Danny Manor, an associate professor report that vitamin E supplementation can alleviate symptoms of obesity-related liver disease. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis  (NASH) is a common complication of obesity characterized by oxidative stress, inflammation, and fat accumulation in the liver. It is a severe form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease that leads to tissue scarring, also known as cirrhosis. This condition eventually leads to liver failure and may progress to liver cancer. There is currently no known treatment for NASH, and it is one of the most common indications for liver […]

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Vitamin D from Mushrooms

Eating mushrooms that have been exposed to sunlight and contain vitamin D2 may be as effective at increasing and maintaining serum vitamin D levels as taking supplemental vitamin D2 or vitamin D3, according to research from Boston University School of Medicine. These findings appear online in Dermato-Endocrinology. Vitamin D, also called the sunshine vitamin, is important for maintaining bone health and muscle strength. When present in adequate amounts, it helps maintain bone density and reduces the risk of fracture, weak bones, and osteoarthritis. This nutrient also plays a role in modulating the immune system and reduces the risk of chronic […]

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Uterine Fibroids Linked to Low Vitamin D Levels

Uterine fibroids, or leiomyomata, are noncancerous tumors that often result in bleeding and pain in premenopausal women. They are the leading cause of hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) in the US. Researchers led by Donna Baird, Ph.D., from the National Institute of Health found that women who had low vitamin D levels are more likely to develop uterine fibroids than those who had sufficient levels. Their study involved more than 1,000 women, aged 35-49, who were screened for fibroids using ultrasound. Participants’ blood samples were also used to measure their vitamin D levels, known as 25-hydroxy D. Levels of […]

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In a recent clinical trial session namely the TACT (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy) Vitamin trial, researchers found that heart attack patients who were given high doses of vitamins combined with chelation therapy were significantly less likely to reach a combined cardiovascular endpoint over 5 years compared to those who had placebo in both instances. Cardiovascular endpoints refer to death, heart attack, coronary revascularization, stroke, or hospitalization for angina. The TACT trial finding surprised everyone when it was presented at the American Heart Association meeting as it appeared unsettling to many cardiologists who had been dismissive of chelation. Most chelation […]

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