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Genetic variants for skin color in African Americans linked to vitamin D deficiency

One day physicians may be able to look at an African Americans skin color and, with the help of other determinants, know if prescribing vitamin D supplements would lower that persons risk of getting cancers of the prostate, colon, rectum or breast. ...

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Vitamin D supplementation: Possible gain in life years combined with cost savings

Scientists have now calculated: If all Germans over the age of 50 were to take vitamin D supplements, up to 30,000 cancer deaths per year could possibly be avoided and more than 300,000 years of life could be gained - in addition, health care costs could be saved. ...

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Working outdoors linked to lower risk of breast cancer among older women

Working outdoors over many years is linked to a lower risk of breast cancer in women after the age of 50, finds new research. ...

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Bleeding gums may be a sign you need more vitamin C in your diet

Bleeding of the gums on gentle probing, or gingival bleeding tendency, and also bleeding in the eye, or retinal hemorrhaging, were associated with low vitamin C levels in the bloodstream. ...

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Vegan diet significantly remodels metabolism in young children

Researchers report a comprehensive pilot study on the metabolic effects of full vegan diet on young children. The study found vegan children to have remarkably altered metabolism and lower vitamin A and D status compared to children with no special diet. ...

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'Alarmingly high' vitamin D deficiency in the United Kingdom

Over 50 per cent of Asians living in the UK are severely deficient in vitamin D, leaving them more vulnerable to respiratory infections such as COVID-19 and musculoskeletal disorders, according to a large-scale population study published this week. ...

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Carrots are healthy, but active enzyme unlocks full benefits

Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. But to get the full health benefits of this superfood, you need an active enzyme to produce this vitamin. ...

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