Concerns on health effects of farmed, wild fishes
Experts have advised on consumption of fish and its derived products for the prevention of cardiovascular and other diseases.
Cholesterol and omega 3 fatty acids
Cholesterol is a fatty wax-like substance present in all the cells of the body and it is also in transit in the blood.
High doses of vitamin D may stop colorectal cancer from spreading for over one year
Extra vitamin D may slow the growth of colorectal cancer, a new study suggests.
Vitamin D could lower risk of developing diabetes
The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity...
Maintaining required level of vitamin D essential for health
Vitamin D is essential for the body, as it helps to keep the bone in good shape. Experts say insufficient Vitamin D could lead to bone deformities (rickets) in children and bone pain in adults. Dr. Obiefuna Ajie, Chemical Pathologist/Lecturer, College of Medicine, University of Lagos explained what vitamin D does to the body, and…
Higher vitamin D levels cut colorectal, breast cancer risk by 31 per cent
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. Their epidemiological study is published in the June 15 online issue of PLOS ONE...
Top Five Sources Of Vitamin D
The importance of vitamin D cannot be overemphasized. For most people, its one of the things parents ring into their ears at a very tender age, forcing them to play outside instead of staying inside with their toys. Sufficient vitamin D in the body helps prevent conditions like osteoporosis and rickets. In addition to this,…
Sunshine vitamin protects against heart failure
Heart failure is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition, wherein the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood and oxygen to nourish the tissues of the body. In 2009, around one in nine deaths in the United States "included heart failure as contributing cause."
Vitamin D May Lower Risk Of Cancer - Study
According to a study on Japanese adults, higher levels of Vitamin D in the blood may be linked to a lower risk of developing certain cancers. Prior to these findings, it was assumed that Vitamin D has protective effects against cancers in many parts of the body. Vitamin D is made by the skin in response…
Vitamin D pills help burns heal, prevent scarring
Vitamin D supplements can help speed up the time taken for burns to heal, and prevent scarring, a new study suggests.The vitamin which is produced naturally in the body when the skin comes into contact with sunshine, is believed to help protect against burning.