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Source: Omega-3 Supplements  Sep 17, 2020  4 days ago
Omega-3 Supplements:  A new meta-analysis study of 40 past studies involving a total of more than 135,267 participants indicates that EPA and DHA supplementation reduces multiple types of cardiovascular risk and also improves hearth health.   The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journal: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/...
Source: Weight Loss  Aug 24, 2020  28 days ago
Weight Loss: A new clinical trial study led by researchers from Oregon State University and included experts from Oregon Health & Science University and Boston University has demonstrated that alpha-lipoic acid given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people was able to help many the patients in the study slim down.   The study findings are published in the ...
Source: Supplements For COVID-19  Aug 17, 2020  1 month ago
Supplements for COVID-19: Nitrate supplements could help the elderly especially in the COVID-19 context with regards to breathing and lung clearance according to researchers from the University of Florida.   Past studies have showed that nitrate supplements help muscles by improving use of calcium in the muscle. This finding that it's additionally affecting power is significant, es...
Source: Supplements For COVID-19  Aug 13, 2020  1 month ago
Supplements For COVID-19: Quercetin-a common plant based supplement is being viewed by some as a potential adjunct therapy for patients with COVID-19. Medical professionals who support the use of the supplement say it could be one part of a treatment regimen along with interventions like remdesivir or convalescent plasma, and that its over-the-counter availability and relatively goo...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  Aug 11, 2020  1 month ago
COVID-19 Supplements: If you thought that buying supplements was easy, think again. As a result of greed and profitability, many manufacturers especially those in Asia will find ways to put in the cheapest ingredient or form and not really focus on the true effectiveness of the product and whether it will truly help the end consumers.   The media has been abuzz recently about the proven ben...
Source: COVID Rehab  Aug 04, 2020  2 months ago
COVID-19 Rehab: With official figures showing that almost 18.5 million individuals infected with the COVID-19 disease and tens of millions more asymptomatic individuals and infected people who have yet to be tested, the medical and healthcare sectors worldwide is expected to be overwhelmed not only to deal with individuals getting infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the short term symptom...
Source: Medical Fund Raising Project  Jun 28, 2020  3 months ago
HELP! Medical Fund Raising Project: Sale Of Artworks We urgently need your help for various needs from expanding this site, and procuring medical supplies for various charity projects we manage. We have a series of paintings from the famed Canadian artist: Bruneau,Kittie who is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts  and at 91, her paintings are displayed in various famous museums a...
Source: Immunotherapy and Vitamin D  Jun 22, 2020  3 months ago
Immunotherapy: Researchers from Harvard Medical School in new study they recently conducted are saying that taking vitamin D supplements may help prevent a potentially serious side effect of a revolutionary form of anti-cancer therapy known as immunotherapy. This is typical side-effect is the inflammation of the colon or colitis. Therapeutically, immune checkpoint inhibitors help the immune ...
Source: Cognitive Health  Jun 17, 2020  3 months ago
Cognitive Health: A research led by scientists from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin challenges claims from some international scientific circles, that having high blood levels of folate (folic acid) increases the risk of poor cognition in older adults, especially in those with low levels of vitamin B12.   The research published in the British Journal...
Source: Vitamin K and Supplements  Jun 16, 2020  3 months ago
Vitamin K: A new research lead by Tufts University that also involved scientists from Boston University, Wake Forests School Of Medicine and University of Vermont that involved a new, multi-ethnic study found older adults with low vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to those whose vitamin K levels were adequate. The study findings suggest vitamin K, a nutrient found i...
Source: Supplements And COVID-19  Jun 06, 2020  4 months ago
Supplements: Medical researchers from Singapore General Hospital lead by Professor Dr Heng Joo Ng from the Department of Hematology, SGH have recently published a preprint study that has been yet to be peer-reviewed that shows a combination of easily available and cheap dietary supplements such as Vitamins D3, B12 and the mineral magnesium can reduce the progression of the disease to severe or fat...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 25, 2020  7 months ago
(Disclaimer and warning: Though the following is a published medical research study with more than 39 supporting published works, Thailand Medical News warns that no claims should be made that these nutraceutucals or supplements cure, treat or prevent influenza and the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.  Also individuals should never try to self-prescribe or self-treat if they suspect that they have...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 16, 2020  8 months ago
A research paper in Nutrition Reviews finds that intake of the flavonoid quercetin can greatly reduce high blood pressure in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. Medical researchers here consulted multiple studies that assessed the impact of quercetin supplements on blood pressure and glucose levels. Quercetin is a plant pigment commonly found in many plants and foods, such a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 21, 2019  9 months ago
Patients suffering from breast cancer who take the dietary supplements known as antioxidants, as well as iron, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids, during chemotherapy may be at increased risk of disease recurrence and death, according to new study results appearing in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers from the SWOG Cancer Research Network, a cancer clinical trials network fun...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  10 months ago
Dietary Supplements Folate is a water soluble B vitamin also known as B9 and folacin, folate is a naturally occurring nutrient in foods, while folic acid is the synthetic form found in enriched foods and dietary supplements.   Vitamin B9 or Folate is best known for its role in the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs) , which are birth defects of the brain and spine, specifically anence...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 01, 2019  10 months ago
 Health Supplements Online sites and store shelves are filled with nutritional supplements that promise to help with everything from protecting the heart to lowering cholesterol. Despite those claims, only a few supplements have been shown to provide some protection against cardiovascular disease. Dr Miguel Quinones, M.D., a cardiologist with Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vasc...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 27, 2019  10 months ago
Researchers from Vanderbilt University have discovered that increased dietary intake of fish oil, with its "healthy" omega-3 fatty acids, has been proposed to reduce risk of colorectal cancer. How it works is unclear, but it is thought to modify lipid signaling molecules associated with inflammation and carcinogenesis. According to Thailand Medical News, Dr Harvey Murff, MD, MPH, and ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 15, 2019  10 months ago
At least 42 people are with diagnosed with diabetes every five minutes globally. It is the world’s fastest growing chronic condition, but as its prevalence grows more individuals are adding dietary or health supplements to their diets in the hope of reducing their risk of the disease. But how effective are dietary supplements? Medical researchers from University of South Australia have co...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019  11 months ago
The US FDA has issued a warning this week that Biotin (Vitamin B7)  supplements can interfere with the results of certain critical laboratory tests and also diagnostic blood tests results with regards to test for troponin levels. The troponin levels in a blood sample is used to determine or assess whether a heart attack is impending or has taken place and also to assess the degree of antic...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 27, 2019  11 months ago
Many are not even aware of the existence of Vitamin K and for those who do, their knowledge of it is extremely limited. Medical scientists have long known Vitamin K  to be essential for bone density along with heart health.1-3   One medical study found that people aged 55 and older with the highest intake of vitamin K had a 57% lower rate of death fro...
Sourec: Thailand Medical News  Oct 21, 2019  11 months ago
Study findings from a randomized clinical trial by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University reported in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics adds evidence to earlier research that found an association between supplementation with the amino acid N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and improvements in patients Parkinson’s disease, a disorder characterized by a loss of function of the...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 01, 2019  12 months ago
Thailand Health Supplements Major Study ever undertaken using meta-analysis involving 13 trials and more than 127,000 participants globally. Results endorsed by American Heart Association and published in the Journal Of American Heart Association. The issue of whether Omega-3 Fish Oil supplements could help in cardiovascular diseases have been debatable for many years with clinical studies that pr...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 25, 2019  1 year ago
Thailand Health Supplements Curcumin a brightly colored yellow herbal spice from the Turmeric plant that  has been extolled with numerous health benefits such being anti-inflammatory and even anti-carcinogenic based on numerous medical studies that were done in the past.  In the last 5 years, curcumin supplements became big seller with many prestigious brands of health supplements havin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019  1 year ago
A medical team comprising of researchers from the University of Melbourne, University Of Technology Sydney and the University of Adelaide have discovered  a critical link between dietary zinc and zinc supplements intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial cause of pneumonia. The study showed that dietary zinc and zinc supplements assisted the human immu...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 16, 2019  1 year ago
Researchers from Tuff University’s Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center have discovered that  low levels of circulating vitamin K are linked to increased risk of mobility limitation and disability in older adults. The first to evaluate the association between biomarkers of vitamin K status and the onset of mobility limitation and disability the elderly. Kyla Shea, a nutrit...
Source: American Thoracic Society  Mar 30, 2019  2 years ago
Dietary intake of two fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, may have opposite effects on the severity of asthma in children and may also play opposite roles in modifying their response to indoor air pollution, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In "Omega-3 and Omega-6 Intake Modifies ...
Source: University Of Queensland  Mar 09, 2019  2 years ago
New details about the role of zinc in our immune system could help the development of new non-antibiotic treatment strategies for bacterial diseases, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs).   UTIs are one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide with about 150 million cases each year, and can lead to serious conditions such as kidney infection and sepsis. A team of cross-instit...
Source : American Physiological Society.  Feb 06, 2019  2 years ago
Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology -- Renal Physiology.   Zinc deficiency is common in people with chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. People with low zinc levels are also at a higher risk for hyper...
Source: Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Australia  Jan 22, 2019  2 years ago
B-group vitamins may be beneficial for maintaining concentration skills among people experiencing a first episode of psychosis, a study by researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has found. The study, led by Dr Colin O'Donnell, now at Letterkenny University Hospital, and Dr Kelly Allott from Orygen, explored the impact of increasing a person's ...
Source: Newcastle University  Jan 14, 2019  2 years ago
There is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls, new research has revealed. Older people are often encouraged to take supplements of vitamin D to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. But a Newcastle University-led study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has backed previous...
Source: Oregon State University  Jan 03, 2019  2 years ago
A research study at Oregon State University has shown that a higher intake of vitamin C is crucial for metabolic syndrome patients trying to halt a potentially deadly cycle of antioxidant disruption and health-related problems. Metabolic syndrome affects more than 30 percent of the global adult population and this findings might provide some relief to a majority of them. "What these finding...
Source: Vanderbilt University Medical Center  Jan 01, 2019  2 years ago
A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels. According to a recent study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, magnesium may help in maintaining optimum vitamin D levels in the body. The randomised study that had 250...
Source: Translational Research Center For Medical Innovation, Kobe, Japan  Nov 15, 2018  2 years ago
Blocking amyloid assemble in blood vessels is a promising strategy for slowing dementia. Milk Thistle A component of milk thistle may prevent the deterioration in brain function associated with Alzheimer’s disease by blocking the aggregation of the amyloid-β protein in the brain’s blood vessels.   Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the accumulation of amyloid-&b...
Source: University of Sheffield  Nov 04, 2018  2 years ago
Vitamin D supplements could help to ease painful Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found. Scientists from the University's Department of Oncology and Metabolism reviewed and integrated all available research on vitamin D and IBS -- a condition which affects two in 10 people in the UK. The study showed a high prevalence of vitamin D def...
Source: University of East Anglia  Oct 26, 2018  2 years ago
New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death. Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alphalinolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaeno...
Source: Kaneka Pharmaceuticals, Japan  Aug 28, 2018  2 years ago
A recent article reviewing the research carried out so far into the effects of CoQ10 on the progressive debilitating disease- Parkinson's has revealed that a new phase III trial is scheduled to commence this year. In the past three years, demand for CoQ10 has escalated, causing soaring prices and reports of fake products entering the market. The increase in demand is thought to have been trigg...
Source: Journal Neurology  Aug 08, 2018  2 years ago
Drugs taken in pregnancy to prevent epilepsy seizures can raise the risk of language delays in children. But new research shows that folic acid supplements can cut that risk.       One U.S. ob/gyn said the finding has real importance for his younger female patients. "The risk of language delay was decreased by half—the benefit of folic acid in this situation is...
Source: European Heart Journal  Jul 20, 2018  2 years ago
Experts urge caution with daily high-dose vitamin D supplements.     More is not necessarily better when it comes to the use of vitamin D supplements in patients with heart failure, based on results of a recent study published in the European Heart Journal. Known as the EVITA (Effect of Vitamin D on All-Cause Mortality in Heart Failure) trial, this study looked at the impact of daily ...
Source: Institute Of Medical Education and Research, India  Jul 13, 2018  2 years ago
Ashok Kumar Yadav, Ph.D., from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in India, and colleagues examined bone turnover among subjects who completed a randomized trial examining the effect of cholecalciferol supplementation on vascular function in patients without diabetes who had CKD stage G3-4 and vitamin D ≤20ng/ml. Participants were randomized to receive two or...
Source: European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology  Jul 11, 2018  2 years ago
Despite many study results suggesting that antioxidants have a positive effect on abnormal sperm parameters associated with male infertility, a large US clinical trial of 174 couples has found that an antioxidant formulation taken daily by the male partner for a minimum of three months made no difference to sperm concentration, motility or morphology, nor to the rate of DNA fragmentation. Results...
Source: multiple  Jul 10, 2018  2 years ago
More Reasons to Take Fish Oil Clinical trials have focused on the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil.   More recent data show the biological effects that omega-3s confer extend beyond cardiovascular issues and impact virtually every aspect of our health.   A meta-analysis published last year found that the highest co...
Source: multiple  Jul 09, 2018  2 years ago
Next Frontier in Fight Against Aging As longevity scientists look to target and stop aging, many researchers are focusing on geroprotectors, compounds capable of preventing or even reversing aging at the cellular level. Senescent cells are particularly troublesome when they enter the stage in which they can no longer properly divide and function. As cells become dysfunctiona...
Source: Journal of the Endocrine Society  Jul 08, 2018  2 years ago
A new case report in the Journal of the Endocrine Society documents how a patient's use of a common biotin supplement, also known as vitamin B7, caused her to have clinically misleading test results, which prompted numerous consultations and unnecessary radiographic and laboratory testing. Maya Styner, M.D., Associate Professor, University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Cre...
Source: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov  Jul 07, 2018  2 years ago
New clinical study supports astaxanthin supplementation for protecting skin from damage associated with sun exposure.   A new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial provides stronger evidence for the protective role of algal-derived astaxanthin against skin deterioration caused by ultraviolet (UV) light. FujiFilm’s research group conducted the resea...
Source: chalmers.se  Jul 06, 2018  2 years ago
You take supplements to stay healthy — but some of them may be doing more harm than good. Certain dietary iron supplements may aid the development of colon cancer in humans, according to new research out of Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology.   Scientists found that two strains of iron — ferric citrate, which is found in vitamin supplements, and ferric EDT...
Source: multiple  Jul 05, 2018  2 years ago
Researchers examined brain development in babies whose mothers received folic acid supplements during the second and third trimesters of their pregnancies.   Folic acid supplements of 400 micrograms per day are recommended for women before conception and throughout the first trimester of pregnancy. This dose of folic acid is proven to prevent neural tube defects in early pregnanc...
Source: multiple  Jul 04, 2018  2 years ago
A scientific paper has revealed that some nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness, when used in the early stages of treatment.   The systematic review, led by Dr Firth, honorary Research Fellow at The University of Manchester and Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University an examined if nutrient supplementation cou...
Source: multiple  Jul 03, 2018  2 years ago
A dietary supplement derived from glucose increases muscle-force production in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) mouse model by 50% in ten days, according to a study conducted by researchers from Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine and Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) de Québec Research Centre-Université Laval. The results, which were recently published in the...
Source: cff.org  Jul 02, 2018  2 years ago
An antioxidant-enriched vitamin may decrease respiratory exacerbations in people with CF.   An antioxidant-enriched vitamin may decrease respiratory exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.   In "Effects of an Antioxidant-Enriched Multivitamin in Cystic Fibrosis...
Source: bsmmu.edu.bd  Jul 01, 2018  2 years ago
Use of Bio-Kult led to a 69% decrease in abdominal pain, and improved Quality of Life scores.   Results of a new clinical trial confirm the use of Bio-Kult—a multi-strain probiotic formula with 14 bacterial strains and 8 billion colony-forming units per day—is safe and superior to placebo in improving GI symptoms in patients with IBS-D (diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel ...

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