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Higher blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a reduced risk of cancer

A report published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by Dr. Ting-Yuan David Cheng and colleagues from the Public Health Sciences Division demonstrates that increased vitamin D intake is associated with a lower lung cancer risk in never-smoking persons. Lung … Continue reading

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Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of premature death

A new study by the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UC San Diego found that people who had less than 10 nanograms/milliliter of vitamin D in their blood were twice as likely to die over a nine-year period … Continue reading

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Vitamin E may hurt lungs depending on its form

A new study by the Northwestern University shows different health effects of vitamin E depending on its form. The form of Vitamin E called gamma-tocopherol in the ubiquitous soybean, corn and canola oils is associated with decreased lung function in … Continue reading

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Researchers discover the ‘fattening gene’

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim together with colleagues from Japan have discovered that the Sirt7 gene plays a central role in energy metabolism. The new discovery provides an additional explanation to … Continue reading

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Treatment of psoriasis

Psoriasis Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by excessive immune activity of the T-cells in the skin. It usually ranges from mild to severe and occurs in both children and adults of both genders. It is not a contagious … Continue reading

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