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High Doses of Vitamin D Cut MS Relapses - 0 views

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    "April 28, 2009 (Seattle) -- High doses of vitamin D dramatically cut the relapse rate in people with multiple sclerosis, a study shows.

    Sixteen percent of 25 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) given an average of 14,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day for a year suffered relapses, says Jodie Burton, MD, a neurologist at the University of Toronto. In contrast, close to 40% of 24 MS patients who took an average of 1,000 IU a day -- the amount recommended by many MS specialists -- relapsed, she says.

    Also, people taking high-dose vitamin D suffered 41% fewer relapses than the year before the study began, compared with 17% of those taking typical doses.

    People taking high doses of vitamin D did not suffer any significant side effects, Burton tells WebMD."
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Safety of vitamin D3 in adults with multiple sclerosis -- Kimball et al. 86 (3): 645 --... - 0 views

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    Safety of vitamin D3 in adults with multiple sclerosis.
    Kimball SM, Ursell MR, O'Connor P, Vieth R.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Sep;86(3):645-51.
    PMID: 17823429

    Conclusions: Patients' serum 25(OH)D concentrations reached twice the top of the physiologic range without eliciting hypercalcemia or hypercalciuria. The data support the feasibility of pharmacologic doses of vitamin D3 for clinical research, and they provide objective evidence that vitamin D intake beyond the current upper limit is safe by a large margin.
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Vitamin D and autoimmune rheumatic diseases -- Cutolo 48 (3): 210 -- Rheumatology - 1 views

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    Vitamin D and autoimmune rheumatic diseases.
    Cutolo M.
    Rheumatology (Oxford). 2009 Mar;48(3):210-2. Epub 2008 Oct 17.
    PMID: 18930963
    doi:10.1093/rheumatology/ken394
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Vitamin D intake is inversely associated with rheumatoid arthritis: results from the Io... - 0 views

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    Vitamin D intake is inversely associated with rheumatoid arthritis: results from the Iowa Women's Health Study.
    Merlino LA, Curtis J, Mikuls TR, Cerhan JR, Criswell LA, Saag KG; Iowa Women's Health Study.
    Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Jan;50(1):72-7.
    PMID: 14730601
    DOI: 10.1002/art.11434

    CONCLUSION: Greater intake of vitamin D may be associated with a lower risk of RA in older women, although this finding is hypothesis generating.
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Not enough vitamin D: Health consequences for Canadians -- Schwalfenberg 53 (5): 841 --... - 0 views

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    Not enough vitamin D: health consequences for Canadians.
    Schwalfenberg G.
    Can Fam Physician. 2007 May;53(5):841-54. Review
    PMID: 17872747

    Conclusion

    Low levels of VTD are considered a major public health problem in Canada, especially during the winter. Those with risk factors should be screened for low 25(OH)D levels and repletion therapy instituted if needed. Researchers have estimated that the oral dose of vitamin D3 to attain and maintain 25(OH)D levels >80 nmol/L is 2200 IU/d if baseline levels are 20 to 40 nmol/L, 1800 IU/d if levels are 40 to 60 nmol/L, and 1160 IU/d if levels are between 60 and 80 nmol/L.64

    We need to ensure that patients have healthy blood levels of 25(OH)D to prevent levels of parathyroid hormone from rising and to maximize absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate. Positive effects on bone are marginal at best unless patients consume at least 800 IU/d of VTD. The emerging and exciting role of the VTD receptor and the actions of VTD in maintaining health in other cell types have become more apparent during the last decade.
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Combination Immunotherapy of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: A Phase 2 Tr... - 0 views

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    Combination immunotherapy of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: a phase 2 trial.
    Barrera JL, Verastegui E, Meneses A, Zinser J, de la Garza J, Hadden JW.
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Mar;126(3):345-51.
    PMID: 10722007
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Dietary linolenic acid is inversely associated with calcified atherosclerotic plaque in... - 0 views

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    Dietary linolenic acid is inversely associated with calcified atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Heart Study.
    Djoussé L, Arnett DK, Carr JJ, Eckfeldt JH, Hopkins PN, Province MA, Ellison RC; Investigators of the NHLBI FHS.
    Circulation. 2005 Jun 7;111(22):2921-6. Epub 2005 May 31.
    PMID: 15927976
    doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.104.489534
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Low vitamin d levels predict stroke in patients referred to coronary angiography. - Str... - 0 views

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    Low vitamin d levels predict stroke in patients referred to coronary angiography.\nPilz S, Dobnig H, Fischer JE, Wellnitz B, Seelhorst U, Boehm BO, März W.\nStroke. 2008 Sep;39(9):2611-3. Epub 2008 Jul 17.\nPMID: 18635847 \ndoi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.107.513655
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Phase II study of pomegranate juice for men with rising prostate-specific antigen follo... - 0 views

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    Phase II study of pomegranate juice for men with rising prostate-specific antigen following surgery or radiation for prostate cancer.
    Pantuck AJ, Leppert JT, Zomorodian N, Aronson W, Hong J, Barnard RJ, Seeram N, Liker H, Wang H, Elashoff R, Heber D, Aviram M, Ignarro L, Belldegrun A.
    Clin Cancer Res. 2006 Jul 1;12(13):4018-26.
    PMID: 16818701
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Neutralizing Acidosis And Bone Loss Among Mature Adults - 0 views

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    A new study funded in part by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) suggests that neutralizing an acid-producing diet may be an important key to reducing bone breakdown, or "turnover," while aging. The study comes on the heels of several ARS-reported studies suggesting that consuming more-than-recommended amounts of calcium may not be the main answer to protecting bone.
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Effects of pistachios on cardiovascular disease risk factors and potential mechanisms o... - 0 views

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    Effects of pistachios on cardiovascular disease risk factors and potential mechanisms of action: a dose-response study.

    Gebauer SK, West SG, Kay CD, Alaupovic P, Bagshaw D, Kris-Etherton PM.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Sep;88(3):651-9.
    PMID: 18779280
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Dietary cis-monounsaturated fatty acids and metabolic control in type 2 diabetes -- Ros... - 0 views

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    Dietary cis-monounsaturated fatty acids and metabolic control in type 2 diabetes.
    Ros E.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Sep;78(3 Suppl):617S-625S. Review.
    PMID: 12936956
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Omega-3 fatty acids and cardiac arrhythmias: prior studies and recommendations for futu... - 0 views

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    Omega-3 fatty acids and cardiac arrhythmias: prior studies and recommendations for future research: a report from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Office Of Dietary Supplements Omega-3 Fatty Acids and their Role in Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis Workshop.\nLondon B, Albert C, Anderson ME, Giles WR, Van Wagoner DR, Balk E, Billman GE, Chung M, Lands W, Leaf A, McAnulty J, Martens JR, Costello RB, Lathrop DA.\nCirculation. 2007 Sep 4;116(10):e320-35. Review. \nPMID: 17768297
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AHA Science Advisory: Lyon Diet Heart Study. Benefits of a Mediterranean-style, Nationa... - 0 views

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    AHA Science Advisory: Lyon Diet Heart Study. Benefits of a Mediterranean-style, National Cholesterol Education Program/American Heart Association Step I Dietary Pattern on Cardiovascular Disease.\nKris-Etherton P, Eckel RH, Howard BV, St Jeor S, Bazzarre TL; Nutrition Committee Population Science Committee and Clinical Science Committee of the American Heart Association.\nCirculation. 2001 Apr 3;103(13):1823-5. \nPMID: 11282918
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n-3 Fatty acids from fish or fish-oil supplements, but not alpha-linolenic acid, benefi... - 0 views

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    Wang C, Harris WS, Chung M, Lichtenstein AH, Balk EM, Kupelnick B, Jordan HS, Lau J. \nn-3 Fatty acids from fish or fish-oil supplements, but not \nalpha-linolenic acid, benefit cardiovascular disease outcomes in \nprimary- and secondary-prevention studies: a systematic review. \nAm J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jul;84(1):5-17. Review. \nPMID: 16825676
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n-3 fatty acid dietary recommendations and food sources to achieve essentiality and car... - 0 views

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    n-3 fatty acid dietary recommendations and food sources to achieve essentiality and cardiovascular benefits.\nGebauer SK, Psota TL, Harris WS, Kris-Etherton PM.\nAm J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jun;83(6 Suppl):1526S-1535S. Review.\nPMID: 16841863
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A high menaquinone reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease in women - 0 views

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    A high menaquinone reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease in women.\nGast GC, de Roos NM, Sluijs I, Bots ML, Beulens JW, Geleijnse JM, Witteman JC, Grobbee DE, Peeters PH, van der Schouw YT.\nNutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2009 Jan 27. [Epub ahead of print]\nPMID: 19179058 \ndoi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2008.10.004\n
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Improvement of chronic back pain or failed back surgery with vitamin D repletion: a cas... - 0 views

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    Improvement of chronic back pain or failed back surgery with vitamin D repletion: a case series.\nSchwalfenberg G.\nJ Am Board Fam Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;22(1):69-74.\nPMID: 19124636
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Pomegranate juice: a heart-healthy fruit juice. - Wiley InterScience :: Article :: HTML... - 0 views

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    Pomegranate juice: a heart-healthy fruit juice.
    Basu A, Penugonda K.
    Nutr Rev. 2009 Jan;67(1):49-56.
    PMID: 19146506
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2008.00133.x
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Prevention of sudden cardiac death with omega-3 fatty acids in patients with coronary h... - 0 views

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    Prevention of sudden cardiac death with omega-3 fatty acids in patients with coronary heart disease: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.\nZhao YT, Chen Q, Sun YX, Li XB, Zhang P, Xu Y, Guo JH.\nAnn Med. 2009 Jan 16:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]\nPMID: 19148838
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