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Matti Narkia

Association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and cognitive performance in middle-aged... - 0 views

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    Association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and cognitive performance in middle-aged and older European men.
    Lee DM, Tajar A, Ulubaev A, Pendleton N, O'Neill TW, O'Connor DB, Bartfai G, Boonen S, Bouillon R, Casanueva FF, Finn JD, Forti G, Giwercman A, Han TS, Huhtaniemi IT, Kula K, Lean ME, Punab M, Silman AJ, Vanderschueren D, Wu FC; EMAS study group.
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2009 Jul;80(7):722-9. Epub 2009 May 21.
    PMID: 19460797
    doi:10.1136/jnnp.2008.165720

    Conclusion: In this study, lower 25(OH)D levels were associated with poorer performance on the DSST. Further research is warranted to determine whether vitamin D sufficiency might have a role in preserving cognitive function in older adults.
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Fat caused 124,000 cancer cases in Europe: experts | Health | Reuters - 0 views

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    BERLIN (Reuters) - More than 124,000 people in Europe developed cancer last year because they are overweight, and rising body fat levels threaten to add tens of thousands more to their ranks, experts said on Thursday.
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Teenage girls and elderly women living in northern Europe have low winter vitamin D sta... - 0 views

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    Teenage girls and elderly women living in northern Europe have low winter vitamin D status.
    Andersen R, Mølgaard C, Skovgaard LT, Brot C, Cashman KD, Chabros E, Charzewska J, Flynn A, Jakobsen J, Kärkkäinen M, Kiely M, Lamberg-Allardt C, Moreiras O, Natri AM, O'brien M, Rogalska-Niedzwiedz M, Ovesen L.
    Eur J Clin Nutr. 2005 Apr;59(4):533-41.
    PMID: 15714215
    doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602108

    CONCLUSION: Vitamin D status is low in northern Europe during winter. More than one-third of the adolescent girls have vitamin D status below 25 nmol/l and almost all are below 50 nmol/l. Two-thirds of the elderly community-dwelling women have vitamin D status below 50 nmol/l. Use of vitamin D supplements is a significant positive determinant for S-25OHD for both girls and women (P = 0.001). SPONSORSHIP: The European Fifth Framework Programme (Contract No. QLK1-CT-2000-00623)
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Differences in vitamin D status between countries in young adults and the elderly - 0 views

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    Differences in vitamin D status between countries in young adults and the elderly.
    McKenna MJ.
    Am J Med. 1992 Jul;93(1):69-77.
    PMID: 1385673

    PURPOSE: To compare vitamin D status between countries in young adults and in the elderly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Reports on vitamin D status (as assessed by serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D) from 1971 to 1990 were reviewed. Studies were grouped according to geographic regions: North America (including Canada and the United States); Scandinavia (including Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden); and Central and Western Europe (including Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom). RESULTS: Vitamin D status varies with the season in young adults and in the elderly, and is lower during the winter in Europe than in both North America and Scandinavia. Oral vitamin D intake is lower in Europe than in both North America and Scandinavia. Hypovitaminosis D and related abnormalities in bone chemistry are most common in elderly residents in Europe but are reported in all elderly populations. CONCLUSIONS: The vitamin D status in young adults and the elderly varies widely with the country of residence. Adequate exposure to summer sunlight is the essential means to ample supply, but oral intake augmented by both fortification and supplementation is necessary to maintain baseline stores. All countries should adopt a fortification policy. It seems likely that the elderly would benefit additionally from a daily supplement of 10 micrograms of vitamin D.
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Vitamin D deficiency and bone health in healthy adults in Finland: could this be a conc... - 0 views

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    Vitamin D deficiency and bone health in healthy adults in Finland: could this be a concern in other parts of Europe?
    Lamberg-Allardt CJ, Outila TA, Kärkkainen MU, Rita HJ, Valsta LM.
    J Bone Miner Res. 2001 Nov;16(11):2066-73.
    PMID: 11697803

    Low vitamin D status was prevalent in these young adults in northern Europe in winter, although the vitamin D intake met the recommendation. This probably is not a local problem for northern Europe, because the natural sources of vitamin D are scarce and fortification is not very common in Europe, and with the exception of the southern part of Europe, sunshine is not very abundant in this part of the world. Thus, the results of this study indicate that more attention should be focused on vitamin D status and the sources of vitamin D in these countries.
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Strategies to Improve Vitamin D Status in Northern European Children: Exploring the Mer... - 0 views

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    Strategies to improve vitamin D status in northern European children: exploring the merits of vitamin D fortification and supplementation.
    Tylavsky FA, Cheng S, Lyytikäinen A, Viljakainen H, Lamberg-Allardt C.
    J Nutr. 2006 Apr;136(4):1130-4.
    PMID: 16549494
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An estimate of cancer mortality rate reductions in Europe and the US with 1,000 IU of o... - 0 views

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    An estimate of cancer mortality rate reductions in Europe and the US with 1,000 IU of oral vitamin D per day.
    Grant WB, Garland CF, Gorham ED.
    Recent Results Cancer Res. 2007;174:225-34. Review.
    PMID: 17302200
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Serum vitamin D concentrations among elderly people in Europe : The Lancet - 0 views

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    van der Wielen RP, Lowik MR, van den BH, de Groot LC, Haller J, Moreiras O, van Staveren WA (1995)
    Serum vitamin D concentrations among elderly people in Europe.
    Lancet 346: 207-210

    These findings show that free-living elderly Europeans, regardless of geographical location, are at substantial risk of inadequate vitamin D status during winter and that dietary enrichment or supplementation with vitamin D should be seriously considered during this season.
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White Europeans evolved only '5,500 years ago' - Times Online - 0 views

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    White Europeans could have evolved as recently as 5,500 years ago, according to research which suggests that the early humans who populated Britain and Scandinavia had dark skins for millenniums.

    It was only when early humans gave up hunter-gathering and switched to farming about 5,500 years ago that white skin began to be favoured, say the researchers.

    This is because farmed food was deficient in vitamin D, a vital nutrient. Humans can make this in their skin when exposed to sunlight, but dark skin is much less efficient at it.
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Welcome to Eurreca! - 0 views

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    As populations become more mobile and multi-national, and more traditional foods become available internationally, harmonised recommendations based on up-to-date science are needed.

    EURRECA is a Network of Excellence whose members are scientists, nutrition societies, consumer organisations, small & medium-sized enterprises and wider stakeholders funded by the European Commission (EC) to work together to address the problem of national variations in micronutrient recommendation
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Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Food on the Tolerable Upper Intake Level of Vita... - 0 views

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    Opinion
    of the Scientific Committee on Food
    on
    the Tolerable Upper Intake Level of Vitamin D
    (expressed on 4 December 2002)
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European Nutrition and Health Report 2004 (several free full text PDFs available) - 0 views

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    European Nutrition and Health Report 2004 - Directory of several studies
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Nutritional Situation of the Elderly in the European Union: Data of the European Nutrit... - 0 views

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    Nutritional Situation of the Elderly in the European Union: Data of the European Nutrition and Health Report (2004)
    Elisabeth Fabian, Ibrahim Elmadfa
    Ann Nutr Metab 2008;52 (Suppl. 1):57-61 (DOI: 10.1159/000115352)
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Average European 'is overweight' - BBC NEWS | Health - 0 views

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    The Maltese and the Greeks are the heavyweights of Europe, figures from the European Commission reveal.
    The Italians and French the most trim, while the average Briton - like the average European - is slightly over the ideal weight.

    Obesity, which is linked to a range of health problems, including heart disease, is a growing problem across much of the developed world.
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European nutrition and health report ... - Google-teoshaku - 0 views

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    European nutrition and health report 2004
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European Nutrition and Health Report 2009 - Downloads - 0 views

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    Leaflet of the European Nutrition and Health Report 2009

    Executive summary of the European Nutrition and Health Report 2004
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Immune Protect with Paractin, 30 vegetarian capsules [00955] - 0 views

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    Immune Protect with PARACTIN® contains a combination of patented ingredients that have been clinically shown to boost immune function, increasing the body's natural ability to combat challenges.*

    Immune Protect with PARACTIN® provides 100 milligrams of a proprietary, patented form of betaglucan that has been proven to activate the host immune system's primary defenders by activating complementary systems, enhancing macrophages and natural killer cell function.7-12* The immune cell-priming capabilities of this patented, highly purified yeast derivative exceed those of all other sources of immune supplements tested to date
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Serum Vitamin D and Risk of Prostate Cancer in a Case-Control Analysis Nested Within th... - 0 views

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    Serum Vitamin D and Risk of Prostate Cancer in a Case-Control Analysis Nested Within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).
    Travis RC, Crowe FL, Allen NE, Appleby PN, Roddam AW, Tjønneland A, Olsen A, Linseisen J, Kaaks R, Boeing H, Kröger J, Trichopoulou A, Dilis V, Trichopoulos D, Vineis P, Palli D, Tumino R, Sieri S, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, van Duijnhoven FJ, Chirlaque MD, Barricarte A, Larrañaga N, González CA, Argüelles MV, Sánchez MJ, Stattin P, Hallmans G, Khaw KT, Bingham S, Rinaldi S, Slimani N, Jenab M, Riboli E, Key TJ.
    Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 19359375
    doi:10.1093/aje/kwp022
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EFSA sets lower tolerable intake level for cadmium in food - 0 views

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    The European Food Safety Authority's Panel on contaminants in the food chain has set a reduced tolerable weekly intake (TWI)[1] for cadmium of 2.5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight (µg/kg bw), based on an analysis of new data. The TWI is the level at which adverse effects are not expected. Average dietary exposure to cadmium for adults across Europe is around this level. Some population groups - vegetarians, children, smokers and people living in highly contaminated areas - can have a higher level of exposure up to twice the TWI. However, the Panel concluded that even for these groups the risk of adverse effects would be very low. The Panel concluded that current exposure to cadmium at the level of the population should be reduced.
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