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Three New Studies Reinforce Important Role of Vitamins

A publication from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on 23rd February 2009 further reinforced the varying and important roles that vitamins can play as part of a healthy lifestyle.

The following studies can listed as:

1. The first study suggests that women with higher intakes of calcium from both food and supplements appear to have a lower risk of cancer overall, and both men and women with high calcium intakes have lower risks of colorectal cancer and other cancers of the digestive system.

2. A second study showed that women who took a combination of B vitamins decreased their risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of severe irreversible vision loss for older Americans.

3. Third study suggests that higher blood levels of vitamin D are inversely associated with the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections.

According to Andrew Shao, Ph.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), “We’ve known for many years that these essential nutrients play important roles in health—vitamin D and calcium for bone health and folic acid for the prevention of neural tube birth defects—but these latest studies suggest new and exciting benefits that need further exploration.”


All I can say is we need to eat a well balanced diet. Fruits and vegetables are definitely the best sources of vitamins and minerals.

Source: Good News for Vitamins – Three New Studies Reinforce Important Role of Vitamins, HealthWorld Online


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