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Quarter of over-50s found to be low in vital ‘sunshine’ vitamin

Research: Vitamin D is present in a number of foods, including fish and eggs Quarter of over-50s found to be low in vital ‘sunshine’ vitamin Independent.ie Lack of exercise is linked to one in four adults over 50 being deficient in vitamin D which is needed to help keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/quarter-of-over50s-found-to-be-low-in-vital-sunshine-vitamin-38218197.html… Read More »

High-dose vitamin D shows benefit in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying progression of the disease, say scientists from Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prompted by the “very encouraging” results of the Sunshine clinical trial, the potential benefits of vitamin D supplementation in metastatic… Read More »

What Are the Health Benefits of Vitamin K2?

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for the functioning of several proteins involved in physiological processes. Naturally occurring forms are vitamin K1 (referred to as phylloquinone) and vitamin K2 (called menaquinones).1,2 Vitamin K1, which is derived from green plants, is best known for the role it plays in blood clotting, while vitamin K2, derived… Read More »