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Archive for September, 2012

Questions to consider before buying and consuming vitamin supplements


Date: September 30th, 2012

Many people believe that taking supplements is important to their health and can only do them good. While having an appropriate intake of vitamins and minerals is essential to a healthy body and mind, supplements are not always the answer. Here are a few questions you should ask before buying your next supplement.

Vitamin D linked to higher survival rates in breast cancer patients


Date: September 28th, 2012

Breast Cancer and Vitamin DA study out of Belgium shows a direct correlation between vitamin D levels and survival rates in women diagnosed with breast cancer. The study looked at women’s levels of vitamin D when they found out that they had breast cancer and discovered that women with higher levels of the vitamin were more likely to survive.

Heart attack risk associated with serious dental procedures


Date: September 27th, 2012

Heart Attack and Periodontal DiseaseResearch from a recent study has shown that patients on Medicare who had a heart attack or suffered a stroke over the course of five years were one and a half times more likely to suffer a cardiovascular event within four weeks of having a serious dental procedure or invasive treatment performed.

Eliminate diet soda and sodium to reduce your chance of stroke


Date: September 26th, 2012

Stroke, Sodium, and Diet SodaYou may think that reaching for a diet soda is a good choice for your heart, but you may want to think again. One study has shown that people who drink diet soda have a 61% greater risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack compared to people who don’t drink any soda at all. A separate study has also found that people with high sodium diets are at greater risk for suffering a stroke.

Low vitamin B12 levels linked to dementia amongst seniors


Date: September 25th, 2012

Dementia and Low B12According to PubMed Health (U.S. National Library of Medicine) a deficiency of vitamin B12 may be linked to dementia in elderly people. A study of 121 people found that participants with lower vitamin B12 levels did worse on cognitive tests and had smaller brain volumes, as shown by MRI scans. Other studies have shown that decreased brain volume is linked to dementia.