Endurance Exercises-Vitamins-Metabolic Syndrome

Endurance Exercise Maximizes Impact of Vitamins C and D on Metabolic Syndrome

Current research shown while Vitamin C and Vitamin D can alleviate metabolic syndrome combing exercise with these supplements maximizes the impact to alleviate metabolic syndrome.  Over 150 individual’s ages between 30 to 50 years of age participated in the Randomized Controlled Trial.  Participants were assigned to one of six groups: Vitamin C group: participants took…

Vitamin D and Cholesterol in Children

High Vitamin D Levels Linked to Lower Cholesterol in Children

According to new research, a link exists between higher serum Vitamin D levels and lower plasma Cholesterol levels in primary school children.  Children with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels above 80 nmol/l had lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and total Cholesterol levels when compare with children whose 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were below 50 nmol/l.  Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D…

PCOS-Omega-3 and Vitamin D

Combination of Omega-3 and Vitamin D May Benefit PCOS Patients

Researchers have found combining Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin D might benefit women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).  PCOS is an endocrine disorder which is believed to affect anywhere between 6% and 10% of women of reproductive age.  PCOS is characterized by impaired fertility, hyperandrogenism, menstrual dysfunction and polycystic ovaries.  There have…

Nutrient Deficiencies and Mental Health Issues

Nutrient Deficiencies Linked to Mental Ill Health

According to a new review, patients with Schizophrenia, a long-term mental disorder, have low levels of Vitamins C, E, D, B12 and Folate.  The studies looked at did not determine a definitive cause and effect relationship between Schizophrenia and nutritional deficiencies. 28 study articles were reviewed for this meta-analysis which involved over 2600 participants, 1221…

Could Low Vitamin D Put Postmenopausal Women At a Higher Risk of Metabolic Syndrome?

According to new data the onset of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) in postmenopausal women may be closely linked to Vitamin D deficiency.  Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) was seen in 58% of postmenopausal women with either deficient or insufficient levels of Vitamin D when compared with a 40% occurrence in women with adequate Vitamin D levels. Over 450…