Vitamins and Cararacts

Meta-Analysis Links Vitamins and Carotenoids with Lower Risk of Age-Related Cataract

According to a new meta-analysis a higher consumption of Carotenoids and certain Vitamins is associated with a significantly decreased risk for Age Related Cataract (ARC) formation.  8 randomized controlled trial (RCTs) and 12 cohort studies were included in this meta-analysis.  These studies, published through June, 2018, assessed dietary Carotenoid and Vitamin intake and ARC risks. …

Antioxidants and Prostate

Antioxidants May Reduce Oxidative Stress in Men with Prostate Cancer

Researchers have found increasing antioxidant intakes may lead to less oxidative stress in men with prostate cancer.  It is believed that oxidative stress may play a role in both the progression and development of prostate cancer. Biomarkers of oxidative stress in prostate tissue, blood and urine were examined by researchers.  A 10% increase in the…

Vitamin E and Fatty Liver Disease

Vitamin E Significantly Improves Liver Function for Fatty Liver Patients

A meta-analysis of five clinical trials shows a significant improvement in liver function in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) when supplementing with Vitamin E. Vitamin E was found to improve “serum biochemical parameters and hepatic histology”.  Improvements in inflammation, ballooning and hepatic fibrosis were also seen. NAFLD is becoming a global public health…

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…

Vitamin E

The Health Benefits of Vitamin E

Vitamin E, an antioxidant, is a fat-soluble nutrient and can only be obtained through food or through supplementation.  It is well known for its benefits for the skin, however it also beneficially for the heart and the brain.  A deficiency of Vitamin E is usually caused by a genetic abnormality or a fat malabsorption disorder.…