Folsyra i kosttillskott kan öka risken för bröstcancer hos vissa kvinnor

Folat, en typ av B-vitamin, ger hos de flesta kvinnor en minskad risk för bröstcancer. Hos kvinnor med en viss genuppsättning var det däremot tvärtom: folat ökade risken för bröstcancer. – Därför tycker jag det är för tidigt att införa en allmän folatberikning av livsmedel, säger näringsforskaren Ulrika Ericson från Lunds universitet. Hon tycker inte … Läs merFolsyra i kosttillskott kan öka risken för bröstcancer hos vissa kvinnor

Vitamin and Calcium Supplements May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

itamins and calcium supplements appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 101st Annual Meeting 2010. “It is not an immediate effect. You don’t take a vitamin today and your breast cancer risk is reduced tomorrow,” said Jaime Matta, Ph.D., professor in the Ponce … Läs merVitamin and Calcium Supplements May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Vitamin B Therapy Adversely Affects Progression of Diabetic Nephropathy

B vitamins given to lower homocysteinemia — and thereby to reduce renal and vascular complications of diabetes — don’t have the desired effect, according to a JAMA study. Researchers randomized nearly 250 patients with diabetic nephropathy to either high-dose B vitamins or placebo. The study’s primary outcome measure was the change in glomerular filtration rate … Läs merVitamin B Therapy Adversely Affects Progression of Diabetic Nephropathy

Vitamin-B Therapy Linked With Decline in Kidney Function for Some Kidney Disease Patients

Patients with diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease caused by diabetes) who received high dose B-vitamin therapy experienced a more rapid decline in kidney function and had a higher rate of heart attack and stroke than patients who received placebo, according to a study in the April 28 issue of JAMA. Diabetic nephropathy typically affects the network of … Läs merVitamin-B Therapy Linked With Decline in Kidney Function for Some Kidney Disease Patients

Vitamin E Helps Those with Fatty Liver Disease

In an NIH-funded study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, research found that daily vitamin E improved the livers of patients who have a type of liver disease known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The study results are welcome findings because there are currently no approved treatments for the disease, says a Saint Louis University … Läs merVitamin E Helps Those with Fatty Liver Disease