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Vitamin Protects from Lung Disease: Researcher finds link between vitamin A and emphysema

While studying the relationship between vitamin A and lung inflammation, a Kansas State University researcher made a surprising discovery - a link between vitamin A and emphysema in smokers. Richard Baybutt, associate professor of human nutrition, said his research could have a number of implications. Baybutt’s previous research had shown that rats fed a vitamin [...]

Vitamin Protects from Lung Disease: Researcher finds link between vitamin A and emphysema 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

Supplements for Smokers? Antioxidants aid smokers’ gum disease

Treating gum disease in smokers is daunting: Implants don't take hold as well, surgeries are less successful and infections heal more slowly than in nonsmokers. Short of convincing patients to quit, oral biologists at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have found a way to help smokers respond better to treatment. In a [...]

Supplements for Smokers? Antioxidants aid smokers’ gum disease 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

Smokers can boost oral health

In a study at the University at Buffalo’s Periodontal Research Center, researchers showed that giving smokers a supplement containing the antioxidant vitamins C and E and grape seed extract improved the response to gum disease treatment. The researchers reported better gum attachment and improved oral health in general. “Smokers are a constant challenge in clinical [...]

Smokers can boost oral health 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

Can vitamin A prevent lung disease?

While studying the relationship between vitamin A and lung inflammation, researchers at Kansas State University made a surprising discovery — they found a link between vitamin A, cigarette smoke and emphysema, a lung disease found primarily in smokers. Richard Baybutt, associate professor of Human Nutrition, said the discovery was accidental, but that given its implications, [...]

Can vitamin A prevent lung disease? 2018-02-15T15:53:12+00:00

Smokers Lose Important Vitamin; Second-hand exposure also robs folic acid

Exposure to cigarette smoke may rob people of folate (also known as folic acid), an important vitamin that helps protect against a variety of diseases, including a number of birth defects, a large nationwide study concludes. Both active smokers and those exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke had lower levels of folate in their [...]

Smokers Lose Important Vitamin; Second-hand exposure also robs folic acid 2015-09-09T13:51:15+00:00

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