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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

Strike Out Stroke: High vitamin C may decrease risk

Eating a diet high in vitamin C may decrease your risk of stroke, particularly if you smoke, according to a study published in Neurology. The study found that people with the lowest amount of vitamin C in their diets were 30% more likely to have a stroke than people with the highest amount of vitamin [...]

Strike Out Stroke: High vitamin C may decrease risk 2015-09-09T13:51:12+00:00

Breathing Easy: Grape extract quells inflammation in lung disease

A component of red wine, resveratrol, seems to damp down the inflammatory process in the progressive lung disease COPD, finds a small study. So effective was resveratrol in laboratory tests that the authors suggest that the compound could be developed to treat the disease. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is irreversible and progressive. The lungs [...]

Breathing Easy: Grape extract quells inflammation in lung disease 2018-02-15T15:53:28+00:00

“C” Through the Smoke! Vitamin C offers protection from effects of secondhand smoke

Researchers have found new evidence that vitamin C can significantly reduce levels of oxidative stress (free-radical damage), which is associated with a variety of chronic diseases, for people exposed to environmental tobacco smoke. The study provides hope for people who cannot escape secondhand smoke, whether in the home or at work. The researchers note that [...]

“C” Through the Smoke! Vitamin C offers protection from effects of secondhand smoke 2018-02-15T15:53:29+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

Smokers need B-6; RDA may be too low for entire population

Many moderate smokers (those who smoke less than a pack per day) may have “unacceptably low” blood levels of vitamin B-6, say Washington State University researchers. B-6 is believed to be protective against the DNA damage that can lead to cancers. It is also well known to help protect against heart disease by lowering levels [...]

Smokers need B-6; RDA may be too low for entire population 2018-02-15T15:53:32+00:00

Vitamin C, taurine ease artery damage from smoking

Researchers have found that vitamin C and taurine, an amino acid in fish, reversed abnormal blood vessel response associated with cigarette smoking. “When blood vessels are exposed to cigarette smoke it causes the vessels to behave like a rigid pipe rather than a flexible tube, thus the vessels can’t dilate in response to increased blood [...]

Vitamin C, taurine ease artery damage from smoking 2015-09-09T13:51:17+00:00

Exposure to second-hand smoke cuts vitamin levels

Past research has shown that smoking lowers vitamin C levels in smokers themselves. However, scientists wanted to know if children exposed to second-hand smoke would also show lower vitamin C levels. Researchers from the University of Puerto Rico gathered a study group which included 512 children aged 2 to 12 years old. Half of the [...]

Exposure to second-hand smoke cuts vitamin levels 2015-09-09T13:51:17+00:00

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