vitamin A

Time for Tears: Help for dry eyes

Our eyes are most happy when they are full of tears. Not so full that the tears are running down our cheeks — just enough that they are adequately lubricated. When the tear ducts do not produce enough fluid to keep the eyes comfortably moist, the result is a burning, irritating sensation referred to as [...]

Time for Tears: Help for dry eyes 2018-02-15T15:52:59+00:00

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

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

Antioxidants ease arthritis symptoms

Antioxidants are now known to benefit several “aging conditions,” including heart disease, cataracts and poor immunity. According to two recent studies, people with arthritis may also benefit from these free radical-fighting nutrients, which include selenium, an essential trace element, and vitamins A, C and E. At Alexandria University in Egypt, researchers added antioxidants to the [...]

Antioxidants ease arthritis symptoms 2015-09-09T13:52:22+00:00

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