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No safe way to suntan, new NICE guidance warns - BBC News
There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has warned. The health watchdog's latest guidance also says an existing tan provides little protection against sun exposure. It recommends using at least factor 15 sun cream, with adults urged to use 6-8 teaspoons (35ml) per application. Benefits from building up vitamin D from the sun have to be balanced with the risks of skin cancer, it adds. Many adults in Britain have low levels of vitamin D and the guidance states that some exposure to sunlight can help to build this up. NICE also says it is not possible to get enough vitamin D by sitting next to a closed sunny window, or from sunlight between October and March in the UK. However, experts stopped short of recommending a specific amount of time people should stay out. //&! Hugh Jackman -
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Scottish government considering adding folic acid to flour - BBC News //&! - not having you period for 7 months and not going to the Doc is seriously questionable. ... I just through I got fatter ... DENIAL. //&! //&! Food Fortification vs The Real Stuff; "Neither antioxidant or folic acid supplements seem to help with mood, but the consumption of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables and folate-rich beans and greens may lower the risk for depression." -
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Folic acid to fortify flour 'would cut birth defects' - BBC News
"would cut" ... because eating your greens (and beans) and daily dozen (vs 5 a day) is too much to ask, too extreme. //>> New research on the human metabolism of folic acid suggests natural sources of folate are preferable - - links to cancer! because folic acid is not naturally occurring. we are not rats (where initial recommendations are based on)! //&! VS. Worries that taking extra folic acid might increase the risk of cancer have been played down by a major study. - - Following Canadian research linking the vitamin with a small rise in cancer, the study in the Lancet journal looked at data from 50,000 people. It found no significant differences in those taking folic acid. [...] risk that folic acid supplementation could disguise anaemia symptoms in a small number of older people. //&! Unplanned Pregnancies at risk;
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Folsäure in Schwangerschaft: Schutz vor Fehlbildungen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ eating more plants is too extreme you know ] [ because chemical created/engineered Folate is not equivalent to plant based folic acid ] In Europa gelingt es nicht, die Zahl der Babys mit offenem Rücken zu senken, das zeigt eine neue Studie. Eine einfache Maßnahme würde helfen, die Missbildungen zu verhindern - sie ist aber umstritten. [...] Vor mehr als 20 Jahren zeigten Wissenschaftler, dass die Aufnahme des B-Vitamins vor der Empfängnis das Risiko für einen offenen Rücken (Spina bifida) oder Schädelmissbildungen (Anenzephalie) um mehr als 70 Prozent reduziert. Die Anzahl der Missbildungen in Europa konnte dieses Wissen trotzdem nicht senken, schreiben Forscher im "British Medical Journal". Sie kritisieren die europäische Folsäurepolitik als gescheitert. [...] Für diese These spricht jedoch, dass die Versorgung mit dem Vitamin in Europa noch immer schlecht ist, auch in Deutschland. //
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Vitamins and Supplements: An Evidence-Based Approach - YouTube
- correlation vs causation. vitamin/supplement takers seem to be more health conscious. making some better health decisions (supplements look good bc health conscious ppl take them). statistics and study/survey sometimes don't take that into account (fudging data), don't make that clear. disclose. especially studies funded by interest groups. - expression of cancer reduced (protective, decreased all mortality rate) w increased veg and fruit intake. - vitamins and supplements can not replace phytonutrients and fiber that come with fruit and veg intake. - differentiation between fat soluble and water soluble. - Vitamin A study discourages intake, on average harmful. - Supplementation for Sick Population: B-Complex together w Folic Acid doesn't help (reduce cancer & cardiac event, cardiovascular disease ... Folic Acid unequal Folate (plant source)). - 6% increase due to Multivitamin intake? - Take your RDA ideally from food and not big doses. - Vitamin D & Calcium & epigenetics.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Everyone 'should take vitamin D pills' - BBC News
Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements to counter the lack of sunshine in England, government experts are proposing. // &!
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, 'My fiancé died after taking diet pills'
[ speaks of not being, the public, educated enough about dieting - forever diet vs fad diet ] // Pharmacists are warning that people who take high caffeine diet pills could be putting their lives in danger. In the past year at least four deaths in the UK have been linked to caffeine supplements. [...] symptoms of overdose include palpitations, high blood pressure, vomiting and convulsions. [...] A coroner ruled that Chris's death was due to caffeine toxicity.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements - The Atlantic
At least 15 studies have now shown that vitamin C doesn't treat the common cold.
Vitamin  Vitamin  C  Vegan 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Disease in Two Big Studies -
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and is an important part of the immune system. Receptors for the vitamin and related enzymes are found throughout cells and tissues of the body, suggesting it may be vital to many physiological functions, said Dr. Oscar H. Franco, a professor of preventive medicine at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands and an author of one of the new studies, which appeared in the journal BMJ. “It has effects at the genetic level, and it affects cardiovascular health and bone health,” he said. “There are different hypotheses for the factors that vitamin D regulates, from genes to inflammation. That’s the reason vitamin D seems so promising.”
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april 2014 by asterisk2a
Vitamin A and systemic inflammation as protective factors in multiple sclerosis
New findings on multiple sclerosis: An above minimum vitamin A level in the 2nd of five quintiles is associated with a -62% reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis. Moreover, higher hs-CRP levels (=greater inflammation) in the younger years offer protective effects as well (-64%).

Conclusions: Our results suggest that sub-optimal vitamin A levels may be associated with MS risk. The association between hs-CRP levels and MS risk in young subjects may support the role of the hygiene hypothesis in MS aetiology.

- hygiene hypothesis calls for breast feeding
- hygiene hypothesis calls for less over protective over less cleanliness environment for kids. let kid be kids. what can't kill them, doesn't kill them.
- Eat your vegetables and colourful fruits. Not pills. Food.

Years of chronic deficiency leads to chronic diseases.
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january 2013 by asterisk2a
Topical vitamin A treatment of recalcitrant common warts.
Topical vitamin A has been shown to be a successful treatment of common warts in prior informal studies.

Daily topical application of natural vitamin A derived from fish liver oil (25,000 IU) led to replacement of all the warts with normal skin. Most of the smaller warts had been replaced by 70 days. A large wart on the middle knuckle required 6 months of vitamin A treatment to resolve completely.
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january 2013 by asterisk2a
Medizinische Studien beruhen oft auf ungeprüften Vermutungen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
... Randomised trials seem to be more conclusive than other type of trials. And because randomised trials are hard to pull through the end ... short-cuts are made via epidemiology studies. but these can't sever as real evidence. they are more like observations and hunches.

ie in Vitamin trials:

Der Zufall sorgt normalerweise auch dafür, dass alle Eigenschaften, die man den Freiwilligen nicht ansehen kann, ebenso gleichmäßig auf die Gruppen verteilt sind. Wenn dann die eine Gruppe Vitamine erhält und die andere nicht, kann man sich ziemlich sicher sein, dass gesundheitliche Unterschiede tatsächlich auf die Vitamine zurückzuführen sind. Bei allen anderen Faktoren gibt es ja dank dieser Randomisierung keinen Unterschied. Und in den Experimenten, die Vitaminpräparate so getestet haben, waren sie nutzlos - einige sogar eher schädlich.
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july 2012 by asterisk2a

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