April 15, 2021

Every Adult In Ireland Should Take Vitamin D Supplements, Report Recommends

Every adult in Ireland should start taking vitamin D supplements due to alarming levels of deficiency, a new report from the country’s Joint Committee for Health says. Low levels of vitamin D have also been linked to worse health outcomes in relation to COVID-19, and this is why the issue needs to be addressed urgently, according to the report.
April 8, 2021

New Research Confirms Vitamin D Protects Against Respiratory Infections

A new study, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal and said to be the most comprehensive analysis to date, confirms that vitamin D protects against respiratory infections.
April 8, 2021

Nutritional Supplementation In Preconception And Pregnancy Linked To Reduced Risk Of Preterm Birth

Increasing evidence suggests that a mother's nutritional status at the onset of pregnancy has an important influence on the growth and development of her baby, and that a good nutritional status during pregnancy may help reduce the risk of pregnancy complications.
April 2, 2021

Nitrates In Green Leafy Vegetables Boost Muscle Performance, Study Concludes

Consuming just one cup of leafy green vegetables daily could boost muscle function a new study says, suggesting high nitrate consumption is a way to promote lower-limb muscle strength and physical function.
March 25, 2021

Supplements May Protect Those With Low Vitamin D Levels From Severe COVID-19

Patients with low vitamin D levels who are hospitalized for COVID-19 may have a lower risk of dying or requiring mechanical ventilation if they receive vitamin D supplementation of at least 1,000 units weekly, according to a new study.
March 25, 2021

High Vitamin D Levels May Protect Against COVID-19, Especially For Black People, Study Suggests

A new research study at the University of Chicago Medicine has found that when it comes to COVID-19, having vitamin D levels above those traditionally considered sufficient may lower the risk of infection, especially for black people.
March 17, 2021

Research Reveals How Tea May Lower Blood Pressure

Scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark, have found that antioxidants in tea open ion channels and can relax the muscles that line blood vessels.
March 12, 2021

Administering Zinc To COVID-19 Patients Could Help Their Recovery

Administering zinc supplements to COVID-19 patients with low levels of this nutrient may be a strategy to reduce mortality and recovery time, finds a new study.