Vitamin D supplementation should be a standardized practice to treat COVID-19 in hospitalized older patients, according to a newly published position statement by the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
A new study has found that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in green tea, may increase levels of p53, a natural anti-cancer protein known as the "guardian of the genome" for its ability to repair DNA damage or destroy cancerous cells.
In a recent paper published in the Molecular Oncology journal, scientists at the German Cancer Research Center calculated that if all Germans over the age of 50 were to take vitamin D supplements, up to 30,000 cancer deaths per year could possibly be avoided and more than 300,000 years of life could be gained. In addition, healthcare costs could be saved.
A new systemic review and analysis of clinical trials has found that bleeding of the gums on gentle probing, called gingival bleeding tendency, and also bleeding in the eye, called retinal hemorrhaging, is associated with low vitamin C levels in the bloodstream.