Vitamin D deficiency shown to be associated with depressive symptoms in psychosis patients
In general, the incidence of vitamin D deficiency is higher in people suffering from psychotic disorders than the population at large
I often get questions based on health and nutrition information found in my RealAge and YOU series books, so I am answering one that represents a common thread – what should we make of the contradictory media headlines about multi-vitamins. Are they beneficial or a waste of money?
Recent headlines have warned women that vitamin supplements in pregnancy are a “pointless waste of money,” seemingly discouraging micronutrient supplementation at this crucial time. Check the story behind the headlines.
A new review from China concludes that polyunsaturated fatty acids may be an effective therapy for patients with the dry eye syndrome.
Professor Cashman is the joint coordinator of the EU-funded ODIN project. He is lead author of a new paper that the authors say provides “firm evidence” of the significant risk that vitamin D deficiency poses to public health in the EU. They found that 13% of the cohort of 55,844 individuals drawn from across Europe had serum vitamin D levels below 30 nmol/L.
A study from Ireland has shown that intake of vitamin E raises blood plasma α-tocopherol levels, which in turn leads to raised blood levels of PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids), including the omega-3 fatty acids DHA, EPA and ALA.
A new paper shows that most Australians do not meet the recommended intake levels of marine omega-3 fatty acids. Less than one quarter of adults meet the recommendations for optimal health. In women of child-bearing age, the median intake of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), widely recognized as being essential for an infant’s brain development, is only 51 mg day – only one quarter of recommended levels.