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12 Changing Needs of Nutrition in Old Age

When we get older, our needs of nutrition also changes or they get strict. Some Minerals and Vitamin like B12, becomes more important with time.

Helen Rasmussen PhD, a registered Dietitian at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston says that these suggestions should be carefully applied at different stages of life and it is safe to think about them in 30 years.


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12 Ways to Get Vitamin D

Vitamin D

The Ultraviolet rays of Sun are the major cause of Skin Cancer and an excellent source of Vitamin D. We need to balance the risk of Skin Cancer by taking sufficient amount to Vitamin D from Sunlight. Sufficient Sun protection does not allow people to be at the risk of deficiency of Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is essential for the healthy bones. The studies suggest that there are many other benefits of Vitamin D too like protection from cold and fighting depression etc.

Calcium Regulation

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Vitamin D is formed in the Skin when it is exposed to the Ultra Violet rays from Sunlight.  Vitamin D is also obtained from some foods. It is required to maintain the good health and to keep muscles and bones strong and healthy.

According to the Institute of Medicine says that most people get enough Vitamin D.

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Vitamin C, E Supplements not Helpful to Avoid Cancer

cancer.jpgSoon after the two studies that discounted the helpfulness of vitamin B, folic acid, vitamin D and calcium supplements for cancer prevention, now U.S researchers report that even vitamin C and E supplements are not helpful to avoid cancer.

The same researchers have recently reported that vitamin C and E supplements are not beneficial to prevent even heart disease.

Dr. Howard Sesso (one of the study’s authors), who is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, says: “We find no compelling evidence to take vitamin E or C at least in the context of two very common outcomes i.e. cardioprotection and chemoprevention.”

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Adverse Effects of Sun Bathing

Effects of Sun Bathing

Take pleasure in the sun considered be the most delightful way to spend a holiday or even just one hour or two. But almost all of us have suffered from sunburn at some time in his/her lives. This condition is extremely itchy and painful. Too much time spend under the sun can also lead to headaches, skin pain and also increase the risk of serious diseases such as cancer.Although researchers have linked vitamin D deficiency with cancer and other health conditions like osteoporosis and osteomalacia, hypertension, heart diseases and diabetes in adults and rickets in children. It has been recorded that each year fifty to sixty thousands individuals in U.S. die prematurely from cancers caused by lack of vitamin D

Though previous studies have established that vitamin D and sun exposure can protect against infectious diseases but according to the FDA, approximately 1 in 5 people in the U. S. will be diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in their lives. The most important, preventable cause of skin cancer is extreme exposure to the sun rays.

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is known to be an important cause of skin cancers. As these rays induce DNA damage, however for the non-melanoma skin cancers, cumulative sun exposure is believed to be essential. The prevalence of all skin cancers is rising day by day.

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Higher Death Rates Have Been Noted in People With Low Levels of Vitamin D

images.jpgThe findings of a new research suggest that low levels of vitamin D may increase death risk from heart disease and other causes. It provides critical evidence about the role of vitamin D for good sound health.

The study found that the patients who had the lowest levels of vitamin D in their blood had two times higher odds to die from any disease in the coming eight years of their lives than those whose levels of vitamin D were at the highest levels.

According to experts, these results mustn’t be seen as a reason to spend hours in the sun and start popping vitamin D pills.

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