B vitamins might play a role in reducing the impact of air pollution on the epigenome, a new study by researchers at Columbia University has shown. The study is the first to lay out a path of research for developing interventions to prevent or minimize the adverse effects of air pollution on potential automatic markers… Read more

Adding treatment with high-dose b-vitamins, including B6, B8 and B12, can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia compared to standard treatments alone, a a systematic review and meta-analysis has found. Schizophrenia affects around 1% of the population and is among the most disabling and costly long term conditions worldwide. Current treatment is based around the administration… Read more

New research in both mice and humans investigated the link between vitamin A deficiency, brain development and Alzheimer’s risk. Researchers assessed mice who were genetically engineered to develop an Alzheimer’s-like condition. Vitamin A, the name of a group of fat-soluble retinoids, including retinol, retinal, and retinyl esters, helps boost the immune system and is mainly… Read more

Taking calcium in the form of supplements may raise the risk of plaque buildup in arteries and heart damage, although a diet high in calcium-rich foods appears be protective, say researchers. After analyzing 10 years of medical tests on more than 2,700 people in a federally funded heart disease study, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine… Read more

Although there was no causal link proven, vitamin deficiencies have been found in a high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines, according to new research from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The study draws from a database which included patients with migraines who, according to Cincinnati Children’s Headache Center practice, had… Read more