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Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed

By University of Exeter August 13, 2014 No comments

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Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted.

An international team, led by Dr David Llewellyn at the University of Exeter Medical School, found that study participants who were severely Vitamin D deficient were more than twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The team studied elderly Americans who took part in the Cardiovascular Health Study. They discovered that adults in the study who were moderately deficient in vitamin D had a 53 per cent increased risk of developing dementia of any kind, and the risk increased to 125 per cent in those who were severely deficient.

Similar results were recorded for Alzheimer’s disease, with the moderately deficient group 69 per cent more likely to develop this type of dementia, jumping to a 122 per cent increased risk for those severely deficient.

Did Vitamin D Level Impact Soccer Player Performance in World Cup?

By Res-Q Editor July 24, 2014 No comments

Success as a professional soccer player during the World Cup requires skill, training and heart. A new study found that vitamin D levels could also impact athletic performance.

Researchers from Greece looked at the vitamin D levels of 67 soccer players following the competition season and off season. They found high vitamin D levels related to increased exercise performance both times.

New Research Links Fish Oil Supplements with Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

By Res-Q Editor July 21, 2014 No comments

 

Fish Oil PillThough known for being good for the heart, a new study conducted at the Rhode Island Hospital indicates that fish oil may also be very good for the mind.  

The results of the study, published in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia journal, found that people taking daily fish oil supplements showed significantly lower rates of cognitive decline than those not taking a daily fish oil supplement.  

Higher Vitamin D Levels Cut Risk of Dying By Half

By Res-Q Editor July 2, 2014 No comments

Research confirms that having a healthy vitamin D blood serum level of 30 ng/mL (nanograms per milliliter—a density measurement) cuts the risk of dying prematurely in half, over a nine-year follow-up, compared to people with lower levels.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that too-low levels of vitamin D are hazardous due to increased risk of bone diseases. The results of this new systematic review as published in the American Journal of Public Health go even further in showing a connection between vitamin D and risk of premature death from all causes.

Unfortunately, nearly two-thirds of Americans are estimated to have vitamin D levels lower than 30 ng/mL, according to Dr. Cedric Garland, a professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UC San Diego.

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Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Increased Risk of High Blood Pressure

By Res-Q Editor June 30, 2014 No comments

A recent study published online in the June 25, 2014 issue of The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology found a causal link between vitamin D deficiencies and the risk of hypertension (high blood pressure).

This large and very interesting study involved more than 140,000 individuals across Europe and North America.  The researchers found that for every 10 percent increase in vitamin D levels, there was an 8 percent decrease in the risk of developing high blood pressure.    

“The potential to prevent and reduce high blood pressure with vitamin D in place of more expensive medications is certainly something researchers can now usefully explore in greater depth,” said study leader Professor Elina Hypponen of the University of South Australia

Though additional research is needed, these findings suggest that Vitamin D supplementation could be effective in combating some cases of hypertension.  Res-Q offers three health supplements with Vitamin D:  

  • Multi – an all-purpose multi-vitamin with 800 IU of Vitamin D
  • SmartCal – helps promote strong bones with 1,000 IU of Vitamin D
  • 1250+ - Combines the beneficial effects of Omega-3 with 500 IU of Vitamin D

FDA Says Eating Fish is Good for Brain Development & Boosting Child's IQ

By Res-Q Editor June 27, 2014 No comments

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have updated and released new seafood consumption guidelines for pregnant women, nursing women, and young children. After years of recommending a "maximum" amount of fish to eat weekly, the new recommendation proposes a "minimum" consumption level of two to three servings per week. 

"For years, many women have limited or avoided eating fish during pregnancy or feeding fish to their young children, " said Stephen Ostroff, the FDA's acting chief scientist.   "The information that's been developed over the past decade strongly demonstrates that the health benefits that accrue from the consumption of fish far outweigh any risk."

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Omega-3s & DHA May Help You Sleep Better

By Res-Q Editor June 24, 2014 No comments

A recent sleep study found that children who took a 600-milligram omega-3 supplement every day slept nearly an hour longer and had fewer sleep disturbances. The study indicated that Omega-3 DHAs plays an important role in sleep. 

The researchers from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, published the results in the March 2014 issue of the Journal of Sleep Research.   

Although further research is needed to confirm a benefit for adults, anyone suffering from sleep problems should consider taking a Res-Q Omega-3 supplement.   It's a simple, inexpensive and natural approach to sleep without side-effects or feeling groggy when you wake-up.  

COMPARISON OF OMEGA-3, DHA, & EPA LEVELS
  Total Omega-3s (mg) DHA (mg) EPA (mg)
Res-Q 1250, 200 Softgels 750-850 300-325 390-425
Res-Q 1250, 17 Oz. Liquid 1400-1700 460-550 740-825
Res-Q Calamarine, 60 Softgels 700 500 125
Res-Q 1250+ Vit. D, 200 Softgels 750 440 260
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New Study: Statins May Reduce Physical Activity

By Res-Q Editor June 14, 2014 No comments

Statins, which are well-known and widely prescribed drugs used to lower cholesterol, have been the focus of much research on possible side effects.   A recent study by medical researchers at the Oregon State University and published in the Journal of American Medical Association, links the use of statins by some people to reduced physical activity. 

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