Category Archives: Lung

A study that was published in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research (2013 Sept; 5(5): 283-8) looked at the relationship between vitamin D levels and asthma severity. Researchers analyzed 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in serum collected from 121 asthmatic adults from Costa Rica to investigate the association between vitamin D levels and the severity of their disease.

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A study that was published in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research (2013 Sept; 5(5): 283-8) looked at the relationship between vitamin D levels and asthma severity. Researchers analyzed 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in serum collected from 121 asthmatic adults from Costa Rica to investigate the association between vitamin D levels and the severity of their disease. […]

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Carotenoids are oil-soluble plant pigments that the body can convert to vitamin A. They are responsible for the bright colors of produce. The best known carotenoid is beta-carotene. Beta carotene also has the most vitamin A activity of all of the carotenoids. Other carotenoids include alpha carotene, lycopene, lutein, astaxanthin, beta crpytoxanthin, and zeaxanthin. A

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Carotenoids are oil-soluble plant pigments that the body can convert to vitamin A. They are responsible for the bright colors of produce. The best known carotenoid is beta-carotene. Beta carotene also has the most vitamin A activity of all of the carotenoids. Other carotenoids include alpha carotene, lycopene, lutein, astaxanthin, beta crpytoxanthin, and zeaxanthin. A

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A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was published in the Clinical Nutrition (2012 Aug 31; S0261-5614(12)00185-9). The subjects were 96 children who were under the age of six. Over a period of two months they received either 10 mg of zinc gluconate or a placebo. The subjects were evaluated every two weeks over a period of

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Carotenoids are oil-soluble plant pigments that the body can convert to vitamin A. They are responsible for the bright colors of produce. The best known carotenoid is beta-carotene. Beta carotene also has the most vitamin A activity of all of the carotenoids. Other carotenoids include alpha carotene, lycopene, lutein, astaxanthin, beta crpytoxanthin, and zeaxanthin. A

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Nearly 20 million people in the United States suffer from asthma, 70% of whom also have allergies. Between 1980 and 1994 the prevalence of asthma increased 75%. Between 1982 and 1992 the death rate from asthma increased by 35%. Asthma is characterized by narrowing of the airways. The airways of the asthmatic individual become irritated

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