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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oral Vitamin D May Help Prevent Atopic Dermititis

A study suggests that use of oral Vitamin D supplements bolsters production of a protective chemical normally found in the skin, and may help prevent skin infections that are a common result of atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema.

Atopic dermatitis is characterized by areas of severe itching, redness and scaling. Over time, chronic changes can occur due to constant scratching and rubbing. The condition puts patients at increased risk for skin infections by Staph aureus and the herpes and small pox viruses.

Study participants were all given 4000 IUs of oral Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) per day for 21 days. Skin lesions were biopsied before and after the 21-day period. The researchers found that oral vitamin D use by the patients appeared to correct the skin’s defect in cathelicidin.

Read details on this vitamin D-3 atopic dermititis study.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Keep Arteries Healthy

Fish are generally rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have shown benefit in many health areas such as helping to prevent mental illness and delaying some of the disabilities associated with aging.

Researchers found that a diet rich in fish oils can prevent the accumulation of fat in the aorta, the main artery leaving the heart. They found that the fatty acids contained in fish oil markedly inhibit the entry of “bad,” or LDL, cholesterol into arteries and, as a result, much less cholesterol collects in these vessels.

Read more on this omega-3 fatty acid artery study.