Insufficient levels of Vitamin D in pregnancy detrimental to child development

Insufficient levels of Vitamin D in pregnancy detrimental to child development Vitamin D deficiency in expectant mothers during pregnancy has a negative effect on the social development and motor skills of pre-school age children, a new study reports. Insufficient levels of Vitamin D in pregnancy detrimental to child development Source: Science Daily Nutrition Research

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Vitamin C induces specific demethylation of H3K9me2 in mouse embryonic stem cells via Kdm3a/b

Vitamin C induces specific demethylation of H3K9me2 in mouse embryonic stem cells via Kdm3a/b Histone methylation patterns regulate gene expression and are highly dynamic during development. The erasure of histone methylation is carried out by histone demethylase enzymes. We had previously shown that v… Vitamin C induces specific demethylation of H3K9me2 in mouse embryonic stem…

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Biotin: From Nutrition to Therapeutics [Recent Advances in Nutritional Sciences]

Biotin: From Nutrition to Therapeutics [Recent Advances in Nutritional Sciences] Although frank symptomatic biotin deficiency is rare, some evidence suggests that marginal biotin deficiency occurs spontaneously in a substantial proportion of women during normal human pregnancy and might confer an increased risk of birth defects. Herein I review 1) advances in assessing biotin status, including…

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Should We Restrict Vitamin A Intake, a Minor Contributor to Plasma Retinol Turnover, When Using Retinol Isotope Dilution Equations to Estimate an Individuals Vitamin A Status, or Should Vitamin A Balance Be Maintained? [Issues and Opinions]

Should We Restrict Vitamin A Intake, a Minor Contributor to Plasma Retinol Turnover, When Using Retinol Isotope Dilution Equations to Estimate an Individuals Vitamin A Status, or Should Vitamin A Balance Be Maintained? [Issues and Opinions] We discuss whether dietary vitamin A intake should be restricted or maintained at balance when retinol isotope dilution equations…

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Low Calcium Intake in Midpregnancy Is Associated with Hypertension Development within 10 Years after Pregnancy: The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study [Nutritional Epidemiology]

Low Calcium Intake in Midpregnancy Is Associated with Hypertension Development within 10 Years after Pregnancy: The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study [Nutritional Epidemiology] Background: Low dietary calcium intake may be a risk factor for hypertension, but studies conflict. Objective: We evaluated the ability to predict hypertension within 10 y after delivery based on calcium…

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The Impact of the Mediterranean Diet on the Cognitive Functioning of Healthy Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

The Impact of the Mediterranean Diet on the Cognitive Functioning of Healthy Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Evidence from epidemiologic studies suggests a relation between the Mediterranean diet (MeDi) and cognitive function, but results are inconsistent. Prior reviews have not provided pooled data from meta-analysis of longitudinal studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs),…

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