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October 2008 - Volume 2, Issue 10

In this issue...

- Selenium deficiency linked to preeclampsia

- Patients with Parkinson disease have low vitamin D

- Vitamin C intake improves bone health

- Increasing antioxidant levels may help reduce arterial plaque

- Weight loss but not alcohol reduces Lp-PLA2


                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - selenium deficiency linked to preeclampsia

Study shows that women with preeclampsia have decreased antioxidant defense pathways, increasing their oxidative stress and pregnancy complications

(Hypertension, October 2008)

Link to ABSTRACT Reduced Selenium Concentrations and Glutathione Peroxidase Activity in Preeclamptic Pregnancies.

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - patients with parkinson disease have low vitamin D

55% of Parkinson patients show insufficient vitamin D, while 41% of Alzheimer patients showed low vitamin D, compared with only 36% of healthy controls

(Archives of Neurology, October 2008)

Link to ABSTRACT Prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in patients with Parksinson disease and Alzheimer disease.

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - vitamin c intake improves bone health

Study demonstrated that vitamin C intake and bone mineral density were positively associated in elderly men

(Journal of Nutrition, October 2008)

Link to ABSTRACT High vitamin C intake is associated with lower 4-year bone loss in elderly

 

 

 

CLINICAL UPDATE - increasing antoxidant levels may help reduce arterial plaque

Low plasma concentrations of vitamin A, E and lycopene and beta-carotene were significantly associated with carotid intima-media thickness

(Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, October 2008)

Link to ABSTRACT Plasma antioxidants and asymptomatic carotid atherosclerotic disease.

 

 

 

cLINICAL UPDATE - weight loss but not alcohol reduces lp-pla2

Plasma levels of Lp-PLA2 decreased after a 10% reduction in weight, but moderate alchohol consumption had no effect

(Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease, September 2008)

(Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease, October 2008)

Link to ABSTRACT Effects of a low-calorie diet associated with weight loss on lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) activity in healthy obese women

Link to ABSTRACT Moderate alcohol consumption and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 activity