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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is both a nutrient we eat and a hormone our bodies make. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that has long been known to help the body absorb and retain calcium and phosphorus; both are critical for…

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes in two forms. The main type is called phylloquinone, found in green leafy vegetables like collard greens, kale, and spinach. The other type, menaquinones, are found in some animal foods…

B Vitamins

You're probably familiar with Vitamin B6 and B12, but did you know there are actually eight B vitamins? B1 (thiamin) B2 (riboflavin) B3 (niacin) B5 (pantothenic acid) B6 (pyridoxine) B7 (biotin) B9 (folate [folic acid]) B12 (cobalamin) These…

Eating fish may lower stroke risk

Eating fish a few times a week may be beneficial in lowering stroke risk, according to a new meta-analysis. Researchers examined results from 15 previous studies to summarize the evidence linking fish consumption and stroke risk. According to…

Vitamin A supplement programs improve child survival

Further research needed on more frequent supplementation and alternative dosing approaches, says HSPH’s Fawzi Vitamin A supplementation is an “important child survival initiative,” HSPH Prof. Wafaie Fawzi and doctoral candidate Andrew Thorne-Lyman wrote in the August 25, 2011…

Genetic variants associated with vitamin B12

For immediate release: September 7, 2008 Boston, MA - Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and their collaborators at Tufts University and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have identified a common genetic influence on B12…