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July 16, 1991 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
Vitamin B-6, an old remedy for morning sickness, is getting another look. According to a report by Iowa researchers just published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vitamin B-6 can help reduce the nausea and vomiting experienced by 50% or more of pregnant women. Nearly 50 years ago, researchers suggested that B-6 might help quell morning sickness, which is most common during the first trimester but sometimes occurs throughout pregnancy. In 1979, the American Medical Assn.
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February 4, 1998 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Women who consume more than the recommended dietary allowances of folic acid and vitamin B-6 appear to cut their heart disease risk nearly in half, according to a 14-year Harvard study of 80,000 healthy middle-age women. The difference in heart disease risk between the highest and lowest intakes of the vitamins was comparable to that between smokers and nonsmokers, said the lead author, epidemiologist Eric Rimm of the Harvard School of Public Health.
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NEWS
February 4, 1998 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Women who consume more than the recommended dietary allowances of folic acid and vitamin B-6 appear to cut their heart disease risk nearly in half, according to a 14-year Harvard study of 80,000 healthy middle-age women. The difference in heart disease risk between the highest and lowest intakes of the vitamins was comparable to that between smokers and nonsmokers, said the lead author, epidemiologist Eric Rimm of the Harvard School of Public Health.
NEWS
July 16, 1991 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
Vitamin B-6, an old remedy for morning sickness, is getting another look. According to a report by Iowa researchers just published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vitamin B-6 can help reduce the nausea and vomiting experienced by 50% or more of pregnant women. Nearly 50 years ago, researchers suggested that B-6 might help quell morning sickness, which is most common during the first trimester but sometimes occurs throughout pregnancy. In 1979, the American Medical Assn.
SPORTS
December 18, 1990 | JOE GRAEDON AND TERESA GRAEDON
Question: Several years ago I read that Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) could help people with asthma. I suggested this to my mother, and she was able to discontinue her spray after several months on the vitamin. Why don't doctors believe in vitamins? Answer: Doctors are often skeptical of remedies that have not been proven through research. This laudable attitude helps protect patients from therapies that don't work. Unfortunately, research on vitamins is often inadequate.
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March 17, 1985 | Associated Press
The high doses of Vitamin B-6 sometimes prescribed for premenstrual syndrome may be toxic, according to a University of Chicago scientist whose dietary guidelines mirror those recommended by other physicians debating the keys to women's nutritional health. Dr.
HEALTH
September 17, 2007 | Andreas von Bubnoff, Special to The Times
Got whiplash? Here's a sampling of health studies that have come up with contradictory findings. Vitamin E and heart disease: A 1993 study following more than 87,000 middle-aged female nurses without heart disease for up to eight years, and another following almost 40,000 male health professionals without heart disease for four years, both found lower rates of heart disease in those taking vitamin E supplements.
NEWS
October 8, 1985
The National Academy of Sciences announced that it would not issue an expected new report on recommended dietary allowances of vitamins and minerals, saying it had reached an impasse with a scientific panel proposing controversial changes in the suggested intake of certain nutrients. A draft report leaked to the news media called for decreasing recommended allowances of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, iron and other nutrients.
HEALTH
February 14, 2011 | By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The average man produces hundreds of billions of sperm cells in his lifetime. Only a minuscule fraction of those little guys ever manage to swim far enough and fast enough to fertilize an egg. Successful sperm must be strong. It stands to reason then that they also must be well-nourished. Several nutritional supplements purport to help men take a big step closer to fatherhood. FertilAid for Men, manufactured by Fairhaven Health, contains megadoses of antioxidant vitamins and B vitamins.
NEWS
November 16, 1993 | SHARI ROAN
So many theories have been proposed on the cause of morning sickness that it's sometimes called the "disease of theories," says Dr. Jeffrey Ecker, a San Diego obstetrician. Some of the widely circulated myths suggest that morning sickness is more common with female fetuses or that it's related to which ovary (the right is blamed) releases the egg that becomes fertilized. Neither is true.
SPORTS
December 18, 1990 | JOE GRAEDON AND TERESA GRAEDON
Question: Several years ago I read that Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) could help people with asthma. I suggested this to my mother, and she was able to discontinue her spray after several months on the vitamin. Why don't doctors believe in vitamins? Answer: Doctors are often skeptical of remedies that have not been proven through research. This laudable attitude helps protect patients from therapies that don't work. Unfortunately, research on vitamins is often inadequate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1985 | Associated Press
The high doses of Vitamin B-6 sometimes prescribed for premenstrual syndrome may be toxic, according to a University of Chicago scientist whose dietary guidelines mirror those recommended by other physicians debating the keys to women's nutritional health. Dr.
NEWS
July 22, 1989
Sigmund Miller, author of "LifeSpan Plus," offers the following advice on taking vitamin-mineral supplements: Be sure to inform your doctor. Certain vitamins interfere with the action of medications. L-dopa, used to treat Parkinson's disease, is reduced by taking Vitamin B-6. Take your supplements with or shortly after a meal. This ensures a higher rate of absorption of the micronutrients. Never gulp down a handful of pills with a glass of water and think of this as a meal.
NEWS
November 21, 1993 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
That spinach salad, a great source of vitamins, wasn't met with much gusto by your little eater? Here are some vegetable options: Vitamin A. Good vision; healthy skin, teeth and bones. Romaine lettuce, asparagus, green beans, tomatoes, carrots. Vitamin B family. Healthy nervous system and digestive system; development of red blood cells. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin). Spinach, asparagus, salad greens. Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). Cauliflower, sweet potatoes, broccoli.
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