• Vitamin D supplements fail to prevent CVD

    5 days ago - By Healio

    Monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation did not prevent the incidence of CVD or death in adults aged 50 to 84 years, according to published findings. “The possibility that UV radiation, through a mechanism that involves vitamin D, may protect against CVD was initially proposed in 1981,” Robert Scragg, MBBS, PhD, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the School of Population Health at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, and colleagues wrote in the study background. “Given the limited [randomized clinical trial] evidence on vitamin D supplementation and CVD, we performed a...
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  • Colonoscopy prevented more than 50,000 deaths from CRC in the US over 3 years

    5 days ago - By Healio

    Researchers estimate that undergoing colonoscopy within the previous 10 years prevented death from colorectal cancer in about 50,400 Americans and about 25,600 Germans aged 55 to 79 years between 2008 and 2011.They also concluded that if 100% of eligible adults had undergone colonoscopy screening in the previous 10 years, about 36% of the 109,479 deaths from colorectal cancer in the U.S. and about 37% of the 57,591 deaths from colorectal cancer in Germany would have been prevented during the same period.
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