Author Archives: Michael McBurney

About Michael McBurney

Personal Blog | Nutrition scientist with broad interests, including social media and the impact of open access journals on science publishing | Self-employed freelancer

Mostly male, post heart attack (MI) coho

Mostly male, post heart attack (MI) cohort (n=838, 70y with 86% on statins) eating 108 mg.d EPA+DHA (median) have average blood EPA+DHA levels of 5.6%, well below the 8% recommended for cardiovascular health. http://ow.ly/ATsp30nhs66 #MeasureStatus Supplement as needed Advertisements

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Lutein & zeaxanthin (L+Z) are important

Lutein & zeaxanthin (L+Z) are important for infant eye, and maybe brain, development. Study finds maternal blood L+Z levels correlate with placental & umbilical cord concentrations. Scatterplots (like 2001 figure) would have been nice http://ow.ly/IjoG30ngoRe

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Among predominantly European, highly edu

Among predominantly European, highly educated pregnant Canadian women, ‘sufficient’ vitamin D status, 25(OH)D, associated with summer blood sampling and supplement use. Vitamin D fortified milk consumption was not a major contributor to status http://ow.ly/i6nv30nfqnT#MeasureStatus

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Lower vitamin D concentrations in matern

Lower vitamin D concentrations in maternal cord blood (delivering nutrients to fetus) associated with shorter sleep patterns in preschool children http://ow.ly/hbM130ney9Z #MeasureStatus http://ow.ly/i/KuaNU

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Plasma vitamin C concentrations, and to

Plasma vitamin C concentrations, and to a lesser extent folic acid and pantothenic acid concentrations, correlate with reduced reactive oxygen species (ROS) in RCT. Antioxidant vitamins help protect cells http://ow.ly/PeBI30ndvOM #MeasureStatus

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Researchers statistically model dietary

Researchers statistically model dietary folic acid intake versus blood folic acid concentrations. From figure, it is obvious that individual response is less predictable as intake increases. Too much or too little in blood is not optimal http://ow.ly/nxGF30nc53p #MeasureStatus

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Observational study associates vitamin D

Observational study associates vitamin D status associated with asthma severity in children. Is your child spending enough time in the sunshine or do they need a vitamin D supplement? http://ow.ly/t6hl30nbjuR

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