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Vitamin A has a long-established role with supporting healthy vision. Some research has also suggested that lutein—a natural substance found in food, and in the same family of compounds as beta-carotene—may play a similar role. In fact, lutein is naturally found in a region of the eye called the retina. A new, 4-year, double-blind study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology suggests that a combination of vitamin A and lutein given to 225 people, provide support for healthy functioning...

Is there a relationship between B vitamins and heart health? Recent Japanese research published in an American Heart Association journal, suggests that there is. Researchers tracked the food intake of 23,119 men and 35,611 women. The results of a 14-year follow-up demonstrated that dietary intake of folate (also known as folic acid) and vitamin B6 were associated with healthy heart function, healthy blood vessel function in the brain, and total cardiovascular health. Natural sources of B...

New research shows that seven out of ten pregnant women in the United States may benefit from more Vitamin D. The study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, discovered that while prenatal vitamins often contain Vitamin D, many women may want to consider higher amounts. The study also showed that most women only start taking prenatal vitamins once they become pregnant, and that preemptive consumption could maximize health benefits. Among those with the lowest...