Kids Low In Vitamin D At Risk For Depression and Heart Problems Later in Life

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If your children are not getting enough vitamin D, it could lead to two avoidable diseases in their teenage and adult years. A study has found children low in vitamin D are more likely to experience depression compared to children with higher levels of vitamin D. Previous studies have shown vitamin D can prevent or reduce depression in adults. A separate study found inadequate intake of vitamin D in childhood can lead to hardened arteries and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease as adults. This…

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CoQ10 May Help Depression, Stress and Diabetic Neuropathy

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CoQ10 is a vital enzyme used by every cell in your body for energy production.  Preserving energy mechanisms in the body are important for endurance, vitality and to resist disease.   Two recent animal studies have found CoQ10 can positively effect three common problems with the nervous system.   In the first study, researchers created stress, anxiety and depression in rats.  Then they were fed CoQ10 for three weeks.  The researchers observed anxiety and depression improved as a result of CoQ10 feeding. Other tests showed…

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Study Shows Antidepressants Do Not Work and Make Depression Worse in Some People

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A new study conducted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry has revealed that antidepressant drugs work no better than talk therapy or placebo pills at relieving depression. In the study, depression patients were divided to receive either the antidepressant drug Zoloft, placebo pills, or a form of psychotherapy called supportive-expressive therapy. At the conclusion of the study, researchers found no difference in depression symptoms between the groups.  Approximately 25 percent from each group saw an…

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