Navigation Links
Older People May Not Need Multivitamins To Prevent Infections

A recent research that is published in the latest issue of BMJ said that multivitamins //and multi-mineral supplements do not prevent infections in the elderly population.

At least 10% of older people have a vitamin or mineral deficiency, which can lead to poor immunity and increased risk of infection. At least a quarter of older people in the UK take nutritional supplements, but it is unclear whether they have any influence on infections.

Researchers at Aberdeen University identified 910 men and women aged 65 or over who did not take vitamins or minerals. Participants were randomized to a daily multivitamin and multi-mineral supplement or a dummy (placebo) tablet for one year.

During this time, participants were asked to record contacts with primary care for infection, number of days with infection and quality of life. Numbers of antibiotic prescriptions and hospital admissions were also taken into account.

Supplementation did not seem to affect contacts with primary care, days with infection or overall quality of life. These results are consistent with several other studies on this issue.

Regular use of commonly available multivitamin and multi-mineral supplements is unlikely to reduce the number of self-reported infections or associated use of health services for people living at home, say the authors. It remains to be seen whether those at higher risk of infections, such as older people living in care, would benefit from supplementation.

Source: BMJ, Newswise


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Older men father schizophrenics
2. Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men
3. Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses
4. Older womens heart health depends on location of fat
5. Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Be Effectively Treated With Chemotherapy
6. Frailty in Older Women may be due to Chronic Infection
7. Withdrawal Notice Issued For Older Pacemakers Due To Malfunctioning of the Device
8. Gene Variation Associated With Better Mobility For Older Individuals
9. Older People Can Also Eat As Young!
10. Safe Driving Is Possible For Older People If They Are Prepared
11. Tarceva Found To Benefit Older Lung Cancer Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Older People May Not Need Multivitamins Prevent Infections

(Date:5/25/2015)... 2015 Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will ... in New York City, to speak at Burke on Wednesday, ... ongoing Legacy Lobby Lecture series, will take place at 4:30 ... the great grandson of Stanford White of McKim, Mead and ... Burke’s campus 100 years ago. , “We are thrilled to ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Michigan (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 ... concerns about hair loss. Although it is unclear about ... there are environmental factors such as metabolism, nutritional deficiencies, ... Since they offer a comprehensive approach to evaluating the ... post-menopausal woman, they can help patients find a cause ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... NH (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 ... leather, launches “InkGard™ Plus” – a classic, rugged ... the polymer allowing difficult stains, including ink, to ... 16 different colors suitable for corporate, healthcare, hospitality ... in line with EnviroLeather’s goal of developing products ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Medicx Media Solutions http://www.medicxmedia.com ... Krihak as its head of programmatic strategy and ... expertise and leadership position in the data driven ... , Krihak is an experienced, award-winning agency and ... sales planning teams for mobile platform Jumptap. ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... On May 13, Nithyananda Yoga Foundation organized ... power learned through meditation and initiation at Special Holistic ... , Yogamaatha, a nine-year-old girl from North Carolina, stunned ... attending the 2015 Business Advocacy Summit at Capitol Hill ... , In a demonstration that lasted three hours, Yogamaatha ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Welcomes Architect Samuel White, Descendant of McKim, Mead and White, for Legacy Lobby Lecture 2Health News:Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Welcomes Architect Samuel White, Descendant of McKim, Mead and White, for Legacy Lobby Lecture 3Health News:Women's Excellence Now Treats Menopausal Hair Loss 2Health News:EnviroLeather By LDI Launches "InkGard Plus" - Stain Resistant Faux Leather 2Health News:Medicx Media Solutions Expands Executive Team 2Health News:Nine-Year-Old Reads Blindfolded at Business Advocacy Summit 2Health News:Nine-Year-Old Reads Blindfolded at Business Advocacy Summit 3
... problem , , THURSDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Due ... oral rapid HIV test was recently halted by the ... which operates 10 sexually transmitted disease walk-in clinics. , ... testing of finger-stick, whole-blood specimens using the OraQuick test. ...
... DC (Thursday, June 19, 2008) Healthy individuals who gain ... risk for developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a ... Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The study ... conditions that are associated with weight gain, including diabetes and ...
... reveals in detail how breast cells produce new cells that ... action of the CHFR gene. , CHFR expression is ... of this gene is also a hot area of interest ... forms of cancer. , The new study reveals how ...
... June 19 Pastillas para la,diabetes tipo 2, a ... 2,diabetes and need information to help them compare various ... Agency for Healthcare Research,and Quality., Diabetes is one ... United States. AHRQ data show that nearly one in ...
... research company,s database, AUBURN HILLS, Mich., ... Plexus Online on-demand software for the manufacturing,enterprise, ... SC) is using Plexus Online to facilitate ... governmental,industrial and academic., (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070627/CLW071LOGO ...
... York, NY-- The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation ... May 2008 Fellowship Award Committee review. The ... postdoctoral scientists conducting basic and translational cancer research ... the country. The Fellowship is specifically intended ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:False Positives in Oral HIV Test Halt Use in NYC 2Health News:Weight gain within the normal range increases risk of chronic kidney disease 2Health News:Lack of CHFR gene expression sets stage for breast cancer 2Health News:Lack of CHFR gene expression sets stage for breast cancer 3Health News:New Spanish-Language Consumer Guide Compares Oral Diabetes Medications 2Health News:Plexus Online Enables Business-Government-Academic Collaboration for Advanced Technology Institute 2Health News:Plexus Online Enables Business-Government-Academic Collaboration for Advanced Technology Institute 3Health News:Plexus Online Enables Business-Government-Academic Collaboration for Advanced Technology Institute 4Health News:Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 14 top young investigators 2Health News:Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 14 top young investigators 3Health News:Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 14 top young investigators 4
(Date:5/21/2015)... May 21, 2015  CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ... focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that ... dividend for the second quarter 2015 of $0.03 per ... of $0.03 per share will be paid on June ... of June 12, 2015.  The ex-dividend date for the ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... , May 21, 2015  (MUSE Booth # ... Health Record (EHR) is invaluable in any hospital ... are now a requirement and mainstream in healthcare, ... into the EHR is gaining traction in MEDITECH ... Holmes, RN, Site Project Manager & Clinical Analyst ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... 21. Mai 2015 Dipexium ... ein Unternehmen für Arzneimittel im fortgeschrittenen ... und Vermarktung von Locilex® (Pexiganan-Creme 0,8 %) ... eine wissenschaftliche Posterpräsentation an, welche das ... vorstellt, OneStep-1 und OneStep-2, in der ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CryoLife Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend for the Second Quarter 2015 2Hospital Streamlines ICU Efficiency with Timely Data Integration 2Hospital Streamlines ICU Efficiency with Timely Data Integration 3Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 2Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 3Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 4Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 5Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 6Dipexium kündigt eine Präsentation auf dem 7. International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot an 7
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: