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The website’s central document is the Mushrooms and Health Report, a thorough review and evaluation of the state of the science linking mushrooms and health. Since the initial Report in 2008, Mushrooms and Health has been updated in 2010, 2012 and most recently in 2014. The Report is prepared under the direction of Peter Roupas, PhD, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO; www.csiro.au ), Australia's largest and most diversified food research organization. Click on the Mushrooms and Health Report 2014 tab to read the Initiative’s “Crown Jewel.”
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Bioavailability of vitamin D2 from enriched mushrooms in prediabetic adults: a randomized controlled
Mehrotra A, Calvo MS, Beelman RB, Levy E, Siuty J, Kalaras MD Uribarri J. “Bioavailability of vitamin D2 from enriched mushrooms in prediabetic adults: a randomized controlled trial. ”European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2014..doi:10.1038/ejcn.2014.157. The researchers investigated the benefits of regularly consuming vitamin D-enriched mushrooms in a prediabetic cohort. Unanticipated D2 cooking loss from fresh UVB mushrooms and probable low absorption and/or hydroxylation may explain the smaller increase in 25OHD2in the prediabetic overweight/obese cohort compared with past findings in younger, healthy subjects. No dose or vitamin D source was associated with modifying T2D risk factors.