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July 1, 2015

Vitamin D Supplements May Benefit Children With Kidney Disease

June 11, 2015 — Among children with chronic kidney disease, those with lower vitamin D levels had higher levels of blood markers related to kidney dysfunction as well as greater kidney function loss over time, ... read more

Pooled Analysis Confirms Vitamin E as a Treatment for Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Apr. 23, 2015 — Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) is an effective treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to new research. NASH occurs when the liver becomes inflamed due to the accumulation of ... read more

Vitamin D Can Affect Pain, Movement in Obese Osteoarthritis Patients

Mar. 30, 2015 — If you are overweight and have osteoarthritis, you may want to bone up on vitamin D. According to a new study, higher levels of vitamin D may decrease pain and improve function in obese individuals ... read more

Low Vitamin D Linked to Worse Prognosis in Type of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Mar. 30, 2015 — People with lower vitamin D levels prior to treatment for follicular lymphoma succumb to the disease or face relapse earlier than patients with sufficient vitamin D levels in their blood, a new study ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — A new study found that more than one-third of elite, Division I college athletes may have low levels of vitamin D, which is critical in helping the body to absorb calcium needed to maintain bone ... read more

Are Our Schools Damaging Children's Eyes?

Mar. 24, 2015 — Shockingly, research has shown a dramatic increase in the number of students leaving secondary school with short-sightedness, or myopia, and a new study suggests lighting in schools could be a ... read more

Neither Vitamin D nor Exercise Affected Fall Rates Among Older Women in Finland

Mar. 23, 2015 — In a clinical trial that explored the effectiveness of exercise training and vitamin D supplementation for reducing falls in older women, neither intervention affected the overall rate of falls, ... read more

Vitamin D May Keep Low-Grade Prostate Cancer from Becoming Aggressive

Mar. 22, 2015 — Taking vitamin D supplements could slow or even reverse the progression of less aggressive, or low-grade, prostate tumors without the need for surgery or radiation, scientists ... read more

Vitamin D Helps Immune Cells Prevent Atherosclerosis, Diabetes

Mar. 19, 2015 — Altered signaling through the vitamin D receptor on certain immune cells may play a role in causing the chronic inflammation that leads to cardiometabolic disease, the combination of type 2 diabetes ... read more

Excessive Vitamin Intake in Pregnant Rats Impacts Food Choices in Offspring

Mar. 19, 2015 — A rat model has been used to see how maternal intake of above-requirement vitamins (A, D, E, and K) impact offspring's brain development and behavior. During pregnancy many women consume better ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — There is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in otherwise healthy young women, a new study ... read more

Vitamin D May Help Prevent, Treat Diseases Associated With Aging

Mar. 17, 2015 — Vitamin D may play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with aging, according to researchers. Researchers reviewed evidence that suggests an association between vitamin ... read more

Recommendation for Vitamin D Intake Was Miscalculated, Is Far Too Low, Experts Say

Mar. 17, 2015 — Researchers are challenging the intake of vitamin D recommended by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine saying their Recommended Dietary Allowance for vitamin D underestimates the ... read more

Vitamin D Supplementation Not Associated With Lower Blood Pressure, Review Suggests

Mar. 16, 2015 — A review of clinical trial data suggests vitamin D supplementation was ineffective at lowering blood pressure and should not be used as an antihypertensive, according to an ... read more

High Cholesterol, Triglycerides Can Keep Vitamin E from Reaching Body Tissues

Mar. 12, 2015 — In the continuing debate over how much vitamin E is enough, a new study has found that high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides can keep this essential micronutrient tied up ... read more

In Chronic Heart Failure, Monitoring Calcitriol May Help Prevent Death

Mar. 6, 2015 — In patients with chronic heart failure, the vitamin D metabolite 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), also called calcitriol, and its ratio to parathyroid hormone (PTH 1-84) may help predict ... read more

Previously Unknown Effect of Vitamin A Identified

Feb. 24, 2015 — A previously unknown effect of vitamin A in human embryonic development has been identified by researchers, indicating that vitamin A affects the formation of blood ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked More Closely to Diabetes Than Obesity

Feb. 23, 2015 — People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh, according to a new study. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and maintain bone and ... read more

People With Multiple Sclerosis May Have Lower Levels of Key Nutrients

Feb. 19, 2015 — Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have lower levels of important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, such as folate from food and vitamin E, than healthy people, according to a new ... read more

Winter Weather Depriving City Dwellers of Vitamin D

Feb. 13, 2015 — Residents of snowy, northern U.S. cities are at risk of vitamin D deficiency and worse, may not even know it. During Buffalo's winter months, nearly 50 percent of people have insufficient ... read more

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