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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Large Proportion of IBS Sufferers Are Vitamin D Deficient

Dec. 21, 2015 — A large proportion of people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are vitamin D deficient, a new study has found. The British study, which is the first of its kind, found that out of 51 IBS ... read more

Nutritional Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Help Treat Anemia in Dialysis Patients

Dec. 18, 2015 — Vitamin D2 supplements taken for 6 months did not reduce dialysis patients’ need for anemia drugs that stimulate red blood cell production, report investigators at conclusion of the largest ... read more

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Increase Risk of Stress Fractures in Active Individuals

Dec. 14, 2015 — Vitamin D plays a crucial role in ensuring appropriate bone density. Active individuals who enjoy participating in higher impact activities may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — The vitamin D receptor promotes the differentiation of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells and boosts myelin sheath regeneration, according to a new study. The research suggests potential new ways to ... read more

Can Vitamin D Levels Be Determined by Genes?

Dec. 2, 2015 — Certain genetic variations increase the risk of having a lower level of vitamin D. This is the finding of a PhD project from Denmark, which has examined the effect of eating vitamin D fortified foods ... read more

Vitamin D Does Not Reduce Colds in Asthma Patients

Nov. 23, 2015 — Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the number or severity of colds in asthma patients, according to a new study. The findings surprised the researchers who had previously published research showing ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Low levels of vitamin D may limit the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults, a researcher has found. An 18-month longitudinal study was conducted in which the immune status of 398 HIV-positive ... read more

Specific Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Problems

Nov. 9, 2015 — A lack of vitamin D can result in weak bones. Recent studies also show that vitamin D deficiency is linked to more serious health risks such as coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and ... read more

Duration of Lactation Associated With Bone Density

Nov. 5, 2015 — Maternal bone density decreases after childbirth, but only among women who lactate for at least four months. The lactation period is unrelated to vitamin D ... read more

Obese People Need More Vitamin E, but Actually Get Less

Nov. 2, 2015 — Obese people with metabolic syndrome face an unexpected quandary when it comes to vitamin E -- they need more than normal levels of the vitamin because their weight and other problems are causing ... read more

Increasing Vitamin D Supplementation in Elderly Women

Nov. 2, 2015 — Elderly women should take in more vitamin D than previously recommended during the winter months, suggests a team of researchers in a new ... read more

Vitamin D Pill a Day May Improve Exercise Performance and Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Nov. 1, 2015 — Taking vitamin D supplements can improve exercise performance and lower the risk of heart disease, according to the findings of a preliminary ... read more

Divided Opinions on Vitamin D Enrichment

Oct. 26, 2015 — Danes generally accept food products enriched with vitamin D, but when in the supermarket Danes prefer food products which are not fortified with vitamin D, new research ... read more

Vitamin D, Calcium Intake Does Not Reduce Colorectal Polyps

Oct. 15, 2015 — A large, randomized study at 11 U.S. hospitals has found that vitamin D and calcium supplements fail to protect against developing colorectal ... read more

MS May Start Later for Those Who Spend Teenage Summers in the Sun

Oct. 7, 2015 — A study of people with multiple sclerosis found that those who spent time in the sun every day during the summer as teens developed the disease later than those reporting not spending time in the sun ... read more

Metabolic Syndrome Leads One in Three Americans to Need More Vitamin E

Oct. 7, 2015 — New research shows that the estimated one-third of Americans who have a cluster of health problems that add up to metabolic syndrome don't absorb dietary vitamin E as effectively as healthy ... read more

Vitamin D3 Supplementation Helps Women Build Muscle Even After Menopause

Sep. 30, 2015 — The benefits of vitamin D supplementation for postmenopausal women have been widely debated. But a new study now documents that vitamin D supplementation can significantly increase muscle strength ... read more

People With Genetic Variant Increasing Vitamin D Metabolism Improve Blood Sugar Control With High Protein Weight Loss Diet

Sep. 29, 2015 — People carrying a certain genetic variant relating to vitamin D metabolism are more likely to benefit from a high-protein weight loss diet than those without it, research ... read more

Low Vitamin D Among Elderly Associated With Decline in Cognition, Dementia

Sep. 14, 2015 — Vitamin D insufficiency among the elderly is highly correlated with accelerated cognitive decline and impaired performance, particularly in domains such as memory loss that are associated with ... read more

Sep. 9, 2015 — While babies are born with very little vitamin K, and the only way to sufficiently supplement it is through an injection soon after birth, some parents are shying away from the shots, a new study ... read more

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