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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

Unusual Combo Reduces Health Risk from Atypical Antipsychotic

June 2, 2016 — Taking vitamin D ameliorates the risk of developing new-onset diabetes from atypical antipsychotics like quetiapine, a new data mining study ... read more

High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Large Population of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Apr. 20, 2016 — A nursing team has examined the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and diabetes control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. These data underscore the importance of vitamin D ... read more

Tanning May Protect Skin Against Harmful UV Irradiation but Block Vitamin D Synthesis

Apr. 3, 2016 — As skin tans, it darkens to protect itself against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but the increasing pigment blocks vitamin D synthesis, limiting the skin's ability to produce more vitamin ... read more

Low Levels of Two Components of Vitamin D Can Help Predict Risk of Heart Attack

Apr. 3, 2016 — Low levels of total vitamin D and bioavailable vitamin D can help predict a person's risk of major adverse cardiovascular events such as a heart attack, stroke, heart failure or ... read more

Asthma-Free? Maybe Mom Experienced a Sunny Second Trimester

Mar. 30, 2016 — The best way to reduce a child's chances of developing asthma might be making sure Mom had enough vitamin D during the second trimester, a new study shows. The most cost-effective way to get Mom ... read more

Increased Vitamin C in the Diet Could Help Protect Against Cataracts

Mar. 23, 2016 — Higher dietary intake of vitamin C has been found to have a potentially preventative effect on cataract progression in the first twin study of cataracts to examine to what degree genetic and ... read more

Adherence to Nutrition Recommendations, Use of Supplements Essential for Vegans

Mar. 22, 2016 — Vegans adhere to nutrition recommendations in varying degrees, according to a new Finnish study. Some vegans who participated in a new study followed a balanced diet, while others had dietary ... read more

Vegans May Lack Essential Nutrient Intake, Study Reports

Mar. 16, 2016 — The health benefits of a plant-based diet is well-known, but the question remains: Could vegans be at risk for deficiency of essential nutrients? A retrospective review indicated that vegans should ... read more

Findings Do Not Support Use of Vitamin D to Reduce Pain from Knee Osteoarthritis

Mar. 8, 2016 — Vitamin D supplementation for individuals with knee osteoarthritis and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels did not reduce knee pain or slow cartilage loss, according to a ... read more

Vitamin D Level, Body Fat in Newborn Linked to Health Status in Pregnancy

Mar. 7, 2016 — Overweight or obesity in pregnancy is linked to lower vitamin D levels in both the mother and the newborn, new research suggests. Obesity in pregnancy has become increasingly common. In addition to ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy May Increase Risk of MS in Children

Mar. 7, 2016 — Children of mothers with vitamin D deficiency during early pregnancy appeared to be at greater risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) in adulthood, according to a new ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Contributes to Spread of Breast Cancer in Mice, Study Finds

Mar. 2, 2016 — Breast tumors in laboratory mice deficient in vitamin D grow faster and are more likely to metastasize than tumors in mice with adequate levels of vitamin D, according to a preliminary ... read more

Vitamin D Supplements in Pregnancy Do Not Improve Bone Health

Mar. 1, 2016 — Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy, as recommended for all women under UK guidelines, has no significant effect on the bone density of babies, according to the first randomized controlled ... read more

Low Vitamin D Predicts Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Mar. 1, 2016 — A new study provides a major link between low levels of vitamin D and aggressive prostate cancer. Research showed deficient vitamin D blood levels in men can predict aggressive prostate cancer ... read more

Vitamin D-Rich Foods During Pregnancy May Reduce Allergy Risk in Children

Feb. 11, 2016 — Higher intake of foods containing vitamin D during pregnancy – but not supplemental vitamin D intake – was associated with reduced risk of development of allergies in children, new research ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — A simple change in diet could boost vitamin D levels for millions of Americans suffering from Type 2 diabetes, according to new ... read more

Milk, Vitamin Supplements and Exercise Raise Children's Vitamin D Levels

Feb. 5, 2016 — Sufficient intake of fortified dairy products is of significant importance for the serum vitamin D level in primary school children, shows a new ... read more

Researchers Develop Concept for New Sunscreen That Allows Body to Produce Vitamin D

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have developed a process for altering the ingredients in a sunscreen that does not impact its sun protection factor (SPF), but does allow the body to produce vitamin D, researchers report ... read more

New Material With Built-in Vitamin A May Reduce Scarring

Jan. 27, 2016 — Material can be used to treat damaged blood vessels or to make medical devices with intrinsic healing properties, which could reduce tissue scarring, report ... read more

Vitamin D Supplementation During Pregnancy May Not Reduce Risk of Asthma, Wheezing in Offspring

Jan. 26, 2016 — Two randomized trials examine if vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy would reduce the risk of asthma or persistent wheezing in offspring. Asthma often begins in early childhood and is the most ... read more

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