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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

Transcriptome Differences in Prostate Cancer Highlight Racial Disparities, Vitamin D

July 25, 2016 — Investigators report clinical research showing that African-American and European-American men with prostate cancer exhibit significantly different expression of genes associated with immune response ... read more

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

Holidays in the Sun Hold Key to Boosting Vitamin D, Study Finds

May 17, 2016 — Holidays abroad may hold the key to tackling Scotland's vitamin D deficiency, research suggests. Vitamin D is known to be associated with good bone health. It has also been linked to ... read more

Chronic Drinking Interferes With Absorption of Critical Vitamins by Pancreas

May 12, 2016 — Chronic exposure to alcohol interferes with the pancreas’ ability to absorb vitamin C, potentially predisposing the body to pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases, a new study reports. The ... read more

May 2, 2016 — A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study. The findings emerged from research ... read more

More Than Just Eyes and Skin: Vitamin A Affects the Heart

Apr. 28, 2016 — Vitamin A is important for heart development in embryos, but whether it has a role in maintaining heart health is unclear. A new study finds that the heart is able to respond to vitamin A and the ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Low levels of vitamin D in black teens correlates with low activity of a major mechanism for controlling gene expression that may increase their risk of cancer and other disease, researchers ... 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

Apr. 20, 2016 — Carotenoids, which are found at various levels in different banana cultivars, are important vitamin precursors for eye health. In a new study, researchers report a new understanding of how the fruit ... read more

Scientists Identify Compounds That May Enhance Antitumor Activity of Vitamin D

Apr. 19, 2016 — Research on the most potent form of vitamin D, commonly called calcitriol, offers new insights into approaches that may enhance the antitumor activity of this much-studied human ... 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

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