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Potential Early Warning Signs of Osteoporosis Found in South Asian Women

Mar. 21, 2017 — Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study ... read more

More Than Half of College Football Athletes Have Inadequate Levels of Vitamin D

Mar. 17, 2017 — More than half of college football athletes participating in the NFL Combine had inadequate levels of vitamin D, and this left them more susceptible to muscle strains and 'sports hernia,' ... read more

How Much Sun Is Good for Our Health?

Mar. 8, 2017 — Researchers have estimated the duration of solar radiation exposure required in order to obtain the recommended doses of vitamin D. While in spring and summer 10 to 20 minutes in the sun are enough, ... read more

Low Level Vitamin D During Remission Contributes to Relapse in Ulcerative Colitis Patients

Feb. 17, 2017 — Lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers ... read more

Increased Levels of Active Vitamin D Can Help to Optimize Muscle Strength

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers have shown that increasing the levels of active vitamin D can help to optimize muscle strength in ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new compound employs a unique mechanism of action that has safely and effectively suppressed tumors in animal ... read more

Vitamin C May Decrease Risk of Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery

Feb. 1, 2017 — Vitamin C decreased the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation (AF) by 44% in cardiac surgery patients in nine randomized trials that were conducted outside of the USA according to a ... read more

Vitamin D Discovery Could Prove Key to New Treatments for Metabolic Disorders and Certain Cancers

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers have identified a new way vitamin D helps control the balance of lipids in the body. This key finding could advance development of new treatments for metabolic disorders and certain ... read more

Millions of People With Metabolic Syndrome May Need More Vitamin E

Jan. 17, 2017 — New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E -- which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this ... read more

Why High-Dose Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

Jan. 9, 2017 — Cancer researchers have homed in on how high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells. Vitamin C breaks down to generate hydrogen peroxide, which can damage tissue and DNA. The new study shows that tumor ... read more

High Monthly Vitamin D Reduces Respiratory Infections, May Increase Falls for Older Adults

Jan. 5, 2017 — Researchers concluded that a monthly high dose of vitamin D reduced the number of respiratory infections in older adults but increased the number of falls they experienced. More study is needed to ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk of Chronic Headache

Jan. 4, 2017 — Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new ... read more

Vitamin D Improves Gut Flora and Metabolic Syndrome

Dec. 21, 2016 — A high fat diet alone is not enough to cause metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that pose as risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. This recent study shows it is needed in combination with ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — Higher ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia (nearsightedness), and exposure to UVB between ages ... read more

Vitamin D Status in Newborns and Risk of MS in Later Life

Dec. 1, 2016 — Babies born with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life than babies with higher levels of vitamin D, according to a ... read more

Vitamin D Supplements May Benefit Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Nov. 21, 2016 — Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial, report ... read more

Vitamin D Reduces Respiratory Infections

Nov. 16, 2016 — Vitamin D, scientists have discovered, reduces respiratory infections, a potentially life-saving discovery in older patients at high risk for these ... read more

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

Nov. 7, 2016 — Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer, according to a systematic review of seven studies. Though further clinical studies are needed to confirm the ... read more

Link Between Early Menopause, Higher Risk of Fracture, New Study Confirms

Nov. 2, 2016 — Fracture risk for those with early menopause is not minimized by use of calcium, vitamin D, or standard dose hormone therapy, data pulled from clinical trials ... read more

Vitamin D Supplements for Pregnant Women Should Be Customised to the Individual to Ensure Benefits Are Felt

Oct. 27, 2016 — Vitamin D supplements are less effective at raising vitamin D levels in pregnant women if they deliver their babies in the winter, have low levels of vitamin D early in pregnancy or gain more weight ... read more

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