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2009-09-21 14:23:50

A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) shows vitamin D plays a vital role in reducing the risk of death associated with older age. The research, just published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, evaluated the association between vitamin D levels in the blood and the death rates of those 65 and older. The study found that older adults with insufficient levels of vitamin D die from heart disease at greater rates...

2009-03-24 06:45:00

On Monday, U.S. researchers announced that Americans are not getting enough vitamin D. Researchers from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine analyzed data from government health surveys, and found that three out of four Americans suffer from "insufficient" levels of vitamin D. Clinicians say insufficient vitamin D levels have been associated with cancer, heart disease, infection and poor health overall. "Vitamin D supplementation appears to mitigate the incidence and adverse...

2009-02-24 13:32:56

Large-scale study supports potential role in boosting immune system, more research needed Vitamin D may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold, report investigators from the University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Children's Hospital Boston. In the largest and most nationally representative study of the association between vitamin D and respiratory infections, people with the lowest...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'