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2014-08-31 23:00:25

University of California, San Diego researchers have found that people with Vitamin D blood levels lower than 50 ng/mL have a higher risk of premature death. The National Institute of Health recommends 600 International Units (IU) of Vitamin D daily for those between the ages of 1 and 70. (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 An analysis of 32 studies compiled by University of California, San Diego researchers has revealed a link between lower levels of Vitamin D and a higher mortality rate. The study,...

2014-06-28 09:41:35

The Lancet New genetic research provides compelling evidence that low levels of vitamin D have a causal role in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). The findings, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, suggest that vitamin D supplementation could be effective in combating some cases of hypertension. "In view of the costs and side effects associated with antihypertensive drugs, the potential to prevent or reduce blood pressure and therefore the risk of...

2014-06-15 15:11:15

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that persons with lower blood levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to die prematurely as people with higher blood levels of vitamin D. The finding, published in the June 12 issue of American Journal of Public Health, was based on a systematic review of 32 previous studies that included analyses of vitamin D, blood levels and human mortality rates. The specific...

2014-04-30 23:16:54

Nutraceutical Manufacturer, GI for Life, recommends Vitamin D testing after new study highlights increased risk of cancer in individuals with IBD and low plasma 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25[OH]D) levels. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology explores the linkage between low vitamin D levels and the development of cancer (Primarily colon cancer) in a group of 2809 patients with inflammatory bowel diseases...

2014-04-04 11:02:18

Vitamin D insufficiency sustained over 5 years contributes to increased 10-year fracture risk in elderly women A study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases shows that long-term low levels of vitamin D intake are associated with higher 10-year fracture risk in elderly women. Vitamin D insufficiency in seniors has been shown to contribute to increased risk of osteoporotic fractures. Previous studies have used single vitamin D...

2014-01-22 23:22:33

Understanding how vitamin D works and what a person's levels are can help prevent and mitigate certain diseases. Purity Laboratories, Inc. will launch a new Vitamin D Blood Spot Testing Kit this year making it easier than ever to check a person's vitamin D status. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The body works like a machine; each individual cog moves in sync with the others to keep us alive and healthy. But just like a machine, the body’s cogs need essential maintenance...

2014-01-18 23:03:15

GrassrootsHealth uses real world data from participants across the globe to move proven research into practice. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 Published research from GrassrootsHealth in the American Journal of Public Health was included in the 20 top vitamin D papers for 2013. A copy of the research paper can be seen here. The selection of the top-20 vitamin D papers released by the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, came from a pool of 3774 papers listed on pubmed.gov as...

2013-10-18 11:55:41

Increased vitamin D levels may prevent a wide range of diseases, according to recent studies. However, some previous studies led to a concern that vitamin D supplementation could increase an individual's risk of developing kidney stones. However, a study of 2,012 participants – published in the American Journal of Public Health –found no statistically relevant association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH)D) serum level in the range of 20 to 100 ng/mL and the incidence of kidney...

One Third Of The World's Population Has Insufficient Vitamin D Levels
2013-09-05 07:46:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online More than one-third of people worldwide have insufficient levels of vitamin D, which has been linked to a decreased risk of osteoporosis, cancer and cardiovascular disease, researchers report in a new study appearing in the British Journal of Nutrition. In a systematic review of 200 population-based vitamin D studies from 44 countries, principal investigator Dr. Kristina Hoffmann of Heidelberg University’s Mannheim Institute of...

2013-07-10 10:12:15

In a multiethnic group of adults, low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration was associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease events among white or Chinese participants but not among black or Hispanic participants, results that suggest that the risks and benefits of vitamin D supplementation should be evaluated carefully across race and ethnicity, according to a study in the July 10 issue of JAMA. "Low circulating concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) have been...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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