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Still No Clear Evidence For Vitamin D Health Benefits
2014-04-02 15:03:38

BMJ-British Medical Journal Many trials are inconclusive or insufficient to draw any firm conclusions, say experts They argue that "universal conclusions about its benefits cannot be drawn" and say further studies and better designed trials are needed. A growing body of evidence indicates that vitamin D may reduce risks of a wide range of diseases, including bone mineral disease, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, cancer and cardiovascular problems. Yet, despite hundreds of...

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...

2013-07-24 23:29:30

The study, published this July in the Annals of Epidemiology, revealed that people with a greater Body Mass Index are more likely to have a Vitamin D deficiency. Life Science Nutritionals wants to remind Canadians that even during the season of sunshine, many people aren’t getting enough Vitamin D. Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The study, published this July in the Annals of Epidemiology, revealed that people with a greater Body Mass Index (BMI) are more likely to have a...

2013-07-17 23:19:36

Sun and heat syncs perfectly with the natural hymns of summertime, but the importance of Vitamin D, increased with sun exposure, is one of many important tips shared by Dr. Bob, “The Drugless Doctor." The all-natural health expert shares necessary tips and insight on this season’s brightening factor. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Sun and heat syncs perfectly with the natural hymns of summertime, but the importance of Vitamin D, increased with sun exposure, is one of many...

2013-05-06 12:08:15

Largest study to date of preemies shows 800 IU more effective than 400 IU in decreasing vitamin D insufficiency Preterm infants may need to be given 800 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day to ensure they develop strong bones, according to a study to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC. Preemies are known to be at risk for vitamin D insufficiency. If levels of vitamin D are too low, infants and children can get...

Mushrooms Are As Good A Source Of Vitamin D As Supplements
2013-04-22 18:21:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Vitamin D is important for maintaining bone health and muscle strength and a new study from Boston University researchers shows mushrooms can provide the same amount of vitamin D to the body as supplemental tablets. The study will be presented at a meeting of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Boston this week and published in the journal Dermato-Endocrinology. To reach their findings, researchers...

2013-03-14 11:08:15

Vitamin D supplements significantly reduced blood pressure in the first large controlled study of African-Americans, researchers report in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. In the prospective trial, a three-month regimen of daily vitamin D increased circulating blood levels of vitamin D and resulted in a decrease in systolic blood pressure ranging from .7 to four mmHg (depending upon the dose given), compared with no change in participants who received a placebo....

2012-12-04 08:27:45

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Naturals is pleased to announce the addition of Vitamin D3 Vegan to its product line. The liquid formulation is naturally sourced from lichen and was developed for vegans, strict vegetarians, and consumers who prefer a non-lanolin form of vitamin D3. The plant-based formula is in the natural form of vitamin D, or cholecalciferol, which is better absorbed and utilized by the body. The product is registered by the Vegan Society and...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Risk Of Developing Type 1 Diabetes
2012-11-16 10:57:00

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine has found that low levels of Vitamin D in the blood can contribute to a higher risk for the development of Type 1 diabetes. More specifically, the correlation was made pertaining to a lack of vitamin D3 in their 25(OH)D serum levels. The six-year-long study, involving nearly 2,000 individuals, is published in the December issue of Diabetologia, a...

2012-09-05 21:16:37

American Heart Association rapid access journal report Taking vitamin D supplements to compensate for vitamin D deficiency didn't improve cholesterol – at least in the short term, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. Researchers studied 151 people with vitamin D deficiency who received either a mega-dose (50,000 internationals units) of vitamin D3 or placebo weekly for eight weeks. Participants'...