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2013-11-01 23:20:30

The Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) is encouraging Canadians to join the vitamin D community in support of Vitamin D Day and awareness of the powerful health impacts of the sunshine vitamin. Kelowna, BC (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Vitamin D Day, Saturday, Nov. 2, is a day to recognize vitamin D deficiency as a world problem. Researchers agree that at least one third of the world is deficient in vitamin D, and some scientists even think a greater percent of people are deficient in...

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...

Link Between Heart Disease And Low Vitamin D Blood Levels Varies By Race
2013-07-10 16:57:53

University of Washington Low vitamin D blood levels are linked to greater risk of heart disease in whites and Chinese, but not in blacks and Hispanics, according to a study appearing this week in JAMA, a journal published by the American Medical Association. Growing evidence has suggested that low blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin are associated with higher risk of developing coronary heart disease among whites. Few of these studies included substantial numbers of people from other...

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...

2013-06-11 12:52:42

Low levels of vitamin D can trigger hypertension, according to the world's largest study to examine the causal association between the two. Although observational studies have already shown this link, a large-scale genetic study was necessary before the cause and effect could be proven, the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) will hear today (Tuesday). Dr. Vimal Karani S, from the Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK, will tell the...

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...

2013-05-01 15:38:06

Study confirms 400 IU daily dose for infants under one year of age Vitamin D is crucial to the growth of healthy bones. It is especially important that babies get enough of it during the first twelve months of their lives when their bones are growing rapidly. This is why health care providers frequently recommend that parents give their babies a daily vitamin D supplement. But how much vitamin D should babies be given? A new study led by Prof. Hope Weiler, from the School of Dietetics...

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...

2013-03-27 23:01:17

Canadians can´t obtain vitamin D from natural sun exposure in the months of October through April. The Joint Canadian Tanning Association wants Canadian to know published research, and anecdotal evidence, actually shows that indoor sunbathing may be a more effective option for increasing vitamin D levels than supplements. Kelowna, BC (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 Canadians can´t obtain vitamin D from natural sun exposure in the months of October through April. The Joint Canadian Tanning...

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....