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2012-07-24 06:34:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Three quarters of American adults are considered vitamin D deficient. Consistent research has shown a lack of vitamin D can cause to a variety of health issues, including impairment of lung function for smokers. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with worse lung function and more rapid decline in lung function over time in smokers, suggesting that vitamin D may have a protective effect against the effects of smoking on lung function according to a new study. "We...

2012-07-23 06:18:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Three quarters of American adults are considered vitamin D deficient. Consistent research has shown a lack of vitamin D can cause to a variety of health issues, including impairment of lung function for smokers. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with worse lung function and more rapid decline in lung function over time in smokers, suggesting that vitamin D may have a protective effect against the effects of smoking on lung function according to a new study. "We...

2012-07-18 01:09:17

The combination of obesity and vitamin D deficiency may put people at even greater risk of insulin resistance than either factor alone, according to new research from the Drexel University School of Public Health recently published early online in the journal Diabetes Care. Insulin resistance is a major risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, a condition that affects 25.6 million adults and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. "Vitamin D insufficiency and obesity are...

2012-06-27 02:01:15

Patients with a gland disorder that causes excessive calcium in their blood who also have vitamin D deficiency can safely receive vitamin D treatment without it raising their calcium levels, a new study has determined. The results with one-year follow-up will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. Doctors often fear that raising vitamin D levels will further raise calcium blood levels in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism–in which...

2012-06-26 06:21:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) —Blood tests that measure Vitamin D deficiency are among the most frequently ordered tests in medicine. A new study found that some test kits are inaccurate. Researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine found that two new tests, Abbot Architect and Siemans Centaur2, may not be accurate. This study was performed on 163 randomly selected blood samples. In 40% of the Abbott Architect specimens and 48% of the Siemans Centaur2 specimens, results...

2012-06-26 06:20:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Not getting enough of the “sun vitamin?” It could be causing you to gain weight! A new study states older women with insufficient levels of vitamin D gained more weight than those with sufficient levels of the vitamin. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon did a study to test this phenomenon. The study of more than 4,600 women ages 65 and older, found that over nearly five years, those with insufficient...

2012-06-25 21:27:19

Kaiser Permanente study finds most older women have insufficient levels of the 'sunshine vitamin' Older women with insufficient levels of Vitamin D gained more weight than those with sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published online today in the Journal of Women's Health. The study of more than 4,600 women ages 65 and older found that over nearly five years, those with insufficient levels of Vitamin D in their blood...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.