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Rabbits Kept Indoors Could Suffer From Vitamin D Deficiency
2014-04-10 11:26:53

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rabbits that remain indoors may suffer from a lack of vitamin D, researchers report in a new study. In rabbits kept as pets or used in laboratory studies, the deficiency could lead to dental problems, undermine their cardiovascular health, weaken their immune systems and skew scientific findings. The study found that regular exposure to artificial ultraviolet B light for two weeks doubled rabbits' serum vitamin D levels – an increase not seen...

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...

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...

2014-04-01 14:26:51

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density. For older patients, having a low vitamin D level is a condition that can cause weakening of bones, which can lead to fractures, and in children the deficiency can lead to rickets. The 2011 Institute of Medicine guidelines for vitamin D and calcium emphasize...

2014-03-13 23:23:16

The vitamin found to reduce colon cancer risk does not appear to have the same effect on mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting on a study in Nutrition and Cancer that suggests Vitamin D supplements are not likely to reduce the incidence or severity of mesothelioma. Previous studies conducted by the mesothelioma researchers at Australia’s National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases found no survival benefit from the antioxidant Vitamins...

2014-03-05 23:27:28

Host Forbes Riley looks at the widespread Vitamin D deficiency and shares tips about how to add more of it to daily diets. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The producers of Forbes Living are pleased to announce a series dedicated to Vitamin D deficiency. According to studies, the vast majority of the U.S. population is deficient in Vitamin D – the "sunshine vitamin" whose deficits can cause many harmful health conditions. Vitamin D helps to maintain normal blood...

2014-02-25 23:30:58

A deficiency of Vitamin D has been implicated with osteoporosis and bone fractures. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP discusses recent findings that Vitamin D deficiency also increases the risk of acquiring diabetes. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Vitamin D is actually a hormone that is produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor and Naturopath Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP notes that many people in the northern climates are deficient...

Vitamin D Supplements Are Not Needed By Healthy People
2014-01-25 05:48:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Healthy people taking vitamin D supplements are unlikely to see any significant impact when it comes to preventing broken bones or cardiovascular conditions, claims new research appearing in the latest edition of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. According to the AFP news agency, the study authors reviewed more than 40 previous trials in order to determine whether or not use of these vitamin supplements achieved a benchmark...

2014-01-22 04:21:27

MONTREAL, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lallemand is pleased to announce that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a positive opinion on the use of Vitamin D2 rich baker's yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae) in yeast-leavened bread, rolls, fine bakery wares and food supplements. Bread and other yeast-leavened bakery products can now become new daily sources of vitamin D when baked with Lallemand's baker's yeast, the world's first baker's yeast rich in vitamin...

The sun in the mountains allows the body to produce vitamin D in winter
2014-01-18 06:06:12

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna It’s not just your mood that the dark months of winter can influence. Low levels of sunlight also mean lower levels of vitamin D in the body. Vitamin D deficiency can trigger a range of diseases but until recently little was known about the exact biological mechanisms behind this. A research team at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna has now decrypted one of these unknown molecular mechanisms. Vitamin D regulates the elasticity of...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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