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2013-06-26 16:36:41

Until now, there has been no research dedicated to the importance of Vitamin D supplementation in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). However, over the past few years, researchers at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and Cardiovascular Surgery Program teamed with the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group to understand the impact of cardiac surgery on the Vitamin D status of infants and children, to be printed next month in Anesthesiology. "The...

Vitamin D Curbs Depression Diabetic Women
2013-06-26 09:03:26

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study, vitamin D supplements can reduce blood pressure and improve moods in women with type 2 diabetes who are suffering from depression. It also helped some women to lose small amounts of weight. Lead researcher Sue M. Penckofer, PhD, RN, said “Vitamin D supplementation potentially is an easy and cost-effective therapy with minimal side effects. Larger, randomized controlled trials are needed to determine the...

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...

2013-06-06 11:30:11

Researchers from Germany have found that low levels of vitamin D are associated with high levels of hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication. Findings published online in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggest seasonal fluctuations in vitamin D and HBV levels point to a link in these variables among patients with chronic HBV. While highly effective vaccines are available, HBV still remains one of the most significant infectious diseases...

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...

2013-03-21 10:24:25

Research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that improving vitamin D status by increasing its level in the blood could have a number of non-skeletal health benefits. The study, published online in PLOS ONE, reveals for the first time that improvement in the vitamin D status of healthy adults significantly impacts genes involved with a number of biologic pathways associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases. While...


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