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Study Finds Kids Should Drink Two Cups Of Milk Daily
2012-12-18 10:36:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “Milk does the body good.” That´s the iconic slogan etched on campaign fliers and ads promoting the health benefits of milk. A recent study from researchers at St. Michael´s Hospital in Toronto investigated how much milk children should drink and found that the optimum amount is two cups per day. In particular, the scientists studied how cow´s milk can impact iron and vitamin D levels in the body...

2012-12-17 16:44:17

-Myopathy refers to a disease characterized by muscular weakness and wasting. -Vitamin D deficiency is a well-recognized cause of myopathy, and excessive drinking is often associated with low or subnormal levels of vitamin D. -A new review indicates that vitamin D deficiency might partly explain the occurrence of the frequently observed myopathy in chronic alcoholism. Myopathy refers to a muscular disease in which muscle fibers do not function, resulting in muscular weakness and wasting....

Vitamin D Levels Can Affect Daytime Sleepiness
2012-12-16 07:00:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals who find themselves getting sleepy during daytime hours may have vitamin D to blame, but the exact link between the two could depend upon their race, according to a new study. Lead author David McCarty and colleagues discovered that in most patients, increasing levels of daytime sleepiness were inversely correlated with decreasing levels of vitamin D in their bodies. However, the opposite was found to be true in...

Cancer Slowed By Vitamin D
2012-11-26 22:12:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online McGill University researchers have discovered vitamin D helps to slow the progression of cells of cancer from premalignant to malignant states. The researchers reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences vitamin D helps to inhibit both the production and function of the protein cMYC, which drives cell division and is active at elevated levels in more than half of all cancers. Vitamin D has been...

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...

2012-11-15 11:23:54

Risk of MS highest in April and lowest in October, large analysis shows The risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) is highest in the month of April, and lowest in October, indicates an analysis of the available evidence, published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The findings, which include several populations at latitudes greater than 52 degrees from the equator for the first time, strongly implicate maternal exposure to vitamin D during pregnancy....

2012-10-30 11:26:08

PHOENIX, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Holistic pain management seeks to find treatment options to manage and treat pain in a way that works with the physiology of the body rather than against it. One very basic example of this is through identifying vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. Vitamin D is a vitamin that has large implications for treating chronic pain. In this article we will explore the role of vitamin D and how it can be used for holistic pain management. Vitamin D has...

2012-10-17 15:23:50

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A startling increase in the frequency of severe vitamin D deficiency is being reported in the U.S. and other countries. This severe deficiency can have a devastating impact on a child's bone strength, the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) says. "Vitamin D is essential to our body's ability to absorb calcium from our diet to build strong bones which are the building blocks of a healthy body, and to make muscles move," says...

Heart Attack Risk Linked To Low Vitamin D Levels
2012-09-25 09:13:44

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 17 million people die from heart disease every year. With this staggering statistic, it is no wonder that heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for adults around the globe. In order to better understand heart disease, researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital went about studying vitamin D. The group of investigators recently...

2012-09-07 23:00:50

Following an article published for the Food Consumer which focuses on how UV rays can lead to mutations and cancer, a representative from Likewise Skincare offers a response. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 September 6th, Likewise Skincare, producer of facial moisturizer for dry skin, offers response to an article published for the Food Consumer regarding how UV rays may result in skin cancer and mutation. According to the article, ultraviolet rays from sunlight can influence skin...