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2013-02-28 23:02:53

As the days grow longer, Canadians suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) are starting to feel a bit better. New research into the use of vitamin D in the treatment of S.A.D. gives hope to the sufferers who cannot find relief from the traditional light therapy. That´s good news for Life Science Nutritionals, the makers of Adult Essentials Vitamin D gummies. Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 As the days grow longer, Canadians suffering from Seasonal Affective...

Vitamin D Linked To Early Food Allergies
2013-02-28 05:42:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Adding a little vitamin D supplement to your diet while pregnant may put the child at risk of developing a food allergy after birth, according to a new study published in the journal Allergy. The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg in Germany sought out to prove that there is a correlation between the concentration of vitamin D in the blood of expectant mothers and in the...

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements Unnecessary For Many Postmenopausal Women
2013-02-26 21:24:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For years, doctors have been recommending post-menopausal women take vitamin D and calcium supplements–but a federal panel of experts are now saying these supplements may not prevent fractures or broken bones. According to recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, daily vitamin D doses of 400 international units (IU) or lower and calcium...

2013-02-21 23:02:22

Dr. Joel Buchalter offers tips for preventing Osteomalacia Carmel, NY (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 While osteomalacia is not well known, seniors should pay special attention to this easily preventable disease. Osteomalacia is a softening of the bones that is often caused by a vitamin D deficiency. In children, this condition is called rickets. “Osteomalacia is not the same as osteoporosis, another bone disorder that can also lead to fractures,” says Dr. Joel Buchalter, founding...

2013-02-12 11:55:09

Study finds African-American, Caucasian women absorb, metabolize vitamin D at same rate African-American women battling vitamin D deficiencies need the same dose as Caucasian women to treat the condition, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Although women with darker skin tones tend to have lower levels of the biomarker used to measure Vitamin D levels, called 25-hydroxyvitamin D or...

Vitamin D Supplement Labels Grossly Inaccurate About What's Inside
2013-02-12 11:15:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With recent findings stating obese individuals may have a deficiency in vitamin D levels, more people may be inclined to take a daily supplement to ensure they are getting the proper amount in their system. However, a new study has found many people may not even be getting the recommended amount of that sunshine vitamin when they do take a daily tablet. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (KPCHR) in...

Vitamin D Deficiency More Likely To Occur In Obese Individuals
2013-02-06 14:18:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Vitamin D is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, helping to build strong bones and stave off rickets. A new study has shown that there may be a deficiency of this vitamin in people who are obese. According to this research, published in the journal PLoS Medicine, obese individuals are more likely to have such a deficiency, potentially weakening their bones and placing further stress on their skeletal systems. The...

2013-02-05 13:47:43

Having adequate levels of vitamin D during young adulthood may reduce the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes by as much as 50%, according to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The findings, if confirmed in future studies, could lead to a role for vitamin D supplementation in preventing this serious autoimmune disease in adults. The study was published online February 3, 2013 and will appear in the March 1 print edition of the American Journal of Epidemiology. "It is...

2013-01-15 10:49:15

Taking a vitamin D supplement and drinking cow´s milk are the two most important factors that determine how much vitamin D is in a child´s body, new research has found. Those factors play a bigger role than even skin color and exposure to the sun, according to Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a researcher and pediatrician at St. Michael´s Hospital. “Early childhood is a critical stage in human development, so achieving and maintaining optimal vitamin D levels in early...


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