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2013-01-10 05:03:38

This January, Request A Test is offering 10% off of all General Wellness testing including the Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy test. Vitamin D is essential for good health and testing Vitamin D levels is especially important during winter months when many people do not get enough sunlight to stimulate the body's production of this important vitamin. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 Nasty winter weather is known for taking its toll on our health. But one health issue that people may overlook...

2013-01-08 10:10:33

Vitamin D levels in umbilical cord blood found to be lower if mother is obese Women who are obese at the start of their pregnancy may be passing on insufficient levels of vitamin D to their babies, according to a new Northwestern Medicine® study. The study found that babies born to lean mothers had a third higher amount of vitamin D compared to babies born to obese moms. Vitamin D is fat-soluble, and previous studies have found that people who are obese tend to have lower levels...

2013-01-07 05:01:00

New research shows a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and negative vascular consequences. Dr. Derrick DeSilva explains the implications. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) January 06, 2013 A clinical study involving 206 patients admitted for acute coronary syndromes (ACS) found that there may be a correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality and that Vitamin D levels may be an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality rates. In a blog post published yesterday on...

2012-12-21 05:01:04

A 100% vegan solution for the one billion+ people who are Vitamin D deficient (a figure that grows in winter). Skin Authority announces a new, natural Vitamin D solution which addresses deficiency inside and out. This "nutrition sandwich" is one-of-a-kind and safe for everyone. Carlsbad, California (PRWEB) December 20, 2012 Got Vitamin D? Not likely. One billion people worldwide (a figure that grows in winter) are estimated to be Vitamin D deficient. Skin Authority announces a new, natural...

2012-12-20 05:03:45

Starting Dec. 27th 2012, Mountain Trek´s Winter Health Program includes daily snowshoeing in the outdoors of British Columbia. Snowshoe to health and increased vitamin D intake during the winter months. Vitamin D levels go down in winter when skin is bundled up in layers of clothes; included are some tips to increase those levels. (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 Mountain Trek Health Spa and Fitness Retreat in British Columbia announces their Winter Health Program. There are two options...

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...


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