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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....

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...

2012-09-05 21:16:37

American Heart Association rapid access journal report Taking vitamin D supplements to compensate for vitamin D deficiency didn't improve cholesterol – at least in the short term, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. Researchers studied 151 people with vitamin D deficiency who received either a mega-dose (50,000 internationals units) of vitamin D3 or placebo weekly for eight weeks. Participants'...

2012-08-21 00:44:40

Wintertime infection risk cut in half among children with very low initial vitamin D levels A study conducted in Mongolian schoolchildren supports the possibility that daily vitamin D supplementation can reduce the risk of respiratory infections in winter. In a report that will appear in the journal Pediatrics and has received early online release, an international research team found that vitamin D supplementation decreased the risk of respiratory infections among children who had low...


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