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One Third Of The World's Population Has Insufficient Vitamin D Levels
2013-09-05 07:46:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online More than one-third of people worldwide have insufficient levels of vitamin D, which has been linked to a decreased risk of osteoporosis, cancer and cardiovascular disease, researchers report in a new study appearing in the British Journal of Nutrition. In a systematic review of 200 population-based vitamin D studies from 44 countries, principal investigator Dr. Kristina Hoffmann of Heidelberg University’s Mannheim Institute of...

Sunshine Vitamin Can Help Keep Your Bones Healthy
2013-07-11 05:08:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Parents who yell at their kids to "go out and play" this summer may want to follow their own advice. A new study from US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found bone aging can be accelerated from a lack of vitamin D. Synthesized when the skin is exposed to the sun's rays, vitamin D conveys numerous other health benefits including lowering the risks of multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis in women....

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...

2011-06-06 19:49:16

New clinical practice guideline recommends dietary intakes of vitamin D for children and adults at risk for vitamin D deficiency Today, The Endocrine Society released "Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline." The clinical practice guideline (CPG) is published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), a publication of The Endocrine Society. The major source of vitamin D for...

2011-01-10 08:56:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Vitamin D may speed up recovery time for patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB), according to a new study. Researchers looked at 146 patients with drug-sensitive TB and randomly assigned them to receive either four oral doses of 2.5 milligrams of vitamin D or a placebo. All participants also received standard antibiotic treatment. It took six weeks for the lungs to clear in patients who did not take the vitamin D supplements. It took five weeks for those taking the...

2010-09-24 08:15:00

PRAGUE, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Enobia Pharma today announced positive results for its Phase II juvenile clinical trial of ENB-0040 (asfotase alfa), an experimental bone-targeted enzyme replacement therapy intended for the treatment of hypophosphatasia (HPP). Hypophosphatasia is a rare, inherited, and sometimes fatal metabolic bone disease that affects individuals of all ages. Michael Whyte, MD, Medical/Scientific Director of the Center for Metabolic Bone Disease and Molecular Research...

2010-09-08 06:30:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Enobia Pharma today provided an update on key developments in its comprehensive effort to develop ENB-0040 (asfotase alfa), an experimental bone-targeted enzyme replacement therapy, for the treatment of hypophosphatasia (HPP). Hypophosphatasia is a rare, inherited, and sometimes fatal metabolic bone disease that affects individuals of all ages. Enobia announced today that it has been issued United States Patent No. 7,763,712 B2, providing robust...

2010-08-10 12:49:26

Vitamin D is effective in reducing frequency of many diseases and cost of medical care, stresses UC Riverside's Anthony Norman Anthony Norman, a leading international expert in vitamin D, proposes worldwide policy changes regarding people's vitamin D daily intake amount in order to maximize the vitamin's contribution to reducing the frequency of many diseases, including childhood rickets, adult osteomalacia, cancer, autoimmune type-1 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity and...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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