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2014-04-01 14:26:51

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density.

Questioning Vitamin D Benefits
2013-12-06 12:05:23

A new research review from a team of French and Belgian researchers has cast some doubt on the health benefits of vitamin D supplements.

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

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.

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

Parents who yell at their kids to "go out and play" this summer may want to follow their own advice. A new study from U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that bone aging can be accelerated from a lack of vitamin D.

2013-05-06 12:08:15

Preterm infants may need to be given 800 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day to ensure they develop strong bones.

2013-05-01 15:38:06

Vitamin D is crucial to the growth of healthy bones.

2013-03-21 10:24:25

Research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that improving vitamin D status by increasing its level in the blood could have a number of non-skeletal health benefits.

2013-02-12 11:55:09

African-American women battling vitamin D deficiencies need the same dose as Caucasian women to treat the condition.

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

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.