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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.

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.

2012-04-12 09:54:29

High levels of vitamin D do not seem to boost teens' academic performance.

2012-03-08 13:42:25

Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, working with Shriners Hospital for Children and other institutions, have identified a promising new treatment for a rare and sometimes life-threatening bone disorder that can affect infants and young children.

2012-03-06 11:30:10

Vitamin D may be associated with a lower risk of developing stress fractures in preadolescent and adolescent girls, especially among those very active in high-impact activities.

2012-01-25 12:51:49

At a time of increasing concern about low vitamin D levels in the world's population and increased use of blood tests for the vitamin, scientists are reporting development of a much-needed reference material to assure that measurements of vitamin D levels are accurate.

2012-01-10 15:32:18

A group of experts has prepared a report on vitamin D supplementation for menopausal women after it was revealed that Europeans have suffered an alarming decrease in their levels of this vitamin.

2011-12-21 11:47:08

A review of a historical study from 1848 reveals that cod liver oil was an effective treatment for tuberculosis.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.