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2011-03-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Well-known for its role in keeping bones strong, vitamin D is now being hailed for so much more - from normal muscle function to a healthy immune system. Yet despite the growing research on the power of vitamin D, seven out of 10 Americans still fall short of the recommended vitamin D in their diets each day, according to the recent Dietary Guidelines Committee Advisory report. In fact, vitamin D is one of the four nutrients of concern identified...

2011-02-22 21:50:14

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and several other major diseases than had been originally thought. The findings are published February 21 in the journal Anticancer Research. While these levels are higher than traditional intakes, they are largely in a...

2011-01-19 10:35:00

No Safe Threshold for Sun or Indoor Tanning Exposure SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has updated its position statement on vitamin D based on the results of a review of the increasing body of scientific literature on this vitamin and its importance for optimal health recently conducted by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine (IOM). The Academy continues to recommend that the public obtain vitamin D...

2011-01-10 15:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enobia Pharma Inc., today announced that it has successfully completed a Phase II study of ENB-0040, a bone targeted enzyme replacement therapy being investigated in juveniles with hypophosphatasia (HPP), a serious, rare metabolic bone disorder. The results were presented by Robert Heft, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Enobia, at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. The company announced today that...

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...

2010-12-13 14:12:34

Strategies to improve vitamin D status are essential, say experts; global vitamin D maps in development Bone health experts attending the 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore this week have flagged vitamin D deficiency as a major concern in the region, particularly in South Asia where the problem is especially severe and widespread across the entire population. Dr. Nikhil Tandon, Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences of New...

2010-12-02 00:00:39

Shane Ellison, organic chemist and author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures, exposes yet another danger lurking in our nutritional supplements: hormones known as cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol, commonly referred to as "vitamin D." Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 The vitamin industry can't be trusted. Consumer reports recently showed that many supplements are "contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs." Shane Ellison, organic chemist and author of...

2010-12-01 08:05:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Vitamin D Council: After 13 years of silence, the quasi governmental agency, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), yesterday recommended that a three - pound premature infant can take virtually the same amount of vitamin D as a 300 pound pregnant woman. While that 400 IU/day dose is close to adequate for infants, 600 IU/day in pregnant women will do nothing...

2010-11-29 09:41:00

TORONTO, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ - Vitamin D blood levels - and not vitamin D intake itself - should be the focus of media coverage of this Tuesday's anticipated Institutes of Medicine (IOM) revised North American vitamin D recommendations, according to a worldwide coalition of 41 vitamin D researchers. "We hope everyone sees the big picture that new daily vitamin D recommendations are only the means to the more-important end: a person's actual vitamin D blood serum level," says Dr. Robert...

2010-11-16 07:45:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Vitamin D deficiency is associated with fatal stroke among whites, but according to this study, it is not linked to more stroke deaths among blacks.   Stroke is the third highest cause of death in the U.S. Analyzing the health records of 7,981 black and white adults, researchers found that whites with deficient vitamin D levels had a doubled risk of dying from a stroke compared to whites with higher vitamin D levels. In contrast, researchers found no...


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