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2014-06-15 15:11:15

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that persons with lower blood levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to die prematurely as people with higher blood levels of vitamin D. The finding, published in the June 12 issue of American Journal of Public Health, was based on a systematic review of 32 previous studies that included analyses of vitamin D, blood levels and human mortality rates. The specific...

2014-04-30 23:16:54

Nutraceutical Manufacturer, GI for Life, recommends Vitamin D testing after new study highlights increased risk of cancer in individuals with IBD and low plasma 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25[OH]D) levels. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology explores the linkage between low vitamin D levels and the development of cancer (Primarily colon cancer) in a group of 2809 patients with inflammatory bowel diseases...

2014-01-22 23:22:33

Understanding how vitamin D works and what a person's levels are can help prevent and mitigate certain diseases. Purity Laboratories, Inc. will launch a new Vitamin D Blood Spot Testing Kit this year making it easier than ever to check a person's vitamin D status. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The body works like a machine; each individual cog moves in sync with the others to keep us alive and healthy. But just like a machine, the body’s cogs need essential maintenance...

2014-01-18 23:03:15

GrassrootsHealth uses real world data from participants across the globe to move proven research into practice. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 Published research from GrassrootsHealth in the American Journal of Public Health was included in the 20 top vitamin D papers for 2013. A copy of the research paper can be seen here. The selection of the top-20 vitamin D papers released by the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, came from a pool of 3774 papers listed on pubmed.gov as...

2013-10-18 11:55:41

Increased vitamin D levels may prevent a wide range of diseases, according to recent studies. However, some previous studies led to a concern that vitamin D supplementation could increase an individual's risk of developing kidney stones. However, a study of 2,012 participants – published in the American Journal of Public Health –found no statistically relevant association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH)D) serum level in the range of 20 to 100 ng/mL and the incidence of kidney...

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...

2011-07-06 15:18:24

Giving vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) to predominantly elderly women, mainly in institutional care, seems to increase survival. These women are likely to be vitamin D deficient with a significant risk of falls and fractures. This is the key conclusion in a systematic review published in the latest edition of The Cochrane Library. Up until now there has been no clear view on whether there is a real benefit of taking vitamin D. "A Cochrane meta-analysis published only a couple of years ago found...

2011-06-28 08:51:00

PRAGUE, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 48th ERA-EDTA congress was the setting for a wide range of new clinical data. The "Late-Breaking Clinical Trials" were met with particular interest, one of them being the IMPACT SHPT study (Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Paricalcitol Versus Cinacalcet With Low-Dose Vitamin D). In the oral presentation on 25 June the principal investigator of this study, Prof. Markus Ketteler (Coburg, Germany), summarized the final data, whereas the...

2011-06-25 09:30:00

PRAGUE, June 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The SHARP-study has shown that lowering LDL cholesterol with ezetimibe/simvastatinleads to a significant reduction in major atherosclerotic events among CKD-patients. Whether it also has a favourable effect on renal disease progression was another of the issues addressed by the SHARP study [abstract no. 2509]. In the ezetimibe/simvastatin group, fewer patients reached the end point "end stage renal disease", but the difference was not...

2011-02-23 17:07:11

With most people unable to get enough vitamin D from sunlight or foods, scientists are suggesting that a new vitamin D-fortified food "” bread made with high-vitamin D yeast "” could fill that gap. Their study, confirming that the approach works in laboratory tests, appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Connie Weaver and colleagues cite studies suggesting that up to 7 in 10 people in the United States may not get enough vitamin D, which enables the body to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.