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2011-10-24 22:56:44

Low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), but the first randomized, controlled trial using high-dose vitamin D in MS did not find any added benefit over and above ongoing low-dose vitamin D supplementation, according to a study published in the October 25, 2011, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "We did not find added benefit from high-dose vitamin D over and above ongoing low-dose...

2011-10-13 05:32:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Guys, before you take that daily supplement, read this!  According to a new study, men who were randomized to receive daily supplementation with vitamin E had a significantly increased risk of prostate cancer. Lifetime risk of prostate cancer in the United States is currently estimated to be 16 percent. Although most cases are found at an early, curable stage, treatment is costly and urinary, sexual, and bowel-related adverse effects are common. The...

2011-10-03 22:26:09

Predicts advanced disease More than three-quarters of cancer patients have insufficient levels of vitamin D (25-hydroxy-vitamin D) and the lowest levels are associated with more advanced cancer, according to a study presented on October 2, 2011, at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "Until recently, studies have not investigated whether vitamin D has an impact on the prognosis or course of cancer. Researchers are just starting to examine how...

2011-09-20 13:14:53

African-American men living in low sunlight areas are more likely to experience vitamin D deficiency than European-American men living in the same environment. Researchers believe that these findings should change recommendations for daily intake of vitamin D. "This study shows that across the board vitamin D recommendations just won't work for everybody," said Adam B. Murphy, M.D., M.B.A., clinical instructor in the department of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of...

2011-08-11 22:04:52

New study finds low vitamin D levels despite wide-spread use of supplements Pregnant women taking prenatal supplements may not be getting enough vitamin D, shows a new Vancouver-based study led by the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital that was published today in the Canadian Journal of Public Health. The study found that while almost 80 per cent of pregnant women reported taking supplements containing vitamin D, many were vitamin D insufficient. Insufficient...

2011-08-10 00:00:29

GrassrootsHealth seeks to influence public health by launching a breast cancer prevention study, focusing on the role vitamin D deficiency plays in affecting breast cancer rates in women over 60. (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 A new study will seek to examine the effects of vitamin D deficiency in relation to breast cancer rates "“ specifically, the study centers around investigating the occurrence of breast cancer among a population of women 60 and over who achieve and maintain a targeted...

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...

2011-06-30 07:04:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- The risk of obtaining melanoma, a life-threatening skin cancer, may be reduced through a simple combination of calcium and vitamin D. A new study by Stanford University School of Medicine found that women who once had non-melanoma and took a calcium-vitamin D combination developed 57 percent fewer melanomas than women with similar histories who were not given the supplement. The study focused on non-melanoma skin cancers because they are the most common forms of skin...

2011-06-28 20:56:05

Use of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy has long been a matter of concern but now researchers writing in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research report that even a high supplementation amount in healthy pregnant women was safe and effective in raising circulating vitamin D to a level thought by some to be optimal. The study also found no adverse effects of vitamin D supplementation, even at the highest amount, in women or their newborns. The research team, led by Dr. Bruce Hollis from...

2011-06-28 12:32:44

A combination of calcium and vitamin D may cut the chance of melanoma in half for some women at high risk of developing this life-threatening skin cancer, according to a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. Using existing data from a large clinical trial, the study zeroed in on women with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer, as people with this generally non-fatal disease are more likely to develop the more lethal illness "” melanoma. The researchers found...


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