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2013-02-05 13:47:43

Having adequate levels of vitamin D during young adulthood may reduce the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes by as much as 50%, according to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The findings, if confirmed in future studies, could lead to a role for vitamin D supplementation in preventing this serious autoimmune disease in adults. The study was published online February 3, 2013 and will appear in the March 1 print edition of the American Journal of Epidemiology. "It is...

Vitamin C Associated With Increased Risk Of Kidney Stones In Men
2013-02-05 08:07:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several studies have come to light of the beneficial role vitamin C may play in human health. Some recent studies have shown the essential nutrient helps reduce pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients and also helps guard against dementia. But another recent study, published in this week´s JAMA Internal Medicine, has found vitamin C is not all good news, especially in men. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet...

Beta Carotene Benefits May Include Protection Against Type 2 Diabetes
2013-01-23 08:54:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the Mayo Clinic, beta carotene is a member of the carotenoid family of chemical compounds, which are fat-soluble compounds that are highly pigmented and found in a variety of fruits, grains, oils and vegetables (especially carrots). The body converts beta carotene to vitamin A (retinol), and vitamin A helps provide eye health and a strong immune system as well as healthy skin and mucus membranes. In order to better...

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, new research has found. Those factors play a bigger role than even skin color and exposure to the sun, according to Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a researcher and pediatrician at St. Michael´s Hospital. “Early childhood is a critical stage in human development, so achieving and maintaining optimal vitamin D levels in early...

2013-01-08 10:10:33

Vitamin D levels in umbilical cord blood found to be lower if mother is obese Women who are obese at the start of their pregnancy may be passing on insufficient levels of vitamin D to their babies, according to a new Northwestern Medicine® study. The study found that babies born to lean mothers had a third higher amount of vitamin D compared to babies born to obese moms. Vitamin D is fat-soluble, and previous studies have found that people who are obese tend to have lower levels...

2012-12-21 05:01:04

A 100% vegan solution for the one billion+ people who are Vitamin D deficient (a figure that grows in winter). Skin Authority announces a new, natural Vitamin D solution which addresses deficiency inside and out. This "nutrition sandwich" is one-of-a-kind and safe for everyone. Carlsbad, California (PRWEB) December 20, 2012 Got Vitamin D? Not likely. One billion people worldwide (a figure that grows in winter) are estimated to be Vitamin D deficient. Skin Authority announces a new, natural...

Cancer Slowed By Vitamin D
2012-11-26 22:12:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online McGill University researchers have discovered vitamin D helps to slow the progression of cells of cancer from premalignant to malignant states. The researchers reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences vitamin D helps to inhibit both the production and function of the protein cMYC, which drives cell division and is active at elevated levels in more than half of all cancers. Vitamin D has been...

2012-08-21 00:44:40

Wintertime infection risk cut in half among children with very low initial vitamin D levels A study conducted in Mongolian schoolchildren supports the possibility that daily vitamin D supplementation can reduce the risk of respiratory infections in winter. In a report that will appear in the journal Pediatrics and has received early online release, an international research team found that vitamin D supplementation decreased the risk of respiratory infections among children who had low...

Low Vitamin D Level May Increase Risk Of Death In Older, Frail Adults
2012-07-26 13:20:23

A new study concludes that among older adults — especially those who are frail — low levels of vitamin D can mean a much greater risk of death. The randomized, nationally representative study found that older adults with low vitamin D levels had a 30 percent greater risk of death than people who had higher levels. Overall, people who were frail had more than double the risk of death than those who were not frail. Frail adults with low levels of vitamin D tripled their risk...

2012-07-24 06:34:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Three quarters of American adults are considered vitamin D deficient. Consistent research has shown a lack of vitamin D can cause to a variety of health issues, including impairment of lung function for smokers. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with worse lung function and more rapid decline in lung function over time in smokers, suggesting that vitamin D may have a protective effect against the effects of smoking on lung function according to a new study. "We...


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