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2013-11-01 23:20:30

The Joint Canadian Tanning Association (JCTA) is encouraging Canadians to join the vitamin D community in support of Vitamin D Day and awareness of the powerful health impacts of the sunshine vitamin. Kelowna, BC (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Vitamin D Day, Saturday, Nov. 2, is a day to recognize vitamin D deficiency as a world problem. Researchers agree that at least one third of the world is deficient in vitamin D, and some scientists even think a greater percent of people are deficient in...

2013-08-13 11:39:49

Studying the expression of genes that are dependent on vitamin D makes it possible to identify individuals who will benefit from vitamin D supplementation, shows a University of Eastern Finland study published recently in PLoS One. Population-based studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk for chronic diseases and weaken the body's immune system. In the present study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, the study participants were given a daily...

2013-03-21 10:24:25

Research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that improving vitamin D status by increasing its level in the blood could have a number of non-skeletal health benefits. The study, published online in PLOS ONE, reveals for the first time that improvement in the vitamin D status of healthy adults significantly impacts genes involved with a number of biologic pathways associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases. While...

2013-02-12 11:55:09

Study finds African-American, Caucasian women absorb, metabolize vitamin D at same rate African-American women battling vitamin D deficiencies need the same dose as Caucasian women to treat the condition, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Although women with darker skin tones tend to have lower levels of the biomarker used to measure Vitamin D levels, called 25-hydroxyvitamin D or...

2013-01-10 05:03:38

This January, Request A Test is offering 10% off of all General Wellness testing including the Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy test. Vitamin D is essential for good health and testing Vitamin D levels is especially important during winter months when many people do not get enough sunlight to stimulate the body's production of this important vitamin. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 Nasty winter weather is known for taking its toll on our health. But one health issue that people may overlook...

2012-12-23 05:03:50

MedSmart Members is offering a complimentary report on vitamin D called Vitamin D & Your Health to its visitors at OurHealthcareSucks.com who sign up for its free subscriber list. Rather than jumping on the vitamin D bandwagon, this report cautions that there´s evidence of both benefit and harm at vitamin D blood levels currently being promoted aggressively by online gurus. Framingham, MA (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 MedSmart Members has issued a report cautioning consumers not to be...

Vitamin D Supplements Have No Effect On Colds
2012-10-03 11:31:29

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite years of common lore and claims to the contrary, scientists say they can find no convincing evidence to show that taking vitamin D supplements will fend off the common cold. An extensive series of randomized placebo-controlled tests, called VIDARIS, for Vitamin D and Acute Respiratory Infection Study, were conducted by a team of researchers in New Zealand, to fully investigate what, if any, impact the supplements might have,...

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...

2012-05-23 20:19:21

Boosts immune response when vitamin D levels are low Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are molecules produced in the skin to fend off infection-causing microbes. Vitamin D has been credited with a role in their production and in the body's overall immune response, but scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say a hormone previously associated only with maintaining calcium homeostasis and bone health is also critical, boosting AMP expression when dietary vitamin...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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