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2014-07-23 08:31:50

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) found that supplementing with calcium elevates calcium levels too high,(1) putting women at risk for kidney stones, among other health problems. Women close to menopause are commonly told to take supplements containing calcium and vitamin D to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis, to which they are particularly prone. "I would recommend that women determine how much calcium they...

2014-07-01 23:04:24

Kevin McGuire, creator of the iTanSmart suntan app, underwent surgery this month for Basal Cell Carcimona skin cancer. His goal is to spread skin cancer awareness this summer by encouraging iTanSmart app downloads, which will lower the risk of overexposure to the sun among users. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 A few years ago, creator of the iTanSmart app, President of UV Technologies, LLC, Kevin McGuire, began noticing age spots on his face resulting from years of overexposure to...

2014-07-01 09:53:38

UCSF UCSF Study Questions Role of Skin Pigment in Enabling Survival at Higher Latitudes The popular idea that Northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin D – vital for healthy bones and immune function – is questioned by UC San Francisco researchers in a new study published online in the journal Evolutionary Biology. Ramping up the skin’s capacity to capture UV light to make vitamin D is indeed important, according to a team...

2014-07-01 08:30:28

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "A cumulative savings of $6.8 billion from 2013 to 2020 in avoidable hospital utilization costs is potentially realizable if all U.S. women over the age of 55 diagnosed with osteoporosis were to use magnesium dietary supplements at preventive intake levels," states a new economic report entitled Smart Prevention--Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements.(1) The report, done by Frost & Sullivan through a...

2014-06-30 16:26:50

First Large-Scale Analysis of Protective Role of Vitamin D in Elderly NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A vitamin D boost may prevent early death from heart disease and cancer, according to a large scale study by Mount Sinai and a consortium of international collaborators, published online in the June issue of BMJ. Analysis of pooled data by Paolo Boffetta, MD, Director of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology and Associate Director for Population Sciences of...

2014-06-28 09:41:35

The Lancet New genetic research provides compelling evidence that low levels of vitamin D have a causal role in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). The findings, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, suggest that vitamin D supplementation could be effective in combating some cases of hypertension. "In view of the costs and side effects associated with antihypertensive drugs, the potential to prevent or reduce blood pressure and therefore the risk of...

2014-06-24 10:08:51

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves the metabolic profile of pregnant women with gestational diabetes. The research is by Dr Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, and colleagues. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a pregnancy complication, is characterized by carbohydrate intolerance and metabolic disorders....

sunbathing addiction
2014-06-23 04:56:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sunbathing can be addictive, producing the same kind of chemical reaction in the brain as illicit drugs like heroin, according to new research that could help explain why some people seem to crave UV rays, despite the risks. Writing in the latest edition of the journal Cell, experts from Harvard Medical School explained that exposing mice to UV rays led to elevated blood levels of endorphins in mice, and that chronic exposure...

2014-06-19 10:03:46

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Calcium and vitamin D are commonly recommended for older women, but the usual supplements may send calcium excretion and blood levels too high for some women, shows a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. This randomized, placebo-controlled trial included 163 older (ages 57 to 90) white women whose vitamin D levels were too low. The women took calcium citrate tablets to meet their...

2014-06-19 09:27:24

BMJ-British Medical Journal Low vitamin D linked to high risk of death from all causes including cancer and cardiovascular disease The main source of vitamin D is its production in skin thanks to the sun. Women are more prone to low vitamin D than men - and due to differing weather conditions, concentrations vary in populations across the world. Vitamin D deficiency is especially common among the elderly who often have less sun exposure, but it is unclear what effect the production...


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