Latest vitamin D Stories

Immune Function May Increase By Eating Red Grapes, Blueberries
2013-09-18 07:17:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University (OSU) analyzed 446 compounds for their ability to boost the innate immune system in humans. Their findings, published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, reveal two compounds that stand out -- the resveratrol found in red grapes and a compound called pterostilbene from blueberries. These compounds are both called stilbenoids. They work in synergy with...

2013-09-08 23:02:44

Web-Op, an internet marketing firm, announces that Vitamin D3 Cream will now be available on their nutritional supplement site, KingSupplements.com. (PRWEB) September 08, 2013 Web-Op announces the launch of a new product, Vitamin D3 Cream, featured on King Supplements’ website. KingSupplements.com is a product of 15 years of experience working with supplement companies. During this time period, Web-Op has discovered countless premium supplement products, so they decided to create King...

One Third Of The World's Population Has Insufficient Vitamin D Levels
2013-09-05 07:46:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online More than one-third of people worldwide have insufficient levels of vitamin D, which has been linked to a decreased risk of osteoporosis, cancer and cardiovascular disease, researchers report in a new study appearing in the British Journal of Nutrition. In a systematic review of 200 population-based vitamin D studies from 44 countries, principal investigator Dr. Kristina Hoffmann of Heidelberg University’s Mannheim Institute of...

2013-08-30 23:26:10

Sun tanning has been made healthier and safer than ever with the introduction of iTanSmart®, a powerful yet easy to use app that helps prevents sunburns, taking the guesswork out of sun exposure. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 iTanSmart is a new app made for Apple iPhones and iPods that helps take the guesswork out of sun tanning by alerting the user when to get out of the sun before getting burned. iTanSmart also educates the user about UVB rays, sun protection factor (SPF),...

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...

Sunburn Pain May One Day Be A Thing Of The Past
2013-08-06 05:55:59

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new research, we could have a future free of sunburn pain. A new study shows how we have a molecule in our epidermis that creates our bodies' reaction to sun exposure. The molecule is called TRPV4, and by blocking this molecule, researchers were able to protect skin from the pain of sunburn. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It might also be helpful in mitigating other types of...

2013-07-24 23:29:30

The study, published this July in the Annals of Epidemiology, revealed that people with a greater Body Mass Index are more likely to have a Vitamin D deficiency. Life Science Nutritionals wants to remind Canadians that even during the season of sunshine, many people aren’t getting enough Vitamin D. Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The study, published this July in the Annals of Epidemiology, revealed that people with a greater Body Mass Index (BMI) are more likely to have a...

2013-07-24 12:17:58

"The incidence of type l diabetes (T1D), one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in children, has increased worldwide," write Valma Harjutsalo, Ph.D., of the Diabetes Prevention Unit, Helsinki, Finland, and colleagues, who conducted a study to examine the incidence rates of T1D between 2006 and 2011 in Finnish children younger than 15 years as well as the 32-year trend (1980-2011). As reported in a Research Letter, all children with newly diagnosed T1D were ascertained using several...

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