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2013-11-11 23:00:44

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds Latest Report on “Research Report on China Osteoporosis Drug Market, 2013-2017” to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Osteoporosis is a systemic bone disease, a common disease among middle and old-aged people. It is characterized by low bone mineral density and deterioration of bone microarchitecture, which can lead to increased risks of fragility fracture. There are over 200 million osteoporosis patients around the world in the current...

2013-11-07 15:37:01

A recent prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial reports that calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves bone density in a group of male veterans with epilepsy who were treated chronically with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). The results published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggest that risedronate, a bisphosphonate, may help to prevent new vertebral fractures when taken with calcium and vitamin D supplementation. Many...

2013-11-02 23:01:59

Researchers continue to uncover evidence that links vitamin D deficiency to a higher prevalence of a variety of autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, and other diseases like breast and colon cancer, cardiovascular disease, and various infections. In spreading awareness of the potential health benefits of vitamin D, organizers hope to reduce the incidence of some of these diseases in the long run. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 For the fifth year in a row,...

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...

2013-11-01 23:00:48

Kirkman® will participate in World Vitamin D Day by posting educational information all day Nov. 2. Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Kirkman® will be posting educational information about vitamin D all day on Nov. 2, in celebration of World Vitamin D Day. This one-day event gives participants a chance to learn about the worldwide vitamin D deficiency epidemic and receive the tools necessary to take action. Nearly a third of the world’s population suffers from vitamin D...

NIH Study Vitamin D3 Prevents Diabetes
2013-10-22 10:00:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years doctors have debated the effects of vitamin D on diabetes. There are those who believe that the risk of diabetes increases when vitamin D is in short supply while others maintain that there is little or no health benefit at all to increasing vitamin D intake. Now, researchers from the Tufts Medical Center have received a $40 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to finally settle the great vitamin D...

2013-10-18 11:55:41

Increased vitamin D levels may prevent a wide range of diseases, according to recent studies. However, some previous studies led to a concern that vitamin D supplementation could increase an individual's risk of developing kidney stones. However, a study of 2,012 participants – published in the American Journal of Public Health –found no statistically relevant association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH)D) serum level in the range of 20 to 100 ng/mL and the incidence of kidney...

No Real Bone Density Benefit From Vitamin D Supplements
2013-10-12 08:05:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online A study published this week in the medical journal The Lancet has reportedly found little evidence supporting the use of vitamin D supplements by seniors hoping to improve bone density and warn off potential fractures. According to Doug Podolsky of Consumer Reports, the study authors reviewed data on over 4,000 healthy adults (average age, 59) who participated in 23 randomized controlled trials. Half of the studies involved...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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