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Questioning Vitamin D Benefits
2013-12-06 12:05:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new research review from a team of French and Belgian researchers has cast some doubt on the health benefits of vitamin D supplements. Sometimes referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin,’ vitamin D is generated by the skin when it is exposed to ultraviolet radiation. It can also be found in fish liver oil, eggs and fatty fish such as salmon or mackerel. Americans spend approximately $600 million a year on vitamin D supplements, which...

2013-12-03 11:30:36

Loyola Health Sciences research demonstrates additional benefits of supplement Vitamin D decreases pain in women with type 2 diabetes and depression, according to a study conducted at Loyola University Chicago. These findings were presented at an Oct. 24, 2013 research conference at Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus. Type 2 diabetes is associated with depression and pain, but few studies have looked at how pain may affect the treatment of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes and...

Vitamin D Can Help Stave Off Cognitive Decline
2013-12-03 04:19:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A diet that is too low in vitamin D could potentially cause damage to the brain, according to new research appearing in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine. Vitamin D supplements have gained popularity in recent months due to the role they play in maintaining bone health, but more recent research has also shown that it is also essential for other organs and tissues, including the brain, researchers from the University of...

2013-11-27 23:30:29

A new study links Vitamin D deficiency to an increased risk of anemia in children prompting the makers of IronKids gummy vitamins to remind parents of the importance of the sunshine vitamin. Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics links Vitamin D deficiency to an increased risk of anemia in children. Given that one-quarter of Canadians did not meet the RDA for Vitamin D set out by Health Canada, this is a significant finding. The...

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...


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