Category Archives: Nutrition: Vitamin D

High levels of vitamin D is suspected of increasing mortality rates

The level of vitamin D in our blood should neither be too high nor to low. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen are the first in the world to show that there is a connection between high levels of vitamin … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked More Closely to Diabetes than Obesity

Newswise — Washington, DC—People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Depriving City Dwellers of Vitamin D

Newswise — BUFFALO, N.Y. — Residents of snowy, northern U.S. cities are at risk of vitamin D deficiency and worse, may not even know it. During Buffalo’s winter months, nearly 50 percent of people have insufficient amounts of vitamin D … Continue reading

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The further from the coast you live, the less sunlight and vitamin D you get

People living close to the coast in England have higher vitamin D levels than inland dwellers, according to a new study published in the journal Environment International. Exposure to sunlight is a crucial factor in vitamin D production and the … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Protects Against Colorectal Cancer by Boosting the Immune System

Newswise — BOSTON – A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators demonstrates that vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune system’s vigilance against tumor cells. The research, published today by the journal … Continue reading

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Vitamin D deficiency, depression linked in international study

Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health-it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight. “Rather than being … Continue reading

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A high whey protein–, leucine-, and vitamin D–enriched supplement preserves muscle mass during intentional weight loss in obese older adults

A high whey protein–, leucine-, and vitamin D–enriched supplement preserves muscle mass during intentional weight loss in obese older adults: a double-blind randomized controlled trial 1,2,3 Amely M Verreijen, Sjors Verlaan, Mariëlle F Engberink, Sophie Swinkels, Johan de Vogel-van den … Continue reading

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Autoimmune diseases triggered by obesity

Autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s Disease and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body rather than predatory invaders, affect 5-20% of the global community. A study published recently in Autoimmunity Reviews by Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, the Laura … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Deficiency Across the Board in Neuromuscular Disease

Newswise — A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) adds more credence to a growing awareness of the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in neuromuscular disease. “Previous work has … Continue reading

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High-Dose Vitamin D Not Effective for Repeat Reproductive Tract Infections

Newswise — Columbus, OH. Women with the reproductive infection bacterial vaginosis (BV) do not benefit from high-dose vitamin-D supplementation, according to new research. The findings add to a body of conflicting data about a possible link between vitamin D - … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer and vitamin D: a missing link is found

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Prostate offers compelling evidence that inflammation may be the link between Vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically, the study shows that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated … Continue reading

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Children who drink non-cow’s milk are twice as likely to have low vitamin D

Children who drink non-cow’s milk such as rice, almond, soy or goat’s milk, have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow’s milk, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. … Continue reading

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Vitamin D deficiency increases poor brain function after cardiac arrest by sevenfold

Geneva, Switzerland – 18 October 2014: Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of poor brain function after sudden cardiac arrest by seven-fold, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014 by Dr Jin Wi from Korea. Vitamin D deficiency … Continue reading

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