Debunking common vitamin D myths
10 hours ago
You may have heard every vitamin D myth under the sun—so many, in fact, that you might be at the point of throwing your hands up in the air in frustration. Why can't there be a simple answer?
Vitamin D could provide psoriasis relief
Mar 19, 2018
New research suggests increasing vitamin D intake could reduce the symptoms of chronic inflammatory skin condition psoriasis.
The dynamic duo: calcium and vitamin D
Mar 15, 2018
(HealthDay)—Your need for calcium gets a lot of attention, but your body can't use it without its partner, vitamin D, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Stress of open-heart surgery significantly reduces vitamin D levels, but supplementation helps
Mar 12, 2018
The stress of open-heart surgery significantly reduces patients' vitamin D levels, but aggressive supplementation with vitamin D3, just before and after surgery, can completely eliminate the observed drop in vitamin D, researchers ...
More definitive food profiles
Mar 09, 2018
If you want to know the nutrient content of a specific food or beverage – how much vitamin D there is in a glass of milk, for instance – you would do well to consult W. Craig Byrdwell.
Vitamin D may help prevent heart failure after heart attack
Mar 08, 2018
New research has shown how vitamin D may help protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, potentially offering a low-cost addition to existing treatments for heart failure.
Higher Vitamin D levels may be linked to lower risk of cancer
Mar 07, 2018
High levels of vitamin D may be linked to a lower risk of developing cancer, including liver cancer, concludes a large study of Japanese adults published by The BMJ today.
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency impacts children's risk for severe forearm fractures
Mar 06, 2018
Children who are vitamin D deficient have a greater risk of having more severe forearm fractures requiring surgical treatment, according to a new study presented today at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of ...
Calcium supplements may boost risk of abnormal bowel growths
Mar 02, 2018
Calcium supplements, taken with or without vitamin D, may increase the risk of small growths in the large bowel (colon) called polyps, suggest results from a large US trial published online in the journal Gut.
Vitamin D reduces mortality
Mar 01, 2018
A normal intake of vitamin D can reduce the risk of death substantially in people with cardiovascular disease, a Norwegian study shows.