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Experts Urge Parents to Make "Every Day a Vitamin D Day", as UK Winter Arrives
Oct 21, 2014

LONDON, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Survey commissioned by Vitamin D Mission shows parents are in the dark about the lack of sunshine vitamin during winter and the importance of vitamin D to their children's diet[1]
  • Hospital data shows 231% national increase in rates of vitamin D deficiency amongst toddlers and children in five years[2]

New data published today for National Vitamin D Awareness Week has found that parents are unaware that the UK climate is denying their toddlers and children vitamin D during the winter months.[1] New hospital data also released today shows increasing numbers of children diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency and bone-softening conditions such as rickets[2] - a disease common during Victorian times.

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Following Sudden Cardiac Arrest, A Lack Of Vitamin D Will Increase Mortality And Decrease Brain Function
Oct 20, 2014

Turns out the sunshine vitamin is vitally important to survivors of sudden cardiac arrest — when your heart stops and the subsequent loss of blood flow causes you to stop breathing and lose consciousness. Vitamin D deficiency increases by a factor of seven, the risk of poor brain function following cardiac arrest, according to new research presented by Dr. Jin Wi at the annual meeting of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association. Lack of the necessary amount of vitamin D also decreased a patient's likelihood of surviving.

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How cola cuts vitamin D levels
Oct 16, 2014

London - Can drinking cola lead to a lack of vitamin D? That’s the suggestion from scientists at Laval University, in Canada, who asked more than 700 women about their intake of sugary drinks, including cola and sweet fruit juice.

Blood samples showed that women who drank cola three times a week had 12 percent less vitamin D than women who never drank it. Other fizzy soft drinks and fruit drinks didn’t appear to have an effect.

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A bone breaks every 3.6 minutes! Aussies need calcium + vitamin D + exercise for healthy bones
Oct 16, 2014

New research was released today by the Australian Self Medication Industry showing that complementary medicines contribute to health outcomes and save the health system, government and taxpayer.

Osteoporosis CEO, Gail Morgan, said today “Complementary medicines such as calcium supplements and Vitamin D are important for people suffering with osteoporosis and low bone density.

Over 1.2 million Australians suffer daily with osteoporosis and over 6 million Australians have poor bone health.  Shockingly, less than half of all Australian adults get their daily recommended intake of calcium.  Calcium is essential for bone strength."

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Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
Oct 15, 2014

Study finds women with higher levels needed less medication

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study.

Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk women, including vegetarians, those with little sun exposure, and members of ethnic minorities, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says.

The new study included 93 pregnant women whose vitamin D levels were checked before childbirth and who received an epidural for pain during labor. The researchers measured how much pain medication each of the women required during delivery.

Women with lower vitamin D levels required more pain medication than those with higher vitamin D levels, according to the study scheduled for presentation Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in New Orleans.

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Vitamin D deficiency more common among children with ADHD
Oct 14, 2014

SAN DIEGO ── School-aged children and adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder were more likely to have vitamin D deficiency compared with controls, according to study findings presented at the 2014 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

Madeeha M. Kamal, MBCHB, FAAP, FRCP, of the Hamad Medical Corporation conducted a case-control study of 1,331 children aged 18 years or younger with ADHD, as well as 1,331 healthy controls to determine the association between vitamin D deficiency and ADHD.

“One of the parents of my patients said, ‘my daughter behaves better when she is on vitamin D,’ so I thought it would be a good idea to do the study,” Kamal told Infectious Diseases in Children.

Participants were divided into four categories for vitamin D levels: severe vitamin D deficiency ([25-(OH)D] less than 10 ng/mL); moderate deficiency ([25-(OH)D] 10-19 ng/mL); mild deficiency ([25-(OH)D] 20-29 ng/mL); and normal/optimal level ([25-(OH)D] 30-80 ng/mL

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A Little Drop of Sunshine: Six Reasons You Need to Know Your Vitamin D Levels
Oct 14, 2014

The first day of autumn greeted Portland this year with rain. Right on cue. The disappearance of sunshine is a phenomenon both welcomed and feared by most in the Pacific NW, as we somehow crave the cocoon of the clouds while at the same time fearing that it will mean that the sun will never, ever, ever return. Along with the sun disappears our ability to soak up that sweet nectar, Vitamin D.

 Vitamin D is produced in your body by a series of reactions that happen after UVB rays are absorbed by your skin. Once in your bloodstream, this vitamin goes to work. Vitamin D is crucial for calcium absorption, and according to the NIH website, “your muscles need it to move, [...] your nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every body part, and the immune system needs [it] to fight off invading bacteria and viruses.” 

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Vitamin D and autism reviewed
Oct 14, 2014

At present, for at least a subgroup of ASD [autism spectrum disorder] individuals, an imbalance in VD [vitamin D] metabolism probably exists and may be associated with the condition”. That was one of the conclusions reached in a new review of the peer-reviewed research literature undertaken by Pioggia and colleagues* based at the National Research Council of Italy – Institute of Clinical Physiology in Messina, Italy.

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Study: Association found between low vitamin D levels and impairment in Chinese elderly
Oct 10, 2014

SINGAPORE, Oct 9 — A study undertaken by researchers at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School NUS have found an association between low vitamin D levels and cognitive impairment in the elderly in China.

Professor David Matchar, director of the programme in Health Services and Systems Research at the institution led a study with a team of researchers to cover eight different areas in China called “longevity areas” to measure the vitamin D levels and cognitive abilities of participants and announced the findings in a press conference today (Oct 9).

The collaborative study, which began in 2012, is supported by the Singapore Ministry of Health’s National Medical Research Council, the National Institute of Aging/National Institute of Health and the National Natural Science Foundation of China and involved researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Peking University in Beijing, China and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The research was conducted based on an analysis of data gathered from 936 men and 1068 women in China who had an average age of 84.9 years.

 

 

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Study stresses importance of vitamin D
Oct 10, 2014

Infants whose mothers take vitamin D supplements during pregnancy and infancy are less likely to get respiratory infections, according to research from the University of Auckland.

The study conducted from April 2010 to July 2011, with 260 pregnant women, found that vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy and infancy resulted in a smaller proportion of infants making primary care visits for respiratory infections.

The study's findings were only recently released.

The University of Auckland paediatrics professor, Dr Cameron Grant said based on work done in this study, the team behind it would be making recommendations for more universal vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy.

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Magnesium essential to the activity of vitamin D
Oct 10, 2014

Extensive research has shown that vitamin D deficiencies play a major role in the development of dozens of diseases, including breast, prostate and colon cancer, as well as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis and mental illness.

While many people are beginning to realize the health benefits that vitamin D has to offer in the prevention of disease, they may not be getting the full benefits from vitamin D without also supplementing their diets with magnesium.

According to Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, magnesium expert and Medical Advisory Board member of the nonprofit Nutritional Magnesium Association (www.nutritionalmagnesium.org), "Magnesium is a vital nutrient because it converts vitamin D into its active form.

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Low Vitamin D may play role in suicide attempts
Oct 08, 2014

Low levels of vitamin D and increased inflammation in the blood appear to be associated with suicide attempts, according to a recent study co-authored by a Michigan State University researcher.

The findings could have implications for how physicians treat depressed and suicidal patients, said Lena Brundin, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine in the MSU College of Human Medicine and head of the Laboratory of Behavioral Medicine at Van Andel Research Institute.

“The levels of vitamin D can be checked with a simple blood test at most hospitals and out-patient clinics,” Brundin said, a psychiatrist specialized in investigating the role low-level inflammation in the brain plays in depression.

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Blood levels of Vitamin D may affect liver cancer prognosis
Oct 07, 2014

Vitamin D deficiency is linked with advanced stages of liver cancer and may be an indicator of a poor prognosis, according to a study of 200 patients with the disease who were followed for an average of 46 weeks.

 Blood levels of vitamin D negatively correlated with stages of the disease, and patients with severe vitamin D deficiency had more than a 2-fold increased risk of dying during the study, according to Dr. Oliver Waidmann, senior author of the Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics study.

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Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children
Oct 06, 2014

A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema. Led by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physician, the report in the October issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology supports the results of a preliminary study that showed similar results in a small group of children in Boston.

"While we don't know the exact proportion of patients with whose worsen in the winter, the problem is common," says Carlos Camargo, MD, DrPH, MGH Department of Emergency Medicine. "In this large group of patients, who probably had low levels of vitamin D, taking daily vitamin D supplements – which are inexpensive, safe and widely available – proved to be quite helpful." Camargo led both the earlier Boston pilot study and the current investigation, which was performed in collaboration with investigators from the Health Sciences University of Mongolia.

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Promoting Bone Health Can’t Start Too Soon, Scientists Say
Oct 06, 2014

Insufficient Calcium and Vitamin D intake during childhood and adolescence increases the risk of osteoporosis later in life, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Unfortunately, many youngsters don’t get enough of these important nutrients in their diet, and sedentary lifestyles and indoor activities like watching television or playing video games don’t help.

Children and adolescents should be encouraged to eat more foods containing calcium and vitamin D like milk, yogurt, and cheese. In addition, they should also regularly exercise to promote bone strength, the authors of the study report said. Greater sun exposure, a natural source of vitamin D, is also recommended. A sufficient supply of vitamin D is important because without it, only 10 to 15 percent of dietary calcium is absorbed in the body, they said.

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Recommendations for nutritional rickets announced
Oct 03, 2014

New consensus recommendations for the management of nutritional rickets include universal vitamin D supplementation during the first year of life.

This should have the same priority for public health as vaccinations, Wolfgang Högler (Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK) told delegates at the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

The advised dose is 400 IU per day, which Högler stressed is safe regardless of children’s endogenous levels and is part of the reason they advise universal supplementation: “If you start to subcategorise everyone, it’s just a mess.”

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Vitamin D may help ICU patients with severe deficiency
Oct 02, 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Giving high-dose vitamin D3 to ICU patients who are vitamin D deficient did not improve their outcome in a randomized controlled trial.

However, a subgroup of patients with severe vitamin D deficiency who received supplemental vitamin D3 were less apt to die in the hospital than those given placebo.

"Further studies are urgently and absolutely necessary," Dr. Karin Amrein of the Medical University of Graz, Austria, told Reuters Health by email.

"This was the first large intervention study on vitamin D in critically ill patients and although the primary endpoint (length of hospital stay) was negative in the total population and in the subgroup, we detected a very relevant finding: hospital mortality was significantly lower (absolute difference 17.5%) in vitamin D treated patients with severe vitamin D deficiency at baseline," she said.

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Vitamin D in diet might ease effects of age on memory, study suggests
Oct 01, 2014

If you don't want to dumb down with age, vitamin D may be the meal ticket. A boosted daily dosage of the vitamin over several months helped middle-aged rats navigate a difficult water maze better than their lower-dosed cohorts, according to a study published online Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The supplement appears to boost the machinery that helps recycle and repackage signaling chemicals that help neurons communicate with one another in a part of the brain that is central to memory and learning.

"This process is like restocking shelves in grocery stores," said study co-author Nada Porter, a biomedical pharmacologist at the University of KentuckyCollege of Medicine.

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Dose of Souped-Up Vitamin D Could Stop the World’s Deadliest Cancer
Sep 26, 2014

Pancreatic cancer is so deadly in part because it walls itself off from radiation and chemotherapy. An amped-up version of vitamin D can break down those walls, new research shows.

Pancreatic cancer is arguably the worst cancer diagnosis anyone can receive. It has the highest death rate of any type of cancer at 94 percent. Neither radiation nor chemotherapy is effective against pancreatic tumors.

That makes the discovery of a promising new treatment that’s nearly as simple as a home remedy, described today in the journal Cell, all the more amazing. The treatment is a souped-up version of vitamin D, delivered by injection.

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Lower risk of mortality over thirteen year period in association with higher levels of vitamin D
Sep 26, 2014

September 19 2014. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published an article on September 17, 2014 that revealed a lower risk of dying over a 13 year average follow-up period among those whose serum vitamin D levels were highest in comparison with those whose were lowest.
 
Researchers at the University of Cambridge measured 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels in stored serum samples from 14,641 participants in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, who were between the ages of 42 and 82 years from 1997 to 2000.  Subjects were followed until December 2012.
 

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Plenty of sunshine could help against asthma, Israeli study shows
Sep 03, 2014
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Vitamin D deficiency worsens outcomes with B-cell lymphoma
Aug 28, 2014
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Closer To Treatment For Deadly Disease Tuberculosis: Scientists Discover Biomarker
Aug 22, 2014
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Healthy Vitamin D Levels May Help You Fight Cancer
Aug 20, 2014
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Dietary vitamin D prevents inflammation-driven colon cancer
Aug 19, 2014
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Low Vitamin D Levels May Increase Risk of Death, Serious Complications After Noncardiac Surgery
Aug 18, 2014
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A suntan is not only healthy, it can be life-saving
Aug 18, 2014
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Vitamin D Deficiency May Reduce Pregnancy Rate in Women Undergoing IVF
Aug 15, 2014
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Vitamin D and Mortality Risk: Should Clinical Practice Change?
Aug 14, 2014
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Vitamin D Blog: A Bedroom Boost
Aug 13, 2014
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased risk of dementia
Aug 13, 2014
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Researchers say Vitamin D deficiency raises Alzheimer’s risk
Aug 07, 2014
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Research shows how the summer sun may benefits bones
Aug 05, 2014
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Vitamin D linked with improved survival in bowel cancer patients
Aug 05, 2014
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Vitamin D Blog: Nutrient or Hormone?
Aug 05, 2014
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Calcium Does Not Increase Cardio Risk: New Meta-Analysis
Aug 05, 2014
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Got vitamin D? Why even during summer, you need a hefty dose
Jul 28, 2014
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Sunny outlook for Edmonton startup behind Vitamin D test
Jul 28, 2014
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Vitamin D, testosterone link in women may explain reproductive outcomes
Jul 28, 2014
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Wear sunscreen. (That may not be the best advice for everyone all the time)
Jul 28, 2014
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New Evidence for Protective Effects of Vitamin D on Your Heart
Jul 25, 2014
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Vitamin D Blog: Megadoses Safe in Frail Elderly
Jul 25, 2014
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Low Vitamin D is Linked to Severe Acute Optic Neuritis in Multiple Sclerosis
Jul 25, 2014
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Dr. Heaney - Vitamin D and the nursing mother
Jul 23, 2014
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Are you D-ficient?
Jul 21, 2014
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New Study – Vitamin D and Cancer Survival
Jul 17, 2014
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Not Enough Sun Exposure Can Be Risky
Jul 15, 2014
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Vitamin D key to preventing a wide range of diseases, conditions
Jul 14, 2014
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Vitamin D linked to colon cancer survival
Jul 14, 2014
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Vitamin D supplementation – how will it help me improve my health?
Jul 04, 2014
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Vitamin D and Colon Cancer
Jul 04, 2014
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Low vitamin D, prostate cancer linked
Jun 30, 2014
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Vitamin D May Improve Metabolic Health of African American Men
Jun 30, 2014
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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to High Blood Pressure
Jun 26, 2014
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Vitamin D supplements could help high blood pressure, scientists say
Jun 26, 2014
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GDM: Vitamin D, Calcium Combo Improves Metabolic Profile
Jun 26, 2014
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Birthday Month May Predict Physical Fitness
Jun 26, 2014
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Why I Take Vitamin D3 in the Summer
Jun 25, 2014
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Routine vitamin D testing not justified, panel says
Jun 24, 2014
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Vitamin D can decrease blood sugar and lower weight, study finds
Jun 24, 2014
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Raising low vitamin D levels lowers risk of prediabetes progressing to diabetes
Jun 23, 2014
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Australians compromising health by not getting enough sun
Jun 18, 2014
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Vitamin D: A Key to a Longer Life?
Jun 18, 2014
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Dr. Oz: 4 Big Benefits Of Soaking Up Some Sun
Jun 18, 2014
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Lower vitamin D level in blood linked to higher premature death rate
Jun 13, 2014
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Obama takes Vitamin D every day
Jun 13, 2014
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Babies need additional vitamin D early in life: U.S. doctor
Jun 11, 2014
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Beware of low Vitamin D
Jun 11, 2014
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Studies stress the importance of vitamin D intake during first year of life
Jun 10, 2014
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Vitamin D protects against liver cancer in European study
Jun 10, 2014
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Vitamin D – Yet Another Health Worry to Keep Us Awake At Night!
Jun 04, 2014
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Response to Attack on Evidenced Based Medicine for Vitamin D
Jun 02, 2014
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Remember parathyroid hormone as well as vitamin D to assess vitamin's role in diabetes
May 30, 2014
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Vitamin D with Calcium May Prevent Bone Fractures for High-Risk Seniors
May 30, 2014
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Putting the sunshine vitamin in the spotlight
May 27, 2014
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Studies Link Higher Vitamin D Levels With Improved Cancer Prognosis
May 26, 2014
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Low Vitamin D Is Linked to Poor HIV Treatment Outcomes
May 23, 2014
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Cue measures vitamin D and fertility, brings lab testing to your home
May 13, 2014
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Vitamin D Blog: A Role in Fecal Incontinence?
May 13, 2014
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Vitamin D levels may impact body pain threshold, says study
May 12, 2014
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Why Avoiding Sunshine Could Mean An Early Death In Women
May 09, 2014
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Low Vitamin D Worsens Lupus Risks in Kids
May 09, 2014
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As TB re-emerges, a link is found to low vitamin D in children
May 08, 2014
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Factors associated with cord blood vitamin D concentration in Saskatchewan Newborns
May 07, 2014
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10 Factors That May Be Causing Your Vitamin D Deficiency
May 02, 2014
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AutismOne: The Cutting-Edge Autism Conference Presents Groundbreaking Advance: Discovery of Autism Nexus
May 02, 2014
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Media Advisory - Can Vitamin D be a Cure to Health Care Sustainability? - Ottawa Symposium
May 02, 2014
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Vitamin D-binding genotype provided asthma protection
May 01, 2014
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Vitamin D deficiency predicts aggressive prostate cancer
May 01, 2014
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Vitamin D may raise survival rates among cancer patients
Apr 30, 2014
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Chronic pain linked to vitamin D deficiency in men
Apr 30, 2014
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Vitamin D & MS
Apr 30, 2014
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Vitamin D: Deficiency Persists Post Kidney Transplant
Apr 29, 2014
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Vitamin D and human health: not just a MS problem
Apr 28, 2014
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Vitamin D Cut Point Linked to Normal Glucose Metabolism
Apr 22, 2014
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Low Vitamin D in Mothers Tied to Cavities in Babies
Apr 21, 2014
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Vitamin D deficiency doubles risk of chronic musculoskeletal pain
Apr 17, 2014
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Study examines vitamin D deficiency and cognition relationship
Apr 16, 2014
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Vitamin D deficiency contributes to poor mobility among severely obese people
Apr 16, 2014
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Health: Study shows 4 million Australians deficient in Vitamin-D
Apr 16, 2014
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Low vitamin D linked to fatty liver disease in UK children
Apr 14, 2014
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Vitamin D and female fertility
Apr 14, 2014
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Vitamin D and chronic disease prevention
Apr 11, 2014
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'Healthy' for women to sunbathe: Swedish study
Apr 10, 2014
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BMJ vitamin D research attacked: 'un-nuanced', 'flawed', 'irresponsible
Apr 07, 2014
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Swedish researchers show impact of long-term vitamin D insufficiency on fracture risk
Apr 07, 2014
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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Disease in Two Big Studies
Apr 02, 2014
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Michael F. Holick - The D-Lightful Vitamin D for Good Health - Video
Apr 02, 2014
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Concerns women may not be getting enough sunshine
Apr 01, 2014
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Elevated vitamin D levels reduced breast cancer mortality risk by half
Apr 01, 2014
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Bay Area researchers probe vitamin D link to autism
Mar 31, 2014
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Could sunbathing reduce your risk of a heart attack?
Mar 31, 2014
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More severe heart disease found in patients with vitamin D deficiency
Mar 28, 2014
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Vitamin D Blog: Anaphylaxis Tied to D Status?
Mar 24, 2014
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Lack of Vitamin D 'behind the return' of Victorian diseases
Mar 18, 2014
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Vitamin D receptor gene variant protects against male LUTS
Mar 18, 2014
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Brazilian organization sets new guidelines for use of vitamin D in multiple sclerosis
Mar 14, 2014
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Vitamin D could help protect your heart
Mar 12, 2014
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Vitamin D Levels Associated with Statin Side Effects
Mar 11, 2014
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Vitamin D – could it stop 'modern’ diseases?
Mar 10, 2014
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Vitamin D Deficiency Correlated with Ankle and Foot Injuries
Mar 10, 2014
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Proof that Vitamin D Works
Mar 10, 2014
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Well With Michelle: Sun exposure natural source of vitamin D
Mar 07, 2014
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Vitamin D Increases Breast Cancer Patient Survival
Mar 07, 2014
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Calcium and vitamin D improve cholesterol in postmenopausal women
Mar 06, 2014
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Could vitamin D help prevent cancer?
Mar 05, 2014
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Benefits of vitamin D supplementation in CAD still unknown
Mar 04, 2014
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Researchers verify link between vitamin D and potential autism cure
Feb 27, 2014
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Vitamin D supplement study planned at Moncton Hospital
Feb 26, 2014
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Vitamin D deficiencies impaired immune function of older adults
Feb 26, 2014
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EFSA backs vitamin D for bones and teeth
Feb 26, 2014
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New Analysis Claims Vitamin D Supplements Are Useless -- Here’s Why It’s Wrong
Feb 18, 2014
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Vitamin D Blog: Help for Hives?
Feb 14, 2014
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How do I get the vitamin D my body needs?
Feb 13, 2014
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Boost Vitamin D levels in winter to protect the body and mind
Feb 11, 2014
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Low vitamin D predicted mortality in HIV
Feb 10, 2014
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HRT fracture prevention needs calcium and Vitamin D
Feb 10, 2014
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Vitamin D: Why a Conservative Policy Stance Does More Harm than Good
Feb 06, 2014
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Breast Cancer Revelation: Other Hormone Receptors Could be Targeted for Novel Therapies
Feb 06, 2014
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Vitamin D Blog: No Threshold for Calcium Absorption
Feb 06, 2014
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Is There a Flaw in This Large Vitamin D Trial?
Feb 03, 2014
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Stop Vitamin D, Are You Joking ?
Feb 03, 2014
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Vitamins ‘effective in treating ADHD symptoms’
Jan 31, 2014
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Low Vitamin D Linked With Worse Lupus
Jan 31, 2014
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Research shows taking vitamin D2 is a poor choice for athletes
Jan 29, 2014
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Examining the Role of Vitamin D in Colorectal Cancer Survival
Jan 28, 2014
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How much vitamin D do you need?
Jan 23, 2014
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Vitamin D May Slow Multiple Sclerosis, Study Suggests
Jan 21, 2014
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Vitamin D supplements reduce pain in fibromyalgia sufferers
Jan 20, 2014
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Here comes the sun: How vitamin D relaxes blood vessels
Jan 20, 2014
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Not just vitamin D: Sunlight helps lower blood pressure too
Jan 20, 2014
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Higher vitamin D levels associated with better cognition and mood in PD patients
Jan 17, 2014
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National requirements of vitamin D for pigs increased by 4X
Jan 16, 2014
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Cord blood vitamin D linked to pediatric RTI risk
Jan 14, 2014
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Army conducting joint study to improve military bone health
Jan 10, 2014
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Severely vitamin D-deficient athletes present smaller hearts than sufficient athletes
Jan 09, 2014
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Drs. Oz & Roizen: Vitamin D: Yes, it’s good for you
Jan 06, 2014
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Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy could help babies become stronger
Jan 06, 2014
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Mums and bubs need vitamin D
Jan 03, 2014
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Most clinical studies on vitamins flawed by poor methodology
Dec 31, 2013
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Report - Autism and Vitamin D
Dec 23, 2013
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Vitamin D supplements needed for many mothers and babies
Dec 17, 2013
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Nutriphone hopes to commercialize smartphone-enabled vitamin D deficiency testing
Dec 13, 2013
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Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen heat up Detroit Red Wings, who want more vitamin D
Dec 12, 2013
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Vitamin D linked to fighting MS
Dec 10, 2013
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Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Gestational Diabetes
Dec 06, 2013
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Sunlight exposure may aid those with Alzheimer's
Dec 03, 2013
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Vitamin D Vital for the Heart
Dec 03, 2013
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A diet low in vitamin D causes damage to the brain, new study by UK researchers suggests
Dec 02, 2013
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Top surgeon calls for ALL women to be given Vitamin D to cut breast cancer
Dec 02, 2013
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Vitamin D status optimization could cut pneumonia cases
Dec 02, 2013
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Higher Vitamin D Does Not Raise the Risk for Kidney Stones
Nov 29, 2013
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Low Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes
Nov 25, 2013
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I’d Recommend Some Vitamin D
Nov 22, 2013
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Vitamin D Levels Start Plunging in November
Nov 22, 2013
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Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Overdiagnosed in Blacks, Study Suggests
Nov 21, 2013
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Vitamin D protects against colon cancer: Study
Nov 21, 2013
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Raising A Traveling Tribe: Darkness & Why We Need Vitamin D
Nov 20, 2013
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Vit D deficiency in pregnancy may compromise kids’ BMD
Nov 12, 2013
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Study confirms vitamin D importance for older men
Nov 12, 2013
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Calcium, Vitamin D Improve Bone Density in Patients Taking Antiepileptic Drugs
Nov 11, 2013
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Nov 11, 2013
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Vitamin D: Are you getting yours?
Nov 04, 2013
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For the Fifth Year in a Row, November 2nd is Vitamin D Day
Nov 04, 2013
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Vitamin D Day - November 2, 2013
Oct 04, 2013
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Vitamin D More Effective at Preventing Flu Than Vaccine
Nov 01, 2013
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Alaskans' vitamin D production slows with the season
Nov 01, 2013
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Vitamin D Day November 2nd – Help Stop Vitamin D Deficiency
Oct 31, 2013
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Low vitamin D levels during pregnancy associated with preterm birth in non-white mothers
Oct 31, 2013
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Genes — not just sun, food — play role in vitamin D deficiency: Study
Oct 30, 2013
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Vitamin D Deficiency Hikes Death Risk in Dialysis Patients
Oct 30, 2013
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Children wearing sunscreen, religious garments at the root of vitamin D deficiency, rise in rickets: U.K. doctor
Oct 29, 2013
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Ontario Symposiums Kick Off Vitamin D Awareness Month
Oct 29, 2013
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Chief Medical Officer ‘ashamed’ as rickets makes a comeback
Oct 25, 2013
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Study: Vitamin D Helps Fight Against Tuberculosis
Oct 25, 2013
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Can Vitamin D Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? NIH Donates Millions To New Study
Oct 23, 2013
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Low Vitamin D Levels Raise Anemia Risk in Children, Hopkins-Led Study Shows
Oct 22, 2013
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New Study to Examine Vitamin D, Diabetes Prevention Link
Oct 22, 2013
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Poor Breast Cancer Prognosis Associated With Low Vitamin D Levels
Oct 21, 2013
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Vitamin D Does Not Contribute to Kidney Stones
Oct 18, 2013
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NPA, CRN Respond to Negative Vitamin D Study
Oct 18, 2013
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Study links breast cancer survival, vitamin supplements
Oct 17, 2013
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Vitamin D and Bone Health
Oct 16, 2013
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Lack of knowledge about vitamin D is still leaving the under-5s at risk, says research
Oct 10, 2013
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Vitamin D Deficiency And Heart Disease
Oct 10, 2013
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Tips for allergic rhinitis patients: walk 20 minutes under the sun
Oct 07, 2013
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High vitamin D deficiency in rheumatology kids
Oct 03, 2013
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Mouse Studies Reveal Promising Vitamin D-Based Treatment for MS
Oct 01, 2013
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The Vitamin D Winter Has Begun
Oct 01, 2013
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The sun can be good for you - study
Oct 01, 2013
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Osteoporosis Canada Responds To CBC’s The National’s News Broadcast Regarding Vitamin D Requirements
Sep 30, 2013
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Vitamin D supplements offer no bone benefit for some women
Sep 30, 2013
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Major MS trial to throw light on Vitamin D link
Sep 30, 2013
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Researchers discover link between vitamin D deficiency and global epidemic of sleep disorders
Sep 19, 2013
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People with Higher Vitamin D Levels Live Longer
Sep 18, 2013
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Blueberries, Red Grapes May Boost Body's Immune Function
Sep 18, 2013
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What Parents Should Know about Vitamin D and Ear Infections
Sep 16, 2013
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Vitamin D Deficiency Often Seen in Traumatic Bone Breaks
Sep 16, 2013
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Vitamin D Deficiency: Are You At Risk?
Sep 13, 2013
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Vitamin D supplementation decreased risk for recurrent AOM
Sep 13, 2013
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Get the balance right for vital vitamin D
Sep 12, 2013
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Richard Smith: Is the pharmaceutical industry like the mafia?
Sep 11, 2013
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Vitamin D3 May Beat D2 as Supplement
Sep 05, 2013
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More than one-third of populations worldwide may have low levels of vitamin D, study shows
Sep 05, 2013
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Should You Supplement Vitamin D During Pregnancy?
Sep 03, 2013
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New study shows vitamin D-related “molecular switches” predict childhood bone mass
Aug 29, 2013
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Maternal sunshine linked to daughter’s mental health
Aug 27, 2013
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Kellogg given OK to add ‘Sunshine Vitamin’ to cereal
Aug 26, 2013
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Vitamin D helps prevent liver cirrhosis
Aug 26, 2013
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Vitamin D fights lung cancer
Aug 26, 2013
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Avoid the Sun, and Risk These Diseases
Aug 22, 2013
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Sun or Sunscreen? Choose Both for Good Health
Aug 22, 2013
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Brisbane scientist wins multi-million dollar brain research grant to test if vitamin D helps schizophrenia treatment
Aug 20, 2013
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New study shows vitamin D-related 'molecular switches' predict childhood bone mass
Aug 19, 2013
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Yet another analysis associates higher vitamin D levels with reduced all-cause mortality
Aug 19, 2013
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Diabetes Prevention with Vitamin D
Aug 14, 2013
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Vitamin D project helps prevent falls and saves health costs
Aug 13, 2013
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Are You Overworked & Under-Sunned? Some Vitamin D Facts
Aug 12, 2013
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Researchers discover switch for controlling fat cells
Aug 12, 2013
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Research links vitamin D status and susceptibility to the common cold
Aug 12, 2013
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Type 1 Diabetes May Be Waning in World's Hot Spot
Jul 25, 2013
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Vitamin d deficiency impacts on expression of toll-like receptor-2 and cytokine profile: a pilot study
Jul 23, 2013
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Get lots of sun, docs advise always-tired Senator Santiago
Jul 22, 2013
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Vitamin D needs, levels vary
Jul 19, 2013
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Routine tasks pose problems for older individuals with vitamin D deficiency
Jul 17, 2013
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Striking the balance on the sun and vitamin D
Jul 16, 2013
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Can Supplementing Vitamin D Reduce Infections in Patients from Neurosurgical ICU?
Jul 16, 2013
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Higher Vitamin D Dosage Safe & Effective For Pregnant Arab Women As Per Tawam Hospital Study
Jul 15, 2013
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Vitamin D receptor ChIP-seq in primary CD4+ cells: relationship to serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and autoimmune disease
Jul 15, 2013
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Vitamin D and Sun Exposure
Jul 12, 2013
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Vitamin D is a friend of muscles
Jul 12, 2013
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Of Aging Bones and Sunshine
Jul 11, 2013
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Race Has Role in Vitamin D Link to Heart Risk
Jul 10, 2013
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Pre-hospital Vitamin D Concentration, Mortality, and Bloodstream Infection in a Hospitalized Patient Population
Jul 05, 2013
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The association between vitamin D and cognition: A systematic review
Jul 04, 2013
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There's a very simple solution to your lack of vitamin D
Jul 04, 2013
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Low Vitamin D Linked with Worse Lupus
Jul 04, 2013
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Highline Medical Center doctor discovers new treatment involving high doses of Vitamin D
Jul 04, 2013
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When prescribed by mail, vitamin D compliance is low
Jul 03, 2013
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Iowa View: You don't need to shun the sun
Jul 02, 2013
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Vitamin D levels crucial for women’s chances of IVF pregnancy: study
Jul 02, 2013
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Vitamin D Supplements Decrease Depression And Blood Pressure In Diabetic Women
Jun 28, 2013
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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Early Signs of Kidney Disease
Jun 28, 2013
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Vitamin D Status Is Associated with Disease Activity among Rheumatology Outpatients
Jun 27, 2013
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Findings Emphasize Importance of Vitamin D in Pregnancy
Jun 26, 2013
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Research shows vitamin D helps children born with heart disease
Jun 26, 2013
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6X Breast Cancer Risk for Saudi Arabian Women with Low Vitamin D
Jun 26, 2013
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Pigs, people alike need vitamin D
Jun 25, 2013
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Insufficient vitamin D supply may increase breast cancer risk
Jun 24, 2013
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Americans' vitamin D levels are highest in August, lowest in February, study shows
Jun 24, 2013
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Vitamin D Benefit in MS: Molecular, Genetic Evidence
Jun 21, 2013
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Food allergies linked to vitamin D deficiency, childhood survey finds
Jun 20, 2013
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Study shows probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 significantly increased vitamin D levels
Jun 20, 2013
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Vitamin D deficiency may raise allergy and asthma risk in obese children, teens
Jun 19, 2013
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Scared of the Sun – the Global Pandemic of Vitamin D Deficiency
Jun 17, 2013
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The ABCs of vitamin D-3
Jun 12, 2013
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Genetic research clarifies link between hypertension and vitamin D deficiency
Jun 11, 2013
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Higher Vitamin D Linked to Reduced Diabetes Risk
Jun 10, 2013
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New Research Shows Specific Role of Vitamin D in Disease Prevention
Jun 07, 2013
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Vitamin D Is Among The Best Vitamins For Your Liver;
Jun 07, 2013
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Sun Exposure: Vitamin D And Other Health Benefits Of Sunlight
Jun 05, 2013
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Link found to aneurysms in older men
Jun 04, 2013
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Low vitamin D levels associated with higher respiratory illness risk among elderly
Jun 04, 2013
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Is There a Link Between Vitamin D and Headaches?
May 30, 2013
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Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms, Study Finds
May 21, 2013
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Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin Most Indoor Workers Are Lacking
May 17, 2013
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Vitamin D Levels Linked to Respiratory Disease
May 14, 2013
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Vitamin D Might Be Able to Slash Your Breast Cancer Risk by 90 Percent
May 13, 2013
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Vitamin D: Time to Get Savvy With Sunshine
May 10, 2013
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Optimal vitamin D dosage for infants uncertain
May 01, 2013
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AAP: Preemie Bones Need Dietary Boost
Apr 30, 2013
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CKD Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency
Apr 30, 2013
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Model Predicts Who Needs Vitamin D Screen
Apr 18, 2013
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Vitamin D May Reduce Risk Of Uterine Fibroids
Apr 16, 2013
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Ex physicist preaches Vitamin D's benefits
Apr 15, 2013
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How birth month can affect the risk of developing multiple sclerosis
Apr 10, 2013
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Vitamin D proven to boost energy—from within the cells
Apr 08, 2013
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Dr. John Cannell Presentations at Marshall University
Apr 02, 2013
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Vitamin D helps maintain muscle strength
Mar 28, 2013
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Vitamin D might help some Parkinson's patients
Mar 28, 2013
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Vitamin D benefits breathing in tuberculosis patients
Mar 27, 2013
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Experts find link between low doses of vitamin D and adverse pregnancy outcomes
Mar 27, 2013
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Vitamin D May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Children and Adolescents
Mar 27, 2013
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Potential Immune Benefits of Strong Vitamin D Status in Healthy Individuals
Mar 21, 2013
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Living in a Sunny Climate Does Not Improve Vitamin D Levels in Hip Fracture Patients
Mar 20, 2013
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Vitamin D Replacement Improves Muscle Efficiency
Mar 19, 2013
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Study: Vitamin D Pills Lower Smokers’ Cancer Risk
Mar 19, 2013
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Vitamin D supplements may help African Americans lower blood pressure
Mar 14, 2013
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Do vitamin D levels influence genes for immune health?
Mar 12, 2013
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Vitamin D pills linked to better heart health for diabetics
Mar 07, 2013
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to food allergies
Mar 05, 2013
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Norway Food Safety Authority: Double vitamin D RDI in supplements
Mar 04, 2013
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Life After 50: Vitamin D And Calcium -- Confused By Conflicting Reports? You're Not Alone
Mar 01, 2013
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AACE response to new proposed recommendations from USPSTF on calcium and vitamin D
Feb 27, 2013
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Task force: Evidence for Vitamin D, calcium supplements lacking
Feb 27, 2013
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Babies of obese moms show lower vitamin D levels
Feb 26, 2013
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Legislator wants to test Alaska newborns for vitamin D
Feb 25, 2013
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Vitamin D — the sunshine vitamin
Feb 25, 2013
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Vitamin D Potency Varies Widely in Dietary Supplements, Analysis Finds
Feb 12, 2013
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Calcium plus vitamin D may slash hip fracture rates: WHI data
Feb 07, 2013
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Obesity Is Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency
Feb 06, 2013
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Vitamin D, Omega-3 May Help Clear Amyloid Plaques Found in Alzheimer's
Feb 06, 2013
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‘Sunshine vitamin’ looks a little brighter
Feb 06, 2013
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Stats Canada Data: Canadians' vitamin D levels declining
Feb 05, 2013
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Quantum Dots Deliver Vitamin D to Tumors for Possible Inflammatory Breast Cancer Treatment
Feb 04, 2013
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UK Cancer group supports increased vitamin D through sensible sun exposure
Jan 29, 2013
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Low vitamin D before menopause: Could boosting levels thwart breast cancer?
Jan 28, 2013
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Vitamin D Holds Promise in Battling a Deadly Breast Cancer
Jan 23, 2013
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Sun exposure: Is just a little bit enough?
Jan 22, 2013
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Vitamin D is Now the Most Popular Vitamin
Jan 18, 2013
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Low vitamin D linked to high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus
Jan 14, 2013
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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Military Suicide
Jan 10, 2013
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Vitamin D may not relieve arthritis pain
Jan 10, 2013
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RCT: Vitamin D levels and traumatic brain injury
Dec 19, 2012
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Vitamin D safety: Risks and benefits of fortification and supplementation
Dec 19, 2012
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Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to alcohol-related muscular weakness
Dec 17, 2012
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Additional Evidence That Vitamin D Reduces the Risk of Developing Autism
Dec 14, 2012
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Vitamin D Can Help Infection-Prone Patients Avoid Respiratory Tract Infection
Dec 14, 2012
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Feds keeping people sick: The Vitamin D story
Dec 11, 2012
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Vitamin D Tied to Breast Cancer Outcome
Dec 12, 2012
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Getting sunshine improves your health provided you do not sunburn - Grant Dec 2012
Dec 11, 2012
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Vitamin D Tied to Women's Cognitive Performance
Dec 03, 2012
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New review associates vitamin D with lower rates of tooth decay
Nov 28, 2012
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Britain's bad summer will see epidemic of vitamin D deficiency: expert
Nov 27, 2012
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Study links Vitamin D to cancer prevention
Nov 23, 2012
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Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Vitamin D Levels, Study Says .
Nov 20, 2012
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Ultraviolet radiation, vitamin D protect against multiple sclerosis
Nov 19, 2012
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Vit D deficiency linked to diabetes risk
Nov 16, 2012
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Give pregnant women vitamin D supplements to ward off MS, say researchers
Nov 15, 2012
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Vitamin D may prevent clogged arteries in diabetics
Nov 14, 2012
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Vitamin D Gene Changes May Drive Disease
Nov 14, 2012
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Vitamin D linked to Alzheimer's
Nov 14, 2012
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Interactive Tool: Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D
Nov 14, 2012
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Vitamin D cuts lung cancer death risk in non-smokers
Nov 13, 2012
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Merkel Cell Carcinoma Prognosis Linked to Vitamin D
Nov 08, 2012
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Low levels of vitamin D linked to longer lifespans in surprising study
Nov 08, 2012
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Vitamin D deficiency: an interview with Kellie Bilinski
Nov 06, 2012
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High vitamin D may prevent multiple sclerosis
Nov 05, 2012
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Low levels of vitamin D in blood double risk of bladder cancer
Nov 01, 2012
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Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis: an interview with Ellen Mowry
Nov 01, 2012
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Leading Children's Medic Backs National Vitamin D Drive
Oct 31, 2012
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How much vitamin d per day should I take to prevent cancer?
Oct 29, 2012
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Vitamin D cuts colorectal cancer risk, helps survival
Oct 29, 2012
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Vitamin D may prevent colorectal cancer
Oct 26, 2012
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Where you live could affect breast cancer risk
Oct 26, 2012
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The great Aussie paradox: Vitamin D deficiency rates soar
Oct 23, 2012
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No Risk of Calcium Overload with Mega Vitamin D
Oct 22, 2012
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Stress Fractures & Vitamin D
Oct 22, 2012
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to vertebral fractures in men with diabetes mellitus type 2
Oct 22, 2012
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New trial will test if Vitamin D can prevent MS
Oct 18, 2012
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Multivitamin Use Linked to Lowered Cancer Risk
Oct 18, 2012
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Kids and Vitamin D Deficiency
Oct 18, 2012
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Vitamin D supplements may benefit lupus patients
Oct 17, 2012
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MS trial to explore vitamin D links
Oct 16, 2012
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Breast cancer and vitamin D: What you need to know
Oct 12, 2012
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Study Links Low Vitamin D Levels to Worse MS Symptoms
Oct 09, 2012
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Could Vitamin D Help Prevent Meningitis?
Oct 09, 2012
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Low D Linked to Poor Cognitive Function, Increased Alzheimer's Risk
Oct 02, 2012
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Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to vitamin D insufficiency
Oct 01, 2012
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Vitamin D supplements help heart failure patients live longer
Oct 01, 2012
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Low Levels of Vitamin D Indicate Much Higher Risk for Heart Attack, Early Death
Sep 25, 2012
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Spring is the season for vitamin D deficiency
Sep 24, 2012
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Almost all breast cancer patients vitamin D deficient
Sep 19, 2012
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Hello skin, it’s me Vitamin D
Sep 19, 2012
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Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development, Study Says
Sep 18, 2012
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Vitamin D plus calcium lower death risk in elderly
Sep 17, 2012
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Canadian study links sickest children with low vitamin D levels
Sep 13, 2012
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Vitamin D essential for your health
Sep 13, 2012
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THE SUN IS SHINING... AND IT WILL HELP YOU BEAT CANCER
Sep 10, 2012
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Vitamin D may help treat inflammatory breast cancer
Sep 10, 2012
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High vitamin D linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's disease
Sep 10, 2012
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"Sunshine" vitamin D found to speed tuberculosis recovery
Sep 04, 2012
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Un-Doctored - Vitamin D use linked with fewer fracture admissions
Aug 31, 2012
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Vitamin D shows eye health benefits: Study
Aug 30, 2012
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Vitamin D Fights Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer and Lymphoma - Study
Aug 29, 2012
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High prenatal vitamin D lowers type 1 diabetes risk in children
Aug 29, 2012
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Poorer bone health seen in black children with fractures
Aug 29, 2012
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Vitamin D3 supplements fight prostate cancer, breast cancer - study confirms
Aug 27, 2012
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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation makes new investments in research, Researching the Benefits of vitamin D
Aug 23, 2012
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Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Protect From Colds
Aug 22, 2012
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Study: Seniors with low vitamin D levels run greater risk of death
Jul 27, 2012
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Sunshine for the elderly: To expose or not to expose?
Jul 24, 2012
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Smokers' Lung Function May Be Protected By Vitamin D Intake
Jul 24, 2012
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4,000 Free Vitamin D Supplements to be Used to Kick Off Protect Our Children NOW! Campaign Fundraising
Jul 19, 2012
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Vitamin D prevents ER+ breast cancer - new study
Jul 19, 2012
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GrassrootsHealth Names Robert P. Heaney, MD as Research Director
Jul 19, 2012
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Sunlight and vitamin D findings may help understanding of autoimmune diseases
Jul 18, 2012
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Blocking more than just sunburns: Why you might need more vitamin D right now
Jul 18, 2012
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Vitamin D Deficiency And Lung Function In Asthmatic Children
Jul 16, 2012
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Scientists Weigh In on Fall Prevention
Jul 13, 2012
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Majority of Germans Lack Sufficient Vitamin D
Jul 13, 2012
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Pancreatic Cancer Risk Lowered By Exposure To Sun
Jul 11, 2012
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Study: Vitamin D lowers bone-fracture risk only at high doses
Jul 05, 2012
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Vitamin D's Potential to Reduce the Risk of Hospital Acquired Infections
Jul 04, 2012
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Sunshine lessons from Australia
Jul 04, 2012
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Is US government setting stage to outlaw Vitamin D like raw milk?
Jun 27, 2012
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The breastfeeding mother: Breast milk as a biomarker?
Jun 26, 2012
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Low Vitamin D Linked to Weight Gain in Older Women
Jun 26, 2012
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Newer Vitamin D Tests Often Inaccurate: Study
Jun 26, 2012
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Lesley Riddoch: Sunshine vitamin in short supply
Jun 26, 2012
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Vitamin D Action Needed Now to Protect Pregnancies and Babies
Jun 20, 2012
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15th Vitamin D Workshop begins tomorrow
Jun 19, 2012
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Vitamin D dose 'too low with indoor lifestyles'
Jun 18, 2012
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Vitamin D With Calcium Shown to Reduce Mortality in Elderly
Jun 18, 2012
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Government Gets it Wrong Again: U.S. Recommendation for Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation is Too Low
Jun 15, 2012
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Vitamin D Levels Linked with Breast Cancer Survival Rates
Jun 11, 2012
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Vitamin D Deficiency and Cancer Survival Disparities
Jun 11, 2012
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Patients told to spend more time in the sun
Jun 11, 2012
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Vitamin D and Erectile Dysfunction
Jun 06, 2012
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Low vitamin D status linked to onset of mobility limitation and disability
Jun 05, 2012
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Exercise, Vitamin D Can Lower Fall Risk in Elderly
May 31, 2012
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Getting Ahead of the Vitamin D Revolution Curve
May 25, 2012
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Low vitamin D in womb linked to chubbier kids
May 24, 2012
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Optimal Vitamin D linked to lower heart disease death: Study
May 23, 2012
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Vitamin D May Help in Heart Failure
May 23, 2012
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Clinical Trials Needed To Test Non-Skeletal Benefits Of Vitamin D
May 22, 2012
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Liverpool FC share their vitamin D levels
May 18, 2012
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Lack of vitamin D worsens lupus
May 08, 2012
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Sunshine and vitamin D: why cloudy skies are bad for our health
May 07, 2012
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Vitamin D May Affect Lung Transplant Success
May 03, 2012
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Vitamin D 'as good as drugs' at reducing high blood pressure
May 03, 2012
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Vitamin D may indeed help fight cancer
May 03, 2012
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Sunscreen use may lead to vitamin D deficiency
May 03, 2012
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Ask Dr. Oz Season 3: Post Op #31
May 03, 2012
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How rickets is making a comeback
Apr 23, 2012
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May Is Natural Breast Cancer Prevention Month
Apr 23, 2012
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Do you know how to prevent lethal prostate cancer?
Apr 17, 2012
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Get more of the sunshine vitamin to help heal bone fractures
Apr 17, 2012
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Healthy Conscious Living Symposium Calgary
Apr 13, 2012
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Top Vitamin D Papers of 2011
Apr 13, 2012
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Does UV exposure decrease risk of melanoma?
Apr 04, 2012
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Can a ray of sunshine help the critically ill?
Apr 04, 2012
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Vitamin D3 - a Raw Material the Body Needs to Fight Prostate Cancer
Apr 02, 2012
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Never Underestimate the Healing Powers of Sunlight
Apr 02, 2012
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Children need more sunlight, parents told
Apr 02, 2012
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Vitamin D and calcium requirements: conflicting opinions
Mar 28, 2012
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Taking vitamin D supplements may help prevent stroke
Mar 27, 2012
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Vitamin D May Boost Fluticasone's Allergic Rhinitis Effect
Mar 27, 2012
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Top up on sunshine and vitamin D, says charity
Mar 26, 2012
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Foundation to Fight Breast Cancer With Education Focused on Natural Prevention
Mar 15, 2012
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Reasons That Vitamin D May Matter
Mar 13, 2012
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Low Vitamin D Hikes Death Risk in Elderly
Mar 09, 2012
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Vitamin D May Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease Amyloid Plaque Formation
Mar 08, 2012
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Vitamin D linked to stronger bones in girls
Mar 06, 2012
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MP pushes D-Day in Parliament
Feb 14, 2012
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Vitamin D Shrinks Fibroid Tumors in Rats
Mar 05, 2012
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Vitamin D Eases Menstrual Cramps
Feb 29, 2012
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How Vitamin D Inhibits Inflammation
Feb 24, 2012
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Low vitamin D in womb tied to poor language skills
Feb 14, 2012
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Wired society may need vitamin D fortification
Feb 13, 2012
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Doctor wants to put vitamin D to work in the workplace
Feb 13, 2012
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Medical chief highlights importance of vitamin D
Jan 26, 2012
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Call for vitamin D infant death probe
Jan 27, 2012
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Vitamin D May Be the Answer to Common Liver Diseases Like Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis
Jan 27, 2012
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Press Releases

Higher Vitamin D Does Not Raise the Risk for Kidney Stones

The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware of a recent study which reported that high levels of vitamin D had a lower risk of kidney stones.

Woodstock, ON (PRWEB) November 29, 2013

The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware of a recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health, which reported that study participants with the highest vitamin D blood serum levels actually had a lower incidence of kidney stones(1). These results show that higher vitamin D intake cannot be a substantial cause of kidney stones because as participants vitamin D levels increased, kidney stone cases actually decreased. The study was sponsored by GrassrootsHealth (GRH), a nonprofit public health research organization, and was led by Dr. Cedric Garland, professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California San Diego. The research team used data collected from 2,012 participants enrolled in GrassrootsHealth’s D*action study. This study is the first of its kind to include participants with a wide range of 25(OH)D blood serum levels, especially on the higher end of the spectrum between 100 nmol/L and 250 nmol/L, and is therefore a more rigorous test of the suggested association with kidney stones than previous studies.

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Vitamin D Levels Start Plunging in November

November is Vitamin D Awareness Month and the Vitamin D Society is urging all Canadians to check their vitamin D blood levels to ensure that they are not deficient. Canadians will no longer be able to make vitamin D from sunlight (UVB Light).

Woodstock, ON (PRWEB) November 22, 2013

November is Vitamin D Awareness month. A time of the year when your body’s vitamin D level starts to decrease dramatically as the reserves of vitamin D built up through summer sunshine rapidly deplete. November is the start of vitamin D winter in the northern hemisphere. In Canada the sun is low in the sky and the UVB rays that produce vitamin D in your skin do not reach the earth. People retreat indoors to bear the long, cold, low light Canadian winter. The Vitamin D Society is urging all Canadians to check their vitamin D levels through a 25(OH)D blood serum test, get their test score and ensure that they are at the optimal levels of 100-150 nmol/L as recommended by over 40 of the top vitamin D scientific researchers at GrassrootsHealth(1). If you are unable to test your vitamin D levels, Dr. Robert Heaney MD, Creighton University, recommends that you ensure your vitamin D intake is approximately 35IU per pound of body weight per day (75 IU per Kg/day). 

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Vitamin D Day November 2nd – Help Stop Vitamin D Deficiency

November is the start of the season when most Canadians become vitamin D deficient due to lack of sunlight. The Vitamin D Society is asking all Canadians to assess their vitamin D levels on Vitamin D Day November 2nd and to take action to prevent vitamin D deficiency.

Woodstock, ON (PRWEB) October 31, 2013

The Vitamin D Society is asking all Canadians to join us to celebrate Vitamin D Day on November 2nd and to assess their personal vitamin D blood levels and to take action to prevent a possible vitamin D deficiency. “Canadians should check their vitamin D level through a 25(OH)D blood serum test (ask for your test score) and ensure they are between the optimal levels of 100 – 150 nmol/L as recommended by over 40 of the top Vitamin D researchers at GrassrootsHealth(1)” stated Perry Holman, executive director of the Vitamin D Society

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Ontario Symposiums Kick Off Vitamin D Awareness Month

The Vitamin D Society is proud to announce that it will host two Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposiums in Ontario during November as part of Vitamin D Awareness Month. Medical professionals and the public are invited to attend these free information sessions and learn what optimal vitamin D can do for health.

Woodstock, ON (PRWEB) October 29, 2013

The Vitamin D Society would like to invite medical professionals and the public to attend one of two free information session on Vitamin D and Disease Prevention to be held in Ontario during November, Vitamin D Awareness Month. The symposiums will be held in Hamilton on November 5th and in Toronto on November 6th. The vitamin D symposium will feature presentations by Dr. Robert Heaney, M.D. Professor of Medicine at Creighton University, a leading vitamin D researcher and author of over 400 original research papers on nutrition and vitamin D. Dr. Heaney will present an overview of the latest research papers showing the relationship between optimal vitamin D blood levels and disease prevention. Joining Dr. Heaney will be prominent Canadian researcher Dr. Reinhold Vieth, Ph.D. a professor in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. Dr. Vieth will address vitamin D deficiency and review the latest vitamin D guidelines.

 

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People with Higher Vitamin D Levels Live Longer

The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware of a recent study reporting that men and women with higher vitamin D levels have a lower risk of dying. This is especially important at this time of the year, since you will no longer be able to make vitamin D from sunlight at higher latitudes.

Woodstock, ON (PRWEB) September 18, 2013

The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware of a recent meta-analysis study published in BioMed Central Public Health, reporting that men and women with higher vitamin D levels have a much lower risk of dying prematurely from all causes(1). Researchers analyzed the results from 9 prospective cohort studies which compared data on vitamin D status and mortality for 24,297 adults of varying ages. During the study period 5,324 deaths occurred. After adjusting for all the main confounders, the risk for all-cause mortality was 19% greater for those participants with the lowest vitamin D level compared to the highest. When the data was stratified by age, the study reported that the all-cause mortality risk for people with lower vitamin D levels was 12% greater for those under age 65 and 25% greater for those above 65 years of age. All results were statistically significant.

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Doctors Discovering Benefits of Vitamin D

A new research paper written by two primary care practitioners is encouraging family doctors to take responsibility to help eliminate vitamin D deficiency in their patients. The Vitamin D Society supports the recommendations which were based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence of vitamin D health benefits and its role in disease prevention.

Woodstock, ON (PRWEB) August 29, 2013

The Vitamin D Society supports the recommendations from a new study written by primary care practitioners which encourages fellow family doctors to take responsibility and help eliminate vitamin D deficiency in their patients. The study was published in the Journal of Optometry and confirmed the current scientific evidence showing vitamin D’s positive health effect on cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, bone health, multiple sclerosis, obstetrics, infectious diseases and eye health. Vitamin D is an effective regulator of cell growth and interacts directly with 2.5% of the human genome or some 1,000 genes working like a master on-off switch.

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Vitamin D for Health: A Global Perspective

The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware of a new research paper published by the Mayo Clinic which highlights the global health benefits and disease prevention from optimum vitamin D levels. This Global Perspective was written by Dr. Michael F. Holick, one of the foremost vitamin D researchers in the world.

Woodstock, ON (PRWEB) July 29, 2013

The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware of a new review published by the Mayo Clinic, which highlights the global health benefits and disease prevention opportunities available through the achievement of optimal levels of vitamin D. The study found that vitamin D deficiency is a common underdiagnosed condition throughout the world. Recent evidence from hundreds of studies suggests that vitamin D is important for reducing the risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, cognitive decline, depression, pregnancy complications, autoimmunity, allergy and even frailty. The best method to determine if you are deficient in vitamin D is through a 25(OH)D blood test. Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may influence fetal “imprinting” that may affect chronic disease susceptibility soon after birth as well as later in life. An effective strategy to prevent vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is to obtain some sensible sun exposure (dminder.info is a free app that provides guidance for sensible sun exposure), ingest foods that contain vitamin D, and take a vitamin D supplement(1).

 

 

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6X Breast Cancer Risk for Saudi Arabian Women with Low Vitamin D

The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware of a recent study reporting that women in Saudi Arabia who have low vitamin D levels have six times the risk of having breast cancer than women with higher levels.

Woodstock, ON (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 – The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware of a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reporting that women in Saudi Arabia who have low vitamin D levels have six times the risk of having breast cancer than women with higher levels(1). The case-control study analyzed data from 120 breast cancer cases and an equal amount of controls. The study found that Saudi Arabian women in the lowest vitamin D category, less than 25 nmol/L (10 ng/ml),  had six times the risk for evasive breast cancer as people in the highest category of vitamin D status, greater than 50 nmol/L (20 ng/ml). Women in Saudi Arabia, even though they reside in a high UV sunlight exposure area, have very low levels of vitamin D.  This is due to a modern indoor lifestyle, darker skin types, cultural practices of dress and the fact that the food supply is not fortified with vitamin D like it is in Canada and the USA.

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Study Shows Immigrant Children at High Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency

The Vitamin D Society wants to make parents aware of a recent Canadian study reporting that new immigrant and refugee children in Canada are at a high risk of vitamin D deficiency which may have serious negative consequences for their future health.

Woodstock, ON (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 – The Vitamin D Society wants to make parents aware of a recent Canadian study which reports that new immigrant and refugee children to Canada are at a high risk of vitamin D deficiency which may have serious negative consequences for their future health(1). The study compared vitamin D levels for non-immigrant children, aged 6-11 years with 72 immigrant and refugee children aged 7-11 years who had been living in Saskatoon, SK, Canada for no more than five years. Dr. Vatanparast’s team found that 73% of the immigrant/refugee children from Saskatoon had vitamin D levels below 50 nmol/L which would make them deficient. The mean vitamin D level for the new immigrant/refugee children was 41 nmol/L, just barely over half the level reported nationally for all Canadian children aged 6-11 which was 75 nmol/L.  Data from a nationally representative sample showed alarmingly low 25(OH)D levels in immigrant children, particularly girls.

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Lower Vitamin D Levels Associated with Twice the Risk of Respiratory Disease

The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware of a new study showing an association between lower vitamin D levels and twice the risk of respiratory disease for older people.

Woodstock, ON (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 – The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware of a new study published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, which reported that older adults deficient in vitamin D were twice as likely to report a respiratory disease as those with the highest levels(1). The study examined 2,070 adults age 65 or older who participated in the 2005 Health Survey in England. The study author, Dr. Hirani, found that people with severely deficient vitamin D levels, less than 35 nmol/L, had more than twice the risk of respiratory disease when compared to those in the highest vitamin D quartile, greater than 64 nmol/L, after adjustments for covariates. The study concluded: low serum 25(OH)D concentrations are associated with respiratory disease. Ensuring adequate 25(OH)D levels is of public health importance for older populations living in northern latitudes and may be an effective way to prevent concurrent respiratory infections and related complications in older people.

 

 

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Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposium in Victoria, BC

The Vitamin D Society would like to invite the public to attend the Victoria Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposium on May 22, 2013. Come learn what vitamin D can do for your health.

Woodstock, ON (PRWEB) May 21, 2013

The Vitamin D Society would like to invite medical professionals and the public to attend a free information session on vitamin D and disease prevention on May 22, 2013. The vitamin D symposium features a presentation by Dr. Robert Heaney, M.D. Professor of Medicine at Creighton University, a leading vitamin D researcher and author of over 400 original research papers on nutrition and vitamin D. Dr. Heaney will present an overview of the latest research papers showing the relationship between optimal vitamin D blood levels and disease prevention.

 

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New Study Reveals How Vitamin D Prevents Disease

The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware of a new study that reports for the first time on how vitamin D status is linked to the reduction of chronic diseases through gene expression.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 28, 2013

The Vitamin D Society wants the public to know about a new research study published online in PLOS ONE which reports that improving vitamin D status could have a number of non-skeletal health benefits for the public. The study reveals for the first time that as your vitamin D blood level goes up the genes involved with a number of biologic pathways associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases are expressed 1.5 times greater than base levels(1).

“This research confirms the positive disease prevention associations that vitamin D has on various serious chronic diseases and which has been reported in thousands of previously published research studies” exclaimed Perry Holman, Executive Director of the Vitamin D Society. “It provides insight into ‘how’ vitamin D works to help prevent disease.”

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Are Adult Vitamin D Recommendations Too Low?

The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware that current vitamin D intake recommendations for adults are low in comparison to levels prescribed for infants. After a recent review of the IOM vitamin D recommendations the Vitamin D Society discovered that the vitamin D dose per pound was substantially lower for adults.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 -- The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware that current vitamin D intake recommendations for adults are low in comparison to doses suggested for infants. The Vitamin D Society analyzed daily vitamin D intake recommendations and found that the dosage, when expressed as IU per pound, were substantially lower for adults than those recommended for infants. The Institute of Medicine(IOM) set the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin D through an extensive review and report in 2010(1). Health organizations across North America have now standardized on the IOM recommendations for vitamin D intake. The IOM recommends that infants under 1 year of age receive 400 IU, ages 1 to 70 take 600 IU and people age 71 and older receive 800 IU of vitamin D daily. The response to vitamin D is dependent on body weight(2). People that weigh more will need more vitamin D dosage than people who weigh less(3).

“Dividing the IOM vitamin D recommendations by weight shows that a small 10 pound newborn infant gets 40 IU of vitamin D per pound (400 IU/10 lbs=40). In comparison, a large adult weighing 200 pounds would only get 3 IU of vitamin D per pound (600 IU/200 lbs=3). The IOM recommended vitamin D dietary allowance for adults is clearly lower by a factor of 10 than the dose for a newborn infant” reported Perry Holman, Executive Director of the Vitamin D Society.

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Could Vitamin D Eradicate Diabetes

The Vitamin D Society wants to make the public aware that new research studies report that up to 50% of diabetes could be prevented through the achievement of optimal vitamin D levels.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 25, 2013

Three new studies on vitamin D and diabetes report that people with higher levels of vitamin D have just half the risk of developing type 1 and type 2 diabetes as people with lower levels. Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both(1). Overall, the risk for death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age but without diabetes(2). Vitamin D lowers diabetes risk through improvement in insulin secretion and glucose tolerance(3). The Vitamin D Society believes public health action programs are urgently needed to encourage increased vitamin D from all sources to improve overall health and to help prevent diabetes.

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Stats Canada Data: Canadians' Vitamin D Levels Declining

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 01, 2013

The Vitamin D Society wants to make Canadians aware of the recently published Statistics Canada study, Vitamin D blood levels of Canadians, 2009-2011. The study reports that Canadians between the ages of 6 and 79 years old had overall mean vitamin D blood levels of 63.5 nmol/L; this represents a 6.2% decline from the previous report issued in 2010.

According to a new report by Statistics Canada, vitamin D levels for Canadians is declining dramatically(1). The mean average vitamin D blood levels for Canadians between the ages of 6 and 79 years of age fell sharply by 6.2% from 67.7 nmol/L in 2009(2) to just 63.5 nmol/L in 2011. This decrease is very disturbing as research studies continue to show that people with lower vitamin D levels are at a much higher risk of developing serious diseases. Just over two-thirds of Canadians (68%) had vitamin D blood levels sufficient for healthy bones (50 nmol/L). But based on the latest Stats Canada report less than 10% of Canadians reached natural optimal levels of over 100 nmol/L. Public health action programs encouraging vitamin D production from all sources are urgently needed to help reverse this steep decline.

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UK Cancer Group Supports Increased Vitamin D Through Sensible Sun Exposure

The Vitamin D Society wishes to make Canadians aware of a new innovative Vitamin D and Skin Cancer Prevention program developed by Cancer Research UK. On its website, Cancer Research UK reports that “by enjoying the sun safely and avoiding sunburn, people can reduce their risk of skin cancer and enjoy the beneficial effects of the sun.” More than 90% of the vitamin D requirement for most people comes from casual exposure to sunlight(1).

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 28, 2013 - The Vitamin D Society wants to congratulate Cancer Research UK on its innovative Vitamin D and Skin Cancer Prevention Program(2). The new program promotes the beneficial effects of sun exposure through vitamin D production. The Vitamin D Society is hopeful that North American health organizations review the Cancer Research UK Vitamin D program and consider promoting a more balanced sun message which includes both the benefits and risks of moderate sun exposure.

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Canadian’s Vitamin D Levels 72% Below 'Natural' Levels, Study Says

The Vitamin D Society wants to inform Canadians that vitamin D deficiency during "Vitamin D Winter" will put Canadians at increased risk for many serious diseases and conditions including bone disease, various cancers, infections, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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World Vitamin D Day – November 2

Canadian Initiative Spreads Worldwide to Prevent Vitamin D Deficiency

TORONTO --- October 29, 2012 --- Organizations across the world are establishing World Vitamin D Day on November 2nd, asking health organizations to join the Canadian founders of this event in promoting new vitamin D awareness and action.(www.vitamindday.ca)

November is the beginning of "Vitamin D Winter" in the Northern Hemisphere -- a four-to-five-month period where people’s vitamin D levels begin to plummet because there is little UVB in winter sunlight to initiate natural vitamin D production in the skin. Humans make and store abundant vitamin D with sun exposure to the skin in the summer, but overzealous sun protection blocks vitamin D production and puts people in a vitamin D deficit at the beginning of winter that only gets worse by the time spring sunshine returns.

 

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Vitamin D Society Launches Updated Website

Kelowna, BC (March 15, 2012) – The Vitamin D Society is happy to announce the launch of its upgraded and updated website, www.vitamindsociety.org

 With vitamin D research progressing faster than any field in medicine today, the new website provides users with up-to-date news, press releases, events, videos, books and reference material. It also retains the key critical general information about vitamin D, such as health benefits, natural levels and sources.

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Leading Canadian medical organizations endorse Scientists Call to D*action for Vitamin D awareness month

TORONTO --- November 18, 2011 --- The clocks have turned back an hour and Canadians are receiving less exposure to daylight. November is Vitamin D Awareness month in Canada and serves as a timely reminder for people of all ages to test their vitamin D levels to ensure they aren’t dropping. With a decrease in UVB exposure, now is the time to check and make certain that optimal vitamin D levels are maintained through the long, cold, low light Canadian winters.

Leading Canadian medical and health organizations like The Ontario Society of Physicians for Complementary Medicine are encouraging support of optimal vitamin D levels through the endorsement of the Scientists Call to D*action.

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Canadian women invited to join global Vitamin D study to help prevent breast cancer


TORONTO --- October 31, 2011 --- At a time when more and more evidence is pointing to a direct link between increased vitamin D levels and a reduction in breast cancer, a new study announced today by GrassrootsHealth is seeking to find some answers for Canadian women.

The GrassrootsHealth Breast Cancer Prevention Study in Canada will seek to prospectively examine the occurrence of breast cancer among Canadian women 60 and over who achieve and maintain a targeted vitamin D serum level in the bloodstream.

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'D' Levels More Important than IUs: Scientists

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2010 /CNW/ - Vitamin D blood levels - and not vitamin D intake itself - should be the focus of media coverage of this Tuesday's anticipated Institutes of Medicine (IOM) revised North American vitamin D recommendations, according to a worldwide coalition of 41 vitamin D researchers.

"We hope everyone sees the big picture that new daily vitamin D recommendations are only the means to the more-important end: a person's actual vitamin D blood serum level," says Dr. Robert Heaney, a Creighton University vitamin D researcher with 50 years in the field and more than 400 published papers. Heaney is one of eight experts on the D-Action coalition who will be available for interviews this week.

 

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Who Has Canada's Best Killer 'D'-Fense?

WOODSTOCK, Ont., Nov. 16, 2010 /CNW/ - Canada's sun-deprived northerly latitudes mean 90 percent of Canadians will be Vitamin D deficient in the winter, according to 2010 data from Statistics Canada and new recommendations from 41 Vitamin D researchers from GrassrootsHealth. That's why it's not surprising that regular sunbed users have the highest Vitamin D levels of any group in Canada.

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November is Canadian Vitamin D Awareness Month

WOODSTOCK, ON, Nov. 1, 2010 /CNW/ - More than 90 percent of Canadians are at risk for negative health outcomes because they will become vitamin D deficient this winter. That's why Canada's Vitamin D Society is recognizing November as its 4th Annual Vitamin D Awareness Month.

The solution starts with one simple step: Get your vitamin D levels tested this winter. The Vitamin D Society is promoting that message in a new public service advertising campaign distributed to Canadian radio stations Oct. 26.

 

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Canadian Vitamin D study: Higher Vitamin D levels could save 37,000 lives a year

TORONTO, April 6, 2010 /CNW/ - Canada's death rate could fall by as many as 37,000 deaths each year or 16 per cent if Canadians simply increased their daily vitamin D intake to intended levels, says a study conducted by four of the world's leading vitamin D researchers entitled: An Estimate of the Economic Burden and Premature Deaths Due to Vitamin D Deficiency in Canada. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20352622?dopt=Abstract

In dollars saved, increased vitamin D blood levels would reduce the economic burden on Canada's health care system by about $14.4 billion, or 7.3 per cent, according to the study

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Need a source? November is Vitamin D Awareness Month in Canada - kicked off by a major North American conference on Vitamin D in Toronto November 3

TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2009 /CNW/ - Vitamin D Deficiency - linked to significantly higher rates of most cancers, heart disease, autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and even flu - affects 97 per cent of Canadians. Yet fewer than 3 per cent of Canadians say they know their vitamin D blood levels.

The world's most renowned vitamin D researchers will be joined by public health officials from across Canada on November 3 for "Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency" - a symposium hosted by Grassroots Health and the University of Toronto School of Medicine. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Toronto's Faculty Club.

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Vitamin D Deficiency Continues To Affect Millions of Canadians

KELOWNA, BC, Nov. 4, 2008 /CNW/ - With the advent of November as 'Vitamin D Awareness Month,' The Vitamin D Society of Canada is reminding all Canadians to get their levels checked by their doctors.

"Vitamin D has become a topic of interest but it is more than a trend, there is still a need to bolster awareness for Canadians to get their levels checked," said Joseph Levy, executive director, The Vitamin D Society. "Just
like people get a flu shot for the winter, you should also ask for your vitamin D levels to be checked."

 

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Vitamin D Society Declares November ‘Vitamin D Awareness Month’ in Canada

KELOWNA, BC - October 31, 2007 - Research this year has left no doubt that vitamin D deficiency – which affects an estimated 97 per cent of Canadians in the winter – is nothing less than a Canadian crisis and a worldwide problem.

This is why Canada’s Vitamin D Society is recognizing the month of November as the world’s first Vitamin D Awareness Month.

 

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Events

World Vitamin D Day
Nov 02, 2014        

Look for details coming soon!

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