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IOM Vitamin D Intake Recommendation Error Could Have Alzheimer’s Risk Consequences
Mar 26, 2015

Researchers at the UCSD and Creighton University at Omaha, Nebraska say the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Institute of Medicine (IOM)’s Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D intake is miscalculated and underestimated — not by any small measure, but by a whopping factor of ten.

In a letter published this month in the journal Nutrients, the scientists explain that they’ve confirmed a calculation error in the IOS metrics that has been previously noted by other investigators, by factoring is a data set pertaining to a different population.

In 2014, University of Alberta School of Public Health statisticians, Professor Paul Veugelers PDF, PhD, MSc and John Paul Ekwaru, published an Open Access paper entitled “A Statistical Error in the Estimation of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for Vitamin D” (Published: 20 October 2014 Nutrients 2014, 6(10), 4472-4475; doi:10.3390/nu6104472) in the online journal Nutrients showing that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) had made a major calculation error in its recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin D.

Dr. Cedric F. Garland, Dr.P.H, an adjunct professor at UC San Diego’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health says his team was able to confirm findings last year reported by Dr. Paul Veugelers in Nutrients last October.

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Vitamin D Project Aims to Improve Birth Outcomes in Charleston and Columbia
Mar 25, 2015
Vitamin D testing, monitoring and supplements to be available to pregnant women at no cost
 
Charleston, S.C. — GrassrootsHealth, an international nonprofit public health promotion organization, will launch its Protect Our Children (POC) NOW! vitamin D demonstration project April 7 in the Charleston area at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and will soon follow with a second phase in Columbia. POC will be available at no cost to a minimum of 500 pregnant women at 17 weeks or less gestation who live within these two service areas. The project will include patient and health care provider education, screening and vitamin D supplements.
 
“We’re very excited to launch Protect Our Children NOW! in South Carolina,” said Carole Baggerly, founder and director of GrassrootsHealth. “This is a wonderful opportunity to trumpet the importance of vitamin D to pregnant mothers and physicians. We aim to reduce the incidence of preterm births, as well as positively influence the health of pregnant moms and lower the prevalence of early childhood diseases associated with vitamin D deficiency.”
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Vitamin D vital for gene expression in developing brains
Mar 24, 2015

Vitamin D deficiency in mothers leading up to and during pregnancy has fundamental consequences for their offspring's brain development, researchers from University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute have confirmed.

The collaborative study used a mouse model to investigate prenatal D deficiency.

The researchers found that body length, head size and lateral ventricle volume were reduced in the offspring of vitamin D deficient individuals and most importantly, gene expression in the brain was significantly altered.

Female BALB/c mice (albino inbred laboratory strain mice; Mus musculus ) were placed on either a vitamin D controlled diet or a vitamin D devoid diet, five weeks prior to and during pregnancy.

Foetal brains were analysed for morphology and gene expression at 14.5 days and 17.5 days of embryonic development.

"Day 14.5 is about two-thirds of the way through a mouse pregnancy, the foundation of the brain has been laid down, but there is still a lot of development to do and day 17.5 is just before birth," UWA School of Anatomy Physiology and Human Biology researcher Dr Caitlin Wyrwoll says.

"This gives us a maturational read out of the brain."

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Vitamin D prevents diabetes and clogged arteries in mice
Mar 23, 2015

In recent years, a deficiency of vitamin D has been linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, two illnesses that commonly occur together and are the most common cause of illness and death in Western countries.

Both disorders are rooted in chronic inflammation, which leads to insulin resistance and the buildup of artery-clogging plaque. Robert Boston Washington University diabetes researcher Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, MD, shown with a mouse that lacks the ability to process vitamin D in key immune cells. Without adequate vitamin D in those cells, the animals developed diabetes and atherosclerosis.

Now, new research in mice at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests vitamin D plays a major role in preventing the inflammation that leads to type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis. Further, the way key immune cells behave without adequate vitamin D may provide scientists with new therapeutic targets for patients with those disorders.

The study appears March 19 in the journal Cell Reports.
 

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Vitamin D may keep low-grade prostate cancer from becoming aggressive
Mar 23, 2015

DENVER, March 22, 2015 -- Taking vitamin D supplements could slow or even reverse the progression of less aggressive, or low-grade, prostate tumors without the need for surgery or radiation, a scientist will report today.

His team will describe the approach in one of nearly 11,000 presentations at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. The meeting is being held here through Thursday.

If a tumor is present in a prostate biopsy, a pathologist grades its aggressiveness on a scale known as the Gleason Grading System. Tumors with Gleason scores of 7 and above are considered aggressive and likely to spread, requiring surgical removal of the prostate gland (prostatectomy) or radiation therapy. In contrast, prostate tumors with Gleason scores of 6 and below are less aggressive, and in some cases may cause no symptoms or health problems for the duration of the man's life.

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Low vitamin D levels and depression linked in young women, study shows
Mar 18, 2015

A new study from Oregon State University suggests there is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in otherwise healthy young women.

OSU researchers found that young women with lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to have clinically significant depressive symptoms over the course of a five-week study, lead author David Kerr said. The results were consistent even when researchers took into account other possible explanations, such as time of year, exercise and time spent outside.

"Depression has multiple, powerful causes and if vitamin D is part of the picture, it is just a small part," said Kerr, an associate professor in the School of Psychological Science at OSU. "But given how many people are affected by , any little inroad we can find could have an important impact on public health."

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Scientists Confirm Institute of Medicine Recommendation for Vitamin D Intake Was Miscalculated and Is Far Too Low
Mar 18, 2015

Newswise — SAN DIEGO, CA (March 16, 2015) - Researchers at UC San Diego and Creighton University have challenged the intake of vitamin D recommended by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Institute of Medicine (IOM), stating that their Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D underestimates the need by a factor of ten.

In a letter1 published last week in the journal Nutrients the scientists confirmed a calculation error noted by other investigators, by using a data set from a different population. Dr. Cedric F. Garland, Dr.P.H., adjunct professor at UC San Diego’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health said his group was able to confirm findings published by Dr. Paul Veugelers2 from the University of Alberta School of Public Health that were reported last October in the same journal.

“Both these studies suggest that the IOM underestimated the requirement substantially,” said Garland. “The error has broad implications for public health regarding disease prevention and achieving the stated goal of ensuring that the whole population has enough vitamin D to maintain bone health.”

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This Vitamin Protects You From Diabetes (and chances are, you’re deficient)
Mar 05, 2015

A new study looked at how vitamin D deficiency might be linked to diabetes. What the researchers discovered was surprising.

Obesity and type 2 diabetes tend to go hand-in-hand. In fact, type 2 diabetes is one of the main obesity-related diseases, also called metabolic disorders. This new research — published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism – looked at the connection between vitamin D, obesity and type 2 diabetes. It was a small study with around 140 participants, separated by Body Mass Index (BMI) and by whether they had diabetes, prediabetes or neither of these.

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Vitamin D supplementation benefits middle-aged women with low 25-(OH)D levels
Mar 02, 2015

Middle-aged women with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels less than 20 ng/mL should use vitamin D supplementation, according to study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

An inverse association was found between nontraumatic fractures in middle-aged women and serum 25-(OH)D levels.

Jane A. Cauley, DrPH, of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study at five U.S. clinical centers on women aged 42 to 52 years (mean age, 48.5 years) to determine whether slower loss of bone mineral density and lower fracture risk during the menopausal transition are associated with higher 25-(OH)D levels. For the fracture analysis, researchers studied data from 124 women with an incident fracture, 88 with incident nontraumatic fracture and 1,532 without incident fractures; 922 women with a documented final menstrual period were evaluated for the BMD analysis.

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Secret to health benefits of sunshine is more than vitamin D
Feb 26, 2015

Summer sunshine makes most of us feel better, but there may be more to the benefits than just feeling good. A growing body of evidence suggests sunlight itself – with adequate protection, of course – may actually be good for health.

Sunlight comprises two types of : UVA, which causes reddening and burning of the skin, and UVB. The latter increases the production of an inactive form or precursor of vitamin D by the skin, which is then activated by the liver and kidneys.

Unfortunately, both UVA and UVB also increase the risk of , including the most deadly type, melanoma, which is why you should always take a balanced approach to exposure.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin D May Control Brain Serotonin, Affecting Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders
Feb 26, 2015

Newswise — Oakland, CA (February 25, 2015) - Although essential marine omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D have been shown to improve cognitive function and behavior in the context of certain brain disorders, the underlying mechanism has been unclear. In a new paper published in FASEB Journal* by Rhonda Patrick, PhD and Bruce Ames, PhD of Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), serotonin is explained as the possible missing link tying together why vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids might ameliorate the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders.

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Vitamin D Levels Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Feb 25, 2015

Association was found even when people weren't overweight, researchers said

WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with low levels of vitamin D appear to have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, even if they aren't overweight or obese, a new study suggests.

The study included almost 150 people in Spain. Their vitamin D levels were checked, as was their body mass index (BMI -- an estimate of body fat based on height and weight). They also had tests for diabetes, prediabetes or other blood sugar (glucose) metabolism disorders.

Obese people who didn't have diabetes or related disorders had higher vitamin D levels than those with diabetes. Lean people with diabetes or related disorders were more likely to have low vitamin D levels than those without such disorders.

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Sunlight Holds Key To Killing Breast Cancer
Feb 10, 2015

A new study finds vitamin D -- the 'sunlight vitamin' -- strikes to the very heart of breast cancer malignancy.

Breast cancer is not what most people think. Beneath the intimidating statistics that make it seem like a juggernaut of inevitability or a time bomb of genetic determinism ready to go off in the asymptomatic breasts of millions of women, a far more complex conversation is occurring among clinicians and researchers concerning the true nature and causes of cancer, and why conventional therapies fail to turn the tide against the second highest cause of death in the Western world.  To fully appreciate this, one must go to the first hand research itself.

For instance, a new study published in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology identifies an overlooked root cause of breast cancer (cancer stem cells), as well as a natural intervention that has yet to be incorporated into the conventional standard of cancer care.

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Low Childhood Vitamin D Linked to Adult Atherosclerosis
Feb 10, 2015

Newswise — Washington, DC—Low levels of 25-OH vitamin D in childhood were associated with subclinical atherosclerosis over 25 years later in adulthood, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The importance of vitamin D for cardiovascular health has been the focus of increasing interest. Low levels of vitamin D have previously been shown to be related to increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are highly prevalent among children worldwide, and this study examined the relationship between low childhood vitamin D levels and adult increased carotid intima-thickness (IMT). IMT is a marker of structural atherosclerosis, which correlates with cardiovascular risk factors, and predicts cardiovascular events.

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Sunlight and vitamin D levels higher for coastal populations
Feb 09, 2015

 

Summary:
People living close to the coast in England have higher vitamin D levels than inland dwellers. Exposure to sunlight is a crucial factor in vitamin D production and the research has also found that English coasts tend to see a greater amount of sunlight across the year when compared with inland areas. The study is the first time that data on sunlight and vitamin D levels have been linked to detailed geographical information.

 

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Vitamin D and Spinal Health
Feb 06, 2015

New research suggests there may be a link between the body’s vitamin D levels and spinal health. The majority of patients who were about the receive spinal-fusion surgery had alarmingly low levels of vitamin D in one study presented last week at the North American Spinal Society conference.

The study was conducted the Washington University of St. Louis. Researchers tested 313 patients scheduled to receive spinal-fusion surgery. 57% of patients had inadequate vitamin D levels, enough to be considered a deficiency. This was especially concerning given that spinal-fusion surgery requires the body to create new bone, something that requires high amounts of vitamin D.

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Stroke patients with low vitamin D levels more likely to suffer severe strokes
Feb 05, 2015

Stroke patients with low vitamin D levels were found to be more likely than those with normal vitamin D levels to suffer severe strokes and have poor health months after stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2015.

Low vitamin D has been associated in past studies with neurovascular injury (damage to the major blood vessels supplying the brain, brainstem, and upper spinal cord).

"Many of the people we consider at high risk for developing stroke have low vitamin D levels. Understanding the link between stroke severity and vitamin D status will help us determine if we should treat vitamin D deficiency in these high-risk patients," said Nils Henninger, M.D., senior study author and assistant professor of neurology and psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worchester.

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Top Vitamin D Research of 2014
Feb 04, 2015

by William B. Grant, PhD

(OMNS Feb 3, 2015) Higher vitamin D blood levels may reduce the risk of many types of disease including autoimmune diseases, cancers, cardiovascular disease, dementia, diabetes mellitus and falls and fractures.

Research into the health effects associated with vitamin D continued to be strong in 2014. The number of publications with vitamin D in the title or abstract listed at pubmed.gov increased from 3,119 in 2011 to 3,919 in 2014. Seven vitamin D researchers (listed after this report) worked together to pick the 20 papers in 2014 that made the most contribution to understanding the health effects of vitamin D in 2014.

Papers are not in priority order, but instead grouped by type of study. For the purpose of this article "vitamin D" in the blood is a measurement of 25-hydroxyvitamin D or 25(OH)D.

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Vitamin D Combined With Exercise Is Crucial for Reversing Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Shows
Jan 30, 2015

By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News

Exercise is invaluable when it comes to maintaining a healthy body composition. But a new study out of South Korea has found that both physical activity and vitamin D supplementation combined can do wonders for reducing abdominal fat, normalizing lipid counts and improving insulin resistance, particularly in type 2 diabetics.

Researchers from Kyung Hee University in Gyeonggi-do randomly assigned 52 elderly women with type 2 diabetes (T2D) to one of four groups: one that supplemented with 1,200 international units (IU) of vitamin D daily, one that joined a circuit training group, one that supplemented with the vitamin D and joined the circuit training group, and another that did nothing but live their normal lives.

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Petition for Health Canada and the IOM to Re-evaluate Vitamin D Guidelines
Jan 21, 2015

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in collaboration with Health Canada fund the resources that go into establishing recommended dietary intakes to meet the nutrient requirements of Canadians and Americans. Although that body is independent of the government, your taxes pay for these services.

Nutrition is one of the most important ways to improve health and prevent chronic disease. Networked with nutrition, vitamin D is continually demonstrating its crucial role in the proper functioning of the body. However, in order for the promotion of good health to be successful the guidelines for establishing optimal nutrition need to be accurate.

The recommendations for vitamin D published in 2010 are flawed[1]. Recent evidence demonstrates a drastic statistical error made during the calculation of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D.

I support policies for the maintenance of optimal health and prevention of disease. The RDA for vitamin D needs to be re-evaluated by the IOM and Health Canada.

1] Veugelers PJ, Ekwaru JP. 2014. A statistical error in the estimation of the Recommended Daily Allowance for vitamin D. Nutrients 20;6(10):4472-5.

 

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Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer by boosting the immune system
Jan 16, 2015
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Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds
Jan 13, 2015
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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth in Study
Jan 09, 2015
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Research suggests vitamin D could affect brain function
Jan 08, 2015
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Moderate Sun Exposure Boosts Vitamin D, Not Skin Cancer Risk, Experts Say
Dec 30, 2014
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Tribune Opinion: We don’t care what it’s called, but we favor the return of recess
Dec 18, 2014
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The Dangers of Winter Darkness: Weak Bones, Depression and Heart Trouble
Dec 16, 2014
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Vitamin D Experts Speak Out on Sunshine
Dec 16, 2014
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"D" is for Debacle: The Crucial Story of 25(OH)D - Video
Dec 15, 2014
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‘Hype and hope but also a dearth of evidence’ for vitamin D as an IBD therapy: Review
Dec 15, 2014
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Association between vitamin D deficiency and mortality in critically ill adult patients: a meta-analysis of cohort studies
Dec 15, 2014
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Vitamin D shortfall linked to seasonal depression, researchers say
Dec 03, 2014
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Vitamin D reduces lung disease flare-ups by over 40 percent
Dec 02, 2014
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Current vitamin D guidelines pose serious public health issue with significant cost and health impacts
Nov 28, 2014
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The Superpowers of Vitamin D
Nov 27, 2014
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Questioning Medicine: The Vitamin D Craze
Nov 27, 2014
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Vitamin D: NICE advice to at-risk groups
Nov 27, 2014
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On vitamin D, the so-called experts have it wrong, U.K. researcher says
Nov 26, 2014
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Low Vitamin D Tied to Higher Death Risk
Nov 25, 2014
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Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Colorectal Cancer
Nov 18, 2014
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How to maintain healthy levels of Vitamin D during winter months
Nov 06, 2014
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Vitamin D Deficiency Found Highly Prevalent of Across the Board in MS, Neuromuscular Disease
Nov 06, 2014
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Shining a light on need to boost vitamin D levels in Canada
Oct 31, 2014
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Vitamin D Deficiency Ups Attack Risk in Asthmatics
Oct 29, 2014
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CU Cancer Center Study Strengthens Prostate Cancer, Vitamin D Link
Oct 27, 2014
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Experts Urge Parents to Make "Every Day a Vitamin D Day", as UK Winter Arrives
Oct 21, 2014
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Following Sudden Cardiac Arrest, A Lack Of Vitamin D Will Increase Mortality And Decrease Brain Function
Oct 20, 2014
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How cola cuts vitamin D levels
Oct 16, 2014
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A bone breaks every 3.6 minutes! Aussies need calcium + vitamin D + exercise for healthy bones
Oct 16, 2014
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Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
Oct 15, 2014
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Vitamin D deficiency more common among children with ADHD
Oct 14, 2014
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A Little Drop of Sunshine: Six Reasons You Need to Know Your Vitamin D Levels
Oct 14, 2014
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Vitamin D and autism reviewed
Oct 14, 2014
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Study: Association found between low vitamin D levels and impairment in Chinese elderly
Oct 10, 2014
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Study stresses importance of vitamin D
Oct 10, 2014
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Magnesium essential to the activity of vitamin D
Oct 10, 2014
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Low Vitamin D may play role in suicide attempts
Oct 08, 2014
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Blood levels of Vitamin D may affect liver cancer prognosis
Oct 07, 2014
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Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children
Oct 06, 2014
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Promoting Bone Health Can’t Start Too Soon, Scientists Say
Oct 06, 2014
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Recommendations for nutritional rickets announced
Oct 03, 2014
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Vitamin D may help ICU patients with severe deficiency
Oct 02, 2014
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Vitamin D in diet might ease effects of age on memory, study suggests
Oct 01, 2014
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Dose of Souped-Up Vitamin D Could Stop the World’s Deadliest Cancer
Sep 26, 2014
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Lower risk of mortality over thirteen year period in association with higher levels of vitamin D
Sep 26, 2014
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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
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Vitamin D May Slow Multiple Sclerosis, Study Suggests
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Vitamin D supplements reduce pain in fibromyalgia sufferers
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Higher vitamin D levels associated with better cognition and mood in PD patients
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National requirements of vitamin D for pigs increased by 4X
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Cord blood vitamin D linked to pediatric RTI risk
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Army conducting joint study to improve military bone health
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Severely vitamin D-deficient athletes present smaller hearts than sufficient athletes
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Drs. Oz & Roizen: Vitamin D: Yes, it’s good for you
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Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy could help babies become stronger
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Report - Autism and Vitamin D
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Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen heat up Detroit Red Wings, who want more vitamin D
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Sunlight exposure may aid those with Alzheimer's
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A diet low in vitamin D causes damage to the brain, new study by UK researchers suggests
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Top surgeon calls for ALL women to be given Vitamin D to cut breast cancer
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Vitamin D status optimization could cut pneumonia cases
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Vitamin D supplements offer no bone benefit for some women
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Researchers discover link between vitamin D deficiency and global epidemic of sleep disorders
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People with Higher Vitamin D Levels Live Longer
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Blueberries, Red Grapes May Boost Body's Immune Function
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New study shows vitamin D-related “molecular switches” predict childhood bone mass
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Maternal sunshine linked to daughter’s mental health
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Vitamin D helps prevent liver cirrhosis
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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
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New study shows vitamin D-related 'molecular switches' predict childhood bone mass
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Research links vitamin D status and susceptibility to the common cold
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Can Supplementing Vitamin D Reduce Infections in Patients from Neurosurgical ICU?
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Higher Vitamin D Dosage Safe & Effective For Pregnant Arab Women As Per Tawam Hospital Study
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Vitamin D receptor ChIP-seq in primary CD4+ cells: relationship to serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and autoimmune disease
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Pre-hospital Vitamin D Concentration, Mortality, and Bloodstream Infection in a Hospitalized Patient Population
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Iowa View: You don't need to shun the sun
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Vitamin D levels crucial for women’s chances of IVF pregnancy: study
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Vitamin D Supplements Decrease Depression And Blood Pressure In Diabetic Women
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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Early Signs of Kidney Disease
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Vitamin D Status Is Associated with Disease Activity among Rheumatology Outpatients
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Findings Emphasize Importance of Vitamin D in Pregnancy
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Research shows vitamin D helps children born with heart disease
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6X Breast Cancer Risk for Saudi Arabian Women with Low Vitamin D
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Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms, Study Finds
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Potential Immune Benefits of Strong Vitamin D Status in Healthy Individuals
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Vitamin D Replacement Improves Muscle Efficiency
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Study: Vitamin D Pills Lower Smokers’ Cancer Risk
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Vitamin D pills linked to better heart health for diabetics
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Norway Food Safety Authority: Double vitamin D RDI in supplements
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‘Sunshine vitamin’ looks a little brighter
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Stats Canada Data: Canadians' vitamin D levels declining
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UK Cancer group supports increased vitamin D through sensible sun exposure
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Low vitamin D before menopause: Could boosting levels thwart breast cancer?
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Vitamin D Holds Promise in Battling a Deadly Breast Cancer
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Vitamin D is Now the Most Popular Vitamin
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Low vitamin D linked to high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus
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New review associates vitamin D with lower rates of tooth decay
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Ultraviolet radiation, vitamin D protect against multiple sclerosis
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Vit D deficiency linked to diabetes risk
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Interactive Tool: Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D
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High vitamin D may prevent multiple sclerosis
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Low levels of vitamin D in blood double risk of bladder cancer
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Leading Children's Medic Backs National Vitamin D Drive
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How much vitamin d per day should I take to prevent cancer?
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Vitamin D cuts colorectal cancer risk, helps survival
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Vitamin D may prevent colorectal cancer
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No Risk of Calcium Overload with Mega Vitamin D
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to vertebral fractures in men with diabetes mellitus type 2
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New trial will test if Vitamin D can prevent MS
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Multivitamin Use Linked to Lowered Cancer Risk
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Kids and Vitamin D Deficiency
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Vitamin D supplements may benefit lupus patients
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MS trial to explore vitamin D links
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Study Links Low Vitamin D Levels to Worse MS Symptoms
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Low D Linked to Poor Cognitive Function, Increased Alzheimer's Risk
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Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to vitamin D insufficiency
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Vitamin D supplements help heart failure patients live longer
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Low Levels of Vitamin D Indicate Much Higher Risk for Heart Attack, Early Death
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Canadian study links sickest children with low vitamin D levels
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High vitamin D linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's disease
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"Sunshine" vitamin D found to speed tuberculosis recovery
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High prenatal vitamin D lowers type 1 diabetes risk in children
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Poorer bone health seen in black children with fractures
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Vitamin D3 supplements fight prostate cancer, breast cancer - study confirms
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Low Vitamin D Linked to Weight Gain in Older Women
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Newer Vitamin D Tests Often Inaccurate: Study
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Vitamin D With Calcium Shown to Reduce Mortality in Elderly
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Government Gets it Wrong Again: U.S. Recommendation for Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation is Too Low
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Vitamin D may indeed help fight cancer
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Spring Sunshine Welcomed as Canadians Vitamin D Levels Plummet

Risk increased for a number of serious diseases

WOODSTOCK, Ont. (March 19, 2015) – A new Statistics Canada report has confirmed that 12 million Canadians have vitamin D blood levels that are below what Health Canada recommends and vitamin D levels continue to drop from previous years.

Results from the 2012 to 2013 Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS), released December 2014, report that 35% or 12 million Canadians have vitamin D blood levels below the Health Canada guideline of 50 nmol/L. This has increased by 3% from the previous Statistics Canada report (2009-2011) of 32%. The mean average vitamin D level for Canadians age 6-79 years has also dropped by 9.9% over the last 4 years from 68 nmol/L to 61 nmol/L. “This downward trend in vitamin D blood levels is putting more Canadians at a higher risk for many cancers including colon, breast and prostate, as well as for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis and other serious diseases” stated Perry Holman, Executive Director of the Vitamin D Society.

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Building consensus on optimal vitamin D levels in Canada

Key disease organizations support effort to curb vitamin D deficiency

TORONTO, Ont. (November 21, 2014) - A push to develop a Canadian Vitamin D Consesus that can be used to educate Canadians on the importance of optimal vitamin D levels for health is gaining support.

Vitamin D experts from around the world attended a workshop in Toronto earlier this month with the goal of reducing vitamin D deficiency in Canada.

A number of prominent Canadian disease organizations, including the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Osteoporosis Canada, the Canadan Breast Cancer Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada attended the November 4 workshop on vitamin D.

"It's extemely encouraging to see momentum building behind efforts to improve education among Canadians on how to ensure they are getting enough vitamin D. Together, we can help people improve their health and reduce risk to several serious diseases," said workshop chairperson Dr. Reinhold Vieth, retired director of the Bone and Mineral Laboratory at Mount Sinai Hospital and a professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiolgy.

 

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Shining a light on need to boost vitamin D levels in Canada

Vitamin D Society workshop on Nov. 4 to build consensus on curbing vitamin D deficiency

TORONTO, Ont. (October 31, 2014) – As winter draws closer and our daylight hours grow shorter, Canadians are being urged to take steps to protect their health by maintaining sufficient levels of vitamin D.

To mark Vitamin D Awareness Month in November, The Vitamin D Society is spreading the word about the importance of proper vitamin D levels and the affect it has on our everyday health.

On Tuesday, November 4 in Toronto the non-profit organization is hosting the Vitamin D Consensus Workshop, featuring several international medical experts. Representatives from key disease organizations have been invited to attend to help develop a Canadian Vitamin D Consensus that can be used to educate Canadians on the importance of optimal vitamin D levels for health. The workshop comes shortly after World Vitamin D Day on November 2.

“Due to Canada’s northern latitude, Canadians cannot get sufficient levels of vitamin D through sunshine from November to May,” said workshop presenter Dr. Reinhold Vieth, retired director of the Bone and Mineral Laboratory at Mount Sinai Hospital and a professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. “Low levels of vitamin D can create a higher risk of serious diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis and others.”

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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

Vitamin D for Public Health
Dec 09, 2014        8:00 am

Integrating Sunshine, Supplements and Measurement for Optimal Health

This seminar, presented by UC San Diego School of Medicine and GrassrootsHealth, has been developed as an educational opportunity to present and discuss the science of vitamin D and sunshine. The objective of the meeting is to leave with an implementation plan for your group – using vitamin D and sunshine to optimize health.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Cedric F. Garland, Dr. P.H.                                          Carole Baggerly
University of California, San Diego                             Director, GrassrootsHealth

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18th Vitamin D Workshop April 21-24, 2015
Apr 21, 2015        8:00 am

On behalf of the Workshop Executive Committee, you are

cordially invited to attend the 18th Vitamin D Workshop in

Delft, the Netherlands, April 21-24, 2015. The Vitamin D

Workshop features overviews and original reports on basic,

epidemiological and clinical research, oral as well as poster

sessions.

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World Vitamin D Day - November 2, 2014
Nov 02, 2014        

Help us celebrate World Vitamin D Day on November 2nd!

Go to the website and learn how you can help.

http://www.vitamindday.net/

Be part of the thunderclap:

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/17371-vitamin-d-day?locale=en

 

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