Vitamin D

Post image for Vitamin D: Not just for bones, says San Francisco VA physician

It is well-known that vitamin D is essential for strong and healthy bones. However, in an article in the online “In Press” section of “Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism,” a San Francisco VA Medical Center physician reviews recent scientific literature suggesting that the vitamin may also play a role in preventing cancer, fighting infection, and […]

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Post image for Vitamin D deficiency unquestionably linked to bone fractures

(NaturalNews) Recent research from Scotland reinforces the longstanding medical opinion that vitamin D deficiency leads to a significantly increased risk of bone fractures.
Among people with hip fractures referred to the Scottish fracture liaison service, 98 percent test positive for serious deficiencies in vitamin D. Supplementation with the vitamin, on the other hand, significantly reduces the […]

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Post image for Study backs heart-healthy effect of dairy fat

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating dairy foods could help protect your heart, new research from Sweden suggests.
Dairy foods are a major source of saturated fat in the diet, which has been associated with heart disease. However, there’s some evidence that dairy foods could actually benefit heart health, for example by lowering blood pressure or […]

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Post image for Chronic Pain: Does Vitamin D Help?

Researchers are exploring a possible link between low levels of vitamin D and chronic pain.
By Gina Shaw
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
WebMD Feature
Not getting enough vitamin D in your system may be linked to chronic pain.
Over the past 10 years, several researchers have found an association between extremely low vitamin D levels and chronic, general pain that […]

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Post image for Vitamin D boosts sports performance

The Chicago Blackhawks are the first vitamin D team in modern professional sports history.
According to my sources, the Chicago Blackhawk team physicians began diagnosing and treating vitamin D deficiency in all Blackhawk players about 18 months ago. Apparently, most players are on 5,000 IU per day.
After many losing seasons, last year the Blackhawks came out […]

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Post image for Vitamin combo may delay aging: Mouse study

A cocktail of vitamins, minerals and herbals may delay the major aspects of the ageing process and extend lifespan by 10 per cent, according to a mouse study from Canada.
Mice fed a supplement containing 30 dietary ingredients did not experience a 50 per cent loss in daily movement like other non-supplemented animals, according to findings […]

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Post image for Low vitamin D tied to depression in older people

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Older men and women with lower levels of vitamin D in their blood are more prone to become depressed over time, new research shows.
Many studies have been published recently on the potential health benefits of vitamin D, and the potential risks of deficiency. Low vitamin D levels have been linked […]

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Post image for New vitamin D recommendations for older men and women

May 10, 2010
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has released a new position statement on Vitamin D for older adults which makes important recommendations for vitamin D nutrition from an evidence-based perspective.
Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle development, function and preservation. For this reason it is a vital component in the maintenance of bone […]

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Post image for Vitamin D Best Taken With Largest Meal of Day, Study Finds

May 6, 2010
(HealthDay News) — Your body may make better use of a vitamin D supplement if you take it with your largest meal, new research suggests.
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic examined 17 patients with vitamin D deficiency who weren’t getting better under treatment. Over a period of two to three months, the patients were […]

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