Research


Nov

30

2012

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Vitamin D Levels, Study Says

By JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN Wall Street Journal People with high levels of vitamin D in their blood have shown a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to results of a Swedish study released Monday. The new study adds to a growing body of research suggesting a link between vitamin D and MS, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord that is...

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Nov

20

2012

Vitamin D may prevent clogged arteries in diabetics

People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing clogged arteries, often leading to heart disease; vitamin D deficiency may play a role. The research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reports that blood vessels are less likely to clog in diabetic patients who have adequate vitamin D levels. In patients with vitamin D deficiency, immune cells bind to blood vessels near the...

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Nov

20

2012

Vitamin D Supplementation for Nonspecific Musculoskeletal Pain

Vitamin D Supplementation for Nonspecific Musculoskeletal Pain in Non-Western Immigrants: A Randomized Controlled Trial Ferdinand Schreuder, MD1⇓, Roos M. D. Bernsen, PhD2 and Johannes C. van der Wouden, PhD1 1Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2Department of Community Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates CORRESPONDING AUTHOR Ferdinand Schreuder, MD Handellaan 108-D 2625 SN Delft The Netherlands fschreuder01@planet.nl Abstract PURPOSE Many...

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Nov

20

2012

Arthritis supplement use associated with lower marker of inflammation

Tuesday, November 20, 2012. An article published online on November 8, 2012 in the American Journal of Epidemiology reports an association between supplementation with glucosamine, chondroitin or fish oil and a reduction in serum C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation. These supplements are regularly used by people with arthritis, a disease characterized by inflammation and joint degeneration. Researchers at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center...

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Aug

20

2012

Vitamin D Deficiency Common in Critically Ill Children

August 6, 2012 — According to 2 recent studies, two thirds of children admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) may be deficient in vitamin D, which may make them vulnerable to more severe illness. The studies were published online August 6 in Pediatrics. The first study was conducted by Kate Madden, MD, an assistant in critical care medicine in the Division of Critical Care...

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Aug

20

2012

Vitamin D Linked to Disease Activity in MS

August 3, 2012 — Evidence suggests a role for vitamin D in the disease process of multiple sclerosis (MS). One large study reports the novel finding that treatment with beta-interferon (IFN-ß) enhances the production of vitamin D from sun exposure in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Two additional reports show that in people with MS, higher levels of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) may reduce the...

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May

03

2012
No Deaths from Vitamins

No Deaths from Vitamins

America’s Largest Database Confirms Supplement Safety (OMNS, Dec 28, 2011) There was not even one death caused by a vitamin supplement in 2010, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System. The new 203-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published online at http://www.aapcc.org/dnn/Portals/0/2010%20NPDS%20Annual%20Report.pdf, shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of...

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Mar

02

2012

Vitamin D May Decrease Risk for Crohn’s Disease

March 1, 2012 — Increased intake of vitamin D may significantly reduce the risk for Crohn’s disease (CD) in women, according to an article published online December 12 and in the March issue of Gastroenterology. Investigators led by Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, found that vitamin D–sufficient women were 62% less likely to be diagnosed with CD...

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Feb

28

2012

Infant heart failure and vitamin D supplementation

Heart failure is a condition where the body can’t pump enough blood to meet the needs of its body. When we think of heart failure, we think of older persons whose heart has worn out, not 4-month-old infants. However, chronic congestive heart failure is a real and existing problem for infants all over the world. That is why we should laud Professor Soad Shedeed in...

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Feb

03

2012

Health benefits of massage therapy demonstrated in new Buck Institute study

Richard Halstead, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. – Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News Feb. 02–Taking your medicine may get a whole lot easier now that a Buck Institute for Research on Aging study has produced scientific evidence that a massage does indeed help heal sore and stressed muscles. The study, produced jointly by the Buck Institute in Novato and McMaster University in Canada, appears in the...

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