Tag: Vitamin D


Mar

12

2013

Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower hypertension risk

Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The results of a meta-analysis that appeared this month in the European Journal of Epidemiology reveal an association between higher vitamin D levels and a lower risk of developing high blood pressure. S. K. Kunutsor of the University of Cambridge and colleagues selected eight articles describing eleven studies for their analysis. Seven studies reported vitamin D status as serum or plasma...

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Dec

11

2012
Vitamin D: ‘Surprise’ Prognostic Marker in Breast Cancer

Vitamin D: ‘Surprise’ Prognostic Marker in Breast Cancer

From Medscape News Today – Kate Johnson Dec 10, 2012 SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Breast cancer patients with insufficient vitamin D levels have a worse prognosis after standard treatment plus zoledronic acid than those with normal levels of vitamin D, according to a preliminary biomarker analysis of the AZURE trial reported here at the 35th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. “Women who have sufficient...

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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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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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Jul

24

2012

Vitamin D status at breast cancer diagnosis: Correlation with tumor characteristics?

Posted on July 17, 2012 by Brindusa Vanta, MD(EU) A new study confirms that healthy blood levels of vitamin D are important in women diagnosed with breast cancer and it also reveals new findings regarding the benefits of vitamin D for this condition. Hatse S et al. Vitamin D status at breast cancer diagnosis: correlation with tumor characteristics, disease outcome and genetic determinants of vitamin...

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Jul

24

2012

Can vitamin D supplementation help relieve the symptoms of depression?

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Brant Cebulla This week in The British Journal of Psychiatry, researchers in Norway have published results from their randomized controlled trial studying the effects of vitamin D on depressive symptoms in otherwise healthy adults. The study, directed by Dr Marie Kjaergaard and a team of doctors out of the University Tromsø in Norway, found that vitamin D did not...

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Jul

24

2012

D deficiency may be linked to diabetic foot infections

Posted on July 19, 2012 by John Cannell, MD Foot infections are common problems in persons with diabetes. Dictum has it that diabetics often suffer from foot infections due only to compromised circulation. Minor trauma can lead to a major infection, even foot loss. They can be simple surface infections or go all the way into the bone and account for 20% of all diabetic...

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Mar

16

2012

Vitamin D anti-inflammatory pathway identified

Writing in the March 1, 2012, issue of The Journal of Immunology, researchers at National Jewish Health in Denver report their discovery of a molecular pathway through which vitamin D inhibits inflammation. Assistant professor of pediatrics Elena Goleva and her associates cultured human white blood cells with varying amounts of vitamin D or no vitamin D before exposing them to lipopolysaccharide, a pro-inflammatory compound. They...

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