Tag: Vitamin D


Sep

02

2010

The New Wonder Substance – Vitamin D!

A recent publication in Genome Research points to out the role of Vitamin D in health and well-being and identifies over 200 genes that are directly affected by Vitamin D. The website ScienceDaily.com carried an article on the study on August 24, 2010 and noted the following: “The researchers found 2,776 binding sites for the vitamin D receptor along the length of the genome. These...

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May

25

2010

Vitamin D halves risk of preterm delivery

By Sharon Kirkey, Canwest News Service May 1, 2010 Doctors want recommended dosage increased by 10 to 20 times Researchers believe vitamin D has significant potential for cutting the risk of premature delivery, the leading cause of newborn deaths in Canada All pregnant women should take 4,000 international units of vitamin D daily– 10 to 20 times the dose currently recommended by Canada’s pregnancy specialists...

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Apr

12

2010

Lower rheumatoid arthritis rates linked to vitamin D

Findings reported in an article published online on March 25, 2010 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives suggest that increased vitamin D from sunlight exposure could have a protective effect against rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic autoimmune disease with unknown causes. For the current investigation, Boston University School of Public Health associate professor of environmental health Verónica Vieira, MS, DSc and her colleagues analyzed data...

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Apr

02

2010

Autism and Vitamin D – The Vitamin D Council

The Vitamin D Newsletter April 2, 2010 Update on Autism and Vitamin D This is a periodic newsletter from the Vitamin D Council, a non-profit trying to end the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. If you want to unsubscribe, go to the end of this newsletter. If you are not subscribed, you can do so on the Vitamin D Council’s website. Swedish Researchers on the...

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Apr

01

2010

Quest Diagnostics and Cardiovascular Disease – Vitamin D Council

March 20, 2010 The Annals of Internal Medicine published two important reviews this month. In the first review, Dr. Anastassios Pittas and colleagues from Tufts University reviewed 106 articles and combined the 32 quality studies, a meta-analysis, looking at “cardiometabolic” outcomes such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Their conclusion: “Lower vitamin D status seems to be associated with increased risk for hypertension and cardiovascular...

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Apr

01

2010

How does vitamin D protect your body? It sounds like a science fiction movie . . .

How does vitamin D protect your body? It sounds like a science fiction movie… An army of robot guards roams the corridors of an immense structure. When a dangerous intruder is detected inside the walls, the robots activate their antennas, ready to receive the signal that will mobilize them into action. When the signal arrives, the robots act swiftly to defeat and remove the intruder....

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Mar

20

2010

Serum 25-hydroxy Vitamin D Levels in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a Retrospective Survey

Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2009 Jul;79(4):250-4. Serum 25-hydroxy Vitamin D Levels in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a Retrospective Survey. Berkovitz S, Ambler G, Jenkins M, Thurgood S. Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK. Introduction: Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may be at risk of osteoporosis due to their relative lack of physical activity and excessive time spent indoors,...

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Mar

15

2010

Studies support association of higher vitamin D levels with disease risk reduction

The results of two studies conducted by Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray Utah, presented on March 15, 2010 at the American College of Cardiology’s 59th annual scientific session in Atlanta, show that individuals who increase their vitamin D levels experience a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, heart failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, kidney failure and all-cause mortality over a given...

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Mar

14

2010

Effect of a combined therapeutic approach of intensive lipid management (fish oil & Vit D)

Am J Ther. 2009 Jul-Aug;16(4):326-32. Effect of a combined therapeutic approach of intensive lipid management, omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, and increased serum 25 (OH) vitamin D on coronary calcium scores in asymptomatic adults. Davis W, Rockway S, Kwasny M. Milwaukee Heart Scan, Milwaukee, WI, USA. heartprotection@aol.com The impact of intensive lipid management, omega-3 fatty acid, and vitamin D3 supplementation on atherosclerotic plaque was assessed through...

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Mar

13

2010

Vitamin D – Remarkable Paper in British Medical Journal

The Vitamin D Newsletter – Remarkable Paper in British Medical Journal – February 28, 2010 A few weeks ago, the British Medical Journal published a remarkable paper, remarkable that it studied more than 500,000 subjects, remarkable that it had 56 (fifty-six) authors, remarkable that it confirmed low vitamin D levels obtained in the past are a risk factor for developing colon cancer in the future....

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