Tag: Vitamin D


Mar

13

2010

The Vitamin D Newsletter – More Vitamin D Studies of Interest

The mainstream American press is ignoring much of the recent Vitamin D scientific literature. I suspect newspaper editors have decided that too many favorable Vitamin D stories run the risk of repeating the folic acid, beta-carotene and vitamin E affairs, when early epidemiological research was not routinely substantiated by later randomized controlled trials. If the press has made that decision, then this newsletter is your...

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Mar

12

2010

Randomized trial of vitamin D supplementation to prevent seasonal influenza A in schoolchildren

Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print] Urashima M, Segawa T, Okazaki M, Kurihara M, Wada Y, Ida H. Division of Molecular Epidemiology Jikei University School of Medicine Minato-ku Tokyo Japan. BACKGROUND: To our knowledge, no rigorously designed clinical trials have evaluated the relation between vitamin D and physician-diagnosed seasonal influenza. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of vitamin D supplements on...

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Mar

11

2010

Decreased Vitamin D Leads to Increased Fat?

By Dr. Allen S. Josephs 3/11/2010 I’m still reeling from the results of the latest research on vitamin D. A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism involved 90 healthy young Californian women between the ages of 16 to 22(1). Incredibly, 59% of these women had vitamin D insufficiency (blood levels less than 29 ng/ml) and nearly 25% were actually vitamin D...

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Mar

09

2010

Vitamin D Activates Two Key Immune Systems

by Craig Weatherby – VitalChoices.com Landmark findings show why the “sunshine-and-seafood” vitamin is increasingly seen as critical to defense against infection. New findings from Denmark affirm and expand the role that vitamin D plays in our bodies’ most sophisticated immune response to infectious agents. And they follow an important discovery reported last year from Oregon State University (OSU), which confirmed vitamin D’s essentiality to humans’...

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Feb

26

2010

Levels of vitamin D and cardiometabolic disorders: Systematic review and meta-analysis

References and further reading may be available for this article. To view references and further reading you must purchase this article. Johanna Parkera, Omar Hashmia, David Duttonb, Angelique Mavrodarisa, Saverio Strangesa, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandalab, Aileen Clarkea and Oscar H. Francoa, 1, Corresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author a Health Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom b...

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Feb

26

2010

Vitamin D and Crohn’s Disease

Direct and Indirect Induction by 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 of the NOD2/CARD15-Defensin β2 Innate Immune Pathway Defective in Crohn Disease* 1. Tian-Tian Wang‡, 2. Basel Dabbas‡, 3. David Laperriere§¶, 4. Ari J. Bitton‡, 5. Hafid Soualhine‖**, 6. Luz E. Tavera-Mendoza‡, 7. Serge Dionne‡‡§§, 8. Marc J. Servant¶¶, 9. Alain Bitton‡‡, 10. Ernest G. Seidman‖‡‡§§, 11. Sylvie Mader§¶, 12. Marcel A. Behr‖**‡‡ and 13. John H. White‡‡‡,1 +...

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Feb

24

2010

Study Confirms Relationship Between Low Vitamin D Levels and Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Researchers from several European medical centers affiliated with the EPCI study have reported that low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. The details of this study were published January 21, 2010 in the British Medical Journal.[1] Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. A number of very good studies have shown that people with...

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Feb

24

2010

Multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, and vitamin D

J Neurol Sci. 2009 Dec 15;287(1-2):1-6. Epub 2009 Oct 2. Sioka C, Kyritsis AP, Fotopoulos A. Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with reduced bone mass and higher frequency of osteoporosis. Although high-dose short-term intravenous glucocorticoid regimens cause a decrease in bone formation, this effect is usually reversible and osteoporosis in MS patients may be independent...

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Feb

24

2010

Vitamin D Continues to Dominate

There’s more good news for my favorite nutrient. In a recent meta-analysis, middle aged and elderly people who had high levels of vitamin D cut their risk of developing heart disease or elevated blood sugar nearly in half(1). Researchers from the University of Warwick evaluated 28 studies involving almost 100,000 men and women across different ethnic groups. The data revealed a significant association between high...

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Feb

23

2010

High Doses of Vitamin D Cut MS Relapses

Study Shows Vitamin D May Help Reduce Relapse Rate of Multiple Sclerosis By Charlene Laino WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD April 28, 2009 (Seattle) — High doses of vitamin D dramatically cut the relapse rate in people with multiple sclerosis, a study shows. Sixteen percent of 25 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) given an average of 14,000 international units (IU) of vitamin...

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