Tag: Vitamin D


Feb

23

2010

Vitamin D Deficiency Causes Multiple Sclerosis in Children

Sunday, June 07, 2009 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer (NaturalNews) – Children who develop multiple sclerosis have substantially lower levels of vitamin D than children who do not develop the disease, according to a series of studies presented at an international conference on multiple sclerosis in Montreal. Multiple sclerosis is a degenerative disease of the nervous system in which the myelin sheath that insulates nerve...

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Feb

23

2010

Lack of Vitamin D Tied to Multiple Sclerosis

By Deborah Kotz – Posted 12/19/06 – USNews.com Vitamin D has already been linked to stronger bones and lower rates of diabetes, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. Now a new finding provides more evidence of the nutrient’s disease-preventive powers. In a study released in today’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Harvard researchers found that those with the highest vitamin D blood...

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Feb

23

2010

Vitamin D intake and incidence of multiple sclerosis

K. L. Munger, MSc, S. M. Zhang, MD ScD, E. O’Reilly, MSc, M. A. Hernán, MD DrPH, M. J. Olek, DO, W. C. Willett, MD DrPH and A. Ascherio, MD DrPH From the Departments of Nutrition (Drs. Willett and Ascherio, K.L. Munger and E. O’Reilly) and Epidemiology (Drs. Zhang, Hernán, Willett, and Ascherio), Harvard School of Public Health, and Division of Preventive Medicine (Dr. Zhang)...

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Feb

23

2010

Vitamin D Quotes

From the Vitamin D Council Humans make thousands of units of vitamin D within minutes of whole body exposure to sunlight. From what we know of nature, it is unlikely such a system evolved by chance.~ Dr. John Cannell, Executive Director, Vitamin D Council. Because vitamin D is so cheap and so clearly reduces all-cause mortality, I can say this with great certainty: Vitamin D...

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Feb

22

2010

Too Little Vitamin D May Worsen Asthma

Low levels may also hinder response to steroid treatment, study finds By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — People with asthma who have low levels of vitamin D fare worse than those with high levels of the “sunshine” vitamin, a new study finds. Researchers found that asthmatics with high vitamin D levels have better lung function and respond better to treatment than asthmatics with...

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Feb

22

2010

Noteworthy Nutrients for Older Adults

By Dr. Allen S. Josephs – Co-Founder & Director, Vitacost.com – Thursday, January 28, 2010 When it comes to the health of aging adults, certain nutrients and foods may be helpful, especially vitamin D. A recent article showed that vitamin D appears to reduce the risk of falls in older people living in nursing facilities1. Forty-one clinical trials involving over 25,000 elderly people (mostly women)...

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Feb

22

2010

Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Kelli Miller Stacy – January 25, 2010 Soaking in more sunlight and drinking more dairy may help you ward off colon cancer. Researchers in Europe have found that people with abundant levels of vitamin D — the so-called sunshine vitamin — have a much lower risk of colon cancer. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggest vitamin D may have the...

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Feb

22

2010

Lower Vitamin D Levels in Blacks May Up Heart Risks

Darker skin reduces absorption of sunlight, researchers explain By Ed Edelson – HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — New research indicates that the darker skin of blacks may increase their risk of heart disease and stroke because it reduces production of vitamin D, which is made during exposure to sunlight. Several studies have associated low levels of vitamin D with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease...

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Feb

22

2010

Fighting infections with vitamin D

Nature Medicine  April 2006, 12(4): 388 – 390 Michael Zasloff  The author is in the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC FROM ABSTRACT Sunlight can treat tuberculosis, a phenomenon observed more than a century ago.  The mechanism now becomes more clear, and it involves induction of a microbe fighting peptide by vitamin D. THIS AUTHOR ALSO NOTES: In 1895,...

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Feb

22

2010

Vitamin D’s Heart & Diabetes Promise Affirmed, Again

Middle-aged and older people with high blood levels of vitamin D were one-third less likely to develop heart disease by Craig Weatherby – Vital Choices The findings of the first-ever comprehensive evidence review support the widely held hypothesis that vitamin D protects cardiovascular health. They come as little surprise, given the steady stream of epidemiological (diet-health) studies that link higher vitamin D blood levels to...

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