Tag: Vitamin D


Feb

22

2010

Vitamin D supplements could fight Crohn’s disease

Canadian research team publishes findings in Journal of Biological Chemistry Montreal, January 27, 2010 – A new study has found that Vitamin D, readily available in supplements or cod liver oil, can counter the effects of Crohn’s disease. John White, an endocrinologist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, led a team of scientists from McGill University and the Université de Montréal...

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Feb

12

2010

Might the Flu be Little More Than a Symptom of Vitamin D Deficiency?

Vitamin D, “the sunshine vitamin,” may very well be one of the most beneficial vitamins there is for disease prevention. Unfortunately it’s also one of the vitamins that a vast majority of people across the world are deficient in due to lack of regular exposure to sunshine. Published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection in 2006, the hypothesis presented by Dr. John Cannell and colleagues in the paper Epidemic...

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Jan

04

2010

Vitamin D and Falls

By Dr. Allen S. Josephs – 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 facilities(1). Forty-one clinical trials involving over 25,000 elderly people (mostly women) were reviewed. In five trials,...

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