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Doctors review vitamin D deficiency testing, management practices
Date: 2009-11-09 22:23:44
The October issue of American Family Physician details a comprehensive review of the best practices for recognition, prevention and management of vitamin D deficiency in the family practice setting.... Full Story

New vitamin D deficiency treatment may urge diagnostic tests
Date: 2009-10-27 20:54:07
Eight weeks of vitamin D deficiency treatments with large doses of vitamin D2 can eliminate the condition, while twice-monthly doses can control it for up to six years, new research suggests.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency testing reveals children lack essential nutrient
Date: 2009-10-26 20:53:42
According to a new study, over 6 million American children may not be getting enough vitamin D - a nutrient which is known to maintain healthy calcium levels, enhance immunity and prevent osteoporosis.... Full Story

Department of Agriculture combats vitamin D deficiency
Date: 2009-10-09 21:29:34
The National Nutrient Database has been updated to include vitamin D values in its register of nutritional value for common foods.... Full Story

Vitamin D tests may prevent flu spread this winter
Date: 2009-10-02 22:09:23
Vitamin D may be an important factor in preventing some respiratory infections like influenza, according to new studies.... Full Story

Vitamin D test may be important for the elderly
Date: 2009-09-30 17:15:40
It may be more important than ever for older people to get enough vitamin D in their systems, either from the sun or through nutritional supplements. According to a new study, their lives may depend on it.... Full Story

Study: Vitamin D deficiency could lead to high blood pressure
Date: 2009-09-28 22:03:20
Women with low blood levels of vitamin D are three times as likely to have high blood pressure 15 years later, new research suggests.... Full Story

Studies may encourage vitamin D testing in pregnant women
Date: 2009-09-21 22:43:26
While the positive effects of vitamin D have long been documented, medical experts are now emphasizing the importance of the so-called "sunshine" vitamin in pregnant women and infants.... Full Story

Research grant may spur increases in vitamin D testing in children
Date: 2009-09-01 20:49:43
A University of Georgia researcher of food and nutrition has been awarded a $2.2 million grant to investigate the function of vitamin D in children’s health.... Full Story

Doctor: Vitamin D testing a good thing
Date: 2009-08-18 13:10:29
A Mayo Clinic doctor spoke of the benefits of getting a vitamin D test and how the nutrient can help one's overall health.... Full Story

Coronary artery calcification may be detectable through vitamin D tests
Date: 2009-08-12 12:00:00
Scientists have known for some time that a lack of vitamin D is linked to a number of serious chronic illnesses. Diabetes and dementia have been linked to a lack of the vitamin, as has cardiovascular disease in many forms. The exact mechanism by which vitamin D deficiency causes or aggravates existing disease is unclear, however.... Full Story

Link between vitamin D and calcium in children unclear
Date: 2009-08-10 22:38:30
While vitamin D deficiency was thought not to be problem in the U.S., recent studies have shown dangerously low levels of the nutrient in adults. New studies show that children are also suffering from a lack of vitamin D. ... Full Story

Vitamin D testing may predict need for caesarean
Date: 2009-08-05 19:10:16
Caesarean sections are one of the most common operations in the U.S., having risen drastically in number since the 1960s. According to the latest data available from the CDC, caesarean sections are performed in 31 percent of births in this country, substantially higher than the World Health Organization's recommended maximum rate of 15 percent.... Full Story

New study suggests more vitamin D testing for kids
Date: 2009-08-03 20:04:28
For some children, there may be too many distractions in the home that are keeping them from running outside in then natural sunlight. ... Full Story

Vitamin D test: Can prevent illness complications
Date: 2009-07-31 22:11:26
While having a vitamin D deficiency can lead to certain unhealthy conditions, new research has emerged that suggests too little of the so-called sunshine vitamin may significantly impact patients suffering from a particular disease.... Full Story

Vitamin D test may help HIV-positive men
Date: 2009-07-30 22:25:24
New research has emerged that suggests men who are HIV-positive may want to get a vitamin D test to see if they are deficient in the nutrient.... Full Story

Vitamin D testing may show improved cognitive function in men
Date: 2009-07-29 18:38:50
Vitamin D testing may show improved cognitive function in men... Full Story

Canadian government using vitamin D testing to determine susceptibility to
Date: 2009-07-28 22:36:54
A lack of vitamin D has been linked to a diminished immune system response in a number of scientific studies. With the threat of H1N1 virus, also known as the swine flu, considered to be on the rise again as the fall flu season approaches, the Canadian government is taking a unique approach to determine the best public health response by performing vitamin D testing on those who get the disease.... Full Story

Lack of vitamin D linked to cancer of the plasma cell
Date: 2009-07-22 23:02:04
Vitamin D deficiency is increasingly seen as a world-wide problem by the medical community. The number of diseases and conditions linked to a deficiency in this essential nutrient continues to grow, along with evidence that blood levels of vitamin D are too low in populations around the world.... Full Story

Get vitamin D from food, not the sun, say dermatologists
Date: 2009-07-17 22:41:04
The American Academy of Dermatologists recommends that people get their daily allowance of vitamin D from dietary sources and not from unprotected exposure to the sun, which is a known cancer risk.... Full Story

Vitamin D and curcumin may fight Alzheimer's disease
Date: 2009-07-16 18:35:10
Vitamin D has become a subject of intense study as scientists find more and more diseases that high levels of vitamin D seem to protect against. Easily obtained by exposure to the sun and also available in some foods, insufficient amounts of the nutrient have been linked to major diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease as well as a host of other conditions.... Full Story

Vitamin D levels too low across the globe
Date: 2009-07-06 14:23:40
Vitamin D deficiency is dangerously common across the planet and the problem is getting worse according to a new report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).... Full Story

Athletes show seasonal fluctuations in Vitamin D
Date: 2009-06-29 18:58:51
Research on athletes at the University of Wyoming has found that their vitamin D levels vary with the seasons, and the lead researcher says the general public may be in danger of wider fluctuations than the athletes.... Full Story

Huge Vitamin D study planned
Date: 2009-06-24 18:59:32
A large, government-sponsored study to determine if vitamin D supplementation can lower a healthy person's risk of getting cancer, heart disease or having a stroke, will begin enrollment in January.... Full Story

Doctors recommend obese cancer patients get more aggressive vitamin D suppl
Date: 2009-06-18 20:56:16
The BMI of a patient should be taken into account when determining their vitamin D status, according to researchers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). In a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting earlier this month, the researchers found that obese cancer patients had significantly lower levels of vitamin D compared to non-obese patients.... Full Story

Study: Vitamin D screening and supplementation useful for all cancer patien
Date: 2009-06-16 19:31:36
A new study by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) indicates that vitamin D screening followed by aggressive vitamin D repletion for those who are deficient should be considered for all cancer patients, regardless of whether or not they are malnourished.... Full Story

Vitamin D may be linked to multiple sclerosis
Date: 2009-06-15 18:15:16
Researchers from Australia and New Zealand have found another genetic link between multiple sclerosis and vitamin D metabolism.... Full Story

Study: Vitamin D levels predict successful dieting
Date: 2009-06-12 20:32:51
The level of vitamin D in the body before beginning a low-calorie diet predicts weight loss success, according to a new study presented at the 91st annual meeting of The Endocrine Society.... Full Story

Higher vitamin D may help prevent osteoarthritis knee
Date: 2009-05-29 22:04:19
Maintaining high blood levels of vitamin D may hold off the cartilage loss that is the hallmark of osteoarthritis, according to researchers from Australia.... Full Story

Researcher: Possible link between vitamin D and Alzheimer's disease and vas
Date: 2009-05-28 19:54:09
Given the strong evidence for a link between vitamin D and various forms of cardiovascular disease and the link between cardiovascular disease and dementia, further investigation of a link between vitamin D and dementia is needed.... Full Story

Lack of vitamin D linked to infection in pregnant women
Date: 2009-05-27 21:15:19
Vitamin D may play a role in preventing bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common vaginal infection in U.S. women of childbearing age, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh.... Full Story

New model of cancer development suggests low vitamin D as culprit
Date: 2009-05-22 20:03:27
Researchers have proposed that low vitamin D and calcium may disrupt cell communication, allowing cancer cells to take over from healthy ones.... Full Story

Vitamin D may keep your brain strong as you age
Date: 2009-05-21 21:37:06
High levels of vitamin D may be linked to improved brain function in older and middle-aged men, according to a study by scientists at the University of Manchester.... Full Story

Research project aims to get mushrooms to produce more vitamin D
Date: 2009-05-20 22:57:53
Researchers in Denmark are experimenting with ways to get cultivated mushrooms to produce vitamin D, according to a report on FarmingUK.com.... Full Story

More sunlight for elderly may improve health
Date: 2009-05-11 21:14:45
Older people may be able to reduce their risk of heart disease and diabetes by spending more time in the sun, and thus increasing their vitamin D levels.... Full Story

Higher vitamin D levels linked to higher 'good' cholesterol levels
Date: 2009-05-08 16:30:02
New research indicates that low blood levels of vitamin D may be linked to various risk factors for cardiovascular disease, in addition to being an independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality.... Full Story

Very sick patients have lower vitamin D levels
Date: 2009-05-04 22:08:18
Extremely ill patients have lower levels of vitamin D, and the sicker they are, the lower their levels are, according to researchers in Sydney, Australia.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to autism
Date: 2009-05-01 15:00:00
Some researchers are beginning to investigate whether a lack of vitamin D may be linked to an increased risk for autism, based on the experience of Somali immigrants who have moved to northern latitudes.... Full Story

Vitamin D destroyed by lung cancer cells
Date: 2009-04-28 17:21:11
New research shows that lung cancer cells may actually destroy vitamin D in our bodies.... Full Story

Vitamin D may have benefits against many forms of cancer
Date: 2009-04-27 19:18:34
Vitamin D from the sun may be a powerful cancer fighter, particularly against colon and breast cancer.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency may account for health difference in blacks and whites
Date: 2009-04-24 19:48:13
It is possible that darker skin's reduced ability to efficiently produce vitamin D in response to sunlight may explain the higher rate of vitamin D deficiency in African-Americans, and possibly even some of the health gap between black and white Americans, according to an article in USA Today.... Full Story

Vitamin D insufficiency may be linked to increased asthma severity
Date: 2009-04-23 21:42:56
The lower vitamin D levels are in the blood, the worse the indicators of allergy and asthma severity, according to the first study of vitamin D and disease severity in children with asthma.... Full Story

Study: 14% of children not getting enough vitamin D
Date: 2009-04-22 21:01:06
Vitamin D deficiency affects 14 percent of U.S. children and is dangerously common among the black population, where 50 percent of teens are affected, according to a national study conducted at New York Hospital Queens and reported on by NY1 news.... Full Story

Study: More people lack Vitamin D
Date: 2009-04-15 18:43:26
Vitamin D levels have decreased in the U.S. Population, according to a new study appearing in the Archives of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Study: Vitamin D deficiency may impact immune system
Date: 2009-04-09 22:05:32
Women who do not get enough vitamin D either from direct exposure to the sun, from nutritional supplements and certain foods may be at an increased risk of negatively impacting their immune system, according to a new study.... Full Story

The confusing and harmful state of vitamin D deficiency
Date: 2009-03-27 20:14:13
As more people head outdoors to enjoy the warm spring weather, they may be confused as to how much exposure to sunlight is a healthy amount for optimal health.... Full Story

People can be vitamin D deficient and not know it
Date: 2009-03-19 20:46:31
While most people know they can get vitamin D from natural sunlight, sometimes that may not be enough.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiencies may increase
Date: 2009-03-10 21:23:21
Even if a person thinks they get enough vitamin D from the sun, they may want to get a lab test in the near future.... Full Story

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