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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

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