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Vitamin D levels may be dangerously low in obese individuals
Date: 2010-12-30 09:00:49
Overweight and obese individuals may benefit from vitamin D testing, as a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition has found that these individuals often have dangerously low levels of the nutrient.... Full Story

Vitamin D may help elderly avoid falls
Date: 2010-12-29 08:48:36
Vitamin D testing may benefit many older adults, as a new study has found that higher levels of the nutrient are associated with a lower risk of falls in this age group.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency in newborns associated with respiratory infections
Date: 2010-12-28 08:54:39
Among the battery of diagnostics provided to newborns, vitamin D testing may be among the most important, according to a new study published in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency tied to high rate of hip fractures
Date: 2010-12-14 08:59:34
Individuals who have osteoporosis or who are otherwise at an elevated risk for broken bones may want to consider vitamin D testing. A new Indian study has found that the vast majority of hip fractures occur in people who have low levels of the nutrient.... Full Story

Excessively high and low levels of vitamin D may contribute to frailty
Date: 2010-12-09 09:37:03
Many women who become frail in their old age dismiss the condition as a natural part of growing older. However, vitamin D testing could point to a cause of the problem, which may enable them take steps to improve their condition, according to a new study.... Full Story

Genetic factors influence vitamin D status during winter months
Date: 2010-11-19 09:08:41
Individuals who have family members that have shown signs of nutrient deficiencies may want to consider vitamin D testing. Recent research has shown that genetic factors play an important role in the body's levels of the nutrient during the winter months.... Full Story

Low levels of vitamin D may increase risk of obesity
Date: 2010-11-10 08:54:52
Parents of children who have begun putting on extra weight may want to consider having their levels of vitamin D tested. A recent study from University of Michigan researchers found that low levels of the nutrient may lead to more rapid weight gain.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of osteoporosis in IBD patients
Date: 2010-10-19 08:00:12
Individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may want to seek vitamin D testing, as a recent study has found that deficiencies of the nutrient may increase the risk of osteoporosis in these patients.... Full Story

Orthopedic surgery patients may benefit from vitamin D testing before their procedure
Date: 2010-10-07 10:03:59
Individuals who are struggling with orthopedic conditions may want to consider seeking a vitamin test before they proceed with surgery. A recent study has found that many of these individuals may have low levels of the nutrient, which could make healing after surgery more difficult.... Full Story

Vitamin D testing becomes more important in winter
Date: 2010-10-01 15:54:51
With winter approaching, many health experts are recommending that more individuals seek vitamin D testing. As the sun weakens, the risk of deficiency grows, especially for individuals who live at higher latitudes, which could lead to serious health complications.... Full Story

Study finds link between vitamin D deficiency and depression
Date: 2010-09-23 15:46:42
Older individuals who feel the symptoms of clinical depression may want to seek vitamin D testing, as a new study from English researchers has found that a deficiency of the vitamin is closely associated with the mood disorder.... Full Story

Vitamin D may lower the risk of obesity-related cancers
Date: 2010-09-22 16:09:47
Overweight individuals may benefit from vitamin D testing, as a new study has found that the nutrient may play a role in slowing the development of endometrial cancer, a disease that is commonly associated with obesity.... Full Story

Study links vitamin D deficiency to asthma symptoms
Date: 2010-09-14 21:18:29
Asthma can be a crippling disease that prevents individuals from getting the most out of their everyday lives. However, those who suffer from the condition may benefit from vitamin D testing, as new research has shown higher levels of the nutrient may help control symptoms.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to pregnancy complications
Date: 2010-08-31 20:06:33
Women who have recently become pregnant may want to consider vitamin D testing, as a new study has found that a deficiency of the vitamin may lead to serious complications during pregnancy that may impact delivery.... Full Story

Vitamin D linked to many genetic diseases
Date: 2010-08-24 20:45:13
Women who are pregnant or plan to be in the near future should consider seeking a vitamin D test, as a new study has shown that deficiency of the nutrient is linked to many genetic diseases in children.... Full Story

Vitamin D may regulate allergic responses
Date: 2010-08-18 20:16:15
Individuals who regularly have strong allergic reactions to things like mold may want to consider seeking a vitamin D tests, as a new study from researchers at Louisiana State University found that the nutrient can reduce the symptoms of mold allergies that are known to complicate asthma and cystic fibrosis. ... Full Story

Doctors recommend vitamin D testing
Date: 2010-08-16 20:39:03
With the increasing number of individuals who now lead sedentary lifestyles, many doctors are recommending vitamin D tests for their patients in order to make sure they have adequate levels of the vital nutrient. ... Full Story

Doctors offer more vitamin D testing
Date: 2010-08-13 22:09:50
In light of recent scientific studies that have shown vitamin D to play a major role in the prevention of many diseases, doctors across the country are recommending more vitamin D testing to help ensure that their patients have adequate levels of the vital nutrient.... Full Story

Obese individuals often risk vitamin D deficiency
Date: 2010-08-06 21:52:08
Vitamin D testing may benefit obese individuals, as these people are often deficient of the vitamin. Improving their intake of the nutrient may help them avoid some of the more common conditions associated with obesity, including diabetes and heart disease. ... Full Story

Vitamin D may lower heart disease risk
Date: 2010-07-29 21:56:31
Vitamin D testing may benefit African American teens, as a new study has found that a deficiency of the nutrient in these individuals may lead to arterial stiffening, a serious condition that may to contribute to heart disease. ... Full Story

Researcher calls for increased vitamin D recommendations
Date: 2010-07-19 20:30:14
Individuals who are already at risk for muscle and bone health problems may want to consider seeking a vitamin D test, as a new report suggests that as many as half of the people in North America and Europe either have insufficient levels of the nutrient or are vitamin D deficient. ... Full Story

Government vitamin D guidelines updated
Date: 2010-07-16 20:43:13
In light of several recent studies in which vitamin D has been shown to provide a range of health benefits, Canadian authorities recently updated their daily intake recommendations. Individuals who are concerned about how much of the nutrient they are getting may benefit from Vitamin D testing.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency tied to Parkinson's disease
Date: 2010-07-14 20:13:04
Individuals who have a family history of Parkinson's disease, as well as other common risk factors, may want to consider seeking vitamin D testing, as a new study has shown that the nutrient may be able to lower the risk for developing the neurological condition. ... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency linked to cognitive decline
Date: 2010-07-13 22:04:58
Several recent studies have shown that vitamin D testing may benefit seniors, as the nutrient has been linked to improved brain function and may prevent cognitive decline as individuals grow older. ... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency tied to inflammatory bowel diseases
Date: 2010-07-08 22:06:21
Individuals with chronic diseases like ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory bowel conditions may want to consider seeking a vitamin D test, as a new study has found that the nutrient plays a key role in the regulation of many digestive bacteria that can cause inflammatory diseases.... Full Story

More doctors recommend vitamin D testing
Date: 2010-07-07 22:15:19
Individuals who have spent years avoiding the sun because of concerns about skin cancer may want to consider seeking a vitamin D test, as many people who get little sun exposure often have low levels of the nutrient.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency may lead to metabolic syndrome
Date: 2010-07-01 22:11:58
Vitamin D testing may be particularly important for older individuals, as a new European study has found that a deficiency of the nutrient can lead to metabolic syndrome - a cluster of conditions that includes high blood pressure, abdominal obesity and high cholesterol and blood sugar levels. ... Full Story

Doctors recommend more vitamin D
Date: 2010-06-30 18:27:00
As scientific research continues to link a wide range of health effects to vitamin D, many doctors are recommending more testing to determine if their patients have dangerously low levels of the vitamin. ... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency linked to worsening asthma symptoms in children
Date: 2010-06-24 22:43:10
Parents of children with asthma may want to consider seeking a vitamin D test for their child, as a new study from researchers at Harvard Medical School has found that vitamin D deficiency may exacerbate asthma attacks and result in more frequent hospitalization. ... Full Story

Vitamin D may reduce the risk of seasonal flu
Date: 2010-06-23 21:39:11
Vitamin D testing may help individuals determine their risk of developing influenza infections during flu season. Researchers from Yale University have found that a deficiency of this nutrient may increase the chances of developing the infection. ... Full Story

Individuals who don't get outside are at a higher risk for vitamin D deficiency
Date: 2010-06-22 21:32:18
Despite the fact that significant evidence has emerged in the last few years about the health benefits offered by the vitamin, many doctors who conduct vitamin D testing are reporting that the number of patients who have a deficiency continues to rise.... Full Story

Low levels of vitamin D linked to poor blood-sugar control in diabetics
Date: 2010-06-21 22:21:04
Diabetics who are struggling to control their blood-sugar levels may benefit from a vitamin D test, as a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University has found that many people who are affected by the chronic disease have low levels of vitamin D.... Full Story

Rheumatic diseases tied to vitamin D deficiency
Date: 2010-06-18 22:35:40
Vitamin D testing may benefit individuals who already have several key risk factors for developing arthritis, as two new European studies have found that a deficiency of the nutrient is associated with rheumatic diseases. ... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency may run in families
Date: 2010-06-14 14:01:14
Individuals with a history of vitamin deficiency in their family may want to consider a vitamin D test, as a recent study found that genetic variants that are passed down through generations can contribute to the condition.... Full Story

Soda linked to poor nutrition
Date: 2010-06-09 18:36:45
Many children across the country prefer sugary, sweet drinks like soda to healthy drinks like water and juices. However the results of a new study suggest that the parents of these children may want to get them a vitamin D test, as soda drinkers tend to get less of the nutrient.... Full Story

Experts call for higher vitamin D recommendations
Date: 2010-06-08 20:28:08
In recent years vitamin D has been found to have a wide range of health benefits. Studies have shown that the nutrient benefits everything from heart health to brain function. Yet the recommendations from many doctors and healthcare groups remain low, and cause some health experts to call for them to be readjusted. ... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency common in South, study finds
Date: 2010-05-28 17:29:51
Several recent studies have shown that individuals living in northern climates are more likely to have low levels of vitamin D, but new research has found that many adolescents in the South are also likely to have vitamin D tests show that they are deficient. ... Full Story

Vitamin D may be key to healthy aging
Date: 2010-05-24 18:41:28
Older individuals may want to have their vitamin D levels tested, as experts believe the vitamin may help improve the mood of seniors while lowering their risk of heart disease and some cancers.... Full Story

More patients seek vitamin D tests
Date: 2010-05-20 20:09:10
Vitamin D has recently been linked to a broad range of health benefits. It has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease, depression and some cancers, and has been linked to healthier pregnancies and births.... Full Story

Vitamin D supplements are most effective when taken with large meals
Date: 2010-05-14 17:55:00
Vitamin D has been in the news a lot lately for its broad range of potential health benefits, but research has shown that just taking a vitamin supplement may not be enough for those whose vitamin D tests have shown them to be deficient of the nutrient. ... Full Story

Vitamin D could help seniors struggling with depression
Date: 2010-05-13 18:26:41
As people age, vitamin D testing tends to show they are deficient, and research has shown this leaves them vulnerable to a wide range of health concerns. One new study has found that vitamin D deficiency can lead to depression in the elderly.... Full Story

Study: Orange Juice is an effective source of vitamin D
Date: 2010-05-11 18:34:13
Many health advocacy groups and private care doctors are beginning to recommend higher levels of vitamin D, as recent research has shown that it may have a wide range of health benefits, and a new study has found that a glass of orange juice in the morning may provide as much of the vitamin as milk or supplements. ... Full Story

Bowel disorders lead to poor bone health, study finds
Date: 2010-05-07 18:40:27
Women with inflammatory bowel disorders may want to consider further lab testing to see if they are also positive for osteoporosis, as a new study suggests that individuals with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are also more likely to suffer bone breaks.... Full Story

Doctors say new vitamin D recommendations needed
Date: 2010-05-03 18:15:48
Increased awareness of the potential skin problems caused by exposure to the sun has led to a decline in skin cancer, but a growing number of doctors are saying that avoiding the sun has led many of their patients to develop vitamin D deficiency. ... Full Story

Vitamin D is important to women's health, experts say
Date: 2010-04-30 21:43:41
In addition to the myriad other health benefits vitamin D may have, recent research suggests that taking supplements of the sunshine vitamin may also reduce the risk of breast cancer in women. ... Full Story

Vitamin D may help mothers keep unborn children free from MS
Date: 2010-04-30 21:41:26
Studies have shown vitamin D to have a wide range of health benefits, especially for women, but new research suggests it may be especially important for women to get high levels of the vitamin while they are pregnant.... Full Story

Health experts push for higher vitamin D recommendations
Date: 2010-04-29 21:46:09
Vitamin D can have a wide range of health benefits, from decreased asthma symptoms to lowering the risk of heart disease, but many healthcare experts say that doctors aren't doing enough to make sure their patients are getting an adequate amount. ... Full Story

Doctors say vitamin D deficiency is on the rise
Date: 2010-04-28 13:56:53
As increasingly more people protect themselves from skin cancer by wearing sun screen and covering exposed skin, they may also be blocking out the benefits of sun exposure. ... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels linked to rheumatoid arthritis
Date: 2010-04-28 13:52:43
A new study linking vitamin D deficiency to rheumatoid arthritis shows that women living in the Northeast may be at a higher risk of developing the joint ailment. ... Full Story

New link found between vitamin D deficiency and asthma
Date: 2010-04-28 13:49:05
New research shows that low levels of vitamin D may be linked to asthma, which could help doctors better treat the condition.... Full Story

Vitamin may help preserve muscle tissue
Date: 2010-04-27 22:36:37
Vitamin D may become particularly important for people as they age, as a new study found that seniors with higher levels of the vitamin remain more mobile and active than seniors with lower levels. ... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased asthma symptoms in children
Date: 2010-04-16 22:29:33
Vitamin D deficiency in children who suffer from asthma may cause lower lung function and greater use of medication, according to a recent study. ... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to rheumatoid arthritis risk in women
Date: 2010-04-12 19:36:59
Women residing in northern latitudes - who often receive less naturally sunlight and commonly suffer from vitamin D deficiencies - are at a significantly increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a recent study. ... Full Story

Vitamin D supplements may be needed for minority children
Date: 2010-03-30 00:11:02
On the heels of a recent study that found the majority of infants are not receiving enough vitamin D, new research has indicated that an overwhelming number of poor minority children are suffering from the nutrient deficiency. ... Full Story

Study: Majority of infants do not receive enough vitamin D
Date: 2010-03-22 17:58:28
Most infants are not receiving enough vitamin D and should be given nutrient supplements to compensate for the deficiency, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service had found. ... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency linked to greater risk of asthma in African American children
Date: 2010-03-17 17:55:18
African American children with a vitamin D deficiency may be at a greater risk of developing asthma, a recent study suggests. ... Full Story

Study: Vitamin D decreases heart attack risk
Date: 2010-03-16 18:18:55
Several new studies presented at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting in Atlanta examined the health benefits linked to the sunshine vitamin. One such study, authored by researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, found that vitamin D supplements may effectively ward off heart disease in people with low blood levels of the nutrient. ... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased muscle fat, decreased strength
Date: 2010-03-05 23:40:00
A new study published in the March 2010 Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that 59 percent of respondents had inadequate levels of vitamin D in their blood. Moreover, nearly 25 percent of participants had severe deficiencies of the nutrient. ... Full Story

Vitamin D may lower risk of cardiovascular disease in seniors
Date: 2010-02-17 18:28:50
A recent comprehensive review of earlier studies has found that elderly people with high levels of vitamin D are at a significantly decreased risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and metabolic syndrome than are people of similar age with low blood levels of the nutrient. ... Full Story

Consuming milk, vitamin D during pregnancy can decrease baby's risk of MS
Date: 2010-02-11 14:04:04
A preliminary study released this week has found that drinking milk during pregnancy may help reduce a woman's chances of giving birth to a daughter who develops multiple sclerosis as an adult. ... Full Story

Vitamin D concentration linked to lower risk of colon cancer
Date: 2010-02-05 23:58:05
A comprehensive new study has found that high blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a lower risk of colon cancer. Previous studies have already identified a link between vitamin D and both colon and rectal cancer, but the evidence has been limited and inconclusive. ... Full Story

Study: Vitamin D may benefit asthmatics
Date: 2010-01-29 01:17:39
The benefits of maintaining high levels of vitamin D in the body have long been touted - it improves immunity, stabilizes the nervous system and decreases the risk of developing high blood pressure. But recent clinical tests reveal that that the sunshine vitamin may also play a role in the lung function of asthmatics.... Full Story

Vitamin D may help ward off Crohn's disease
Date: 2010-01-27 23:28:08
A recent study has found that vitamin D supplementation may help prevent symptoms related to Crohn's disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease that causes abdominal pain, diarrhea and weight loss. ... Full Story

Vitamin D plus calcium may help seniors avoid bone fractures
Date: 2010-01-13 18:54:52
According to a recent study, vitamin D combined with calcium may help protect seniors from bone fractures. Researchers also discovered that when the vitamin was taken on its own, no significant protection was offered. ... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency may account for the higher cardiovascular mortality ra
Date: 2010-01-06 23:30:25
According to recent testing, people with darker skin may have an increased risk of stroke and heart disease due to the inherent difficulty of producing vitamin D, which is created through exposure to the sun. ... Full Story

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