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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

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