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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

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