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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

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