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Vitamin D plays important role in bone health Vitamin D plays important role in bone health
Date: 2011-12-30 09:34:17
Individuals who are at risk for bone health problems by virtue of their age and gender may benefit from vitamin D blood testing, as experts say the nutrient plays a key role in strengthening bones and warding off fractures.... Full Story

Vitamin D shown to boost bone health   Vitamin D shown to boost bone health
Date: 2011-12-21 16:58:49
Vitamin D and calcium supplementation may significantly reduce a person's chances of experiencing a fracture related to weakened bones, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Vitamin D blood testing may help individuals learn if they could benefit from upping their intake of these nutrients.... Full Story

Excessive vitamin D levels may cause heart problems   Excessive vitamin D levels may cause heart problems
Date: 2011-12-15 16:41:52
Individuals are often warned about the importance of blood testing to check for vitamin D levels to make sure they are not deficient. Low levels of the nutrient can lead to a number of potentially serious health consequences like cardiovascular complications, weakened bones and respiratory problems.... Full Story

Children should be encouraged to go outside during winter, experts say   Children should be encouraged to go outside during winter, experts say
Date: 2011-12-13 16:45:54
Now that winter has arrived, experts are recommending that parents seek blood testing to measure their children's vitamin D levels. Many people end up developing significantly low levels of the nutrient during the colder months.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels may contribute to urinary incontinence   Low vitamin D levels may contribute to urinary incontinence
Date: 2011-12-12 16:48:24
Individuals who suffer from unexplained urinary incontinence may benefit from talking to their doctor about vitamin D testing, as a new study suggests there may be a link between low levels of the nutrient and digestive problems.... Full Story

Low levels of vitamin D may contribute to development of diabetes   Low levels of vitamin D may contribute to development of diabetes
Date: 2011-12-05 16:36:50
Blood testing reveals that individuals who have low levels of vitamin D are significantly more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.... Full Story

Vitamin D may be linked to patients' blood pressure levels   Vitamin D may be linked to patients' blood pressure levels
Date: 2011-11-23 09:25:50
Individuals who have high blood pressure may benefit from vitamin D testing, as new research indicates that many individuals with hypertension may benefit from supplementation with the nutrient.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels may lead to arterial problems in children   Low vitamin D levels may lead to arterial problems in children
Date: 2011-11-21 16:36:59
Vitamin D testing may provide an important view to the heart health of young people, as new research has found that low levels of the nutrient may increase the risk of vascular complication that can lead to heart disease later in life.... Full Story

Group urges people to seek vitamin D testing in winter months   Group urges people to seek vitamin D testing in winter months
Date: 2011-11-18 16:48:41
With the days growing shorter and individuals receiving less exposure to sunlight, doctors are urging people to seek vitamin D testing to make sure they have adequate levels of the nutrient in their systems.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased heart risk   Low vitamin D levels linked to increased heart risk
Date: 2011-11-15 16:48:54
Individuals who are concerned about their heart health may benefit from seeking vitamin D testing, as new evidence suggests that low levels of the nutrient may increase a person's risk of experiencing heart failure.... Full Story

Expert recommends vitamin D testing   Expert recommends vitamin D testing
Date: 2011-11-08 16:45:03
There are relatively few food sources of vitamin D and people rarely get adequate amounts of sun exposure to maintain high levels of the nutrient. For these reasons, experts urge individuals to seek vitamin D testing, as large segments of the population may have dangerously low levels of the nutrient.... Full Story

Vitamin D may improve inflammatory bowel disease treatments  Vitamin D may improve inflammatory bowel disease treatments
Date: 2011-11-04 15:57:40
Individuals who experience a form of inflammatory bowel disease may benefit from seeking vitamin D testing. Two new studies show that low levels of the nutrient are linked to higher rates of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.... Full Story

Avoiding the sun can contribute to vitamin D deficiency   Avoiding the sun can contribute to vitamin D deficiency
Date: 2011-11-03 15:47:40
Thanks to fears over skin cancer risk, many people take steps to reduce their exposure to the sun. However, for individuals with lighter skin, vitamin D testing may be important to overall health. New research shows that Caucasians who shun the sun are at a much higher risk of deficiencies.... Full Story

Eggs may help individuals boost their vitamin D levels during the winter Eggs may help individuals boost their vitamin D levels during the winter
Date: 2011-11-02 15:58:14
With winter approaching, individuals may be more likely to receive unhealthy vitamin D test results, as the weakening sun and shorter days makes it more difficult for people's bodies to produce the nutrient. It is important for individuals to find other sources of vitamin D during this time of year.... Full Story

High doses of vitamin D safe and effective in overweight youths   High doses of vitamin D safe and effective in overweight youths
Date: 2011-11-01 15:57:02
It is not uncommon for an obese adolescent to receive unhealthy vitamin D test results. But new findings suggest that improving the nutritional status of these individuals may be simple matter of providing them with high-dose supplements.... Full Story

Lifestyle factors may contribute to vitamin D deficiency   Lifestyle factors may contribute to vitamin D deficiency
Date: 2011-10-28 15:52:33
The majority of individuals may benefit from vitamin D testing and possibly supplementation, as people today spend far less time in the sun where their bodies are able to produce the nutrient naturally, according to one expert.... Full Story

Expert says some people may need vitamin D supplements more than others   Expert says some people may need vitamin D supplements more than others
Date: 2011-10-21 15:40:26
Due to the fact that everyone produces vitamin D at different rates, experts are urging individuals to seek vitamin D testing to determine if they have sufficient levels of the nutrient. This may also illustrate whether or not a person's body produces the nutrient efficiently.... Full Story

Menopausal women consume insufficient levels of vitamin D  Menopausal women consume insufficient levels of vitamin D
Date: 2011-10-20 15:54:20
Women going through menopause may benefit from vitamin D testing, as a new study has shown that many individuals going through this stage of life have insufficient levels of the nutrient, which may put them at risk for developing serious chronic diseases.... Full Story

Vitamin D testing should be viewed as preventative medicine   Vitamin D testing should be viewed as preventative medicine
Date: 2011-10-19 16:02:37
Given the various diseases that are affected by vitamin D levels, experts say that vitamin D testing and supplementation should be considered a form of preventative medicine.... Full Story

New study confirms vitamin D's link to heart health risk factors   New study confirms vitamin D's link to heart health risk factors
Date: 2011-10-19 08:19:13
Individuals who are already at risk for cardiovascular complications may consider talking to their doctor about the benefits of vitamin D testing the next time they are in the office. New research confirms that low levels of the nutrient are linked to a number of heart health problems.... Full Story

Experts recommend vitamin D testing during winter months   Experts recommend vitamin D testing during winter months
Date: 2011-10-18 15:58:37
With winter approaching many individuals may benefit from talking to their doctor about vitamin D testing, as experts say their levels of this important nutrient will soon begin dropping dramatically.... Full Story

Most people think vitamin D testing should be done on a yearly basis   Most people think vitamin D testing should be done on a yearly basis
Date: 2011-10-10 15:59:40
Many people are experiencing nutritional deficiencies today, and a majority of individuals think that vitamin D testing should be conducted at least once a year as part of an annual wellness visit. ... Full Story

Study finds exercise boost vitamin D levels, reduces heart risk   Study finds exercise boost vitamin D levels, reduces heart risk
Date: 2011-10-06 15:43:04
Vigorous physical activity could improve the vitamin D test scores of individuals who are at risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, significantly reducing their chances of experiencing a cardiovascular event, according to a new study.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels may increase type 2 diabetes risk   Low vitamin D levels may increase type 2 diabetes risk
Date: 2011-10-05 15:44:49
Vitamin D testing may be important for individuals who are at risk for type 2 diabetes, as a new study has found that lower levels of the nutrient may further increase a person's chances of developing the metabolic condition.... Full Story

People with fair skin may need to take vitamin D supplements  People with fair skin may need to take vitamin D supplements
Date: 2011-10-04 16:20:33
Fair-skinned individuals may benefit from vitamin D testing, as new research suggests that their skin will burn in the sun before it is able to produce high enough levels of the vital nutrient.... Full Story

Oral steroid use associated with low vitamin D levels   Oral steroid use associated with low vitamin D levels
Date: 2011-10-03 15:38:47
Individuals who take oral steroids for conditions like asthma, Crohn's disease or lupus may benefit from vitamin D testing, as a new study has shown that the medications may cause a severe drop in levels of the nutrient.... Full Story

Consumption of foods containing vitamin D drops   Consumption of foods containing vitamin D drops
Date: 2011-09-30 15:02:22
Many individuals these days may benefit from talking to their doctor about vitamin D testing, as new research suggests that the average intake of the nutrient from food sources has declined dramatically over the past three decades.... Full Story

Vitamin D may be key to avoiding illnesses this flu season   Vitamin D may be key to avoiding illnesses this flu season
Date: 2011-09-29 08:22:13
Flu season is just about upon the U.S., and this means that many people will soon start coming down with infections. However, a vitamin D test may help individuals prepare for the season and understand if they need to do more to boost their immune system.... Full Story

Minority groups may need to take in higher levels of vitamin D, study finds   Minority groups may need to take in higher levels of vitamin D, study finds
Date: 2011-09-21 08:02:56
Vitamin D testing may be particularly important for certain minority groups, as a new study has found that African American men living in areas of low sunlight are up to 3.5 times more likely to experience a deficiency of the nutrient.... Full Story

Exposing mushrooms to UV rays may boost vitamin D levels  Exposing mushrooms to UV rays may boost vitamin D levels
Date: 2011-09-07 16:03:24
For individuals who have received unhealthy vitamin D test results, help may be on the way. A new study has shown that it is possible to safely and effectively boost the vitamin D content of mushrooms without affecting any of the food's other nutrients.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels shown to increase allergy risk in children   Low vitamin D levels shown to increase allergy risk in children
Date: 2011-08-30 15:16:09
Vitamin D testing may explain why so many young people these days have allergies, as a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology shows that low levels of the nutrient may be associated with a number of allergic conditions.... Full Story

Few children meet vitamin D requirements   Few children meet vitamin D requirements
Date: 2011-08-25 15:29:09
The majority of young people in the U.S. may be at risk for unhealthy vitamin D test results, according to a new study. Researchers from the FDA found that children are spending too little time outside to produce healthy vitamin D levels.... Full Story

Vitamin D shown to have protective effect against colon cancer   Vitamin D shown to have protective effect against colon cancer
Date: 2011-08-23 16:12:47
Individuals who are at risk for colon cancer may benefit from seeking vitamin D testing. New research out of Spain shows that the nutrient may provide a significant degree of protection from the disease.... Full Story

Vitamin D supplementation may reduce pain associated with breast cancer treatment   Vitamin D supplementation may reduce pain associated with breast cancer treatment
Date: 2011-08-17 15:50:53
Women who take aromatase inhibitors to reduce their breast cancer often experience significant musculoskeletal pain. New research suggests that vitamin D testing may help individuals determine if supplements could prevent this discomfort.... Full Story

Vitamin D levels may predict skin cancer risk   Vitamin D levels may predict skin cancer risk
Date: 2011-08-17 08:09:54
Individuals whose vitamin D test results show elevated levels of the nutrient may be at a higher risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer, according to a new study published in the Archives of Dermatology. However, the authors of the report say the relationship is complicated by other factors.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels may trigger early puberty in girls   Low vitamin D levels may trigger early puberty in girls
Date: 2011-08-15 07:49:28
Girls with low vitamin D test scores may be more likely to begin menstruating at a young age, which is a risk factor for a number of health problems throughout a woman's life, according to a new study out of the University of Michigan.... Full Story

Researchers plan investigation into vitamin D’s role in breast cancer Researchers plan investigation into vitamin D’s role in breast cancer
Date: 2011-08-10 16:24:52
Vitamin D testing has become extremely popular in recent years, in part because the nutrient has been associated with a wide range of health benefits. Numerous studies have shown that it may support everything from immune health to heart health. Additionally, some researchers think it can limit cancer risk.... Full Story

There are many causes of vitamin D deficiency   There are many causes of vitamin D deficiency
Date: 2011-08-09 16:05:22
Despite spending time outdoors, many people still end up receiving unhealthy vitamin D test results. While the nutrient is produced in the skin following exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, there are many other things that can affect the production of vitamin D aside from time spent in the sun.... Full Story

Sandwich chain announces it will add vitamin D to its bread  Sandwich chain announces it will add vitamin D to its bread
Date: 2011-08-04 15:48:20
Individuals who have received unhealthy vitamin D test results may benefit from a meal out at the sandwich chain Subway. The company recently announced that it will begin supplementing its bread with vitamin D and calcium.... Full Story

Vitamin D may lower heart attack and stroke risk in men   Vitamin D may lower heart attack and stroke risk in men
Date: 2011-07-22 14:20:16
Vitamin D testing may help men gauge their heart disease and stroke risk, as a new study from a team of Harvard School of Public Health researchers has found that low levels of the nutrient may be linked to increased odds of suffering a cardiovascular event.... Full Story

Even with the strong summer sunlight, people risk vitamin D deficiency   Even with the strong summer sunlight, people risk vitamin D deficiency
Date: 2011-07-19 15:14:48
Unhealthy vitamin D tests become a common occurrence during the summer months because many people tend to avoid the sun's rays, experts say. While they may help protect the skin from harmful radiation, it also leads to lower levels of the important nutrient.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels linked to autoimmune disorder   Low vitamin D levels linked to autoimmune disorder
Date: 2011-07-12 15:01:46
Individuals who suffer from psoriatic arthritis may benefit from vitamin D testing, as a new study has connected a deficiency of the nutrient to the painful skin and joint condition.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels may increase risk of muscle injuries   Low vitamin D levels may increase risk of muscle injuries
Date: 2011-07-11 14:43:26
Individuals who are concerned about their risk of suffering a muscle injury may benefit from seeking vitamin D testing, as a new study conducted among NFL players suggests that low levels of the nutrient may make a person more prone to this type of injury.... Full Story

Vitamin D important for overall survival   Vitamin D important for overall survival
Date: 2011-07-07 15:38:55
Older women may benefit from seeking vitamin D testing to determine if they are deficient, as a recent study found that higher levels of the nutrient may provide a degree of protection against death.... Full Story

Researchers work toward more precise vitamin D test  Researchers work toward more precise vitamin D test
Date: 2011-06-30 15:46:37
At some point in the near future, vitamin D tests may be able to indicate whether a person is getting too little sunshine or if their diet does not contain enough of the nutrient. A team of researchers from Kingston University in London is currently working on ways to differentiate between vitamin D2 and D3 from blood tests.... Full Story

Calcium and vitamin D supplements may reduce melanoma rates in high-risk patients   Calcium and vitamin D supplements may reduce melanoma rates in high-risk patients
Date: 2011-06-28 15:34:49
A combination of vitamin D and calcium may significantly reduce a woman's risk of developing melanoma, according to a new study out of Stanford University. The findings suggest that individuals may benefit from vitamin D testing to see if they could use higher levels of the nutrient.... Full Story

Vitamin D supplements proven safe for pregnant women   Vitamin D supplements proven safe for pregnant women
Date: 2011-06-27 15:52:28
For pregnant women who have received unhealthy vitamin D tests, nutritional supplements may be a safe option to help them improve their nutritional status, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.... Full Story

Higher levels of vitamin D may fight gingivitis   I Higher levels of vitamin D may fight gingivitis
Date: 2011-06-20 16:02:09
Individuals who suffer from gingivitis may want to consider seeking vitamin D testing. While the two matters may seem unconnected, a new study has found that high levels of the nutrient may help fight the bacteria that cause gum diseases.... Full Story

Sunscreen may block skin from producing vitamin D  Sunscreen may block skin from producing vitamin D
Date: 2011-06-15 15:44:05
With summer upon us, millions of people across the country are forming plans to get outside and in the sun. While exposure to ultraviolet rays can increase an individual’s vitamin D levels, experts warn that slathering on too much sunscreen can interfere with this process, increasing the risk of receiving an unhealthy vitamin D test.... Full Story

Endocrine Society releases new vitamin D recommendations   Endocrine Society releases new vitamin D recommendations
Date: 2011-06-13 12:41:09
With millions of people around the work receiving vitamin D tests indicating that they are deficient, the Endocrine Society recently released updated guidelines for optimal blood concentrations of the nutrient.... Full Story

High levels of vitamin D may improve function of osteoporosis medications   High levels of vitamin D may improve function of osteoporosis medications
Date: 2011-06-07 11:47:36
Bone mineral density medications have helped many women with osteoporosis reduce their risk of fractures, but a new study suggests that patients taking these medications may benefit from vitamin D testing. The results show that they are much more effective in those who have high levels of the nutrient.... Full Story

Losing weight shown to boost vitamin D levels   Losing weight shown to boost vitamin D levels
Date: 2011-05-27 10:44:47
Losing weight may lead to significant improvements in a person's vitamin D test results. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that the more pounds an individual sheds, the higher their vitamin D levels climb.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency may be connected to multiple sclerosis  Vitamin D deficiency may be connected to multiple sclerosis
Date: 2011-05-26 11:15:53
Low vitamin D test scores may increase a person's risk of developing multiple sclerosis, particularly if they are African-American, according to a new study out of the University of California, San Francisco.... Full Story

Expert recommends strategies for avoiding vitamin D deficiency   Expert recommends strategies for avoiding vitamin D deficiency
Date: 2011-05-19 11:37:23
In order to avoid receiving an unhealthy vitamin D test, experts urge individuals to consider taking nutritional supplements rather than spending too much time in the sun. While sun exposure may stimulate the production of the vital nutrient, it can also increase one's risk of skin cancer.... Full Story

Low levels of vitamin D may increase risk of death in pneumonia patients   Low levels of vitamin D may increase risk of death in pneumonia patients
Date: 2011-05-11 11:39:09
A vitamin D test should be a standard part of any care program for patients with pneumonia based on the findings of a recent study published in the journal Respirology. Researchers from the Universities of Waikato and Otago in New Zealand found that pneumonia patients with low levels of the nutrient are significantly more likely to die.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels increase risk of aggressive breast cancer   Low vitamin D levels increase risk of aggressive breast cancer
Date: 2011-05-10 11:43:44
Women with low levels of vitamin D may have the greatest risk of receiving a positive breast cancer test for an aggressive tumor that is life threatening, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels increase risk of death in diabetics   Low vitamin D levels increase risk of death in diabetics
Date: 2011-05-09 11:18:53
Individuals who suffer from diabetes may benefit from more frequent vitamin D testing, as a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care found that low levels of the nutrient increases an individual's risk of death significantly.... Full Story

New study confirms link between vitamin D deficiency and anemia   New study confirms link between vitamin D deficiency and anemia
Date: 2011-05-03 11:24:32
A child who receives low vitamin D test results may be more likely to develop anemia, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Children's Center researchers.... Full Story

Many obese children have low levels of vitamin D   Many obese children have low levels of vitamin D
Date: 2011-04-28 11:41:26
The majority of obese adolescents may benefit from vitamin D testing, as a new study has shown that the vast majority have dangerously low levels of the nutrient. Allowing a deficiency to persist may result in cardiovascular risks.... Full Story

More people using vitamin D supplements   More people using vitamin D supplements
Date: 2011-04-25 12:31:26
A growing number of people are receiving unhealthy vitamin D test results. This may be one of the reasons why more people than ever are taking nutritional supplements containing the nutrient.... Full Story

Researchers predict vitamin D-fortified bread will soon become staple   Researchers predict vitamin D-fortified bread will soon become staple
Date: 2011-04-19 15:07:56
One of the reasons why doctors are seeing so many patients with unhealthy vitamin D test results is the fact that the nutrient is relatively rare in foods. It only occurs naturally in a handful of items. However, online segment produced by the American Chemical Society says that this may soon change.... Full Story

Too much time indoors using technology increases risk of vitamin D deficiency, experts say   Too much time indoors using technology increases risk of vitamin D deficiency, experts say
Date: 2011-04-15 12:57:23
People are increasingly looking to technology to fill their downtime. However, some experts worry that this may be partially responsible for the rise in unhealthy vitamin D test results experienced by patients all across the country.... Full Story

Vitamin D shown to protect against vision loss   Vitamin D shown to protect against vision loss
Date: 2011-04-14 11:17:14
Vitamin D testing may predict an individual's risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Ophthalmology.... Full Story

Vitamin D may improve vascular function in overweight African Americans   Vitamin D may improve vascular function in overweight African Americans
Date: 2011-04-13 11:50:28
Vitamin D testing may be particularly important for overweight African Americans, as new research suggests that these individuals are at greater risk of deficiencies and that the nutrient plays an important role in cardiovascular health.... Full Story

Doctors say vitamin D deficiency is becoming more common   Doctors say vitamin D deficiency is becoming more common
Date: 2011-04-08 11:33:48
Doctors are reporting seeing more patients with vitamin D test scores that put them in the deficient range. This could put individuals at greater risk for a number of major health problems.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency tied to arterial stiffness   Vitamin D deficiency tied to arterial stiffness
Date: 2011-04-06 14:54:18
Vitamin D testing may reveal more than just an individual's nutritional standing. It may also assess their heart health. New research out of Emory University shows that people with low levels of the nutrient often have stiff arteries.... Full Story

Alcoholic liver cirrhosis patients require frequent vitamin D testing, study finds  Alcoholic liver cirrhosis patients require frequent vitamin D testing, study finds
Date: 2011-03-18 11:48:29
Individuals who suffer from alcoholic cirrhosis may benefit from vitamin D testing, as a new study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology has found that low levels of the nutrient are very common in people who suffer from the disease.... Full Story

Low levels of vitamin D associated with Parkinson's disease   Low levels of vitamin D associated with Parkinson's disease
Date: 2011-03-16 14:36:15
A vitamin D test may reveal more than just an individual's nutritional status, it may also indicate their risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Neurology.... Full Story

Scientific community split on vitamin D recommendations  Scientific community split on vitamin D recommendations
Date: 2011-03-11 13:24:05
A vitamin D test may be more useful now than ever before, as health agencies continue to release conflicting recommendations for daily intake of the nutrient. Individuals may be able to make more informed dietary choices by knowing their status.... Full Story

Low levels of vitamin D may increase allergies risk   Low levels of vitamin D may increase allergies risk
Date: 2011-02-25 12:32:42
Parents of children who suffer from allergies may want to consider seeking vitamin D testing for their offspring. A new study has found that low levels of the nutrient may increase the risk of both environmental and food allergies in children.... Full Story

Enriched bread can improve vitamin D levels   Enriched bread can improve vitamin D levels
Date: 2011-02-24 12:58:41
These days, many people in the U.S. are receiving vitamin D tests that show they either have low levels of the nutrient or are deficient. With few vitamin D-enriched food sources available and fears of skin cancer from sun exposure, it can be difficult to get appropriate levels of this vital nutrient.... Full Story

Researchers find no link between vitamin D levels and prostate cancer   Researchers find no link between vitamin D levels and prostate cancer
Date: 2011-02-15 13:40:12
Men with high levels of vitamin D in their systems are no less likely to receive a positive PSA test than men with low levels, according to a new review of scientific evidence from a team of UK researchers.... Full Story

Vitamin D may lower melanoma risk in women with history of skin cancer   Vitamin D may lower melanoma risk in women with history of skin cancer
Date: 2011-02-17 13:44:50
For women who have had certain types of skin cancer, vitamin D testing may help predict their future risk of developing melanoma, according to a new report for the Institute of Medicine.... Full Story

Interest in vitamin D testing grows   Interest in vitamin D testing grows
Date: 2011-02-14 13:45:11
Following the publishing of a review of clinical studies that connected low levels of vitamin D to an increased risk of heart failure, experts say that more doctors than ever are recommending vitamin D testing to their patients.... Full Story

Vitamin D may protect against development of multiple sclerosis   Vitamin D may protect against development of multiple sclerosis
Date: 2011-02-09 13:30:20
People who spend more time in the sun and subsequently have higher vitamin D levels are less likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to a new study from a team of Australian researchers. Individuals who have a family history of the disease or other risk factors may benefit from vitamin D testing to make sure that they have healthy levels.... Full Story

Consumers increasingly choose vitamin D supplements   Consumers increasingly choose vitamin D supplements
Date: 2011-02-03 13:30:26
As research continues to pour in extolling the benefits of vitamin D, more people than ever before are seeking vitamin D testing and taking supplements, according to a new report from Consumer Lab.... Full Story

Vitamin D shown to play critical role in lung development  Vitamin D shown to play critical role in lung development
Date: 2011-01-31 12:42:13
Evidence continues to mount suggesting that vitamin D plays an important role in respiratory health. These findings underscore the importance of vitamin D testing, which may alert individuals to a potentially dangerous deficiency.... Full Story

New packaging may help shoppers make smarter choices, but experts aren’t sure   New packaging may help shoppers make smarter choices, but experts aren’t sure
Date: 2011-01-28 13:50:04
Food manufactures recently announced a plan to put nutritional information on the front of their packages in order to make it easier for shoppers to find the nutritional values of the foods they eat, which could benefit anyone who has received unhealthy vitamin D test results. However, some experts remain skeptical of the effect that this will have on shoppers habits.... Full Story

The reason behind the winter blues   The reason behind the winter blues
Date: 2011-01-25 11:53:13
The days may be starting to get longer, but the sun is still weak in many parts of the country that are at higher latitudes. This could contribute to persistently low vitamin D levels for many people. Vitamin D testing may help Northerners know if they could benefit from visiting a doctor to receive treatment for the condition.... Full Story

New statement recommends nutritional sources of vitamin D   New statement recommends nutritional sources of vitamin D
Date: 2011-01-20 11:38:34
The public should continue to get its daily dose of vitamin D from dietary sources and nutritional supplements, rather than unprotected exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Dermatology. Individuals who are concerned about their nutritional levels may benefit from vitamin D testing.... Full Story

Researchers say vitamin D testing is important for Crohn's disease patients   Researchers say vitamin D testing is important for Crohn's disease patients
Date: 2011-01-19 13:39:11
Vitamin D testing in patients with Crohn's disease has shown that a high percentage of these patients have dangerously low levels of the nutrient, according to a new study from Boston University researchers.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency may be to blame for chronic hives  Vitamin D deficiency may be to blame for chronic hives
Date: 2011-01-17 09:28:30
Patients who suffer from chronic hives may benefit from vitamin D testing to see if they have a deficiency. A new study from University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers has found that there may be a strong connection between the two conditions.... Full Story

Vitamin D may help seniors avoid falls   Vitamin D may help seniors avoid falls
Date: 2011-01-14 11:48:52
Seniors who are concerned about fall-related fractures as they grow older may benefit from vitamin D testing. A new study has shown that elderly individuals who have higher levels of the nutrient may be less likely to fall and get injured.... Full Story

Vitamin D testing may help individuals reach healthy levels   Vitamin D testing may help individuals reach healthy levels
Date: 2011-01-12 09:27:23
In recent years, several studies have shown that vitamin D may play an important role in many aspects of health. However, experts warn that excessively high levels of the nutrient may cause musculoskeletal harm. The situation underscores the importance of vitamin D testing for determining whether or not supplementation is needed.... Full Story

Vitamin D benefits a range of respiratory conditions  Vitamin D benefits a range of respiratory conditions
Date: 2011-01-07 12:38:12
Individuals who suffer from poor lung health may benefit from a vitamin D test, as evidence continues to stack up showing that the nutrient improves a range of lung conditions.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels may contribute to dangerous lung diseases   Low vitamin D levels may contribute to dangerous lung diseases
Date: 2011-01-05 08:45:53
Individuals who have a family history or other risk factors for developing autoimmune lung disease may benefit from vitamin D testing, as a new study published in the journal Chest has shown that low levels of the nutrient may be linked to the potentially life-threatening condition.... Full Story

Institute of Medicine ups vitamin D recommendations  Institute of Medicine ups vitamin D recommendations
Date: 2011-01-03 09:10:23
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released a new set of recommendation for calcium and vitamin D intake. Individuals may want to consider a vitamin D test to make sure that they are getting the appropriate levels of the nutrient.... Full Story

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