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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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