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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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