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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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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