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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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