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Older women may need vitamin D supplements
Date: 2012-02-27 16:44:35
Post-menopausal women may benefit from taking vitamin D supplements and seeking lab testing to make sure they have adequate levels. Experts say that these individuals need the nutrient more than anyone else.... Full Story

Expert calls vitamin D deficiency major public health challenge
Date: 2012-02-24 17:03:01
There was a time when vitamin D was simply thought to aid in the absorption of calcium. However, studies published in recent years have shown that it actually plays a role in many areas of health. This has led doctors to recommend that patients receive lab testing for vitamin D levels.... Full Story

Experts recommend vitamin D blood testing for all children
Date: 2012-02-23 16:44:24
All children should receive blood tests to measure their vitamin D levels, according to a team of experts from Johns Hopkins University. They say vitamin D deficiency is a common problem in youths that can lead to severe health issues.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency common among African Americans
Date: 2012-02-16 17:01:05
Most people in the U.S. have low levels of vitamin D, but the problem is worse among individuals with darker skin colors. These individuals may benefit from blood testing to measure the amount of the nutrient in their systems, as this may enable them to take steps to boost their vitamin D levels if necessary.... Full Story

Vitamin D levels may predict depression relapse
Date: 2012-02-14 16:49:28
Blood tests for vitamin D levels may be useful for predicting a depression patient's chances of relapse, according to a new study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency prevalent among seniors
Date: 2012-02-08 17:01:41
Lab tests to measure vitamin D levels may play an important role in the care of trauma patients, as a new study indicates that a percentage of these individuals may have dangerously low levels of the nutrient.... Full Story

Vitamin D supplements among top selling nutritional aids
Date: 2012-02-06 16:44:27
Numerous studies have illustrated the importance of vitamin D in recent years and knowledge about the health benefit of the nutrient continues to grow. Many more people may not be seeking blood tests to measure their vitamin D levels, as a new survey suggests that supplements containing this nutrient are among the most popular.... Full Story

Study finds high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in seniors
Date: 2012-02-03 17:01:04
Older individuals may benefit from blood testing to measures their vitamin D levels, as a new study out of Germany suggests that the vast majority of seniors may have dangerously low levels of the nutrient.... Full Story

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