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New study links vitamin D deficiency to heart disease, diabetes, death   New study links vitamin D deficiency to heart disease, diabetes, death
Date: 2012-03-27 15:53:43
Blood testing for vitamin D levels may help people know if they should be taking supplements, which may be linked to a longer, healthier life, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Cardiology.... Full Story

Doctors should be aware of vitamin D deficiency prevalence, experts say  Doctors should be aware of vitamin D deficiency prevalence, experts say
Date: 2012-03-22 15:51:01
Vitamin D deficiency is much more common than many people are aware. For this reason, experts say that doctors need to be conscious of their patients' risk factors and recommend blood tests to determine vitamin D status if it appears someone may be deficient.... Full Story

Most people need more vitamin D than they think   Most people need more vitamin D than they think
Date: 2012-03-15 15:58:50
As more information continues to surface regarding the importance of vitamin D, blood testing to measure the levels of the nutrient in the blood have never been more important. Now, scientists realize that more people may be deficient than previously thought and higher doses are needed to maintain adequate levels.... Full Story

Expert recommends individuals pay attention to vitamin D levels  Expert recommends individuals pay attention to vitamin D levels
Date: 2012-03-09 17:04:44
Given the high number of scientific investigations that have come out in recent years highlighting the health benefits of vitamin D, medical experts are increasingly urging their patients to receive blood testing to find out if they are deficient.... Full Story

Researchers explain how vitamin D may benefit Alzheimer's patients   Researchers explain how vitamin D may benefit Alzheimer's patients
Date: 2012-03-07 16:55:47
Blood tests for vitamin D levels may play an important role in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease patients. New research indicates that the nutrient activates processes in the immune system that may support health brain function.... Full Story

Higher vitamin D levels may protect girls from stress fractures   Higher vitamin D levels may protect girls from stress fractures
Date: 2012-03-06 16:36:48
Stress fractures are a relatively common problem among girls, particularly those who participate in high-impact activities. However, a blood test for vitamin D levels may help protect girls from this problem, as new research suggests that higher levels of the nutrient make girls less likely to experience a stress fracture.... Full Story

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