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Vitamin D supplementation may lower blood pressure
Date: 2012-04-30 11:06:03
Individuals who have high blood pressure may want to consider blood testing to have their vitamin D levels checked. New research suggests that low levels of this nutrient may contribute to hypertension and supplementation may do as much to eliminate the problem as some drugs.... Full Story

Doctors may be unsure about testing children's vitamin D levels
Date: 2012-04-20 15:54:39
Administering blood tests to young people to measure their vitamin D levels is not currently a standard part of pediatric care. However, this does not mean that all children have healthy levels of the nutrient.... Full Story

Vitamin D may support healthy testosterone levels
Date: 2012-04-19 15:53:07
Higher vitamin D levels may lead to healthier blood tests for testosterone in men, according to a recent study published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology. The Harvard School of Public Health researchers who conducted the investigation said this could play an important role in supporting many areas of men's health.... Full Story

A little more sun exposure may be good for vitamin D levels
Date: 2012-04-18 15:53:49
Many people are wary of spending too much time in the sun, and rightfully so. Extended periods of sun exposure can cause painful burns and even increase the risk of skin cancer. But experts say this does not mean people should shun the sun entirely. A few minutes each day may be necessary for avoiding unhealthy blood tests for vitamin D.... Full Story

With few food sources, many people may have low vitamin D
Date: 2012-04-11 15:58:41
Blood testing for vitamin D may play an important role in a person's overall health. Experts say that very few people in the U.S. consume adequate quantities of the nutrient, which may put them at risk for potentially serious health consequences.... Full Story

Many health problems may be linked to low vitamin D levels
Date: 2012-04-09 15:56:08
For individuals who have experienced extended bouts of low mood and energy levels that have gone unexplained, it may be time to talk to the doctor about blood testing for vitamin D. Experts say that this nutrient is linked to a number of areas of health, including ones that most people may never have thought of before.... Full Story

Researchers find geographic differences in vitamin D deficiency rates
Date: 2012-04-06 15:50:53
Where a person lives may play a major role in determining whether they will receive a blood test indicating they have a vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Journal of Rural Life.... Full Story

Tanning beds are no use for improving vitamin D levels
Date: 2012-04-05 15:59:16
For most people, the main source of vitamin D is what their skin produces when it is exposed to the sun rays. Yet, many people live in areas that get little sunlight. This may lead to low blood tests for vitamin D.... Full Story

Vitamin D status linked to mortality rate in intensive care patients
Date: 2012-04-03 15:59:20
Blood testing to measure vitamin D levels may play an important role in preserving the health of patients in intensive care units, as a new study has found that these patients live shorter lives when they have vitamin D deficiencies.... Full Story

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