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Low vitamin D in pregnancy may lead to overweight children   Low vitamin D in pregnancy may lead to overweight children
Date: 2012-05-31 16:28:46
Pregnant women may benefit from blood testing to assess their vitamin D levels. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that women who have low levels of the nutrient face a high risk of having overweight children.... Full Story

Vitamin D may improve heart failure treatment outcomes   Vitamin D may improve heart failure treatment outcomes
Date: 2012-05-30 16:11:15
Individuals who suffer from heart failure may benefit from seeking blood testing to measure their vitamin D levels. New research suggests that this nutrient may play an important role in the development of the condition.... Full Story

Vitamin D recommendations may not reflect different nutritional needs   Vitamin D recommendations may not reflect different nutritional needs
Date: 2012-05-29 15:49:55
Blood testing to measure vitamin D levels is important because many experts say that even if a person consumes the recommended amount of the nutrient every day they may still have insufficient levels in their blood. This is because dietary recommendations may not reflect what the body truly needs.... Full Story

Group calls for further investigation of vitamin D health benefits   Group calls for further investigation of vitamin D health benefits
Date: 2012-05-21 16:02:58
A significant amount of evidence has surfaced in recent years suggesting that vitamin D may play an important role in a number of areas of health. Now, the Endocrine Society is calling for new studies to corroborate this evidence and determine once and for all how important the nutrient is to overall health.... Full Story

Higher vitamin D levels may benefit multiple sclerosis patients Higher vitamin D levels may benefit multiple sclerosis patients
Date: 2012-05-15 15:59:41
Multiple sclerosis can lead to a significant degree of physical and mental disability, but new research indicates that maintaining higher vitamin D levels may help patients avoid severe limitations. These individuals may benefit from blood testing for vitamin D.... Full Story

Vitamin D may slow prostate cancer growth Vitamin D may slow prostate cancer growth
Date: 2012-05-14 16:00:45
New research suggests that maintaining high levels of vitamin D may help slow the spread of prostate cancer. Individuals who have been diagnosed with low-grade tumors may want consider lab testing to check their levels of this important nutrient.... Full Story

High vitamin D helps prediabetics improve their condition   High vitamin D helps prediabetics improve their condition
Date: 2012-05-10 16:25:51
Individuals with prediabetes who have high vitamin D levels may face a low risk of developing the full-blown metabolic disorder, according to a recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care.... Full Story

Blocking the sun may lead to low vitamin D levels   Blocking the sun may lead to low vitamin D levels
Date: 2012-05-03 16:08:56
Over the past couple decades fears over the dangers of sun exposure have grown. Evidence linking UV radiation to an increased risk of skin cancer mounted, and people began using more sun screen. This may protect the health of the skin, but experts say it may also contribute to the rising number of people who receive blood tests indicating they have low vitamin D levels.... Full Story

New study determines optimal vitamin D blood levels  New study determines optimal vitamin D blood levels
Date: 2012-05-02 16:26:09
Blood testing to measure vitamin D levels is recognized as an important part of maintaining overall health, but experts and medical societies often disagree on the level at which vitamin D levels should be kept. This may cause some physicians to forego testing.... Full Story

New study explains why vitamin D benefits immune health  New study explains why vitamin D benefits immune health
Date: 2012-05-01 16:10:51
Individuals who are prone to getting sick may benefit from seeking blood testing to measure their vitamin D levels. New research indicates that this nutrient plays an important role in fighting off viral infections.... Full Story

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