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Treating vitamin D deficiency improves depression treatments
Date: 2012-06-27 15:23:33
Individuals who suffer from depression may want to consider blood testing to measure their vitamin D levels. New research suggests that people who have mood disorders often experience improvements in their condition when they increase vitamin D levels.... Full Story

Individuals need new methods of improving vitamin D levels
Date: 2012-06-25 15:46:04
It may pay off for individuals to protect themselves from the sun's rays, as this can help minimize the risk of skin cancer. But it can increase the chances of receiving a blood test indicating low levels of vitamin D, which could lead to numerous health risks.... Full Story

Expert calls for more research into benefits of vitamin D
Date: 2012-06-19 15:39:00
Blood tests for vitamin D are considered an important part of understanding nutritional status. However, it is still not known exactly how much of the nutrient a person should have in their body. For this reason, experts are calling for more investigations to be conducted.... Full Story

Calcium and vitamin D may help reduce mortality rate in seniors
Date: 2012-06-18 15:44:01
Older adults may want to consider blood tests for vitamin D levels and take supplements if their levels are low. New research indicates that seniors live longer when they take vitamin D and calcium supplements.... Full Story

Agency recommends against calcium, vitamin D supplementation
Date: 2012-06-13 15:35:17
Experts commonly recommend that older adults consider blood testing to measure vitamin D levels and instruct patients to take calcium and vitamin D supplements if levels are low. It was believed that this could help prevent fractures However, a government panel has recommended against using these supplements for the prevention of fractures.... Full Story

New paper links low vitamin D levels to high cancer mortality rates in African Americans
Date: 2012-06-11 16:03:59
African Americans who are undergoing treatment for cancer may want to consider seeking blood testing to measure vitamin D levels. A new paper suggests that low levels of the nutrient in this group may account for high cancer-related mortality rates.... Full Story

Low vitamin D levels may increase stroke risk
Date: 2012-06-08 15:51:59
Individuals may benefit from blood testing to measure vitamin D levels, particularly if they are at risk for suffering a stroke. New research indicates that people who consume little vitamin D through their diet face an increased risk of suffering a stroke.... Full Story

Erectile dysfunction may be linked to vitamin D deficiency
Date: 2012-06-07 07:50:30
Men who experience erectile dysfunction may benefit from blood testing to measure their vitamin D levels. A new paper suggests that deficiencies of this nutrient may be behind many cases of sexual difficulty.... Full Story

Very high levels of vitamin D may be a health risk
Date: 2012-06-05 15:47:43
Numerous studies have confirmed in recent years that having low levels of vitamin D is bad for a person's health. However, a new investigation suggests that excessively high levels may also be a health risk factor. The findings underscore the importance of blood testing to measure and manage vitamin D levels.... Full Story

Low vitamin D linked to loss of mobility in seniors
Date: 2012-06-01 16:00:55
Older adults may benefit from blood testing to measure vitamin D levels, as new evidence suggests that individuals who have low levels of the nutrient may face an increased risk of developing mobility problems.... Full Story

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