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Vitamin D deficiency may aggravate smoking's effects on the lungs
Date: 2012-07-20 13:56:53
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital discovered that lung function among smokers may be worse for individuals who are deficient in vitamin D. Individuals who are worried about whether they are consuming enough of this nutrient may undergo a blood test to find out.... Full Story

Study: Obesity and vitamin D deficiency compound diabetes risk
Date: 2012-07-18 13:57:32
New research from Drexel University suggests that a vitamin D deficiency may aggravate obese individuals' risk of developing diabetes. These findings may underscore the importance of a lab test to measure vitamin D levels among people who have weight problems.... Full Story

Vitamin D deficiency may prevent improvements in lung function for some asthmatics
Date: 2012-07-16 13:34:49
Children who need to take inhaled corticosteroids for asthma may not see full benefits of the medication if they have a vitamin D deficiency, according to researchers from Harvard Medical School. Blood testing for this nutrient may help identify patients who could benefit from vitamin D supplements.... Full Story

New study shows benefit to vitamin D supplementation in seniors
Date: 2012-07-09 08:00:23
High doses of vitamin D may help older adults avoid experiencing fractures, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings suggest that seniors may want to consider blood testing to determine if they could benefit from boosting their vitamin D levels.... Full Story

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