Vitamin D News
December 12, 2019

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Most Popular Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Provide No Health Benefit, Study Finds

The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by researchers at ... read more

Tooth Truth: Human Teeth Tell the Story of Humanity Through Our Fragile Relationship With the Sun

Researchers have developed a new method to read imperfections in teeth caused by a lack of sunlight, creating a powerful tool to trace events ranging ... read more

Link Between Vitamin D Treatment and Autism Prevention

Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, researchers have discovered. The discovery provides further evidence of the crucial role vitamin D ... read more

Vitamin D Protects Against Colds and Flu, Finds Major Global Study

Vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu, according to a study. The study provides the most robust evidence yet that vitamin D has benefits beyond ... read more
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Vitamin D Dials Down the Aggression in Melanoma Cells

Vitamin D influences the behavior of melanoma cells in the lab by making them less aggressive, Cancer Research UK scientists have found. The researchers discovered that vitamin D influences a ... read more

Taking Vitamin D by Oral Spray Just as Effective as Taking a Tablet

Taking vitamin D by oral spray is just as effective as taking a tablet, research has ... read more

Optimal Vitamin D Levels May Vary for Different Ethnic and Racial Groups

When recommending vitamin D supplements, doctors should look at each individual patient as having different requirements and not rely on 'one-size-fits-all' guidelines, according to a new ... read more

Vitamin D Supplementation May Slow Diabetes Progression

Vitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients and those with prediabetes, according to a new ... read more

A Solarium for Hens? How to Increase the Vitamin D Content of Eggs

Many people suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. This can result in brittle bones and an increased risk of respiratory diseases. Chicken eggs are a natural source of vitamin D and one way to, at least ... read more

Vitamin D May Not Help Your Heart

While previous research has suggested a link between low levels of vitamin D in the blood and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has found that taking vitamin D supplements did ... read more

Low Vitamin K Levels Linked to Mobility Limitation and Disability in Older Adults

Researchers evaluateD the association between biomarkers of vitamin K status and mobility limitation and disability, and found older adults with low levels of circulating vitamin K were more likely ... read more

Vitamin D and Estradiol Help Guard Against Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes

Vitamin D and estrogen have already shown well-documented results in improving bone health in women. A new study suggests that this same combination could help prevent metabolic syndrome, a ... read more

Vitamin D Could Help Cancer Patients Live Longer

Physicians have found that vitamin D, if taken for at least three years, could help cancer patients live longer. The findings suggest that the vitamin carries significant benefits other than just ... read more

Does Sunscreen Compromise Vitamin D Levels? Maybe Not

Sunscreen can reduce the sun's adverse effects, but there are concerns that it might inhibit the body's production of vitamin D. In a new study, however, investigators recorded an increase ... read more

Vitamin D Study Sheds Light on Immune System Effects

Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple ... read more

Too Much of a Good Thing? High Doses of Vitamin D Can Lead to Kidney Failure

A 54-year-old man, after returning from a trip to Southeast Asia where he spent much of his holiday sunbathing, showed increased levels of creatinine, suggesting kidney damage or malfunction. After ... read more

Anti-Inflammatory Plant-Based Diet Helps Reduce Gingivitis

A plant-based whole food diet reduced gingivitis in a recent randomized ... read more

Vitamin C Can Shorten the Length of Stay in the ICU, Study Finds

Vitamin C administration shortened the length of stay in the intensive care unit on average by 8 percent in 12 trials with 1766 patients, according to a new ... read more

More Vitamin D May Improve Memory but Too Much May Slow Reaction Time

How much vitamin D can boost memory, learning and decision-making in older adults, and how much is too much? A unique study found that overweight and obese older women who took more than three times ... read more

Few Kids' Multivitamin Products Supply Recommended Daily Vitamin D Dose

Few multivitamin products for children supply the recommended dose of 400 IU a day of vitamin D, suggest the results of a survey of 91 different ... read more

Successful Measurement of Vitamin D in Human Hair

A new study has reported for the first time that vitamin D can be measured in human hair. This is a major step forward in assessing vitamin D status, potentially one of the major innovations in ... read more

Vitamin D and Immune Cells Stimulate Bone Marrow Disease

The bone marrow disease myelofibrosis is stimulated by excessive signaling from vitamin D and immune cells known as macrophages, reveals a research team. These findings could help to develop ... read more

Vitamin D Helps Treat Lethal Drug-Resistant TB

Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic ... read more

Vitamin D Could Lower the Risk of Developing Diabetes

The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk ... read more

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