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National vitamin D intake recommendations and food fortification program have benefitted Finnish adults

August 9, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Vitamin D concentrations in Finnish adults have risen clearly in recent decades, according to a large-scale follow-up study conducted at the University of Oulu, Finland. This favorable development might be explained not only by the national vitamin D intake recommendations […]


Innovation, Research

Cross-national study associates low vitamin D levels with higher COVID-19-related mortality

March 16, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The coronavirus disease 2109 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), continues to wreak havoc across the globe. Since SARS-CoV-2 was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, more than 120 million cases of COVID-19 […]


Innovation, Research

SARS-CoV-2 infection shown to reduce the expression of vitamin D pathway components

December 23, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A recent computational study from India implicated a dysregulated vitamin D pathway in the pathobiology of the infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – and opened the door for experimental validation of these observations. The paper […]


Innovation, Research

Over 80 percent of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency, study finds

October 27, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Vitamin D is a hormone the kidneys produce that controls blood calcium concentration and impacts the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a variety of health concerns, although research is still underway into why the hormone impacts […]


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Can Vitamin D Supplements Prevent Covid?

August 11, 2020

Via: Forbes

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a ton of mix messages about what we can do to protect ourselves from coronavirus. One area the government has taken some action on is vitamin D. Vitamin D is also known as […]


Innovation, Research

Variations in skin-related genes influence how efficient we make vitamin D

April 2, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Genetic variations in the skin can create a natural sunscreen, according to University of Queensland researchers investigating the genes linked with vitamin D. Professor John McGrath from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute said this was one of a number of ways […]


Innovation, Research

Scientists discover role for vitamin D in melanoma

November 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new study published in Cancer Research on November 6, 2019, from Cancer Research UK suggests that vitamin D may reduce the aggressive nature of melanoma cells, and improve survival rates. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that is […]


Innovation, Research

Vitamin D and fish oil show promise to protect against cancer mortality and heart attacks

September 24, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The VITamin D and OmegA-3 Trial (VITAL) is the largest and most recent to test whether vitamin D or fish oil can effectively prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease. Results to date have been mixed but show promise for some outcomes, […]


Innovation, Research

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

April 19, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

A clinical trial called SUNSHINE has found that large doses of vitamin D could significantly slow down the progression of metastatic colorectal cancer. Dr. Kimmie Ng, director of clinical research at Dana-Farber’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center in Boston, MA, says […]


Innovation, Research

Why too much vitamin D can be a bad thing

March 25, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that helps build and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Without this, our bodies cannot absorb calcium, which is the main component of bone. Vitamin D may also protect against cancer and diabetes. Our bodies […]


Innovation, Research

Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk

June 15, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

In the largest study of its kind, low levels of vitamin D are linked with a significant increase in colorectal cancer risk. Conversely, higher levels appear to offer protection. Vitamin D is produced in the skin after contact with sunlight, […]


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High vitamin D levels may help prevent cancer, suggests study

March 8, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The study reinforces the existing theory that vitamin D helps defend against certain cancers. Exposure to sunlight stimulates the production of vitamin D by our skin. Vitamin D contributes to calcium level maintenance in our bodies, which in turn helps […]


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Study shows magnesium supplements can reduce chances of breaking a bone

April 19, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Supplementing magnesium through the skin is a superior way to protect bone health say health pioneers BetterYou, as a new study reveals that taking magnesium supplements in middle age can help prevent breaks. Scientists from Bristol University discovered middle-aged men […]


Wellness

High levels of vitamin D may improve muscle strength

February 16, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Vitamin D has numerous health benefits, from keeping our bones and teeth healthy to potentially even protecting against diseases such as diabetes and certain types of cancer. A new study suggests that vitamin D may also improve muscle strength. Vitamin […]


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How Sun Exposure Improves Your Immune Function

January 23, 2017

Via: Mercola

Mounting research confirms that sun avoidance may be at the heart of a large number of health problems. Not only does your body produce vitamin D in response to sun exposure on bare skin, but sunlight also produces a number […]


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How Sunlight Affects Your Mental Health

December 1, 2016

Via: Mercola

Sunlight has a profound impact on your mental health — more so than any other weather phenomenon. That’s the conclusion of a recent study looking at links between weather and depression.1 Mental health data from more than 16,000 Brigham Young […]


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Low vitamin D levels linked to increased risk of bladder cancer

November 8, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer, according to a systematic review of seven studies presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton. Though further clinical studies are needed to confirm the […]


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Why the Sun Is Necessary for Optimal Health

October 17, 2016

Via: Mercola

How is it that sunlight, once regarded as a divine power in some cultures, has come to be classified as a Class 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization (WHO)? This is a question posed by photobiologist Dr. Alexander Wunsch, […]


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Oral vitamin D supplement may reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

September 7, 2016

Via: The Medical News

A new Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today and presented at the ERS International Congress, has found evidence from randomised trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce […]


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The Relationship Between Vitamin D and Insulin Resistance

June 29, 2016

Via: Mercola

Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that influences virtually every cell in your body, which is why maintaining a healthy level is so important. Low vitamin D levels are widely known to harm your bones, leading them to become thin, […]