Vitamin D News
June 24, 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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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 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

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

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

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

B-Group Vitamins Can Improve Concentration Among People With First Episode Psychosis

A new study explored the impact of increasing a person's intake of vitamins B12, B6, and folic acid [vitamin B9] after studies in people with schizophrenia revealed that increased intake of ... read more

Vitamin D Supplements Are of No Benefit to the Over 70s

There is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls, new research has ... read more

Metabolic Syndrome Patients Need More Vitamin C to Break Cycle of Antioxidant Depletion

A higher intake of vitamin C is crucial for metabolic syndrome patients trying to halt a potentially deadly cycle of antioxidant disruption and health-related problems, a researcher ... read more

Magnesium Optimizes Vitamin D Status, Study Shows

A randomized trial indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high ... read more

Link Between Neonatal Vitamin D Deficiency and Schizophrenia Confirmed

Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of researchers has reported. The discovery could help prevent some cases of the disease by treating ... read more

Routine Vitamin B12 Screening May Prevent Irreversible Nerve Damage in Type-2 Diabetes

Patients with type-2 diabetes, taking metformin, should have their vitamin B12 levels assessed more regularly to avoid irreversible nerve damage, according to a new study. The study findings suggest ... read more

Chirality of Vitamin-D Derivative Affects the Protonation States of Its Receptor Protein

Researchers have highlighted the possibility that chirality of vitamin-D derivatives can affect the protonation states of histidine residues in the vitamin-D receptor protein via ab initio molecular ... read more

Vitamin D Levels in the Blood Linked to Cardiorespiratory Fitness

New research finds that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with better exercise ... read more

Too Much Vitamin A May Increase Risk of Bone Fractures

Consuming too much vitamin A may decrease bone thickness, leading to weak and fracture prone bones, according to a new study in ... read more

New Wristband Provides Personalised and Real-Time Tracking of UV Exposure

Researchers have developed personalized and low-cost wearable ultraviolet (UV) sensors that warn users when their exposure to the sun has become ... read more

Why Vitamin E Effect Is Often a Matter of Luck Until Now

Vitamin E's positive effects often fail to manifest themselves as strongly as expected, but sometimes administering vitamin E actually has detrimental effects. An international team has now ... read more

Vitamin D Supplements May Promote Weight Loss in Obese Children

Vitamin D supplements may promote weight loss and reduce risk factors for future heart and metabolic disease in overweight and obese children, according to new research. These findings indicate that ... read more

Obesity and Vitamin D Deficiency May Indicate Greater Risk for Breast Cancer

Vitamin D is already well known for its benefits in building healthy bones. A new study supports the idea that it also may reduce cancer risk as well as breast cancer mortality, especially in women ... read more

Artificial Anti-Oxidant May Be the Next Go-to Supplement

Naturally-derived anti-oxidants have become the 'it' health ingredient to look for in food. But researchers have now discovered that TEMPO -- a well-known artificial anti-oxidant -- is up ... read more

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