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These are just a small selection of the great many articles which continue to be published on Vitamin D.  These are provided for information but do not imply recommendation.
7 February 2012 - Low vitamin D status linked to food allergy and eczema in children:  Below normal levels of vitamin D, due to low sun exposure, have been associated with increased incidence of food allergy and eczema in children, say researchers.  Read on Externally
3 February 2012 - Study finds high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in seniors - Older individuals may benefit from blood testing to measures their vitamin D levels, as a new study out of Germany suggests that the vast majority of seniors may have dangerously low levels of the nutrient. Researcher Stefan Schilling administered vitamin D tests to more than 1,500 seniors in German nursing homes. The results showed that 89 percent had insufficient levels, while 64 percent had severe deficiencies. Read on Externally
02 February 2012 - Vitamin D deficiency may increase stroke risk - The Vitamin D Council report thatPeople who live in sunny places may have a lower risk of stroke, new research suggests.  The researchers believe it is the first to show an association between sunlight and stroke.  A previous study suggests salmon, eggs, tuna, and other vitamin D-rich foods may help protect against stroke and memory loss.  Read On Externally
30 January 2012 -- Dr John Cannell - Vitamin D and fertility in men and women  The Vitamin D Council has recently reported on fertility - Every year, billions are spent in fertility clinics; the result of which is often in vitro fertilization (IVF). About 5 years ago, I began receiving emails from a nurse practitioner in Indiana who works in a fertility clinic. Her experience was dramatic; 5,000 IU/day for both the man and woman frequently resulted in a healthy baby. However, her last email to me was quite sad, she was in danger of losing her job as her boss, a gynecologist, was losing money due to vitamin D. He ordered her to stop advocating it or lose her job.  Today, the Daily Mail and several other newspapers reviewed a lengthy article in The European Journal of Endocrinology that concluded, “Given the high prevalence of infertility ... Read on Externally
26 January 2012 - Vitamin D May Be the Answer to Common Liver Diseases Like Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis  - Leading liver disease symptoms website announced today that new research out of Israel shows that Vitamin D, commonly absorbed through the skin from the suns rays, may aid in the treatment of many common liver diseases.  The promising research shows the Vitamin D (which can be taken orally in tablet form) can essentially halt many viruses and in particular it can halt the Hepatitis C virus. In a healthy liver, Vitamin D aids in the production of interferons (naturally occurring proteins). The combination of Vitamin D and interferons is proven to slow or even halt the growth of Hepatitis C and other viruses.  “While the research is in the beginning stages, it does show promise for those afflicted with Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis or other liver diseases”, said today. The website is quick to point out that catching liver disease early (if possible) is the best way to combat any of these diseases.  Read On Externally
25 January 012 by Dr John Cannell - Vitamin D levels of the Maasai and Hadzabe of Africa - The most frequent question we get at the Vitamin D Council is, “What vitamin D blood level should I have?” For the last seven years, we have recommended 25(OH)-vitamin D levels of around 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L), which was our estimate of what vitamin D levels would be in very dark-skinned, scantily clothed peoples who live around the equator. Until yesterday, some of the best evidence we have had to support that recommendation comes from a 1971 study of 8 consistent sun bathing white lifeguards in Saint Louis, Missouri, whose levels ranged from 50-80 ng/ml.  Read on Externally
25 January 2012 - Medical chief 'highlights importance of vitamin D'  -  NHS Choices quoted “Vitamin D was in the headlines today, with many papers reporting that a quarter of all toddlers are deficient in the nutrient and that childhood rickets is on the rise. The vitamin plays several important roles in the body, including regulating the balance of nutrients needed for strong, healthy bones.” Read on Externally
21 January 2012 - Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a number of ailments — rickets, osteoporosis, hypertension and certain neurological disorders.  Now a study at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, suggests that a lack of vitamin D also could lead to depression.  The study was published recently in the Mayo Clinic. The researchers, led by Dr. E. Sherwood Brown, a psychiatrist, examined the results of nearly 12,600 participants over four years.  Read on Externally
17 January 2012 - Vitamin D again linked to lower colorectal cancer risk - High blood levels of vitamin D may lower the risk of colorectal cancer by almost 40%, and the effects were influenced by certain genes, says a new study from Japan. Read on externally
11 January 2012 - Healthcare industry can raise EU vitamin D levels and reduce chronic disease - 70% of Europeans are vitamin D deficient, a situation that is aggravating osteoporosis, loss of motor coordination and bone fractures, researchers have concluded. Read on externally
23 December 2011 - Add vitamin D to Scotland's food – experts - Dosing whole population would help cut levels of multiple sclerosis, say scientists.  Read on externally
15 December 2011 -(NaturalNews) Researchers publishing in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism have found that children with low vitamin D levels, especially when overweight and obese, are at much higher risk for developing insulin resistance that progresses to full-blown diabetes by early adulthood. Based on cellular saturation of the vitamin/prohormone, children and adults require higher amounts of vitamin D as body weight increases. The vast majority  Read the Full Story
29 November 2011 - reports that Vitamin D3, even when taken in low daily dosages, has been found to slash your risk of developing the flu by 42%. If optimal ranges of vitamin D intake were utilized, the percentage would most likely climb much higher.  While conducting the study, Mitsuyoshi Urashima and colleagues at the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo administered only 1,200 IU of vitamin D daily to study participants. The researchers examined 430 children between the ages of 6 and 15 between December 2008 and March 2009. Half of the participants received vitamin D3 and the other half received a placebo. For the full story click here
22 Nov 2011 - ORLANDO—Renal and Urology news reported that Vitamin D supplementation may reduce blood pressure (BP) in African-American patients with hypertension in a dose-dependent manner, regardless of the intensity of antihypertensive treatment, researchers announced at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011. “The findings, if confirmed in future studies, will have huge therapeutic ..... Read on externally
18 Nov 2011 - Industry hits back at ‘nonsense’ vitamin D-heart health study - Research that found high-dose vitamin D users were more likely to have ‘heart flutters’ has been dismissed by a leading supplier. Read On Externally
Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women - Vitamin has anti-inflammatory effects on the arteries, researchers note. (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may put women at greater risk for heart attack and stroke, according .. Read on externally
Psychological Consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency - Vitamin D supplementation may help depression. - Published on November 14, 2011 by James M. Greenblatt, M.D. in The Breakthrough Depression Solution - Chances are you are not getting enough vitamin D. An estimated one billion people worldwide have vitamin D deficiency.  Read on externally
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?  Web MD reports on this subject.  November 2011 By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that promises great health benefits, yet most adults fall short.  Studies suggest vitamin D may go beyond its well-established role in bone health and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and more. What makes vitamin D unique is that .. Read on externally
Study of vitamin D as Alzheimer preventive "matter of urgency" - November 10, 2011  - David Llewellyn, PhD, at the University of Exeter (UK) has received a $100,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Association, among other awards, for his study - read on externally
Vitamin D Shows Early Promise Against Lupus - Preliminary Research Suggests Vitamin D Is Safe, Affects Immune Response By Charlene Laino WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD - Nov. 8, 2011 (Chicago) -- In the first study of its kind, high doses of vitamin D were safe and appeared to temper some of the destructive immune system responses believed to cause lupus. Read on externally
Caucasians who avoid sun exposure more likely to be vitamin D deficient, study shows Fri, 11/04/2011 - 09:56 Light-skinned people who avoid the sun are twice as likely to suffer from vitamin D deficiency as those who do not, according to a study of nearly 6,000 people by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Surprisingly, the use of sunscreen did not significantly affect blood levels of vitamin D. Read on externally
Vitamin D Lacking in Many Spine Surgery Patients - FRIDAY Nov. 4, 2011 -- Low vitamin D levels are common among spine surgery patients and may delay their recovery, a new study says. Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption. Spine surgery patients with low levels of the vitamin may have difficulty producing new bone, explained researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Read on externally
Low Vitamin D Levels in Teens With Psychotic Symptoms - October 2011- By: HEIDI SPLETE, Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network. Low vitamin D levels were associated with more psychotic features in mentally ill adolescents, based on data from 104 teens.  In previous studies, vitamin D deficiency has been linked with seasonal affective disorder, schizophrenia, and depression, said Dr. Barbara L. Gracious of the Ohio State University, Columbus, and her colleagues. Dr. Gracious reported .... on 104 consecutive teens seen for acute or partial hospital stays ...  read on externally
Reducing Cavities: Vitamins better than Fluoride - 30 October 2011 - Posted By : by Dr. Joseph Mercola. Studies have linked geographical variations in dental health and tooth loss to sun exposure. Dental caries has been shown to be inversely related - read on externally
Menopausal women 'not obtaining enough vitamin D' -  October 2011  - A new study has found that many women are not getting enough vitamin D during the menopause, with potential health repercussions. Research published in Gynecological Endocrinology has warned that ...  Read on at this external link
Vitamin D triggers natural immune response against tuberculosis, study finds - Thursday, October 27, 2011 - There is no need to get vaccinated against tuberculosis if you maintain high enough levels of vitamin D, suggests a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Researchers found that, in the presence of even minimally adequate levels of vitamin D...for more follow this external link
Kellogg's adds vitamin D to fight rickets after alarming rise in the condition - Daily Mail news item October 2011 - link to article
Multiple sclerosis and vitamin D - Andrew J. Solomon, MD - Neurology - October 2011
Vitamin D is a vitamin that acts like a hormone in the human body. We get vitamin D from sunlight, food, or dietary supplements. The study by Stein et al.1 examines the relationship of vitamin D and MS. In addition, a recent Patient Page in Neurology® focused on the actions of vitamin D and vitamin D deficiency.2 The best level of vitamin D for health is ... Link to article
Adult vitamin D consumption declines - MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14 2011 (UPI) -- A University of Minnesota researcher says vitamin D in adult diets has been on the decline for the past 25 years. Lisa Harnack, director of the Nutrition Coordinating Center and professor of epidemiology at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, says many Americans don't get enough vitamin D in their diets to meet recommended intake levels."Both men and women have shown a steady decrease in their vitamin D intake," Harnack says in a statement.  Harnack says people -- especially those living in the north -- should aim to include vitamin D .  Read more by clicking here
Local doctor to speak on the merits of vitamin D - Sep 12, 2011 - (Courtesy of: Waldo County General Hospital) Dr. Jeff Sedlack, Belfast — The merits of vitamin D, besides improving bone health, are becoming more evident. Consider: There is mounting evidence that links low levels of vitamin D to an increased risk of type 1 diabetes, muscle and bone pain, and, perhaps more serious  Click here to read more
Vitamin D may help control asthma - United Press International - 09-10-10
A review of 60 years of studies suggests vitamin D added to an asthma action plan may improve asthma control, U.S. and Canadian researchers find. Lead author Dr. Manbir Sandhu, a Vancouver allergist, and colleagues conducted a review of the research on asthma and vitamin D and found vitamin D deficiency is associated ... Read the full article
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