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September 28, 2020

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Vitamin D Twice a Day May Keep Vertigo Away

Taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again, according to a new ...

Multi-Ethnic Study Suggests Vitamin K May Offer Protective Health Benefits in Older Age

A new, multi-ethnic study found adults aged 54-76 with low circulating vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to those ...

Vitamin D Linked to Low Virus Death Rate, Study Finds

A new study has found an association between low average levels of vitamin D and high numbers of COVID-19 cases and mortality rates across 20 European ...

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 ...
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Compared to Placebo, Vitamin D Has No Benefit for Severe Asthma Attacks, Study Finds

Contrary to earlier observational results, vitamin D supplements do not prevent severe asthma attacks in at-risk children, according to the first placebo-controlled clinical trial to test this ...

Vitamin D May Help Prevent a Common Side Effect of Anti-Cancer Immunotherapy

published in CANCER indicates that taking vitamin D supplements may help prevent a potentially serious side effect of a revolutionary form of anti-cancer ...

Vitamin D Determines Severity in COVID-19 So Government Advice Needs to Change, Experts Urge

Researchers are urging the Irish government to immediately change recommendations on vitamin D supplements given recent changes by Welsh, English and Scottish ...

Vitamin C-B1-Steroid Combo Linked to Lower Septic Shock Mortality in Kids

Treating septic shock in children with a combination of intravenous vitamin C, vitamin B1 and hydrocortisone (a commonly used steroid) is associated with lower mortality, according to a new ...

Scurvy Is Still a Thing in Canada

Researchers surveyed the data of patients of Hamilton's two hospital systems over nine years and found 52 with low Vitamin C levels. This included 13 patients who could be diagnosed as having ...

First Adult Molars Are 'Living Fossils' That Hold a 'Health Record' Dating Back to the Womb

Researchers have found that a person's first permanent molars carry a life-long record of health information dating back to the womb, storing vital information that can connect maternal health ...

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 ...

Vitamin D Deficiency Is Associated With Poor Muscle Function in Adults Aged 60+

New research shows that vitamin D deficiency is an important determinant of poor skeletal muscle function in adults aged 60 years and over. While resistance exercise is known to preserve muscle ...

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 ...

Vitamin D and Fish Oil Show Promise in Prevention of Cancer Death and Heart Attacks

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 ...

Vitamin E Found to Prevent Muscle Damage After Heart Attack

Early studies have found Vitamin E could be used to save the muscle from dying during a heart ...

Vitamin D: How Much Is Too Much of a Good Thing?

A three-year study has shown that there is no benefit in taking high doses of vitamin D. More research is required to determine if high doses may actually compromise bone ...

Skin Cancer Risk in Athletes: The Dangers of Ultraviolet Radiation

The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. Researchers discuss how broad its effects can be, from premature aging to cancer, and how this can ...

Low Levels of Vitamin D in Elementary School Could Spell Trouble in Adolescence

Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence, according to a new study of school children in Bogotá, ...

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 ...

Higher Vitamin A Intake Linked to Lower Skin Cancer Risk

Researchers found that people who ate high levels of vitamin A were 17 percent less likely to get the second-most-common type of skin cancer years ...

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 ...

Low Vitamin D at Birth Raises Risk of Higher Blood Pressure in Kids

Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated systolic blood pressure during childhood and adolescence. The study findings suggest that vitamin ...

Muscling in on the Role of Vitamin D

A recent study has shed light on the role of vitamin D in muscle cells. The study looked at the role of vitamin D in muscles in mice, and showed that vitamin D signaling (how cells communicate with ...

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 ...

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