Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to diabetes and heart disease, but more recently to obesity. The good news, however, is that the vitamin can be obtained from sun exposure and foods.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018
Obesity and vitamin D deficiency could be linked according to a new study. The study showed that men and women who had higher levels of fat around their abdomen suffered from vitamin D deficiency.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 21, 2018
Scientists have discovered that vitamin D therapy may help in the treatment of diabetes. Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, may be combined with a newly identified compound to bring glucose levels back to normal in mouse models.
Medicine May 14, 2018
An epidemiology study showed that people deficient in vitamin D have increased chances of diabetes. Researchers from UCSD and Seoul University had found that low levels of vitamin D in the blood caused healthy individuals to become prediabetic or diabetic.
Public Health April 21, 2018
People with high levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of developing cancer by 50 percent, according to a new study. Vitamin D can be found in food like cheese, the sun, and regular intake of vitamin D supplements.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2018
A new analysis of previous studies suggests that taking supplements for calcium and vitamin D aren’t associated with preventing bone fractures in adults. Should you stop taking them?
Medicine December 27, 2017
Research found that over a billion people in the world suffered from vitamin D deficiency. Scientists claimed that the rate of deficiency increased due to people's propensity to use sunscreen lotion and fear of exposure to sunlight.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2017
Children born to mothers with low vitamin E levels bear a higher risk of asthma and require medication in early years. In mothers, the problem is accentuated by the shortage of alpha-tocopherol that comes from sunflower and safflower oils.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2017
Vitamin D supplements can reportedly protect one from catching the flu or a cold. The vitamin helps protect people against acute infections in the respiratory tract.
Medicine February 16, 2017
A new Finnish study shows that men who maintain low vitamin D levels may be at a higher risk of chronic headache, with subjects that are most deficient suffering a two-fold increased risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017
A study on mice reveals that improving the vitamin D levels in the body can aid the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome, which is the key to chronic diseases like heart problems and diabetes. Vitamin D is also believed to help in maintaining the integrity of the good and bad gut bacteria.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 25, 2016
People who spent more time outdoors when they were between the ages 14 and 29 years had reduced risk for nearsightedness. How does sunlight help ward off the condition also known as myopia?
Healthy Living/Wellness December 2, 2016
High amounts of vitamin D in blood improve the survival rate of patients with breast cancer, reported a recent study. Researchers observed 30 percent increase in survival rate among women who had breast cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2016
According to a new study, a large number of people administer medication for a problem they don't actually have. Vitamin D, a vital nutrient in the human body, is actually present in necessary amounts in most people.
Public Health November 11, 2016
Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to an increased risk for bladder cancer. How does the sunshine vitamin influence the body's likelihood of developing cancer?
Public Health November 9, 2016
Vitamin D supplements alongside regular asthma medication could help reduce severe asthma attacks from 6 percent to 3 percent. In a new study, the risk of hospitalization was found to reduce with inclusion of supplements.
Medicine September 7, 2016
Are pregnancy supplements really worth the time and money? A new study found that these prenatal multivitamins and minerals do not improve the health of both the mother and baby.
Medicine July 13, 2016
Increasing sun exposure may reduce your risks of developing cancer, according to researchers. This is because higher levels of vitamin D have been associated with lower risks for certain cancers.
Life April 11, 2016
University of Leeds researchers showed that daily vitamin D supplementation translated to improved heart function in heart failure patients. The benefits, though, were seen in vitamin D3, the type produced in the skin, and not D2.
Life April 5, 2016
Vitamin D does not provide significant help for knee arthritic pain and bone loss, a new study found. A clinical trial that ran for two years did not find significant beneficial effects of vitamin D among patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Life March 9, 2016
The use of vitamin D supplements has shown improved bone health in babies born in winter. This counteracts the effects brought on by limited sunlight exposure during the season, which could hamper bone growth in babies.
Life March 5, 2016
Vitamin D deficiency is a biomarker that can help predict the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. Experts recommend that men with dark skin, low sun exposure and vitamin D intake should get their vitamin D level tested when they are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Life March 2, 2016
Babies need to have vitamin D supplements if they continue to breastfeed after their first birthday. A new study shows that children may be at risk of vitamin D deficiency even if breast milk is supplemented with solid food beyond the age of 1.
Life February 21, 2016
Vitamin D deficiency may limit the effects of current HIV treatment. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive patients with adequate levels of vitamin D are more likely to respond to anti-retroviral therapy.
Life November 19, 2015
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to cardiac events. A new study sheds light on the minimum amount of vitamin D levels in the body that will keep people safe from heart diseases.
Life November 17, 2015
People often associate higher intake of vitamins with better health. Experts, however, warn that vitamin megadose may actually result in more harm than good.
Life November 16, 2015
Researchers in India linked vitamin D supplementation with the cardiovascular health benefits in early-stage chronic kidney disease. About one in 10 individuals worldwide is affected by this kidney condition, with most patients likely developing premature cardiovascular disease.
Life November 9, 2015
New research offered strong evidence against vitamin D and calcium in preventing polyps in the future. This is despite optimistic results from previous, smaller trials vouching for the supplements' effectiveness.
Life October 16, 2015
Two separate studies published in the British Medical Journal add to the growing debate on whether older individuals should increase calcium intake through supplementation to lower their osteoporosis and bone fracture risks.
Life October 1, 2015
Lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and smoking do have an effect on people's chances of acquiring age related macular degeneration, new study finds.
Life September 19, 2015
A new study has proven that having low levels of vitamin D can speed up cognitive degeneration, especially among the elderly. Patients with low vitamin D levels had a harder time recalling, thinking and solving problems compared with others who had higher levels.
Life September 17, 2015
Researchers were able to discover that MS risk may be influenced by the genes that cause low vitamin D levels. This study may have practical implications to public health as authors said that vitamin D supplementation programs are lacking amid its safe and low-cost effectivity.
Life August 26, 2015
Vitamin D supplements intended to reduce some health risks of obesity may in fact by bad for teens' health, research suggests. Study indicated possible increase in cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Life August 17, 2015
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to the occurrence of heart disease and winter deaths in the United Kingdom, but this assumption is now being challenged by a new study led by University of Dundee researchers.
Life June 24, 2015
Vitamin D may be associated with several health benefits but a review of clinical trials and studies has revealed that the sunshine vitamin does not help lower high blood pressure.
Life March 19, 2015
New research sheds some light on the connection between Vitamin D and glucose metabolism disorders.
Life February 24, 2015
According to a study, how much vitamin D you got as a child may determine whether or not you develop atherosclerosis as an adult.
Life February 11, 2015
Need a reason to step out and soak up the sun? It turns out simple sun exposure can lead to lower risks of developing colorectal cancer.
Life January 16, 2015
A latest research suggests that vitamin D is not linked with type 2 diabetes. The study reiterates that type 2 diabetes can be prevented by following a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Life October 1, 2014
People—especially the elderly—should find time to bask in the sun for a natural dose of Vitamin D. A new study reveals a deficiency of such vitamin is linked to dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Life August 7, 2014
A recent study reveals that Vitamin D is linked to blood pressure levels in the body. Low Vitamin D can cause hypertension or high blood pressure.
Life June 29, 2014
Once again vitamin D is in the news and this time researchers examined its impact on blood pressure. The research team says greater examination between vitamin D and hypertension is needed.
Life June 27, 2014
An influential panel of health experts decided not to endorse vitamin D screening as part of medical care routine citing lack of evidence to support the benefits of the test.
Life June 26, 2014
Federal task force isn't advocating widespread screening for vitamin D. One reason is uncertainty over whether supplements are necessary when levels are low.
Life June 23, 2014
Yet another study on vitamin D. This time researchers claim a low level of the vitamin may double the chances of premature death.
Life June 12, 2014