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June 29, 2023

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Taking Higher-Than-Recommended Doses of Vitamin D for Five Years Reduced the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Taking higher-than-recommended doses of vitamin D for five years reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation in older men and women, according to a new ...

Vitamin D Alters Developing Neurons in the Brain's Dopamine Circuit

Neuroscientists have shown how vitamin D deficiency affects developing neurons in the brain's dopamine circuit, which may lead to the dopamine dysfunction seen in adults with ...

Fewer Cases of Melanoma Among People Taking Vitamin D Supplements

Fewer cases of melanoma were observed among regular users of vitamin D supplements than among non-users, a new study finds. People taking vitamin D supplements regularly also had a considerably lower risk of skin cancer, according to estimates by experienced dermatologists. The study included ...

Vitamin D Fails to Reduce Statin-Associated Muscle Pain

Some clinicians have recommended vitamin D supplements to ease the muscle aches of patients taking a statin, but a new study shows the vitamin appears to have no substantial ...

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Cystic Fibrosis Patients Can Benefit from Vitamin Supplements, Research Shows

Cystic fibrosis patients who supplement their diet with vitamin C can also derive greater benefit from another antioxidant, vitamin E, resulting in a reduction in damaging inflammation, a study ...

Differentiation of Rickets and Classic Metaphyseal Lesions on Radiographs

Rickets and classic metaphyseal lesions (CMLs) exhibit distinct radiographic signs, and radiologists can reliably differentiate these two ...

Vitamin D Deficiency Can Lead to Dementia

Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide, affecting thinking and behaviors as you age. But what if you could stop this degenerative disease in its ...

Placenta Plays Active Part in Transferring Vitamin D to Fetus During Pregnancy

Scientists have shed new light on the role of the placenta in managing the relationships between maternal vitamin D and fetal development, according to a new ...

Study Questions the Role of Vitamin D2 in Human Health but Its Sibling, Vitamin D3, Could Be Important for Fighting Infections

New research has found significant differences between the two types of vitamin D, with vitamin D2 having a questionable impact on human health. However, the study found that vitamin D3 could balance ...

Study Strengthens Case That Vitamins Cannot Treat COVID-19

A meta-analysis of 26 studies that included more than 5,600 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has found that taking immune-boosting micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc do not ...

Pre-Infection Deficiency of Vitamin D Is Associated With Increased Disease Severity and Mortality Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

In a new study, researchers show a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 severity and mortality. The study is among the first to analyze vitamin D levels prior to infection, which ...

Taking High-Dose Vitamin D Supplements for Five Years Did Not Affect the Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease or Cancer

A trial found that taking a much higher dose of vitamin D than recommended for five years did not affect total mortality or the incidence of cardiovascular disease or cancer in older men and ...

Sunshine May Shield Children, Young Adults from MS

Living in sunny locations and spending time outdoors may raise the risk for skin cancer, but a new study shows that in children and young adults, sun exposure may protect against multiple sclerosis. ...

The Sunshine Vitamin That ‘D’elivers on Cardio Health

Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you're down on this essential nutrient, it's not only ...

Plant-Based Gummy Candy Helps Vegans and Vegetarians Get Their Vitamins

Worldwide, millions of people follow vegan and vegetarian diets for religious, ethical, environmental or economic reasons. While these diets have purported health benefits, they can also lack ...


Sunlight Exposure Guidelines May Need to Be Revised

Previously published solar exposure guidelines for optimal vitamin D synthesis based on a study of skin samples may need to be ...

New Findings on Ambient UVB Radiation, Vitamin D, and Protection Against Severe COVID-19

新研究检查了之间的关系vitamin D and COVID-19, and found that ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation (which is key for vitamin D production in the skin) at an ...

Vitamin D May Protect Against Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer

Consuming higher amounts of Vitamin D -- mainly from dietary sources -- may help protect against developing young-onset colorectal cancer or precancerous colon polyps, according to a new ...

New Analysis of Landmark Scurvy Study Leads to Update on Vitamin C Needs

Review of a landmark, 1944 study on adequate vitamin C levels leads researchers to challenge the WHO's recommended daily ...

Growing Evidence of Vitamin K Benefits for Heart Health

New research has found that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K have up to a 34 percent lower risk of atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular disease (conditions affecting the heart or blood ...

Do Vitamin D Supplements Offer Kidney-Related Benefits for Individuals With High Diabetes Risk?

在临床试验中高危个体的佛r developing type 2 diabetes, which is the leading cause of kidney disease, vitamin D supplementation did not have significant effects on kidney ...

Vitamin D Reduces the Need for Opioids in Palliative Cancer

Patients with vitamin D deficiency who received vitamin D supplements had a reduced need for pain relief and lower levels of fatigue in palliative cancer treatment, a randomized and ...

Black American Women With Vitamin D Insufficiency More Likely to Test Positive for COVID-19, Study Finds

In a recent study of Black American women, low levels of vitamin D appeared to be related to increased incidence of COVID-19 ...

Vitamin D Deficiency May Increase Risk for Addiction to Opioids and Ultraviolet Rays

Lab animals deficient in vitamin D crave and become dependent on opioids, which is curbed when normal levels of the vitamin are restored. Human health records indicate that people with low vitamin D ...

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