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Vitamin D is a nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Vitamin D helps the body use calcium and phosphorus to make strong bones and teeth. It is fat-soluble (can dissolve in fats and oils) and is found in fatty fish, egg yolks, and dairy products. Skin exposed to sunshine can also make vitamin D. Not enough vitamin D can cause a bone disease called rickets. It is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Also called cholecalciferol.
Penn State dermatologist clarifies common myths about psoriasis

Penn State dermatologist clarifies common myths about psoriasis

Psoriasis is a much-misunderstood disease, often kept under wraps by sufferers who want to hide their skin lesions. [More]
Low selenium levels linked to liver cancer risk? An interview with Dr David Hughes

Low selenium levels linked to liver cancer risk? An interview with Dr David Hughes

Food provides us with a variety of substances we need to maintain life. These substances are essential nutrients and are classified as macronutrients (water, protein, fats, and carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). [More]
Researchers examine different dietary approaches to help improve nutrition for poor in Zambia

Researchers examine different dietary approaches to help improve nutrition for poor in Zambia

Over the past several decades in Zambia, data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations show that there has been a decrease in the per capita consumption of milk, meat, and eggs and an increase in starchy roots, primarily cassava. [More]
Health Pioneers BetterYou say it’s best to your vitamin D level

Health Pioneers BetterYou say it’s best to your vitamin D level

Recent vitamin D guidance by Public Health England has once again highlighted the UK-wide issue of vitamin D deficiency, but how do you know if you are one of the estimated 10 million people with low vitamin D levels? A simple home test can put your mind at rest, say health pioneers BetterYou. [More]
Women using contraception containing estrogen may have high vitamin D levels, study shows

Women using contraception containing estrogen may have high vitamin D levels, study shows

Women risk having their vitamin D levels fall when they stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives containing estrogen, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
New framework may help health professionals better understand, manage complexities of obesity

New framework may help health professionals better understand, manage complexities of obesity

Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to solve obesity and its related health problems, claim two of the world's leading nutritional scientists in their newest research. [More]
New liquid mineral complex from Mineral Biosciences can protect muscles against sugar damage

New liquid mineral complex from Mineral Biosciences can protect muscles against sugar damage

The human body has more than 600 muscles, which enable it to breathe, pump blood, move freely, lift things, and lead an active lifestyle. [More]
UK Export Award winner BBI Solutions to attend 2016 AACC

UK Export Award winner BBI Solutions to attend 2016 AACC

BBI Solutions, recent winners of the Made in the UK Export Award, will be attending the AACC Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia next month. [More]
VALIDATE D-Dimer kit from LGC Maine Standards receives US FDA approval for use on hemostasis test systems

VALIDATE D-Dimer kit from LGC Maine Standards receives US FDA approval for use on hemostasis test systems

LGC Maine Standards is pleased to announce our VALIDATE D-Dimer calibration verification / linearity test kit has received US FDA 510(k) clearance for use on Instrument Laboratory ACL TOP hemostasis test systems. [More]
Study finds link between vitamin D levels and risk of cognitive decline in Chinese elderly

Study finds link between vitamin D levels and risk of cognitive decline in Chinese elderly

This study asks similar questions of vitamin D levels and cognition in the Chinese elderly. It is the first large-scale prospective study in Asia to study the association between vitamin D status and risk of cognitive decline and impairment in the Chinese elderly. [More]
Researchers discover pathway linking oxidative stress and cysteine in Huntington's disease

Researchers discover pathway linking oxidative stress and cysteine in Huntington's disease

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have identified a biochemical pathway linking oxidative stress and the amino acid cysteine in Huntington's disease. [More]
Study finds older adults who sustain wrist fractures more likely to have poor balance

Study finds older adults who sustain wrist fractures more likely to have poor balance

Elderly patients suffering a low energy wrist (distal radius) fracture are more likely to have difficulties with balance, placing them at risk for future injuries, according to a new study appearing in the July 20, 2016 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. [More]
New SACN guidelines recommend daily 10 micrograms intake of Vitamin D

New SACN guidelines recommend daily 10 micrograms intake of Vitamin D

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has published a report advising that anybody aged over one year should have a vitamin D intake of 10 micrograms a day throughout the year. [More]
Anthropologists find new record of vitamin D deficiency in people who lived hundreds of years ago

Anthropologists find new record of vitamin D deficiency in people who lived hundreds of years ago

Researchers at McMaster University have found a rich new record of vitamin D deficiency, one that resides in the teeth of every person and remains viable for hundreds of years or more. [More]
BetterYou’s DLux oral vitamin D spray can help effectively manage vitamin D levels

BetterYou’s DLux oral vitamin D spray can help effectively manage vitamin D levels

The UK launch of social phenomenon Pokémon Go has been met with praise by health pioneers BetterYou, who are pleased to see that the smart phone app is encouraging players to venture outdoors from their otherwise sedentary lifestyles and enhancing their chances of boosting their vitamin D levels. [More]
Moderate caloric restriction in healthy non-obese individuals reduces chronic inflammation

Moderate caloric restriction in healthy non-obese individuals reduces chronic inflammation

Eating less may help us lead longer, healthier lives, according to the new results from a large, multicenter study, led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. [More]
Watching TV for long hours during childhood linked to lower bone mineral content

Watching TV for long hours during childhood linked to lower bone mineral content

Consistently watching high levels of television during childhood and adolescence were linked with lower peak bone mass at age 20 years in a recent study. [More]
Multivitamins for pregnancy - helpful or harmful?

Multivitamins for pregnancy - helpful or harmful?

Multivitamins for women before, during and after pregnancy – are they helpful or harmful? This is the question posed by new research from Griffith University which aims to dispel the myths around vitamin use and educate reproductive aged women about their dietary needs. [More]
New study identifies vitamin D deficiency among many Malaysian children with epilepsy

New study identifies vitamin D deficiency among many Malaysian children with epilepsy

Long-term use of antiepileptic drugs is a significant risk factor for vitamin D deficiency in children with epilepsy. [More]
Alnylam reports new results from investigational RNAi therapeutic programs

Alnylam reports new results from investigational RNAi therapeutic programs

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), the leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today preliminary results from its ongoing Phase 2 open-label extension (OLE) studies with patisiran and revusiran, both investigational RNAi therapeutics targeting transthyretin (TTR) for the treatment of hereditary TTR-mediated amyloidosis (hATTR amyloidosis). [More]
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