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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.
Consumer education campaign can help explain eventual changes to food labels

Consumer education campaign can help explain eventual changes to food labels

To help Americans make better decisions about what they eat, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this year proposed significant changes to the Nutrition Facts label found on nearly every food product in the U.S. [More]
Taking daily vitamin D supplement is best way to improve vitamin D levels in the body

Taking daily vitamin D supplement is best way to improve vitamin D levels in the body

Do you currently take a vitamin D supplement? New research says you should. A study conducted by USANA Health Sciences, in conjunction with Intermountain Healthcare's The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), found that taking a daily vitamin D supplement is the best way to improve vitamin D levels in the body. [More]
Researchers examine role of dairy products in preserving bone and skeletal muscle

Researchers examine role of dairy products in preserving bone and skeletal muscle

Understanding that diets are often built around food groups rather than specific nutrients, researchers from Switzerland, France, and North America decided to examine interactions between four nutrients found in dairy products and their role in preserving bone and skeletal muscle. [More]
People with schizophrenia more likely to have low levels of vitamin D

People with schizophrenia more likely to have low levels of vitamin D

Vitamin D-deficient individuals are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as people who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Chemclin's Vitamin D assay helps in quantitative determination of 25-OH Vitamin D in human serum

Chemclin's Vitamin D assay helps in quantitative determination of 25-OH Vitamin D in human serum

Chemclin's new Vitamin D assay provides components for in-vitro quantitative determination of 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D (25-OH Vitamin D) in human serum by a competitive chemiluminescent assay method. [More]
Randox's Acusera Immunoassay Speciality 1 quality control receives FDA clearance

Randox's Acusera Immunoassay Speciality 1 quality control receives FDA clearance

In Q3 of 2013, Randox announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the company's Acusera Immunoassay Speciality 1 quality control for use in US laboratories. [More]
Study examines mechanism of bone-protective properties of California dried plums

Study examines mechanism of bone-protective properties of California dried plums

Fifty-seven million Americans suffer from low bone density or osteoporosis, a disease which causes bones to become so weak and brittle that even a minor fall or other stresses may cause fractures. [More]
Study attempts to link sun exposure and low vitamin D levels with increased death rate

Study attempts to link sun exposure and low vitamin D levels with increased death rate

Recently, a study in the Journal of Internal Medicine suggested that women who avoid sun exposure are twice as likely to die as compared to those who receive sun exposure. [More]
Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D are more likely to survive the disease

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D are more likely to survive the disease

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, a study shows. [More]
KoACT supplement optimal for bone strength, flexibility in post-menopausal women

KoACT supplement optimal for bone strength, flexibility in post-menopausal women

Data presented at April's Experimental Biology 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting shows that KoACT, a dietary supplement that combines a proprietary formulation of calcium and collagen is optimal for bone strength and flexibility in post-menopausal women. [More]
Vitamin D boost may prevent early death from heart disease and cancer

Vitamin D boost may prevent early death from heart disease and cancer

A vitamin D boost may prevent early death from heart disease and cancer, according to a large scale study by Mount Sinai and a consortium of international collaborators, published online in the June issue of BMJ. [More]
Causal role proposed for vitamin D in blood pressure

Causal role proposed for vitamin D in blood pressure

The results of a mendelian randomisation analysis suggest a causal link between low levels of vitamin D and increased blood pressure. [More]
Vitamin D may not ward off Type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D may not ward off Type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to improve glycaemic measures in people with prediabetes, show the findings of a randomised trial. [More]
Low vitamin D may play a role in high blood pressure

Low vitamin D may play a role in high blood pressure

A new genetic study has provided the most solid evidence to date that a low vitamin D level plays a causal role in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). [More]
Patients continue to lose bone at least 2 years after bariatric surgery, shows study

Patients continue to lose bone at least 2 years after bariatric surgery, shows study

A new study shows that for at least two years after bariatric surgery, patients continue to lose bone, even after their weight stabilizes. [More]
Calcium, vitamin D supplements may send blood levels too high for some women

Calcium, vitamin D supplements may send blood levels too high for some women

Calcium and vitamin D are commonly recommended for older women, but the usual supplements may send calcium excretion and blood levels too high for some women, shows a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. [More]

Low levels of Vitamin D are associated with a higher risk of premature death

Recent research has shown that lower blood levels of vitamin D increase the risk of dying early. [More]

Persons with lower blood levels of vitamin D are twice likely to die prematurely

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that persons with lower blood levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to die prematurely as people with higher blood levels of vitamin D. [More]
Studies stress the importance of vitamin D intake during first year of life

Studies stress the importance of vitamin D intake during first year of life

Everyone seems to agree that vitamin D is important throughout life. This is certainly as true in the first year of life as it is later on. [More]
High dose vitamin C therapy may have positive effect on Epstein-Barr virus infection

High dose vitamin C therapy may have positive effect on Epstein-Barr virus infection

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the herpes family that targets lymphocytes and epithelial cells. While the infection is usually benign, it can in some cases lead to acute infectious mononucleosis and can impair the immune system. EBV is also linked to several malignancies. There is currently no cure for removing EBV infections and very little success treating acute EBV infection and mononucleosis with drugs. [More]