Untargeted vitamin D supplementation provides little clinical benefit to older adults, study finds
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  May 23, 2017  
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 Untargeted vitamin D supplementation provides little clinical benefit to older adults, study findsUntargeted vitamin D supplementation provides little clinical benefit to older adults, study finds
 
An international study of older adults has found that mass, untargeted provision of vitamin D supplements provides little clinical benefit to many when it comes to the common bone disease, osteoporosis. Instead, the study recommends targeting vitamin D supplements at individuals whose levels of this vitamin are markedly reduced.
 
 
 Exercising burns fat in bone marrow to improve bone health, study showsExercising burns fat in bone marrow to improve bone health, study shows
 
It's a fat-burning secret anyone interested in bone health should know. For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers show that exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and offers evidence that this process improves bone quality and the amount of bone in a matter of weeks.
 
   Investigational biologic may reduce need for systemic corticosteroids in patients with severe asthmaInvestigational biologic may reduce need for systemic corticosteroids in patients with severe asthma
 
An investigational biologic may reduce the need for adults with severe asthma to take an oral corticosteroid to control their asthma, according to a randomized controlled trial presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
 
 Phase 1 clinical studies reveal safety, tolerability of therapeutic vaccine in celiac disease patients
 
Phase 1 clinical studies reveal safety, tolerability of therapeutic vaccine in celiac disease patientsImmusanT, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing Nexvax2, a therapeutic vaccine intended to protect against the effects of gluten exposure while maintaining a gluten-free diet in HLA-DQ2.5+ patients with celiac disease, today announced the publication of positive data from two Phase 1 clinical trials of Nexvax2 in celiac disease.
 
 
 Weekly doses of steroids help hasten recovery in muscle injuries
 
Weekly doses of steroids help hasten recovery in muscle injuriesWeekly doses of glucocorticoid steroids, such as prednisone, help speed recovery in muscle injuries, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The weekly steroids also repaired muscles damaged by muscular dystrophy.