Vitamin D News and Research

RSS
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.
Australian Schizophrenia study dispels myths

Australian Schizophrenia study dispels myths

Study suggests that the vitamins, such as E, C, and beta carotene, could raise bad form of cholesterol

Study suggests that the vitamins, such as E, C, and beta carotene, could raise bad form of cholesterol

Cinacalcet drug more successful than a placebo in treating hyperparathyroidism

Cinacalcet drug more successful than a placebo in treating hyperparathyroidism

Untreated postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at risk for first spinal fracture within one year

Untreated postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at risk for first spinal fracture within one year

Women who have migraines with aura have a more than 50 percent increased risk of total stroke and 70 percent increase of ischemic stroke

Women who have migraines with aura have a more than 50 percent increased risk of total stroke and 70 percent increase of ischemic stroke

Women get better picture on hormone replacement therapy

Women get better picture on hormone replacement therapy

Estrogen-alone hormone therapy had no effect on coronary heart disease risk

Estrogen-alone hormone therapy had no effect on coronary heart disease risk

Men with family history of prostate cancer accurately predict higher risk

Men with family history of prostate cancer accurately predict higher risk

Vitamin C can reduce levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and chronic disease

Vitamin C can reduce levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and chronic disease

Vitamin E appears to cut in half people's risk of bladder cancer

Vitamin E appears to cut in half people's risk of bladder cancer

Study suggests ways to prevent prostate cancer

Study suggests ways to prevent prostate cancer

Cinacalet helps control overactive thyroids, a major complication of advanced kidney disease

Cinacalet helps control overactive thyroids, a major complication of advanced kidney disease

Phase 3 study of drug teduglutide in patients with short bowel syndrome

Phase 3 study of drug teduglutide in patients with short bowel syndrome

Australian research shows that ginger prevents nausea or morning sickness when pregnant

Australian research shows that ginger prevents nausea or morning sickness when pregnant

Researchers find new purpose for existing drugs to suppress colon cancer metastasis, secure post-radiation brain function, and trick tumors

Researchers find new purpose for existing drugs to suppress colon cancer metastasis, secure post-radiation brain function, and trick tumors

Renowned researchers, scientists share advances in prevention, diagnosis, therapy

Renowned researchers, scientists share advances in prevention, diagnosis, therapy

Anti-ageing formula recalled due to excessive vitamin D3

Anti-ageing formula recalled due to excessive vitamin D3

A simple blood test could determine whether older women with diabetes would benefit from, or be harmed by, vitamin doses designed to protect their ailing hearts

A simple blood test could determine whether older women with diabetes would benefit from, or be harmed by, vitamin doses designed to protect their ailing hearts

Walnuts prevent heart disease

Walnuts prevent heart disease

Study shows Kinerase cream aids skin appearance

Study shows Kinerase cream aids skin appearance