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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.
Urine actually helps a particular yeast stick to cells along the urinary tract

Urine actually helps a particular yeast stick to cells along the urinary tract

Avoiding risks of skin cancer from ultraviolet radiation (UVR)

Avoiding risks of skin cancer from ultraviolet radiation (UVR)

Vegetarians who don't cook their food have abnormally low bone mass

Vegetarians who don't cook their food have abnormally low bone mass

Calcium crucial to benefits of osteoporosis drugs

Calcium crucial to benefits of osteoporosis drugs

Sunlight prevents cancer

Sunlight prevents cancer

Pomegranate juice helps keep fatty deposits from collecting on artery walls

Pomegranate juice helps keep fatty deposits from collecting on artery walls

Questions about validity of HOPE TOO vitamin E study

Questions about validity of HOPE TOO vitamin E study

More research on Vitamin E surprises scientists

More research on Vitamin E surprises scientists

Vitamin E may increase heart attack risk - does not prevent cancer

Vitamin E may increase heart attack risk - does not prevent cancer

Selenium, vitamin E and the tomato nutrient lycopene have been shown to reduce prostate cancer

Selenium, vitamin E and the tomato nutrient lycopene have been shown to reduce prostate cancer

Study indicates that vitamin E does not prevent cancer

Study indicates that vitamin E does not prevent cancer

Patients can now swallow pill-sized, disposable cameras to help diagnose diseases of the esophagus

Patients can now swallow pill-sized, disposable cameras to help diagnose diseases of the esophagus

Protein sequenced from 75,000 year old Iraqi

Protein sequenced from 75,000 year old Iraqi

American teenagers are in a calcium crisis

American teenagers are in a calcium crisis

America's youth are in a calcium crisis - they need more milk and milk products more often

America's youth are in a calcium crisis - they need more milk and milk products more often

Increases in macronutrient consumption during pregnancy can lead to increased birthweight

Increases in macronutrient consumption during pregnancy can lead to increased birthweight

Vitamin B12 after stroke reduces risk of hip fracture

Vitamin B12 after stroke reduces risk of hip fracture

Scientific experts discuss the benefits and safety of vitamin E

Scientific experts discuss the benefits and safety of vitamin E

Scientists re-produce the human body's own cancer-killing cells through gene therapy

Scientists re-produce the human body's own cancer-killing cells through gene therapy

Intravenous vitamin D appears to significantly improve the survival of patients on dialysis

Intravenous vitamin D appears to significantly improve the survival of patients on dialysis