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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.
New clues to amyloidoses

New clues to amyloidoses

Fruit juices do play role in healthy diet

Fruit juices do play role in healthy diet

High consumption of dairy products and fruits and vegetables may lower the risk of disability

High consumption of dairy products and fruits and vegetables may lower the risk of disability

Gene used in brain development can cause childhood brain cancers

Gene used in brain development can cause childhood brain cancers

Furan, a potentially dangerous chemical has been found in processed foods

Furan, a potentially dangerous chemical has been found in processed foods

Calcium and vitamin D treatment alone can improve bone mineral density in Crohn's patients

Calcium and vitamin D treatment alone can improve bone mineral density in Crohn's patients

Bioartificial kidney containing billions of donor kidney cells under study at the Medical College of Georgia

Bioartificial kidney containing billions of donor kidney cells under study at the Medical College of Georgia

Screening for osteoporosis in men and women age 65 and older can prevent a large number of hip fractures

Screening for osteoporosis in men and women age 65 and older can prevent a large number of hip fractures

Antioxidants do not prolong the survival of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease

Antioxidants do not prolong the survival of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease

10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 18 million have low bone mass

10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 18 million have low bone mass

New study finds that regular physical activity, mental stimulation, and a diet rich in antioxidants can help keep old dogs young

New study finds that regular physical activity, mental stimulation, and a diet rich in antioxidants can help keep old dogs young

High levels of homocysteine, an amino acid in the blood, may indicate an increased risk of stroke

High levels of homocysteine, an amino acid in the blood, may indicate an increased risk of stroke

Alternative therapies and conventional medical therapies should be held to same standards

Alternative therapies and conventional medical therapies should be held to same standards

Added sugar in fruit-flavored drinks and cola-type soft drinks undoes the good done by vegetables

Added sugar in fruit-flavored drinks and cola-type soft drinks undoes the good done by vegetables

Ascorbic acid doesn't seem to help physical exercise performance

Ascorbic acid doesn't seem to help physical exercise performance

Gene sequencing explains why natural bioremediation 'bug' has big appetite for chlorinated pollutants

Gene sequencing explains why natural bioremediation 'bug' has big appetite for chlorinated pollutants

Stem cells could reveal secrets of illness in later life

Stem cells could reveal secrets of illness in later life

Chemotherapy lowers levels of antioxidants and micronutrients

Chemotherapy lowers levels of antioxidants and micronutrients

Vitamin E supplements may reduce the risk for death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Vitamin E supplements may reduce the risk for death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Silent risk of osteoporosis in men with prostate cancer

Silent risk of osteoporosis in men with prostate cancer