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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.
A biological agent used without chemotherapy appears to offer a disease-free future to patients with rare leukemia

A biological agent used without chemotherapy appears to offer a disease-free future to patients with rare leukemia

Vitamin C can increase the severity of spontaneous knee osteoarthritis

Vitamin C can increase the severity of spontaneous knee osteoarthritis

Positive benefits of sun exposure

Positive benefits of sun exposure

Pregnant female asthmatics who eat oily fish may be helping to protect their children against developing asthma

Pregnant female asthmatics who eat oily fish may be helping to protect their children against developing asthma

Research suggests a connection between drinking tea regularly and a variety of potential health benefits

Research suggests a connection between drinking tea regularly and a variety of potential health benefits

Intensive exercising after menopause may reduce bone loss

Intensive exercising after menopause may reduce bone loss

Antioxidant vitamins A, C and E are unlikely to prevent heart disease and other diseases such as cancer

Antioxidant vitamins A, C and E are unlikely to prevent heart disease and other diseases such as cancer

Comparison study shows low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet loses more weight than low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-calorie diet

Comparison study shows low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet loses more weight than low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-calorie diet

Vitamin discovery offers clues for cancer chemotherapy

Vitamin discovery offers clues for cancer chemotherapy

Compound found in the peels of citrus fruit can potentially lower cholesterol more effectively than prescription drugs

Compound found in the peels of citrus fruit can potentially lower cholesterol more effectively than prescription drugs

New chink in the cellular armor of tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy

New chink in the cellular armor of tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy

Study shows Chromium Picolinate and Biotin Combination significantly lowers coronary risk factors in people with Type 2 Diabetes

Study shows Chromium Picolinate and Biotin Combination significantly lowers coronary risk factors in people with Type 2 Diabetes

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