Top News: #VitaminD

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image-axdNewborns with low levels of vitamin D may more likely develop multiple sclerosis in later life:

Babies born with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life than babies with higher levels of vitamin D, according to a study published in the November 30, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “More research is needed to confirm these results, but our results may provide important information to the ongoing debate about vitamin D for pregnant women,” said study author Nete Munk Nielsen, MD, MSc, PhD, of the State Serum Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark: Read more



vitamin-d-786x328Vitamin D reduces respiratory infections, study says:

High doses of vitamin D reduce the incidence of acute respiratory illness (ARI) in older, long-term care residents, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The findings of the clinical trial, published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, could help reduce one of the leading causes of serious illness, debilitation and death among patients in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities: Read more



autism-vitamin-d-pregnancy_qbi-uqVitamin D deficiency in pregnancy is linked to autism traits in the child, QBI research has found:

The study, led by QBI researcher Professor John McGrath and involving Dr Henning Tiemeier from the Erasmus Medical Centre in The Netherlands, found that pregnant women with low Vitamin D levels at 20 weeks’ gestation were more likely to have a child with autistic traits by the age of six. “This study provides further evidence that low vitamin D is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders,” Professor McGrath said. “Just as taking folate in pregnancy has reduced the incidence of spina bifida, the result of this study suggests that prenatal Vitamin D supplements may reduce the incidence of autism.” While it is widely known that Vitamin D is vital for maintaining healthy bones, there is now a solid body of evidence linking it to brain growth: Read more


warwick-uni-logoLow vitamin D levels linked to increased risk of bladder cancer:

The review was presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton. Though further clinical studies are needed to confirm the findings, the study adds to a growing body of evidence on the importance of maintaining adequate vitamin D levels. Vitamin D, which is produced by the body through exposure to sunshine, helps the body control calcium and phosphate levels. Vitamin D can also be obtained from food sources such as fatty fish and egg yolks: Read more


still1212_00001_1481545924865_7325141_ver1-0Signs you are Vitamin D deficient:

Up to 90% of adults in the U.S. are vitamin D deficient. Many of us mistakenly think we aren’t at risk because we consume vitamin D-fortified foods, such as milk. Unfortunately, there are very few foods that have therapeutic levels of vitamin D naturally to support our health needs, leaving many of us vitamin D deficient. Fitness expert, Chris Freytag, explains the signs you need to look for and the best ways to add Vitamin D to your diet: Read more