vitamin d deficiency

Vitamin D supplement won’t help in short term


September 5th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Taking vitamin D supplements to compensate for its deficiency did not lower LDL or bad cholesterol levels -- not at least in the short term, suggests ... Read more...

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Treating Vit D deficiency could ease depression


June 27th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Women with moderate to severe depression reported substantial improvement after undergoing treatment to overcome Vitamin D deficiency, according to a new find. "Vitamin D may have ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D worsens lupus: Study


May 8th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Lupus patients may develop more severe symptoms if their vitamin D levels are low, says an Australian study.Known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus is an ... Read more...

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Vitamin D protects against viral infections


May 1st, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 1 (IANS) You could protect yourself better against viral infections, especially during autumn and winter, with vitamin D supplementation, says a new study.Since vitamin D levels decrease during ... Read more...

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A vitamin that helps the critically ill (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, says a study.Howard ... Read more...

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Ray of sunshine boon for critically ill


April 4th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system.Now Howard Amital, professor ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency may cause infertility


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 3 (IANS) Austrian scientists have found vitamin D's deficiency, long held as a risk factor for diseases like diabetes, may cause infertility among men and women.This deficiency has ... Read more...

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Oral steroids bring on vitamin D deficiency


September 30th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) People on oral steroids are twice as likely to suffer from severe vitamin D deficiency than the general populace, says new research.The study on 31,000 children ... Read more...

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Low Vitamin D in kids linked to anaemia


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Paediatricians have discovered a link between low levels of Vitamin D and anaemia in children.Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center looked at data from the blood ... Read more...

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Majority of obese teens are vitamin D deficient


April 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Most obese adolescents are deficient in vitamin D, which may increase their risk of diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, according to new study.Researchers at Hasbro Children's ... Read more...

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Vitamin D responsible for difference in blood pressure between ‘Blacks’ and


April 27th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
It is quite evident that high blood pressure is more common amongst Blacks thanWhites and persons with darker skin generally produce less vitamin D, primarily athigher latitudes where UV radiation ... Read more...

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Anxiety can weaken bones


April 15th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 15 (IANS) Beware -- anxiety now comes with a new risk: it weakens your bones!Researchers from Deakin in Australia and Norwegian universities analysed data of over 8,000 men ... Read more...

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High Vitamin D levels ‘may prevent age-related vision loss’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A University at Buffalo study has found that women under the age of 75 with high vitamin D status were less likely to have early age-related macular degeneration ... Read more...

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Vitamin D levels linked with health of blood vessels


April 4th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) The lack of Vitamin D, even in generally healthy people, is linked to stiffer arteries and the inability of blood vessels to relax.The results of a ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to high BP, stiffer arteries


April 4th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): People with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to have stiffer arteries and an inability of blood vessels to relax, according to a new study.The findings ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to stiff arteries


April 4th, 2011 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Vitamin D deficiency in people could result in stiffer arteries, says a study.The results add to evidence that lack of vitamin D can lead to impaired ... Read more...

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Vit D insufficiency high in patients with early Parkinson disease


March 15th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new research has indicated that patients with a recent onset of Parkinson disease have a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency, but vitamin D concentrations do not ... Read more...

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Kids with less Vitamin D more likely to have allergies


February 25th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Children with low vitamin D levels are more likely to develop allergies, a new study warns. Researchers looked at vitamin D levels in blood samples collected from more ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels associated with allergies in children


February 25th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies.Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ... Read more...

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Higher vitamin D intake needed to cut cancer risk


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and ... Read more...

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Too much of sunblock ‘causing a rise in Vit D deficiency in children’


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has found that using too much of sunblock lotion is causing an increase in Vitamin D deficiencies in children."People have a stronger belief in the ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to reduced lung function


February 1st, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A University of Cincinnati College of Medicine study has linked Vitamin D deficiency with reduced lung function.The research shows that vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among patients with ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency alters lung structure and function


January 29th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to alter lung structure and function in a new study in young mice.The new study, conducted by researchers in Australia, offers ... Read more...

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Study shows reduced Vitamin D absorption in Crohn’s disease patients


January 19th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Boston University researchers have shown that reduced vitamin D absorption in patients with quiescent Crohn's disease (CD) may be the cause for their increased risk for vitamin D ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiencies linked to onset of autoimmune lung disease


January 4th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency could be linked to the development and severity of certain autoimmune lung diseases, according to a new study.Brent Kinder, MD, UC Health pulmonologist, director of ... Read more...

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It’s true - winter blues really do exist!


December 21st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Do you feel low during winters or are you the kind who hates summers? Turns out, weather affects our moods more than we think.Researchers at Humboldt University in ... Read more...

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Going out in the midday sun may be good for you


December 17th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Health experts have suggested that going out in the midday sun without sunscreen is good for you.Contrary to previous warnings over the dangers of spending time in the ... Read more...

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Vitamin D, parathyroid hormone levels ‘don’t affect cardiovascular mortality’


December 16th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new research has found that there is no link between serum levels of vitamin D or parathyroid hormone and cardiovascular mortality.Researchers collected data from the Rancho Bernardo ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency widespread across India


December 14th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): The results of various studies show severe Vitamin D deficiency across India and Pakistan in all age groups, as well as insufficiency in populations of South-East and East ... Read more...

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High vitamin D levels may not reduce frailty risk in older women


December 9th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): Lower and higher vitamin D levels are associated with an increased likelihood of frailty in older women, a new study has found.Women with vitamin D levels between ... Read more...

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Vit D deficiency ‘doubles stroke risk in whites, not in blacks’


November 15th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke ... Read more...

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Lack of vitamin D leads to ‘chubbier kids, faster weight gain’


November 9th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A study by the University of Michigan has revealed that kids who are deficient in vitamin D accumulated fat around the waist and gained weight more rapidly than ... Read more...

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Lack of vitamin D in patients with leukemia ‘ups death risk’


November 5th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have found a significant difference in cancer progression and death in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients who had sufficient vitamin D levels in their blood compared to ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency associated with lung transplant rejection


October 19th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A research conducted at Loyola University Health System (LUHS) has revealed that vitamin D deficiency is associated with a significant increase in lung transplant rejection."Vitamin D deficiency is ... Read more...

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Vigilance against skin cancer may lead to vitamin D deficiency


October 19th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that vigilance against skin cancer can cause vitamin D deficiency.Patients with basal cell nevus syndrome-which might lead to non-melanoma skin cancers-are at a ... Read more...

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