Friday, April 19, 2024

Too Much Vitamin D Linked to Strokes and Heart Attack

The level of vitamin D in our blood should neither be too high nor to low. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen are the...

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Severe Heart Disease

Results Suggest Vitamin D Deficiency is Cause – Not Consequence – of Atherosclerosis Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart disease, and...

Vitamin D Provides Relief From Chronic Hives, Study Shows

A study by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center shows vitamin D as an add-on therapy could provide some relief for chronic...

Recommended Vitamin D Intake was Miscalculated, is Far Too Low Experts...

Researchers at UC San Diego and Creighton University have challenged the intake of vitamin D recommended by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Institute...

Vitamin D Prevents Diabetes and Clogged Arteries in Mice

In recent years vitamin D deficiency has been linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, two illnesses that commonly occur together and are...

How Somebody’s Medicines May Be Making You Sicker

There are several ways prescription drugs may be making us all sicker—whether through illnesses brought on because these medicines deplete critical nutrients in our body, or because we’re unwittingly consuming pharmaceuticals in the municipal water we drink.

Low-Dose Vitamin D May Not Prevent Fractures In Healthy Women –...

Vitamin D and calcium are dietary requirements, but it's unclear how much is best for us. New draft findings by the United States Preventive Services Task Force conclude that for healthy, postmenopausal women, daily supplementation with low levels of vitamin D -- up to 400 international units -- combined with 1,000 milligrams of calcium, does not reduce fracture risk.

Study Suggests Vitamin D May Prevent Age-Related Memory Impairment

If you don't want to dumb down with age, vitamin D may be the ticket. Daily supplementation of vitamin D over several months helped...

Vitamin D Toxicity Rare in People Who Take Supplements, Mayo Clinic...

Over the last decade, numerous studies have shown that many Americans have low vitamin D levels and as a result, vitamin D supplement use...

White Rye Bread Healthier Than Whole Wheat?

Wholegrain bread is good and good for you, as most people know. But it is not only the fiber-rich bran, the outer shell of the grain, that is healthful. On the contrary, research at the Lund University Faculty of Engineering shows that bread baked with white rye flour,...

How Vitamin D Inhibits Inflammation

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered specific molecular and signaling events by which vitamin D inhibits inflammation. In their experiments, they showed that low levels of Vitamin D, comparable to levels found in millions of people, failed to inhibit the inflammatory cascade, while levels considered adequate did inhibit inflammatory signaling. They reported their results in the March 1, 2012, issue of The Journal of Immunology.

How One Form of Natural Vitamin E Protects Brain After Stroke

Blocking the function of an enzyme in the brain with a specific kind of vitamin E can prevent nerve cells from dying after a stroke, new research suggests. In a study using mouse brain cells, scientists found that the tocotrienol form of vitamin E, an alternative to the popular drugstore supplement, stopped the enzyme from...