All posts tagged "vitamin D deficiency"
Genetic Skin Cancer Predisposition and Vitamin D Deficiency Association
Patients with basal cell nevus syndrome, which predisposes them to develop non-melanoma skin cancers, appear to be at increased risk for vitamin D deficiency if they take steps to protect themselves from sunlight. “Vitamin D deficiency has...
- Posted October 20, 2010
Research Highlights Vitamin D Deficiency and Disease Susceptibility
The extent to which vitamin D deficiency may increase susceptibility to a wide range of diseases is dramatically highlighted in new research. Scientists have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA – and...
- Posted August 24, 2010
Vitamin D Information
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and...
- Posted July 19, 2010
Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Cognitive Decline Risk
A research team led by Dr. David J. Llewellyn has established the first clear link between vitamin D deficiency and the development of cognitive problems that are a key feature of dementia. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble...
- Posted July 13, 2010
Updated Vitamin D Supplementation Guidelines from Osteoporosis Canada
Comprehensive updated guidelines for vitamin D supplementation from Osteoporosis Canada provide physicians with the latest information, including new safe dose levels.
- Posted July 12, 2010
Gene Variants Associated With Increased Vitamin D Deficiency Risk
An international research consortium has identified four common gene variants that are associated with blood levels of vitamin D and with an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency.
- Posted June 10, 2010
Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency
Women living in the northeastern United States are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, suggesting a link between the autoimmune disease and vitamin D deficiency. In the study, a spatial analysis led by Dr. Verónica Vieira, found...
- Posted April 7, 2010
Vitamin D Deficiency Triples Risk of High Blood Pressure in Women
According to research presented at the High Blood Pressure Research Conference, Vitamin D deficiency in premenopausal women could increase the risk of developing systolic hypertension (high blood pressure) 15 years later. Systolic blood pressure is the pressure...
- Posted September 25, 2009
Osteoporosis a Serious and Growing Problem Throughout Asia
A report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) shows that osteoporosis is a serious and growing problem throughout Asia. Gathering data from 14 Asian countries, regions or territories, ‘The Asian Audit’ is a landmark report examining...
- Posted September 22, 2009
New Vitamin D Guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is doubling the amount of vitamin D it recommends for infants, children and adolescents. The new clinical report, “Prevention of Rickets and Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants, Children, and Adolescents,” recommends...
- Posted October 15, 2008