vitamin d

06/13/2014 - 00:24

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that persons with lower blood levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to die prematurely as people with higher blood levels of vitamin D. The finding, published in the June 12 issue of American Journal of Public Health, was based on a systematic review of 32 previous studies that included analyses of vitamin D, blood levels and human mortality rates.  The specific variant of vitamin D assessed was 25-hydroxyvitamin D, the primary form found in blood.

04/18/2014 - 10:20

There is no evidence for a clinically significant association between vitamin D levels and menopause-related symptoms in post-menopausal women. This is the overall finding of a study from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) published online ahead-of-print in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society.


02/26/2014 - 11:07

A new study suggests that vitamin D deficiency in older adults leads to compromised immune function. This results in increased risk of diseases including cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis. The study, accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, was carried out by researchers in the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, UK and Trinity College and St. James’s Hospital, both in Dublin, Ireland.


01/16/2014 - 17:33

A new study exploring vitamin D levels in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) opens up the possibility of a new avenue of early intervention that may delay or prevent the onset of cognitive impairment and depression. The findings are published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.


11/07/2013 - 12:29

A recent prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial reports that calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves bone density in a group of male veterans with epilepsy who were treated chronically with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). The results published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggest that risedronate, a bisphosphonate, may help to prevent new vertebral fractures when taken with calcium and vitamin D supplementation.


07/10/2013 - 13:34

Everyone knows that as we grow older our bones become more fragile. Now a team of U.S. and German scientists led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley has shown that this bone-aging process can be significantly accelerated through deficiency of vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin.