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Vitamin D deficiency


A new study suggests that a large number of the world’s population suffers from Vitamin D deficiency because we’ve stopped spending time outdoors. Excessive use of sunscreens is only aggravating this condition. The study also found that 95%of African American adults may have vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency. (more…)

Vitamin D Benefits Could Help You Fight The Affects Of Aging


Make no mistake, vitamin D is a powerhouse nutrient. In addition to being a stress-blocking vitamin that protects your heart, vitamin D has the ability to help reverse aging by ensuring that you feel healthier and look younger. If you’re not getting enough D, talk to your doctor soon about starting a supplement–and then go ahead and start turning back the clock! New research shows that this inexpensive nutrient has the power to boost your health in these important ways. (more…)

Taking Vitamin D Supplements During Pregnancy May Protect Against Childhood Asthma


Vitamin D, or the “sunshine vitamin” as many refer to it, touts a long-list of benefits, but you’ve probably heard it most frequently associated with bone health. Now, new research adds yet another benefit to the list: protection against childhood asthma. In a study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers found that taking high doses of Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy can make positive changes in the immune system of the newborn baby, which may protect against asthma and respiratory infections. (more…)

Regular Use of Sunscreen Can Cause Vitamin D Deficiency


Sunscreens are known to protect skin against sun damage. However, a new research suggests otherwise – regular use of suncreen could cause vitamin D deficiency, leading to muscle weakness and bone fractures. Researchers claim nearly one billion people worldwide may be having deficient or insufficient levels of Vitamin D due to inadequate sun exposure related to sunscreen use. “People are spending less time outside and, when they do go out, they’re typically wearing sunscreen, which essentially nullifies the body’s ability to produce Vitamin D,” said Kim Pfotenhauer, Assistant Professor at Touro University in California. (more…)

Low Vitamin D Levels Associated With Increased Risk Of Severe Flu In Children


Low levels of vitamin D (25[OH]D) and vitamin D-regulated antimicrobial peptide (AMP) human cathelicidin (LL37) are associated with increased risk of severe influenza infections in pediatric patients, according to results from a preliminary study. In research presented at the 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting (PASM), a group of physicians headed by Eleanor Reid, MSc, from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, evaluated 82 pediatric patients all less than 18 years of age. These patients were recruited from inpatient units from 4 Canadian pediatric referral centers in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec. (more…)

Here’s How Father’s Vitamin D Intake Can Affect the Child’s Height


We know that a woman’s diet has a direct impact on her pregnancy and the health and development of the child. But what we often tend to miss that the father’s health also plays an important role. According to a new study, women’s health may not be the only factor in ensuring the growth and development of the child. A new research which has been presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Portugal has found a strong link between a father’s vitamin D intake and the child’s height and weight at age five. (more…)

Vitamin D Impact On Insulin Resistance In Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Dr Kundan Khamkar, MBBS, MD
Founder & Medical Director, DiabaPro Diabetes Clinic, Pune
Areas of Specialization:
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 & 2 patients
  • Gestational Diabetes Patients
  • Obese patients
  • Hypertensive Patients
  • Diabetics with complications


Vitamin D plays an important role for maintenance of calcium and bone homeostasis. Over the years, vitamin D deficiency has been found associated with various non skeletal diseases such as diabetes mellitus. (more…)

Dr. Abdul Mansoor

Reduced blood flow to the heart and its association with Vitamin D deficiency

Dr. Abdul Mansoor,
MBBS,MD, DM, (Cardiology) MRCP
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
MBBS from JSS Medical College Mysore
MD (General Medicine) from MGM Medical College, Indore University Gold Medalist (MD)
DM from Govt Medical College, Trivandrum
Areas of Specialistion:
  1. Coronary Artery Intervention
  2. Heart Failure
  3. Electrophysiology
  4. Preventive Cardiology


One of the major causes of death globally is coronary artery disease. All communities and countries are witnessing a surge in coronary artery disease, and India (more…)

Dietary vitamin D could lower risk of early menopause


A high intake of dietary vitamin D and calcium may be associated with lower risk of early menopause, the cessation of ovarian function before age 45, says a study. Early menopause affects about 10 per cent of women and is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and early cognitive decline. For the study, published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the researchers evaluated how vitamin D and calcium intake is associated with the incidence of early menopause in the prospective Nurses’ Health Study II. (more…)

Dr. Ajay H. Kantharia

Heart And Blood Vessel Problems Also Seem To Be Stemming From Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Ajay H. Kantharia
M.D. Consulting Physician & Cardiologist & Critical Care Physician
Associated With
Saifee Hospital, Sir H. N. Hospital, and Smt. Motiben B. Dalvi Hospital.
Apart from General Medicine, he has large number of patients suffering from Ischemic Heart Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease, (Stroke) , Hypertension, Asthma, Diabetes, etc. He is a Critical Care Physician and his opinion on Critically ill patients and his participation in patient care is always in demand.


Adults and/or children that have a Vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin) level of less than 50 nmol/l (20 ng/l) can be considered as deficient in Vitamin D. Strikingly, approximately 30% to 50% of all healthy, (more…)