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Calcium and Skeletal Health


Our bodies go through many stages during our life cycle, but it always needs calcium. Many people have this mistaken belief that adults do not need calcium and hence stop drinking milk and eating other calcium rich foods, but in reality whatever your age may be you never outgrow your need for calcium. (more…)

Low Calcium, Vitamin D Intake Place Kids at Risk for Poor Bone Health

The majority of children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) do not get enough calcium and vitamin D through the diet, which jeopardizes their bone health and other issues related to low levels of the two nutrients, researchers warn. (more…)

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 Supplements Found Ineffective Against Heart Disease


Monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation does not prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology. Studies have reported increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among individuals with low vitamin D status. (more…)