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More on Asthma and Vitamin D

More on Asthma and Vitamin D

Another article looking at the importance of vitamin D in patients with asthma has just been published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and  Immunology. The authors, MS Sandhu and TB Casele, point out that evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency is associated with lung airway over-responsiveness, worse asthma control, and possibly resistance of asthma patients [...]

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Mental Health and Vitamin D

Mental Health and Vitamin D

I was recently interviewed about the role of vitamin D in depression. When the article comes out I will post a link on my blog. What I basically said is that the medical literature supports the possibility that vitamin D deficiency is connected with depression but more studies need to be done to prove the [...]

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Vitamin D Now Found Useful in Certain Lymphomas

Vitamin D Now Found Useful in Certain Lymphomas

The standard message for patients with vitamin D deficiency is that everyone can take vitamin D unless they have a granulomatous condition (for example tuberculosis or sarcoidosis), or a lymphoma. The exact details on the why and why not this vitamin D optimization of patients with these diseases is not discussed in detail in the [...]

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Vitamin D Related to Pre-Eclampsia

Vitamin D Related to Pre-Eclampsia

A new study shows a possible link between vitamin D deficiency and a pregnancy condition called preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a condition which usually occurs at the end of pregnancy that is characterized by high blood pressure as well as protein in urine. Without treatment it can become very serious and can affect the delivery of [...]

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Economic Burden and Premature Deaths in Canada Due to Vitamin D Deficiency

Economic Burden and Premature Deaths in Canada Due to Vitamin D Deficiency

Studies by Garland and other medical researchers have shown the tremendous economic cost of vitamin D deficiency in America. For example, studies published in 2004 estimated that vitamin D deficiency costs the United States from $40-$56 billion annually. It is estimated that every year there are 60,000 premature deaths from cancer caused by insufficient vitamin [...]

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Vitamin D Deficiency Associated  with Dementia

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated with Dementia

A new study has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine looking at vitamin D levels and brain function. The study was led by David Llewellyn, Ph.D. of the University of Exeter in England. His group evaluated elderly patients' brain function 3 times over a six-year period. The researchers tested overall cognition which includes [...]

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50% of Americans Don't Have Enough Vitamin D!

50% of Americans Don't Have Enough Vitamin D!

In a new article in Endocrine Today, Anthony Norman, MD, distinguished professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences at the University of California, Riverside has said that "it is now widely appreciated by vitamin D scientists that 50% of people in North America and Western Europe are vitamin D insufficient. As far as the rest of [...]

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Happy Summer! More and More Vitamin D Studies!

Happy Summer! More and More Vitamin D Studies!

The amount of information coming out about vitamin D is exploding! There are currently more than 1000 ongoing studies looking at the benefits of vitamin D listed on clinicaltrials.gov. From 1995 to 1999 the average number of papers with the term "vitamin D" in the title or abstract was about 700 to 900 annually. In [...]

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Where do You Buy Your Vitamin D?

Listen to Dr Soram’s update on the latest Vitamin D quality study. http://www.drsoram.com/vitamind.mp3 I have been saying it for a long time but now a study has proven it. A lot of the Vitamin D at the health food store has the potency that is on the label and lot of it does not! All [...]

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Why Governments Do not Increase their Recommendation for Vitamin D

Why Governments Do not Increase their Recommendation for Vitamin D

A very interesting article appeared recently in the Financial Times. The article interviewed Proffesor Reinhold Vieth, a prominent professor at the University of Toronto and one of the major researchers who publishes articles on Vitamin D. In this article, Dr Vieth discussed his frustration that governments are not recommending a higher dose of vitamin D [...]

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