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Childhood Vitamin D—A New Benefit?

Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Janet Raloff This is part two of a two-part series. Part I: “Childhood Vitamin D—A Dark Side?” is available at Asthma incidence has been rising among people of all ages, but especially children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, its prevalence among youngsters rose from 3.6 percent in 1980 to 6.2 percent in 1996.… continue reading

Omega-3, Vitamin D Levels Cut Risk of Eye Disease

Friday, May 18, 2007
(HealthDay News) – Eating plenty of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids – such as tuna and salmon – may reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration, a new study says. The study findings are published in the May issue of the journal Archives of Ophthalmology.… continue reading

Single dose of vitamin D may be enough to boost the immune system

Friday, May 18, 2007
Scientists have shown that a single 2.5mg dose of vitamin D may be enough to boost the immune system to fight against tuberculosis (TB) and similar bacteria for at least 6 weeks. Their findings came from a study that identified an extraordinarily high incidence of vitamin D deficiency amongst those communities in London most at risk from the disease, which kills around two million people each year.… continue reading

Be sun safe contest

Thursday, May 17, 2007
Despite the information out there, today’s youth still seem to be unaware about the dangers of the sun. According to a survey conducted by the Canadian Cancer Society, more than 50,000 Ontario youth expose themselves to dangerous levels of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) through the use of artificial tanning equipment.… continue reading

Vitamin D, calcium help avoid weight gain

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
OAKLAND, Calif.-Calcium and vitamin D supplements may help postmenopausal women gain less weight than those who do not take supplements, says a U.S. study. Bette Caan, of Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, and colleagues studied 36,282 postmenopausal women age 50 to 79 who were enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative clinical trial.… continue reading

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