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New Research Challenges Concept of Vitamin D Deficiency

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) — Low blood levels of vitamin D have long been associated with disease, and the assumption has been made that vitamin D supplements may protect against disease. In the light of new knowledge that hundreds of genes are dependent on vitamin D, this assumption needs to be reconsidered.… continue reading

February Is Vitamin D Deficiency Month

Monday, January 28, 2008
In recent years, several groups have launched smear campaigns against the sun and tanning, blurring the line between overexposure—a very real threat to our heath—and any exposure at all. The sunscreen industry constantly warns the public to “cover up” before venturing outside.… continue reading

Sun’s benefits make comeback

Monday, January 28, 2008
Tom Spears, Vancouver Sun Julie Oliver, Canwest News Service Studies in Nebraska have shown a dramatic reduction in several types of cancers among women who took Vitamin D and calcium, and later studies have confirmed the results. CREDIT: Larry Wong, Canwest News Service David Schmidt, an employee at Boost Your Health health food store, holds up a Vitamin D pill at his store in west Edmonton.… continue reading

UC Davis study happy with ‘D’

Thursday, January 24, 2008
By Suzanne Bohan/Media News Group Inside a laboratory at Stanford University, researchers are confidently pursuing evidence that vitamin D plays an important role in breast and prostate cancer prevention. At Children’s Hospital Oakland, a famed nutritionist is convinced that widespread deficiency of vitamin D in the U.S.… continue reading

Shortcuts-This Week in the Journals

Thursday, January 24, 2008
By Sean Cavanaugh MD, Associate Editor, Clinical Correlations If you think the modern scientific literature is reading more and more like science fiction each day, get a load of this: apparently they are growing hearts in Minneapolis. More than an interestingly macabre headline, this represents a significant advancement toward a dream long held by transplant physicians, and allows for a more vivid imagining of the day when we have the technology to grow organs from an individual’s own stem cells.… continue reading

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