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The vitamin D deficiency pandemic

Thursday, October 2, 2008
The vitamin D deficiency pandemic and consequences for nonskeletal health: Mechanisms of action.Holick MF. Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Nutrition, and Diabetes, Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is important for childhood bone health.… continue reading

Heart disease expert: Vitamin D

Thursday, October 2, 2008
Headline Story A leading cardiac expert who personally has helped an estimated 1,000 patients replenish their vitamin D blood levels says that we need a lot more vitamin D than most people think, and that recommendations cannot be generalized but must be tailored for every different individual.… continue reading


Thursday, October 2, 2008
Khalil Ramal, MPP for the London Fanshaws area has filed a Private Member’s Bill in the Ontario legislature to ban teens from tanning indoors. With fines up to $2000.00 per infraction for salons that let someone tan under the age of nineteen.… continue reading

Psychiatric patients at risk of vitamin D deficiency

Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Author: Richard Staines A study has warned that psychiatric patients are vulnerable to vitamin D deficiency. This could in turn put them at risk of serious health problems, including osteoporosis, muscle pain, or weakness. Researchers are calling for all psychiatric inpatients to be routinely screened for vitamin D deficiency.… continue reading

Vitamin D Added to FDA Osteoporosis Risk-Reduction Health Claim

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Headline Story The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has amended its osteoporosis risk reduction health claim to reflect the importance of vitamin D, in combination with calcium, in promoting long-term bone health. The amended rule also includes a broader definition of the populations that could benefit from consuming calcium and vitamin D to include both men and women of all ages and races.… continue reading

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