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D Is for Debate

Friday, February 29, 2008
Robert Langreth A controversy is brewing over vitamin D. Will an extra dose protect you from cancer and infections? Vitamin D builds strong bones. That’s what everyone knows. The discovery of how to isolate this nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium led to a Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1928.… continue reading

Association of Activated Vitamin D Treatment

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD; Shahram Ahmadzadeh, MD; John E. Anderson, MD; Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD  Treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) with activated vitamin D analogues is associated with better survival in patients receiving dialysis. It is unclear whether such a benefit is present in patients with predialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD).… continue reading

Study shows effects of vitamin D and skin’s physiology

Thursday, February 21, 2008
Boston, MA— Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that previtamin D3 production varies depending on several factors including skin type and weather conditions. The study will appear in the March 2008 issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.… continue reading

A New Book ‘The Vitamin D Cure’

Thursday, February 21, 2008
James E. Dowd, MD Introduces A New Book ‘The Vitamin D Cure’  “The Vitamin D Cure” (Wiley, January 2008) aims to reverse the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency in the US today. It offers a lay person’s understanding of what the research tells us about vitamin D and a five-step plan for boosting vitamin D level.… continue reading

Sunless tanner may protect skin

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tom Spears, CanWest News Service; A Boston cancer doctor has found a sunless tanning chemical that can make fair-skinned people produce real skin pigment, protecting their skin against cancer from sun exposure. So far it has only been tested in mice, but Dr.… continue reading

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