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Low Vitamin D Status despite Abundant Sun Exposure

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
By The Endocrine Society N. Binkley, R. Novotny, D. Krueger, T. Kawahara, Y. G. Daida, G. Lensmeyer, B. W. Hollis and M. K. Drezner University of Wisconsin Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program (N.B., D.K., T.K., M.K.D.), Madison, Wisconsin 53705; Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences (R.N., Y.G.D.), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822; Laboratory Medicine (G.L.), University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792; and Medical University of South Carolina (B.W.H.), Charleston, South Carolina 29425 Address all correspondence and requests for reprints to: Neil Binkley, M.D., University of Wisconsin Osteoporosis Research Program, Suite 100, 2870 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53705.… continue reading

The Role of Vitamin D and Calcium in Type 2 Diabetes

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Anastassios G. Pittas, Joseph Lau, Frank B. Hu and Bess Dawson-Hughes Divisions of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (A.G.P., B.D.-H.), and Clinical Research (J.L.), Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111; Harvard School of Public Health and Channing Laboratory (F.B.H.), Boston, Massachusetts 02115; and Bone Metabolism Laboratory (B.D.-H.), Jean Mayer U.S.… continue reading

Vitamin D Status Predicts Physical Performance and Its Decline in Older Persons

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
By The Endocrine Society Vitamin D Status Predicts Physical Performance and Its Decline in Older Persons Ilse S. Wicherts, Natasja M. van Schoor, A. Joan P. Boeke, Marjolein Visser, Dorly J. H. Deeg, Jan Smit, Dirk L. Knol and Paul Lips EMGO Institute (I.S.W., N.M.v.S., A.J.P.B., M.V., D.J.H.D., P.L.), VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Departments of Endocrinology (P.L.), Psychiatry (D.J.H.D., J.S.), and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (D.L.K.), VU University Medical Center, Postbus 7057–1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (I.S.W., M.V.), and Department of Sociology and Social Gerontology (J.S.), VU University, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands Address all correspondence and requests for reprints to: Paul Lips, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Endocrinology, VU University Medical Center, P.O.… continue reading

Some Sunscreen Ingredients Prompt Concern

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Before you head to the beach, you make want to take a closer look at your sunscreen label. Consumer Reports is recommending that people read the labels and look out for two ingredients: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. There is some concern that when these ingredients are nano-sized, they can seep into the skin and have adverse health effects.… continue reading

D is for ‘debate’

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
By: Bill Gillette, Dermatology Times In the dermatologic community, the “D” in vitamin D could well stand for “debate.” Exposure to sunlight is the body’s most efficient way of generating vitamin D. But sunlight is a known carcinogen, and the incidence of skin cancers — particularly the potentially deadly malignant melanoma — is on the rise, according to public health statistics.… continue reading

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