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Lack Of Vitamin D May Increase Heart Disease Risk

Saturday, January 12, 2008
ScienceDaily— The same vitamin D deficiency that can result in weak bones now has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, Framingham Heart Study researchers report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. “Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, above and beyond established cardiovascular risk factors,” said Thomas J.… continue reading

Vitamin D2 or D3

Friday, January 11, 2008
Boston, MA— Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that vitamin D2 is equally as effective as vitamin D3 in maintaining 25-hydroxyvitamin D status. The study appears online in the December 2007 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.… continue reading

UK kicks off winter vitamin D campaign

Friday, January 11, 2008
By Jess Halliday The UK government is advising pregnant and breastfeeding women to boost their intake of vitamin D during the winter, and is initiating a campaign to spread the word amongst health care practitioners as well as consumers. Adequate levels of vitamin D, also known as ‘the sunshine vitamin’, are metabolised by the human body from as little as 15 minutes sun exposure during the summer months.… continue reading

Study Solidifies the Benefits of Sunlight and Vitamin D

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
KELOWNA, BC- The vitamin D-related anti-cancer benefits of regular sun exposure outweigh the risks associated with over-exposure, according to a University of Oslo study featured in the Jan. 15 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.… continue reading

Vitamin D insufficiency linked to heart disease

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT Heart disease has a long list of known causes, including smoking, obesity and diabetes. But researchers in the United States now say there may be another and somewhat surprising addition to this list: vitamin D insufficiency. Although it is well known that vitamin D is needed for good bone health, a study released yesterday found that not having enough of the sunshine vitamin is also linked to a higher risk of heart disease.… continue reading

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