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Good day sunshine, goodbye supplements?

Thursday, June 28, 2007
By Judah Issa Lay on the suncreen, say docs Throw away that sunscreen, the sun’s healthy again. That’s what your patients may think after reading about a rash of new studies that find vitamin D can prevent, well, everything under the sun.… continue reading

Though totally preventable, rickets still bowing bones in some Canadian infants

Thursday, June 28, 2007
It ought to be something found only in the pages of medical texts and period novels, but the bone-bending – and entirely preventable – condition known as rickets lives on in modern-day Canada. A new study estimating the rate at which the condition occurs suggests the message of rickets prevention isn’t getting out as effectively as it should, lead author Dr.… continue reading

More vitamin D can put more pep in seniors’ steps

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Declining physical performance among some Dutch seniors may not be a simple consequence of aging, it may actually be due to a vitamin D deficiency, results of a new study suggest. “Physicians and the general public should be made more aware of the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency, and more effort should be concentrated on the early detection and treatment of people with suboptimal levels of vitamin D,” study co-author Dr.… continue reading

Warning over vitamins and sunlight

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Campaigners are raising awareness of the importance of vitamin D amid fears that keeping children out of sunlight could affect their health. Norwich North MP Dr Ian Gibson and Dr Oliver Gillie from the Health Research Forum have urged ministers to take the issue of Vitamin D insufficiency seriously after growing concerns that children are being left at greater risk of an array of health problems because of a lack of the vitamin.… continue reading

Why it’s time we saw the light

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
FIONA RUSSELL   When one of Scotland’s leading skin cancer researchers, Professor Rona Mackie, popped out of her city office to buy a lunchtime sandwich last week, she chose to walk on the sunny side of the street. While many other Scots might have done the same, indulging for 15 minutes in some rare Glasgow sunshine, it would be fair to question Mackie’s good sense.… continue reading

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