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Vitamin D & Hypertension

Saturday, January 12, 2008
Optimal vitamin D status attenuates the age-associated increase in systolic blood pressure in white Americans: results from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey1,2,3 Suzanne E Judd, Mark S Nanes, Thomas R Ziegler, Peter WF Wilson and Vin Tangpricha 1 From the Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (SEJ, TRZ, and VT), the Divisions of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Lipids (MSN, TRZ, and VT) and Cardiology (PWFW), Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Background: The prevalences of both hypertension and vitamin D insufficiency are high in the United States.… continue reading

Seafood and Sunshine a recipe for Good Health

Saturday, January 12, 2008
Melbourne Pathology director, Ken Sikaris, who oversees about 1500 vitamin D tests a week, has said around half his patients have insufficient levels. It is a very serious situation.” Mr Palmer said extra sunlight and extra seafood were excellent ways to boost Vitamin D back to healthy levels.… continue reading

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

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