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Canadians Advocate Boosting Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Friday, November 30, 2007
A Canadian medical society recommends pregnant women and nursing moms boost their intake of vitamin D dramatically Janet Raloff Canadian pediatricians certainly aren’t shirking controversy when it comes to a vitamin guideline they’ve developed for pregnant women and nursing moms. They’re asking these women to boost their intake of vitamin D dramatically—to 10 times the daily doses advocated by most health organizations in the States.… continue reading

Vitamin D- Ways to get your dose in winter

Thursday, November 29, 2007
By Georgie Binks, CBC News As evidence of the health benefits of Vitamin D continues to grow, running out and catching a few rays of sunshine has never felt healthier. However, here in the northern hemisphere the days of sunshine are fast diminishing and it’s time for Canadians to start looking elsewhere for their daily vitamin D fix.… continue reading

Is the sunshine vitamin the way to beat asthma?

Thursday, November 29, 2007
By ROGER DOBSON Researchers point out the rise in asthma has come at the same time as a decline in exposure to the sun Researchers say that lack of vitamin D could be involved in the increase in asthma and allergies.… continue reading

Too little milk, exercise, sunshine hurting kids

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
WASHINGTON — Too little milk, sunshine and exercise: It’s an anti-bone trifecta. And for some kids, shockingly, it’s leading to rickets, the soft-bone scourge of the 19th century. But cases of full-blown rickets are just the red flag: Bone specialists say possibly millions of seemingly healthy children aren’t building as much strong bone as they should — a gap that may leave them more vulnerable to bone-cracking osteoporosis later in life than their grandparents are.… continue reading

Alarm sounded on vitamin D deficiency

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
RODDIE A. BURRIS Pregnant South Carolina women share a dangerous deficiency of vitamin D, according to early findings in a new Columbia-based study, and the health implications are far-reaching. Data from a study of 117 pregnant white and Hispanic women in Columbia showed 75 percent of them were vitamin D deficient.… continue reading

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