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Research Team Generates Vitamin D With Narrow-Band UVB Device

Thursday, June 7, 2007
Researchers at SUNARC (Sunlight Nutrition and Health Research Center) in Berkeley, CA have published an in-vivo human study outlining their success in artificially generating high levels of Calcidiol (Vitamin D expressed by its chemical moniker, ā€œ25 Hydroxyvitamin Dā€, or 25(OH)D) in serum.… continue reading

Decreased Vitamin D Levels Linked to Shorter Telomeres

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
By Louise Gagnon TORONTO, CANADA — Decreased vitamin D levels are linked to shorter telomeres, the end pieces of DNA, according to a study presented here at the 89th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society (ENDO). The study used data from the TwinsUK cohort to assess if there was a relationship between vitamin D levels and length of telomeres, said lead investigator John Brent Richards, MD, MSc, postdoctoral fellow, King’s College, London, United Kingdom.… continue reading

How sunburns work

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
By MARSHALL BRIAN Now that we are getting into the thick of summertime activities, sunburn is something that you have to think about. If you go out on a bright sunny day and stay in the sun too long, you will get sunburn.… continue reading

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.,… 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.),… continue reading

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