How to up your vitamin D intake – from the right foods to supplements

While there’s no need to overload your body with more vitamin D than it knows what to do with, there are plenty of benefits to making sure you’re getting enough. Not only have studies indicated that healthy levels of vitamin D could help the body fight coronavirus more effectively, but it is also important for keeping your bones, teeth and […]

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Adequate levels of vitamin D reduces complications, death among COVID-19 patients

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were vitamin D sufficient, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of at least 30 ng/mL (a measure of vitamin D status), had a significant decreased risk for adverse clinical outcomes including becoming unconscious, hypoxia (body starved for oxygen) and death. In addition, they had lower blood levels of an inflammatory marker (C-reactive protein) and higher […]

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Should I start taking vitamin D?

There are mounting questions about whether vitamin D can help fight coronavirus. The Scientific Advisory Commission on Nutrition and the health watchdog the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have done a rapid review of the evidence. What is the advice? With more people staying indoors during the pandemic, some may have been deprived of vitamin D. Normally, […]

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How Much Vitamin D Do You Really Need During the Winter Months?

The last couple of winters, I noticed that I was feeling more lethargic compared to previous years. Sure, I was getting older and all, but I wondered if this was directly related to my Vitamin D (nicknamed the “sunshine vitamin”) levels, since I live in Michigan — a state which goes very gray and cold from November through the early […]

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New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A

About 2 billion people around the world suffer from deficiencies of key micronutrients such as iron and vitamin A. Two million children die from these deficiencies every year, and people who don’t get enough of these nutrients can develop blindness, anemia, and cognitive impairments. MIT researchers have now developed a new way to fortify staple foods with these micronutrients by […]

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Vitamin E found to prevent muscle damage after heart attack

Heart attack is a leading cause of death worldwide and new treatment strategies are highly sought-after. Unfortunately lasting damage to the heart muscle is not uncommon following such an event. Published in Redox Biology, the pre-clinical study sheds new light on the potential of the acute therapy with α-TOH (vitamin E) in patients presenting with heart attack, and may ultimately […]

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Trial finds vitamin D does not prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk

Taking a daily vitamin D supplement does not prevent type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk, according to results from a study funded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. The Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) study enrolled 2,423 adults and was conducted at 22 sites […]

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Metals influence C-peptide hormone related to insulin: New field of metalloendocrinology explores subtle effects of metals in body

Metals such as zinc, copper and chromium bind to and influence a peptide involved in insulin production, according to new work from chemists at the University of California, Davis. The research is part of a new field of “metalloendocrinology” that takes a detailed look at the role of metals in biological processes in the body. “We’re asking questions people didn’t […]

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Man suffers because of Overdose of Vitamin D kidney failure

Kidney failure due to too much Vitamin D In the case of a man from Canada came due to an Overdose of Vitamin D to severe kidney damage. The 54-Year-old had previously spent much of his vacation in the tropics with the sun. In addition, he took Vitamin D supplements. Inadequate Vitamin D supply in Germany Studies have shown that […]

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