vitamin D

How much sun exposure is needed for good health?

The sun is the best natural source of vitamin D, which can help reduce blood pressure while improving treatment for various diseases, however, too much exposure to solar radiation can result in potentially serious skin damage. Is there a certain amount of time spent in the sun’s rays that can allow you to reap its here to read more

Multiple sclerosis risk higher in children if mothers had vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in children, suggests a new study published in JAMA Neurology.  While research proves that increased levels of vitamin D decrease the risk of MS in adulthood, some studies have been linking the vitamin D exposure in utero with the MS risk later in here to read more

Prostate cancer aggressiveness linked to low levels of vitamin D in new study

Prostate cancer aggressiveness has been found to be linked to low levels of vitamin D in a new study. The researchers from Northwestern Medicine revealed that the vitamin D deficiency in men could help predict aggressive prostate cancer identified at time of surgery. Lead investigator, Dr. Adam Murphy said, “Vitamin D deficiency may predict aggressive here to read more

Multiple sclerosis patients may benefit from higher vitamin D dosage levels

Multiple sclerosis patients may benefit from higher vitamin D dosage levels. Research has found that high dose vitamin D3 for multiple sclerosis patients may help regulate the body’s hyperactive immune response. The findings come from researchers at Johns Hopkins. Study author Peter Calabresi said, “These results are exciting, as vitamin D has the potential to here to read more

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month, smoking and vitamin D deficiency

Everybody is talking about February being Heart Month, but aside from matters of the heart, you should know that vitamin D deficiency and smoking are important risk factors for macular degeneration – as February is also Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month. AMD is the main cause of vision loss in Americans aged over 65. here to read more

IBS associated with low vitamin D

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has been shown to be associated with low vitamin D levels. IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder that disrupts the function of the gastrointestinal tract, leading to discomfort and sensitivities. Although the cause of IBS is unknown, dietary factors and stress have been tied to the onset of IBS. A research team here to read more

Eat these foods for strong bones

For as long as you can remember, you have been told that calcium and milk products are what it takes for strong and healthy bones. Although this isn’t completely false, it’s not the complete truth either. Bones are made up of many different minerals that work together to keep them strong and help them absorb here to read more

Vitamin D does not reduce the frequency or severity of colds in asthma patients: Study

Vitamin D does not reduce the risk of an asthma patient catching a cold, according to a new study. The findings were surprising, due to the fact that previous studies found a 40 percent decrease in asthma related issues for patients who raised their vitamin D levels from deficient to normal. The researchers previously concluded here to read more

Multiple sclerosis health news roundup 2015: MS prevention and treatment breakthroughs

2015 saw many advancements in multiple sclerosis, from new treatment options to digging deeper for potential causes. With each passing news topic we gain a greater understanding of the debilitating disease. Here is a roundup of the top five multiple sclerosis stories of 2015 that you may have missed. The stories covered reveal how melatonin here to read more

Vitamin D deficiency could limit immune recovery in adults with HIV

New findings suggest that a vitamin D deficiency could impair the immune recovery in HIV-positive adults. The findings come from the University of Georgia. Individuals with HIV often have declining health as their immune systems cannot fight off infection or effectively respond to pathogens. Study co-author Amara Ezeamama said, “Because of the immune-destroying effects of here to read more

Daily vitamin D may improve exercise performance and lower risk of heart disease

Presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference, researchers reported that taking a daily vitamin D supplement may help improve exercise performance and lower risk of heart disease. In addition to controlling calcium and phosphate in the blood Vitamin D plays a big role in the formation of healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D can here to read more