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Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Autism

A recent study found that women with low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to babies with traits of autism. New research has found that low vitamin D is associated with neurodevelopmental disorders and that for pregnant women at 20 weeks’ gestation, if their vitamin D levels are low,…

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January 11, 2017
Vitamin D Asthma

New study demonstrates vitamin D reduces asthma attacks

Asthma has become more common in the last several years. Many patients have managed their asthma with medication and avoiding environmental triggers. According to a new review published 4 days ago, taking a vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication can reduce severe asthma attacks. Low serum vitamin D levels have been linked…

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September 12, 2016
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Low Vitamin D associated with increased risk of cognitive decline according to new study

http://blog.designsforhealth.com/ According to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology last month, researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) and Duke University have associated low vitamin D levels with an increased risk of cognitive decline in the elderly. The results reinforce the importance of identifying vitamin D insufficiency among the elderly. Low vitamin D…

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September 2, 2016
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Vitamin D helps to increase muscle strength and protect against sarcopenia in postmenopausal women

Vitamin D deficiency is a common health concern for postmenopausal women, and has been associated with muscle weakness and an increased risk of falling. The elderly population is more susceptible to a vitamin D deficiency due to poor dietary intake and nutrition-related conditions. Also, they typically have decreased exposure to sunlight, further increasing their risk…

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October 22, 2015
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Vitamin D and fish oils control brain serotonin

Many studies have demonstrated that fish oils and vitamin D help improve cognitive function, but what exactly is the mechanism of action? In an article just published in FASEB Journal, serotonin is described as the possible missing link, explaining why vitamin D and fish oil may have such a significant effect on neurological disorders. Previous…

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May 8, 2015

Vitamin D Levels Associated with Risk of the Metabolic Syndrome

Higher vitamin D levels correlate with lower risk of metabolic syndrome in older individuals, according to a new study published in March 2015. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by abdominal obesity, elevated blood pressure, blood sugar, and triglycerides and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). The researchers evaluated 3,240 middle-aged and elderly adults with a…

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March 19, 2015

Body Mass Index & Vitamin D

High Body Mass Index Correlates with Low Vitamin D Levels A new study epublished in August 2014 indicates that body mass index is related to serum vitamin D levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 69% of adults age 20 or older are overweight or obese, with 35.1% obese. The subjects…

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November 18, 2014

Remember when vitamin D was the overlooked nutrient?

Iodine Remember when vitamin D was the overlooked nutrient? Thanks to a wide publicity for new findings, awareness has risen and the US RDA got raised in 2010. Like vitamin D, iodine exerts exceptionally broad and beneficial effects in the body … and it’s in need of renewed attention. A number of signs suggest that…

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September 9, 2014

Vitamin D Is No Ordinary Nutrient.

Vitamin D is no ordinary nutrient. Unlike any other vitamin, it acts as a hormone, with unusually broad effects in the body. This explains why so many studies suggest that it’s crucial to immunity, heart health, bone health, and much more. Population studies suggest that it plays a role in diabetes prevention, and a small…

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July 14, 2014

Women at Higher Risk for Iodine Deficiency

Women at Higher Risk for Iodine Deficiency A too-common lack promotes fatigue, weight gain … possibly breast and other cancers Remember when vitamin D was the overlooked nutrient? Thanks to a wide publicity for new findings, awareness has risen and the US RDA got raised in 2010. Like vitamin D, iodine exerts exceptionally broad and…

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July 11, 2014