Vitamin D in the News

Articles featured below include news about or mention of vitamin D and the beneficial effects of vitamin D for good health. See also books about nutrition.

Exposure to sunlight reported to lower blood pressure

Recent research suggests that exposure of skin to sunlight can help to reduce blood pressure - thereby protecting against certain medical conditions linked to high blood pressure (hypertension)

20 Jan '14 | UK

Does vitamin D prevent diabetes ?

Research has started on a large-scale clinical trial to find out if taking vitamin D supplements helps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in adults with prediabetes. This study is in progress at a...

21 Oct '13 | Diabetes | USA

Half of Brits got sunburnt this year and many would do it again

Far from being a small price to pay for a tan, sunburn is a sign that your skin cells have been seriously damaged by too much sun. It is this damage that can increase the risk of skin cancer later ...

01 Sep '10

Can Vitamin D Help Prevent Arthritis ?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory form of arthritis affecting around 380,000 people, mainly women, in the UK. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks itself, causing pain and swelling...

24 May '10 | Arthritis | UK Research

AMA Adopts New Public Health Policies at Annual Meeting

At a recent meeting the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to adopt new public health policies concerning protection from flu, electronic cigarettes, use of tasers and vitamin D.

16 Jun '09 | USA

Veiled and dark-skinned people should have vitamin D levels checked

Dark-skinned and veiled infants, children and adults should be screened annually for vitamin D deficiency, and vitamin D supplementation should be provided to those at-risk in this population, a fi...

19 Apr '09

Weaker bones in children linked to mothers vitamin D levels in pregnancy

A team at the Medical Research Council's Epidemiology Resource Centre at the University of Southampton has found that maternal vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor skeletal growth of childr...

08 Jan '06 | Vitamin D | Southampton, England

Vitamin D + Taxotere extends lives of men with advanced prostate cancer

Men with advanced prostate cancer who take an experimental, high-dose vitamin D pill with chemotherapy live about eight months longer than those receiving chemotherapy and placebo, according to a n...

05 Nov '05 | Prostate Cancer | Oregon, USA

Sun's rays may do us good, according to Australian cancer expert

Cancer epidemiologist Prof Bruce Armstrong has suggested that a moderate amount of sunlight might help to protect people against a range of serious illnesses. He said there was growing evidence tha...

01 Oct '05 | Skin Cancer | Australia

Ohio State University encourages increased awareness of women with epilepsy

The researchers reported that few of the physicians surveyed understood that hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle of women who have epilepsy can affect seizure frequency, and most were ...

30 Sep '05 | Epilepsy | Ohio, USA

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