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Connection between low vitamin D and COVID-19 severity

A new study has been looking at patients with low vitamin D levels and COVID-19 severity levels. The data suggests that there is a connection, although other factors need to be accounted for.

Study links vitamin D deficiency to autism

Children who are born to women deficient in vitamin D, at 20 weeks, are more likely to show signs of autism by the time they reach the age of six, according to a new study from Australia.

Should Canada be recommending vitamin D?

Toronto - Following the recommendation that people in the U.K. take vitamin D supplements, a pressure group in Canada has begun lobbying for the recommendations to be made by the Canadian government.

The month in which you were born could affect your later health

According to a new UK study, babies delivered during the hottest months of the year have a better chance of enjoying a healthy adulthood, due to early exposure to sunlight.

What pet owners should know about pet food recalls

Boulder - On Thursday, the Boulder Dog Food Company issued a voluntary recall of its Turkey Sprinkles product due to potential salmonella contamination mere weeks after the company issued a recall on its Chicken Sprinkles product.

Vitamin D recommended for ‘at risk’ groups

London - In the U.K., the government has recommended that certain vulnerable groups take vitamin D supplements as part of a health promotion measure. Digital Journal assesses the reasons.

Op-Ed: Vitamin D deficiency increases Alzheimer’s, dementia risk

Sydney - In a surprise finding, researchers at University of Exeter Medical School have proven a link between Vitamin D deficiency and a massively increased risk of dementia. Findings showed a huge discrepancy in risk for those severely deficient in the vitamin.

Vitamin D may lower cholesterol

A new randomized trial has found that vitamin D appears to reduce levels of LDL, or "bad" cholesterol. The results were drawn from a study of post-menopausal women.

Op-Ed: Top doctor scaremongering on child deaths

According to one leading doctor, five children a day up to the age of 14 are dying in Britain from avoidable causes, but do the figures add up?

Too much vitamin D can be harmful

Health shops often have vitamin supplements for sale. However, with vitamin D research suggests that very high blood levels of vitamin D confer no additional benefit and could, in fact, be potentially harmful.

Study: MS rates highest in the world in Northern Scotland

University of Edinburgh researchers have found rates of multiple sclerosis are highest in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. The study results shows rates have increased since 1980.

Study: Vitamin D reduces body fat

New research on humans shows that daily vitamin D3 supplements can help lower body fat. Obese subjects showed significant improvements in body fat levels.

Op-Ed: Vitamin D maintains your health and delays death

Recent scientific research reveals that vitamin D deficiency is common in sick children, it could raise death risk in older adults, and that normal supply of vitamin D is important for brain development and function.

High Vitamin D levels linked to early death

Copenhagen - A CopD study conducted by researchers in Copenhagen has confirmed the importance of vitamin D for good health, but revealed that high levels of vitamin D are linked to increased mortality rates.

Swiss researchers examine potential formula for healthy aging

Researchers in Europe have recently launched a new study called DO-HEALTH that will examine strategies to promote healthy aging.

Op-Ed: Vitamin D in the news

Vitamin D has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons, but how do we make sense out of so many conflicting reports?

Rickets on the increase amongst British children

The increase of rickets amongst British children is an alarming trend. The disease was eradicated in Britain during Victorian times, but is reemerging due to a lack of exposure to sunlight.

Study: Women don't get enough vitamin D during menopause

Menopausal and postmenopausal women's risks for many diseases increases, and sticking to a healthy diet is one natural preventive measure. Recent studies that analysed the diets of peri- and postmenopausal Spanish women found vitamin D deficiency common.

Study: Vitamin D could help protect eyesight

Women with higher levels of Vitamin D were less likely to show early effects from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a recent study.

Vitamin D may reduce risk of certain cancers

Two new vitamin D studies revealed the possibility of preventing up to half of the cases of breast cancer and two thirds of colorectal cancer.

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