Postmenopausal women should not take supplementary calcium (1000 mg or less) and vitamin D (400 IU or less) to prevent fractures, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says in a new recommendation published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Vitamin D and Older Women’s bones
Older women shouldn’t take vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones, and there’s not enough evidence to say whether it would help anyone else either, says a U.S. government-backed
Vitamin D supplementation may be needed in children with HIV, according to a study published in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal.
Professional ballerinas have a high incidence of vitamin D deficiency, improving slightly during summer months. Dancers also are more likely to get injured during the winter, according to research published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.
Sunshine is good, according to new guidelines set by the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society and Osteoporosis Australia (ANZBMS).
The potency of vitamin D supplements varies widely from what is advertized on the label, according to a study of 12 vitamin manufacturers.
The Department of Health in the United Kingdom has issued new recommendations for label messages for vitamin D supplements.
Having sufficient vitamin D levels during young adulthood may reduce the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes by up to 50%.
Researchers have recently pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system‘s ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the trademarks of Alzheimer’s disease.
Studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased cavities. Also, people who take vitamin D3 or get sun exposure are less likely to develop cavities.
Heart disease is a major problem for both men and women in the United States. Every year, about 715,000 Americans suffer a heart attack. About 1 out of every 4 deaths is a result of heart disease, the leading cause of death for men and women in the US.
The good news? Heart disease is preventable. Improving your overall health will greatly reduce your risk of heart disease. Did you know having sufficient vitamin D levels may help?
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