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Even the government thinks we aren’t getting enough Vitamin D

Apparently the chief medical officer for England, Dame Sally Davies, is contacting medical staff because there has been an increase in childhood rickets over the past 15 years and there is evidence that some health professionals are unaware of the new government guidelines which can be seen at: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1122.aspx?categoryid=51&subcategoryid=168 According to the National Diet andContinue Reading

Children in USA deficient in Vitamin D

An American study has revealed MOST children in the U.S. have suboptimal vitamin D levels. Healthy blood levels of vitamin D are at least 30 ng/mL; but 2 out of 3 children have levels below this, and about 1 in 5 in the age group 1 to 11 are severely deficient. The problem is especiallyContinue Reading

Vitamin D and mortality

New Study Links Vitamin D to Higher Mortality Yet another study has highlighted the health benefits of maintaining optimal blood levels of vitamin D. In the latest study on what is fast becoming known as a super-nutrient, scientists from the Netherlands, Austria and the U.S. have found that low blood levels of vitamin D areContinue Reading

Vitamin D and reduction in fracture risk

A study published recently in the British Medical Journal has found that a vitamin-mineral combination of vitamin D and calcium significantly reduced fractures by 8%, and hip fractures by 16%. The study involved almost 70,000 people across Europe and the US and the reduction in risk was for everyone, regardless of age or gender. Source:Continue Reading

Vitamin D and SPF in skin creams

All the huge amount of research coming up about Vitamin D has made me realise how little sun exposure we get these days – especially women. Almost all face creams and foundations contain SPF at some level – usually 15 – so even on normal days we are not exposed to the sun. And whenContinue Reading

Vitamin D deficiency linked to fat in muscle tissue

Yet more on Vitamin D…………… A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has found that low vitamin D levels may be associated with the accumulation of fat in muscle tissue, leading to lower muscle strength. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism Published online ahead of print, doi: doi: 10.121o/jc. 2009-2309 Gilsanz,Continue Reading

Vitamin D and Depression

We all know that we feel happier in the sunshine and now a new study has confirmed that low levels of Vitamin D are linked to an increased risk of depression. This link is stronger in women than in men. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1210/jc.2010-0347 Milaneschi, ShardellContinue Reading

Vitamin D Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk

Vitamin D Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk A new study published in the British Medical Journal, said to be the largest of its kind to date, has found that increased blood levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 40%. In the study, researchers used dietary and lifestyle dataContinue Reading