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Vitamin D the clue to more autism spectrum disorder in boys

A deficiency in Vitamin D on the mother’s side could explain why autism spectrum disorder is three times more common in boys, say researchers from The University of Queensland. In their latest study, Professor Darryl Eyles and Dr. Asad Ali from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute found vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy caused an increase in

Vitamin D Supplementation Tied to Reduction in Advanced Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 — Vitamin D supplementation is associated with a reduction in the incidence of advanced cancer, with the strongest reduction seen among those with normal weight, according to a study published online Nov. 18 in JAMA Network Open. Paulette D. Chandler, M.D., M.P.H., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues conducted

Vitamin D and omega-3s bolster health in some active older people

The DO-HEALTH study led by Zurich-based geriatrician Professor Heike Bischoff-Ferrari has examined the effects of simple measures on the health of healthy adults aged 70 or older. Initial analyses suggest that vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and strength-training exercises do not significantly improve bone health, leg function and memory. Nevertheless, certain groups of people could

Vit D independently, inversely tied to cholesterol in children

(HealthDay)—Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] is independently and inversely associated with total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in children, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Sonja Soininen, M.D., from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, and colleagues examined the

Vitamin D: Side effects and risks

Vitamin D is fundamental in supporting several bodily processes, including: the absorption and regulation of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate the hardening, growth, and remodeling of bones cellular growth and remodeling immune function nerve and muscle function There is no set consensus about how much vitamin D is necessary for good health. A person’s daily requirement

Low vitamin D levels associated with scarring lung disease

Reviewing medical information gathered on more than 6,000 adults over a 10-year period, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that lower than normal blood levels of vitamin D were linked to increased risk of early signs of interstitial lung disease (ILD). Interstitial lung disease is a relatively rare group of disorders characterized by lung scarring and

High vitamin D levels linked to lower cholesterol in children

There is a link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children, new research from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Children whose serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels exceeded 80 nmol/l had lower plasma total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels than children whose serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were

No need for high-dose vitamin D in infants: study

Tripling the dose of vitamin D supplementation for babies does not make their bones any stronger by age two, according to a study in Finland published Tuesday. Vitamin D is essential because it helps the body absorb calcium. It is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight, but as many as 40 percent

Could vitamin D help to fight diabetes?

Currently, there are around 30 million people in the United States living with type 2 diabetes, a lifelong condition that cannot yet be cured. Obesity, one of the major risk factors, is steadily rising, meaning that the number of people with type 2 diabetes is likely to follow suit. The condition is caused by faulty