Vitamin D at the Olympics
The Olympics are well underway, where the world’s greatest athletes come to compete. Can vitamin D play a role and be the difference between a silver and gold?
Athletes are beginning to catch on to the fact that vitamin D plays a role in balance, strength, and muscle repair. Vitamin D increases the size of fast-twitch muscles and general muscle strength, helpful in the quick sprints and explosive movements. Past research has shown athletes with higher vitamin D levels can jump higher, quicker, and with greater power than those with the lowest levels.
Dr Cannell discusses the importance of vitamin D in his book Athlete's Edge: Faster, Quicker, Stronger with Vitamin D. With a donation of $100 or more you will receive a personalized, signed copy of Dr Cannell’s book. Learn all about Dr Cannell’s theory on the 1968 Olympics and what made them such an extraordinary Olympics.
Meta-analysis confirms: Vitamin D prevents risk of fractures
July 24, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
A new meta-analysis confirms that vitamin D prevents risk of fractures. The analysis provides vitamin D dose requirements most effective for fracture prevention. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Vitamin D May reduce the risk of dominantly inherited Alzheimer's disease
July 25, 2012 -- Dr William Grant
Dr Grant reviews research published in the New England Journal of Medicine which provides insight into specific biomarkers and behavioral changes in dominantly inherited Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Melanoma: Making the case for sun exposure
July 28, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Research published in Dermatoendocrinology makes the case that regular sun exposure decreases the risk of malignant melanoma and possibly non-melanoma skin cancers. Continue reading → (membership required)
Dr Cannell on Tech Talk Podcast with Craig Peterson
July 25, 2012 -- Kate Saley
Dr Cannell talks with Craig Peterson on his Tech Talk Podcast about relevant vitamin D research and tips for maintaining adequate vitamin D levels. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Meta-analysis: Gestational diabetes linked to low vitamin D
July 26, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Dr Poel and colleagues from the Netherlands recently conducted the first ever meta-analysis examining a link between gestational diabetes and vitamin D status during pregnancy. Dr Cannell discusses their results. Continue reading → (membership required)
Vitamin D for weight loss?
July 27, 2012 -- Rebecca Oshiro
A study published in the Journal of Women’s Health found that elderly women with low vitamin D may be prone to weight gain when compared to women with sufficient D levels. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Study: COPD associated with low vitamin D levels
July 30, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Researchers from Noway investigate low vitamin D levels in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Read what they found. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Vitamin D may protect against lung function decline in smokers
July 23, 2012 -- Vitamin D News
Researchers in Boston found that vitamin D deficiency in smokers is associated with worse lung function and more rapid decline in lung function over time. Continue reading → (news)
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