Vitamin D Council Members Blog Sunlight and vitamin D, do they trigger rosacea?
July 23, 2013 -- John Cannell, MD
We know sunlight and sunburn makes rosacea worse. So does supplemental vitamin D do the same? Continue reading → (open access) Case reports: Severe hypocalcemia in infants
July 22, 2013 -- John Cannell, MD
Recently, physicians in Portugal wrote that an old disease in infants is reappearing. And no, it’s not just rickets we’re talking about. Continue reading → (membership required) New review on vitamin D and athletic performance
July 20, 2013 -- John Cannell, MD
Drs Dana Ogan and Kelly Pritchett of Central Washington University recently reviewed the topic of vitamin D and athletes and published their findings in the journal Nutrients. Continue reading → (membership required) The mixed findings of eczema and vitamin D
July 19, 2013 -- John Cannell, MD
Observational data on vitamin D and eczema, also called atopic eczema, is mixed. Some studies show low 25(OH)D levels are associated with less eczema and some studies show the opposite. Continue reading → (open access) RCT: Different levels during pregnancy
July 17, 2013 -- John Cannell, MD
How much vitamin D does a pregnant woman need to ensure her and her baby’s vitamin D levels are sufficient? Let’s find out. Continue reading → (membership required) The rise in type I diabetes: A look at the theories behind the increase
July 16, 2013 -- Brant Cebulla
Type I diabetes has increased steadily for over 50 years. But why? We take a look at all the hypothesis and how they might be interrelated. Continue reading → (membership required) Low vitamin D linked to frailty and mortality in older men
July 13, 2013 -- Kate Saley
Research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports that vitamin D deficiency is associated with frailty and all-cause mortality in older men. Continue reading → (membership required) New study shows link between sun exposure and breast density
July 12, 2013 -- Brant Cebulla
New research out of Hong Kong suggests that sunlight across the lifespan may decrease the risk of breast cancer. Continue reading → (membership required) Valley Fever linked to vitamin D status?
July 11, 2013 -- Tom Weishaar
A disease called Valley Fever has recently made a curious comeback in the southwestern US. Could vitamin D be involved? Continue reading → (open access) Surprisingly low vitamin D awareness in Australia
July 10, 2013 -- Kate Saley
Findings from research conducted in Australia suggest that people at risk of vitamin D deficiency have limited awareness and understanding about vitamin D. Continue reading → (membership required) A closer look: Common misconceptions about vitamin D
July 9, 2013 -- Dr William Grant
Dr William Grant responds to a recent paper that defends the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations on vitamin D. Continue reading → (membership required)
Vitamin D News Room Vitamin D deficiency common in Oman
July 22, 2013 -- Vitamin D News
New research out of Oman reports that vitamin D deficiency is very common in Omani’s. Continue reading → Low vitamin D linked to disability in older adults
July 18, 2013 -- Vitamin D News
For people who are 55 and older, vitamin D deficiency may increase the likelihood of having trouble performing daily activities. Continue reading → Vitamin D status decline during heart surgery linked to bypass machine
July 15, 2013 -- Vitamin D News
A significant decline in vitamin D status among children undergoing heart surgery was associated with the use of a machine that takes over heart function, according to recent research. Continue reading → Vitamin D deficiency accelerates bone aging
July 12, 2013 -- Vitamin D News
Normal bone aging is significantly accelerated with vitamin D deficiency, according to researchers at University of California Berkeley. Continue reading → Link between low vitamin D and heart disease varies by race
July 10, 2013 -- Vitamin D News
The link between low vitamin D and increased risk of heart disease varies by race and ethnicity, according to new research. Continue reading → New study set to get underway on vitamin D and gestational diabetesh
July 9, 2013 -- Vitamin D News
A new study in Europe is set to get underway examining the effect of vitamin D and lifestyle interventions on gestational diabetes. Continue reading → The Vitamin D Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, working to educate the public on vitamin D, sun exposure and health.
Research on vitamin D is pouring out and it’s hard to keep up with the latest information. Recommendations on vitamin D and sun exposure are confusing, conflicting and inconsistent.
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