Vitamin D Council September 18th, 2012 This newsletter is in part made possible by the support of our sponsors
Vitamin D: Beyond Bone Conference
September 21, 2012
The Vitamin D: Beyond Bone Conference held in New York is right around the corner! This 1-day conference on September 21, 2012 will explore recent epidemiological data and the molecular mechanisms of action known to underlie the effects of vitamin D on pregnancy, lactation, and immune, metabolic, muscle, and cardiovascular function. Participants will also explore public health strategies that support the health and well-being of infants, adults, and the aging population.
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Vitamin D: Breast cancer treatment effect?
September 16, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
In a remarkable paper from Stanford University, Dr Swami and company, working under senior author Professor David Feldman, discovered that vitamin D has a treatment effect in mice that have surgically implanted inflammatory breast tumors. Continue reading → (membership required)
Is there a link between vitamin D status and chronic kidney disease in children?
September 13, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Dr Amit Patange and colleagues of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan found that vitamin D status is linked to heart size and aortic stiffness in children with chronic kidney disease. Continue reading → (membership required)
RCT: Effects of vitamin D on muscle strength
September 11, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
A recent randomized controlled trial examining the effects of vitamin D on muscle strength in young women showed no effect. These results stand in contrast to the group’s first trial. Continue reading → (membership required)
Tea and coffee consumption linked to vitamin D status?
September 12, 2012 -- Rebecca Oshiro
An observational study published in Nutrition Journal examined for the first time if tea and coffee consumption is associated with blood levels of vitamin D. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Associtation between D intake and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis: A meta-analysis
September 15, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
In a meta-analysis, Dr Gwan Gyu Song and colleagues of the Korea University College of Medicine, found three studies totaling 215,000 patients that observed vitamin D intake and the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. The results are encouraging. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Vitamin D deficiency and depression among pregnant women
September 12, 2012 -- Vitamin D News
Researchers report a significant association between vitamin D status and antenatal depression in African American women. Continue reading → (news)
Vitamin D critical during pregnancy
September 17, 2012 -- Vitamin D News
A study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could hinder infants' brain and motor development. Continue reading → (news)
Vitamin D level linked to pneumonia prognosis?
September 14, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Dr Hilde Remmelts and colleagues of St. Antonius Hospital in the Netherlands recently found that vitamin d deficiency may be associated with an increased risk of ICU admission and increased 30-day mortality among patients with pneumonia. Continue reading → (membership required)
Calgary - Vitamin D for Disease Prevention Session
September 19, 2012
The Calgary Vitamin D for Disease Prevention Session is a free event designed to help educate healthcare professionals and the general public to create awareness about Vitamin D and its many benefits related to health and wellness. The event features top Vitamin D researcher, Dr. Robert Heaney, Professor of Medicine, Creighton University and Carol Baggerly, executive director of Grassroots Health. The event is on September 19, 2012 in Calargy at 7:30 PM. To learn more click here.
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