Vitamin D status at breast cancer diagnosis: Correlation with tumor characteristics?
July 17, 2012 -- Brindusa Vanta, MD
A new study confirms that healthy blood levels of vitamin D are important in women diagnosed with breast cancer and it also reveals new findings regarding the benefits of vitamin D for this condition.
Hatse S et al. Vitamin D status at breast cancer diagnosis: correlation with tumor characteristics, disease outcome and genetic determinants of vitamin D insufficiency. Carcinogenesis, 2012.
In this study, featured in the May 2012 issue of Carcinogenesis, a group of scientists out of Catholic University Leuven in Belgium evaluated the relation between vitamin D status and breast cancer. They wanted to know if vitamin D status at the time of diagnosis correlates or influences tumor characteristics, survival, and cancer relapse. Furthermore, they wanted to know if any of this was influenced by vitamin D related genes. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Can vitamin D supplementation help relieve the symptoms of depression?
July 20, 2012 -- Brant Cebulla
This week in The British Journal of Psychiatry, researchers in Norway have published results from their randomized controlled trial studying the effects of vitamin D on depressive symptoms in otherwise healthy adults. Continue reading → (no membership required)
D deficiency may be linked to diabetic foot infections
July 19, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Dr. Shalbha Tiwari and colleagues in India researched the prevalence and severity of vitamin D deficiency in patients with diabetic foot infections. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Vitamin D linked to healthy arteries?
July 21, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Researchers from the University of Alabama examined the relationship between vitamin D deficiency, arterial stiffness, and ethnicity. They found large differences in the health of two group’s arteries, even at the age of 29. Continue reading → (membership required)
Sunshine for the elderly: To expose or not to expose?
July 23, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Dr Cannell reviews Professor Glossmann’s paper discussing why the elderly should expose themselves to moderate, regular sun exposure as often as possible during seasons when the sun is high in the sky. Continue reading → (membership required)
Rheumitoid arthritis and increased risk of heart disease: Is D deficiency to blame?
July 18, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Researchers at John Hopkin’s School of Medicine examined the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis, increased cardiovascular disease risk, and vitamin D deficiency. Is D the missing link? Continue reading → (membership required)
Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor lung function in asthmatic children?
July 17, 2012 -- Vitamin D News
Research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that vitamin D deficiency may be linked with poor lung function in children with asthma. Continue reading → (news)
Obesity and D deficiency add up to greater risk of diabetes and insulin resistance
July 18, 2012 -- Vitamin D News
Researchers from the Drexel University School of Public Health found that patients who are both obese and vitamin D deficient are at greater risk of insulin resistance than patients with either factor alone. Continue reading → (news)