Vitamin D: Beyond Bone Conference
September 21, 2012
The upcoming Vitamin D: Beyond Bone conference will be held in New York on September 21st, 2012. This 1-day conference 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 recent changes to vitamin D dietary guidelines as well as critical next steps in vitamin D research that will aid the translation of basic research and epidemiological data into public health strategies that support the health and well-being of infants, adults, and the aging population.
The conference is also accepting applications for abstract poster submission. Submit your abstract by Friday August, 17th for a chance to share your research at the conference.
Register for the conference by August 24th for discounted ticket prices. For more information click here to visit the conference website.
Effects of vitamin D: Potential impact on West Virginia disease morbidity
August 7, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Dr Cannell discusses a paper which recognizes a potential impact of vitamin D deficiency on disease occurrence among miners in West Virginia. The researchers lament the fact that a survey of vitamin D levels among miners is lacking. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Is vitamin D2 dangerous?
August 9, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Research recently published in PLoS ONE examines childhood vitamin D2 and D3 levels and subsequent psychotic experiences later in life. Continue reading → (membership required)
Vitamin D and the brain
August 8, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Dr Walter Stumpf recently published a review examining vitamin D and it’s function in the brain. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Is low D the culprit for cavities?
August 10, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Canadian researchers found that children with severe early childhood cavities had significantly lower vitamin D levels than children without cavities. Continue reading → (membership required)
Dear Dr Cannell: Reflux Esophagitis link to D
August 13, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
A reader writes to Dr Cannell about the significant improvement she noticed with her reflux esophagitis after supplementing with vitamin D. Continue reading → (no membership required)
A closer look at sunbeds and melanoma
August 11, 2012 -- Dr William Grant
Dr Grant shares his comment submitted in response to a paper published by Dr Boniol and colleagues which estimates melanoma cases per year due to sunbed use in Europe. Continue reading → (membership required)
D deficiency common in critically ill children
August 6, 2012 -- Vitamin D News
Two studies published online in Pediatrics found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with more severe, longer lasting illness in children admitted to the hospital. Continue reading → (news)
Marin County's high breast cancer rate may be linked to genetics
August 9, 2012 -- Vitamin D News
Researchers working at the University of California San Francisco published research this past week suggesting genetic variations in the vitamin D receptor may explain the unusually high incidence of breast cancer in Marin County, California. Continue reading → (news)