Sun exposure: Benefits beyond D production?
August 1, 2012 -- Brant Cebulla
Some of our readers have requested for more information on the benefits of sun exposure outside of vitamin D production. Fortunately, a review asking this very question was published in the last issue of Dermato Endocrinology by Professors Asta Juzeniene and Johan Moan.
Juzeniene A and Moan J. Beneficial effects of UV radiation other than via vitamin D production. Dermato Endocrinology, 2012.
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Aboriginal Arctic populations: Vitamin D deficiency and disease risk
August 1, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Arctic aboriginal populations have experienced significant diet and lifestyle changes over the past 50 years, coinciding with increased rates of cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Dr Sangita Shama and colleagues investigate this phenomenon. Continue reading → (membership required)
Vitamin D: Treatment possibility for children with asthma?
July 31, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Researchers from Harvard published a study investigating the effect of vitamin D and inhaled corticosteroid treatment on lung function in children with moderate asthma. Continue reading → (membership required)
Dear Dr Cannell: Continue supplementing when doctor says no?
August 4, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Dr Cannell talks with a woman who’s uncle has diabetes and prostate cancer. His doctor advised him to stop taking D. What should he do? Continue reading → (no membership required)
Can vitamin D status predict reproductive success following IVF?
August 3, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Dr Cannell reviews research that found an association between vitamin D levels among women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) and reproductive success. Take a look at what the researchers found. Continue reading → (membership required)
Study found vitamin D boosts vitamin D production
Juy 31, 2012 -- Vitamin D News
Researchers at the Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania found that one of the main treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) may increase the amount of vitamin D patients produce when exposed to sunlight. Continue reading → (news)
Vitamin D and lipids: More research required?
August 6, 2012 -- Rebecca Oshiro
An editorial published in this month’s issue of Circulation examined the evidence for the role of vitamin D in lipid profiles. Rebecca Oshiro discusses the latest meta-analysis. Continue reading → (membership required)