With 30 days left for the "Help the Vitamin D Council" campaign, you have donated and raised $22,960 to support our organization!
September 5, 2012
We want to thank you for your support! Over 150 people have helped to make this happen so far, including some very generous individuals.
But we’re not quite finished yet! The Council has set a new target to raise $30,000. That’s only a little over $7,000, and 140 new or renewing members. Can we get there?
With every donation of $50 or more, we set you up with a year-long membership to the Council. Members receive:
- Access to every article from the Council's blog
- Participate in discussions with vitamin D experts
- Become a better steward on the importance of vitamin D and sun exposure. Every new member further expands the vitamin D community and further brings awareness on vitamin D to the world.
A sincere thank you from the Vitamin D Council!
Vitamin D levels and liver disease: Type I vs type II diabetes
August 30, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Dr. Benjamin Nwosu and colleagues compared young teenagers with type I diabetes, with children suffering from the obesity-driven type II diabetes, measuring 25(OH)D, liver function, and diabetic severity. Dr Cannell discusses the results. Continue reading → (membership required)
Vitamin D, vitamin A, and lung cancer in the USA
August 31, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Dr Ting-Yuan Cheng and Marian Neuhouser of the University of Washington looked at the interaction of vitamin D with vitamin A in lung cancer patients. Take a look to see what the authors observed among patients with high concentrations of vitamin A. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Association between air pollution and infant vitamin D levels?
September 1, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
A collaborative French study led by Dr. Nour Baiz recently looked at infant (cord blood) vitamin D levels and wanted to see if there was an association with the air pollution indices of where the mothers lived during their pregnancy. Continue reading → (membership required)
Vitamin D levels throughout pregnancy: Part 2
August 28, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
Part two of this three part blog series covers how vitamin D status changes before, during, and after pregnancy in natural, equatorial living populations. Continue reading → (membership required)
Fish consumption and vitamin D status in native populations: Part 3
August 29, 2012 -- John Cannell, MD
In the final part of the three blog series, Dr Cannell discusses how warm water surface lake fish consumption affects vitamin D status in certain native populations. Continue reading → (membership required)
A closer look: Cytokines, vitamin D, and autism
September 3, 2012 -- Dr William Grant
Dr Grant investigates how autism, vitamin D and cytokines – proteins released by cells in the body that carry signals to other cells – are interconnected. Continue reading → (no membership required)
Vitamin D aids speedy tuberculosis recovery
September 4, 2012 -- Vitamin D News
British researchers have found that high dose vitamin D can accelerate the recovery of patients with tuberculosis, in combination with standard antibiotic treatment. Continue reading → (news)
Vitamin D trial may provide relief for psoriasis sufferers
August 28, 2012 -- Vitamin D News
Researchers at the Vitamin D Research Centre at Massey University in New Zealand want to determine whether vitamin D is an effective treatment for psoriasis. Continue reading → (news)