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Matti Narkia

YouTube - Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention - 1 views

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    YouTube - Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention. A presentation by Dr. Cedric Garland.
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On the epidemiology of influenza - Virology Journal | Full text - 0 views

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    On the epidemiology of influenza.
    Cannell JJ, Zasloff M, Garland CF, Scragg R, Giovannucci E.
    Virol J. 2008 Feb 25;5:29. Review.
    PMID: 18298852
    doi:10.1186/1743-422X-5-29
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Pascal's Wager and Pandemic Influenza - Vitamin D Newsletter Nov 2005 - 0 views

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    EPIDEMICS' TIMING DETERMINED BY LATITUDEGoing back to 1945, Hope-Simpson discovered that influenza epidemics above 30 degrees latitude in both hemispheres occurred during the six months of least solar radiation and that outbreaks in the tropics almost always occured during the rainy season. He thus concluded, "Latitude alone broadly determines the timing of the epidemics in the annual cycle, a relationship that suggests a rather direct effect of some component of solar radiation acting positively or negatively upon the virus, the human host, or their interaction." That is, something may be regularly reducing our immunity every fall and winter. In 2003 researchers confirmed that influenza epidemics in the tropics occur, with few exceptions, during the rainy season, when vitamin D levels should be falling
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The Heart Scan Blog: "High-dose" Vitamin D - 0 views

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    I stumbled on one of the growing number of local media stories on the power of vitamin D. \nIn one story, a purported "expert" was talking about the benefits of "high-dose" vitamin D, meaning up to 1000, even 2000 units per day. \nI regard this as high-dose---for an infant. \nJudging by my experiences, now numbering well over 1000 patients over three years time, I'd regard this dose range not as "high dose," nor moderate dose, perhaps not even low dose. I'd regard it as barely adequate.
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High Prevalence of Vitamin D Inadequacy and Implications for Health - Mayo Clinic Pro... - 0 views

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    High prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy and implications for health.\nHolick MF.\nMayo Clin Proc. 2006 Mar;81(3):353-73. Review.\nPMID: 16529140 \ndoi: 10.4065/​81.3.353\n
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