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High Doses of Vitamin D Cut MS Relapses - 0 views

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    "April 28, 2009 (Seattle) -- High doses of vitamin D dramatically cut the relapse rate in people with multiple sclerosis, a study shows.

    Sixteen percent of 25 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) given an average of 14,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day for a year suffered relapses, says Jodie Burton, MD, a neurologist at the University of Toronto. In contrast, close to 40% of 24 MS patients who took an average of 1,000 IU a day -- the amount recommended by many MS specialists -- relapsed, she says.

    Also, people taking high-dose vitamin D suffered 41% fewer relapses than the year before the study began, compared with 17% of those taking typical doses.

    People taking high doses of vitamin D did not suffer any significant side effects, Burton tells WebMD."
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Vitamin D and MS: Burton - 1 views

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    "Dr. Jodie Burton is the acting principal investigator (PI) of the dose-escalation trial of oral vitamin D3 with calcium supplementation in patients with multiple sclerosis with Dr. O'Connor. She started the trial as his fellow, while doing an additional 2 years of training in MS specifically after she received her neurology certification. She completed her fellowship training in 2007. Now she is staff doing clinical research and continuing with the vitamin D trial. As of August 2009, she will be Assistant Professor in Neurology in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in Calgary and at the University of Calgary. She will be part of the MS team there with Dr. Luanne Metz and the MS group.

    Please scroll down for an abstract of the trial:
    A Phase I/II dose-escalation trial of oral vitamin D3 with calcium supplementation in patients with multiple sclerosis."

    Conclusions:
    High-dose VD3 (~10 000 IU/day, possibly higher) in MS is safe and tolerable, with evidence of clinical improvement.
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Safety of vitamin D3 in adults with multiple sclerosis -- Kimball et al. 86 (3): 645 --... - 0 views

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    Safety of vitamin D3 in adults with multiple sclerosis.
    Kimball SM, Ursell MR, O'Connor P, Vieth R.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Sep;86(3):645-51.
    PMID: 17823429

    Conclusions: Patients' serum 25(OH)D concentrations reached twice the top of the physiologic range without eliciting hypercalcemia or hypercalciuria. The data support the feasibility of pharmacologic doses of vitamin D3 for clinical research, and they provide objective evidence that vitamin D intake beyond the current upper limit is safe by a large margin.
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Long-Term Ingestion of High Flavanol Cocoa Provides Photoprotection against UV-Induced ... - 0 views

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    Heinrich U, Neukam K, Tronnier H, Sies H, Stahl W. Long-term ingestion of high flavanol cocoa provides photoprotection against induced erythema and improves skin condition in women. J Nutr. 2006 Jun;136(6):1565-9. PMID: 16702322 [PubMed - indexed for MEDL
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High CRP is linked to poor prostate cancer survival - CancerNetwork - 0 views

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    Elevated levels of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP) are associated with an increased risk of death in men with advanced prostate cancer, according to findings from a subanalysis of the ASCENT (AIPC Study of Calcitriol Enhancing Taxotere) t
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A higher dose of vitamin d reduces the risk of falls in nursing home residents: a rando... - 0 views

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    Broe KE, Chen TC, Weinberg J, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Holick MF, Kiel DP. \nA higher dose of vitamin d reduces the risk of falls in nursing home residents: a randomized, multiple-dose study.\nJ Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Feb;55(2):234-9.\nPMID: 17302660 [PubMed -
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Mortality and cancer incidence in cohorts of Swedish fishermen and fishermen's wives: u... - 0 views

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    Mortality and cancer incidence in cohorts of Swedish fishermen and fishermen's wives: updated findings.\nMikoczy Z, Rylander L.\nChemosphere. 2009 Feb;74(7):938-43. Epub 2008 Nov 28.\nPMID: 19041115
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Mortality in a cohort with high fish consumption. - 0 views

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    Mortality in a cohort with high fish consumption.\nTurunen AW, Verkasalo PK, Kiviranta H, Pukkala E, Jula A, Männistö S, Räsänen R, Marniemi J, Vartiainen T.\nInt J Epidemiol. 2008 Oct;37(5):1008-17. Epub 2008 Jun 25.\nPMID: 18579573
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