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Vitamin D may help prevent knee osteoarthritis | Health | Reuters - 0 views

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    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low levels of vitamin D are associated with the loss of cartilage in the knee joint of older individuals, researchers in Australia report
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Low vitamin D levels may impair thinking | Health | Reuters - 0 views

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    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that low vitamin D levels in the body are associated with thinking or "cognitive" impairments in older men, but whether vitamin D supplements can help is not yet known.

    In the study, an investigation of European men, subjects with low levels of vitamin D scored worse on a standard test of cognitive ability than did their peers with normal levels, Dr. David M. Lee, from the University of Manchester, UK, and co-researchers found. Although, the authors emphasize, the difference in scores was not that great.
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Relationship Between Vitamin D Deficiency And Increased Inflammation In Healthy Women - 0 views

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    According to a recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 75 percent of Americans do not get enough Vitamin D. Researchers have found that the deficiency may negatively impact immune function and cardiovascular health and increase cancer risk. Now, a University of Missouri nutritional sciences researcher has found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with inflammation, a negative response of the immune system, in healthy women.
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Journal of Inflammation | Full text | Serum tumor necrosis factor-alpha concentrations ... - 0 views

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    Serum tumor necrosis factor-alpha concentrations are negatively correlated with serum 25(OH)D concentrations in healthy women.
    Peterson CA, Heffernan ME.
    J Inflamm (Lond). 2008 Jul 24;5:10.
    PMID: 18652680
    doi:10.1186/1476-9255-5-10

    Conclusion
    Serum 25(OH)D status is inversely related to TNF-α concentrations in healthy women, which may in part explain this vitamin's role in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory diseases. Results gleaned from this investigation also support the need to re-examine the biological basis for determining optimal vitamin D status.
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Vitamin D: The alternative hypothesis. - ScienceDirect - Autoimmunity Reviews, 2009 - 0 views

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    Albert et al. Vitamin D: The alternative hypothesis.
    Autoimmunity Reviews, 2009
    doi:10.1016/j.autrev.2009.02.011 
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Low Levels Of Vitamin D In Patients With Autoimmune Disease May Be Result, Not Cause, O... - 0 views

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    ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2009) - Deficiency in vitamin D has been widely regarded as contributing to autoimmune disease, but a review appearing in Autoimmunity Reviews explains that low levels of vitamin D in patients with autoimmune disease may be a result rather than a cause of disease and that supplementing with vitamin D may actually exacerbate autoimmune disease.
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Lower serum creatinine is a new risk factor of type 2 diabetes: the Kansai healthcare s... - 0 views

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    Lower serum creatinine is a new risk factor of type 2 diabetes: the Kansai healthcare study.
    Harita N, Hayashi T, Sato KK, Nakamura Y, Yoneda T, Endo G, Kambe H.
    Diabetes Care. 2009 Mar;32(3):424-6. Epub 2008 Dec 15.
    PMID: 19074997
    DOI: 10.2337/dc08-1265
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Not enough vitamin D in the diet could mean too much fat on adolescents - 0 views

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    AUGUSTA, Ga. - Too little vitamin D could be bad for more than your bones; it may also lead to fatter adolescents, researchers say.\n\nA Medical College of Georgia study of more than 650 teens age 14-19 has found that those who reported higher vitamin D intakes had lower overall body fat and lower amounts of the fat in the abdomen, a type of fat known as visceral fat, which has been associated with health risks such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension
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The Heart Scan Blog: What your doctor doesn't know about heart disease - 0 views

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    What causes coronary heart disease or coronary atherosclerotic plaque, this thing that we track with heart scans?

    Well, here are a few little-publicized facts about heart disease that you are unlikely to hear from your When's-the-next-stent? cardiologist or the What is there besides statins? primary care doctor.

    (Since everybody knows that smoking is a modifiable risk for heart disease that can be readily identified, let's focus on the blood tests that reveal heart disease causes.)
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Low vitamin D may be a bigger problem than thought - 0 views

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    Many U.S. teenagers -- including half of African Americans -- would be considered vitamin D-deficient if the definition of deficiency were changed to what many experts recommend, a new study finds.

    Right now, people are considered to have an overt deficiency in vitamin D when blood levels drop below 11 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL), but there is debate over how the optimal vitamin D level should be define
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BBC NEWS | Health | Drink a day increases cancer risk - 0 views

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    A glass of wine each evening is enough to increase your risk of developing cancer, women are being warned.\nConsuming just one drink a day causes an extra 7,000 cancer cases - mostly breast cancer - in UK women each year, Cancer Research UK scientists say
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Not enough vitamin D: health consequences for Canadians. - Can Fam Physician. 2007 May - 0 views

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    Not enough vitamin D: health consequences for Canadians.\nSchwalfenberg G.\nCan Fam Physician. 2007 May;53(5):841-54. Review.\nPMID: 17872747 \n
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Improvement of chronic back pain or failed back surgery with vitamin D repletion: a cas... - 0 views

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    Improvement of chronic back pain or failed back surgery with vitamin D repletion: a case series.\nSchwalfenberg G.\nJ Am Board Fam Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;22(1):69-74.\nPMID: 19124636
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Independent Association of Low Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D Le... - 0 views

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    Independent association of low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin d levels with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.\nDobnig H, Pilz S, Scharnagl H, Renner W, Seelhorst U, Wellnitz B, Kinkeldei J, Boehm BO, Weihrauch G, Maerz W.\nArch Intern Med. 2008 Jun 23;168(12):1340-9.\nPMID: 18574092
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An association of serum vitamin D concentrations < 40 nmol/L with acute respiratory tra... - 0 views

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    An association of serum vitamin D concentrations < 40 nmol/L with acute respiratory tract infection in young Finnish men.
    Laaksi I, Ruohola JP, Tuohimaa P, Auvinen A, Haataja R, Pihlajamäki H, Ylikomi T.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Sep;86(3):714-7.
    PMID: 17823437
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Low vitamin d levels predict stroke in patients referred to coronary angiography. - Str... - 0 views

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    Low vitamin d levels predict stroke in patients referred to coronary angiography.\nPilz S, Dobnig H, Fischer JE, Wellnitz B, Seelhorst U, Boehm BO, März W.\nStroke. 2008 Sep;39(9):2611-3. Epub 2008 Jul 17.\nPMID: 18635847 \ndoi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.107.513655
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The antibiotic vitamin: deficiency in vitamin D may predispose people to infection | Sc... - 0 views

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    In the July 2005 FASEB Journal, Adrian F. Gombart of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his colleagues reported that vitamin D boosts production in white blood cells of one of the antimicrobial compounds that defends the body against germs.\n\nImmediately, Cannell says, the proverbial lightbulb went on in his head: Maybe the high doses of vitamin D that he had been prescribing to virtually all the men on his ward had boosted their natural arsenal of the antimicrobial, called cathelicidin, and protected them from flu. Cannell had been administering the vitamin D because his patients, like many other people in the industrial world, had shown a deficiency:
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