Do you have enough vitamin D? Recent breakthrough allows testing from human hair

(Natural News) More and more people are becoming deficient in vitamin D. Estimates suggest that over one billion people have this problem. Currently, people get tested for vitamin D deficiency using blood tests, which can be painful. These blood tests also require special equipment and the expertise of a trained medical practitioner. However, scientists have found...
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European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Published online: 20 August 2019; doi:10.1038/s41430-019-0486-xThe economic case for prevention of population vitamin D deficiency: a modelling study using data from England and Wales
Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to review published data on the role of vitamin D in ADs. Vitamin D insufficiency has been described as an important factor in the development of some ADs, generally attributed to the key role of this vitamin in the immune system. Most studies show that adequate supplementation can prevent and improve the development of some of these diseases, although the optimal vitamin D dose remains controversial. We highlight the importance of measuring serum vitamin D levels of the population and developing strategies to improve and maintain levels with no health risks.Graphical abstract
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Vitamin D exists as an inactive 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in the bloodstream, which is converted to active 1,25-dihydroxyvitaminD (1,25(OH)2D) in target tissues. Cohort studies reporting cardiovascular disease among individuals with low vitamin D are inconsistent and solely measure 25(OH)D. Psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease, is a vitamin D deficient state and is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk. While serum 25(OH)D is routinely measured, we hypothesized that measurement of 1,25(OH)2D in psoriasis may perform better than 25(OH)D in capturing cardiovascular risk.
Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Minkowitz B, Sawyer A, Fung EB, Dvorzhinskiy A, Lane JM Abstract Vitamin D is necessary for the regulation of calcium and phosphate in the human body. Decreased vitamin D levels can alter the bone mineralization process. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the general population is high, and low vitamin D levels are associated with disorders such as rickets and osteoporosis. As knowledge about vitamin D metabolism increases, physicians of all specialties are becoming more attentive to the vitamin D status of their patients. Similarly, orthopaedic surgeons, through various initiatives such as "Ow...
Source: Instructional Course Lectures - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Instr Course Lect Source Type: research
In conclusion, our study provides a novel evidence of a significant positive association of sufficient 25(OH)D levels with the stability of the disease and a satisfactory repigmentation process in Caucasian adult vitiligo patients and strengthen the need to assess vitamin D status in vitiligo. The correlation between sufficient vitamin D levels and a satisfactory course of the disease opens the way for future randomized controlled trials assessing a possible beneficial role of vitamin D supplementation on vitiligo. PMID: 31414974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Vitam Nutr Res Source Type: research
Authors: Wang W, Gao Y, Liu H, Feng W, Li X, Guo J, Li M Abstract Cyclophosphamide (CTX) as an alkylating agent is used for treating a range of tumor types and allergic diseases. However, high-dose application may induce rapid bone loss and increase the risk of osteoporotic fractures. Eldecalcitol (ED-71), a clinically approved active vitamin D analog, has been approved for osteoporosis treatment. It potently inhibited bone resorption while maintaining osteoblastic function in estrogen-deficient and high-turnover osteoporosis in model rats. The aim of the present study was to clarify the treatment effect of ED-71 o...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
The objective of this article is to provide a structured and applicable approach to managing ESRD that is up-to-date and evidence based. To achieve this objective, we created an alphabetized mnemonic and synthesized our discussion to address Anemia, Bone health, Cardiovascular issues, vitamin D deficiency, Electrolytes imbalances, Fluid overload, and Gastroesophageal reflux in patients with ESRD.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Feature Article Source Type: research
Conclusions25(OH)D3 levels were not associated with brain volume or lesional measures in progressive MS contrary to what has been described in relapsing remitting MS. An association between WB-MTR and NAGM-MTR suggest higher vitamin D levels may exert a protective role on myelin content in progressive MS.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We report a patient with severe VDD that resulted in TdP and cardiac arrest. Post-resuscitation work up illustrated prolonged QTc interval of 620 ms, significant hypocalcemia, and severe VDD of 4 (normal 30–80) ng/mL. After high dose vitamin D/calcium supplements, repeat electrocardiogram revealed normal QTc interval of 423 ms. During hospitalization, the patient suffered no additional arrhythmias and QTc continued to be normal.
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Public Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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