Negative results in vitamin D supplementation trials lead researchers to question best way of reaching deficient patients

This viewpoint discusses the strengths and limitations of recent studies which have challenged the need for vitamin D supplements; as relevant to the UK population and those at higher risk of deficiency (infants, the elderly and certain ethnic groups).
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Background: The National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey III, 2009 reported that 48% of adolescents in the United States are vitamin D insufficient/deficient. Nutritional and environmental factors are implicated. The purpose of this study was to measure the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in orthopaedic patients and typical children and identify risk factors to aid in screening. Methods: This prospective study recruited 138 patients and 30 typical children ages 2 to
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis patient presented with amnesia which is a rare presentation of hypoparathyroidism.
Source: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionIn our group of RA patients, there was no statistically significant correlation between the levels of vitamin D and the activity of the disease, nor were other determining variables associated with vitamin D levelsResumenObjetivoDeterminar si existe asociación entre los niveles séricos de vitamina D y el índice de actividad de la enfermedad en pacientes con artritis reumatoide (AR).MetodologíaEstudio transversal, analítico, retrospectivo realizado en el Hospital Luis Vernaza (HLV) y Centro de Reumatología y Rehabilitación (CERER). Se incluyeron pacientes entre 18 a...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate the effect of vitamin D on severity of restless legs syndrome in patients with idiopathic restless legs syndrome (RLS).MethodsPatients with idiopathic RLS completed questionnaires including the International Restless Legs Severity Scale (IRLSS) and were evaluated for vitamin D deficiency. Patients with deficiency of vitamin D were treated with 50,000 units per week for 2 months. At the end of the 2 months, vitamin D levels were re-measured and disease severity was re-evaluated in patients who reached adequate vitamin D level. Subgroups of IRLSS questionnaire were also analyzed.ResultsOf 35 patien...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Ulcerative Colitis;   Vitamin D Deficiency;   Vitamin D Supplement Intervention:   Drug: Caltrate Pill Sponsor:   Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Crohn's Disease;   Vitamin D Deficiency;   Vitamin D Supplement Intervention:   Drug: Caltrate Pill Sponsor:   Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Ulcerative Colitis;   Vitamin D Deficiency;   Vitamin D Supplement Intervention:   Drug: Caltrate Pill Sponsor:   Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Crohn's Disease;   Vitamin D Deficiency;   Vitamin D Supplement Intervention:   Drug: Caltrate Pill Sponsor:   Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Ulcerative Colitis;   Vitamin D Deficiency;   Vitamin D Supplement Intervention:   Drug: Caltrate Pill Sponsor:   Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Crohn's Disease;   Vitamin D Deficiency;   Vitamin D Supplement Intervention:   Drug: Caltrate Pill Sponsor:   Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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