USPSTF Finds Evidence Lacking for Vitamin D Screening
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is inadequate to recommend screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults. This finding forms the basis of a draft... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency increases COVID-19 risk by more than 50%
Vitamin D deficiency increases a person's risk for getting infected with COVID-19 by more than 50%, a study published Thursday in the journal PLOS ONE found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There ’s Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative—But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More
To protect himself from COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has long said he’s skipping hugs and handshakes, wearing a mask, and staying off of planes. Last week, he acknowledged adding another step to protect his health: taking supplements of vitamin-D. “If you are deficient in Vitamin-D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview posted on Instagram last week. “So I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin-D supplements.” However, while spurious claims t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: The frequent feeling that can signal you lack the vitamin
VITAMIN D is created when the sun's rays land on your skin. However, if you've been shielding or self-isolating at home this summer, you could be lacking adequate amounts of the vitamin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher COVID-19 risk and severe outcomes, reveals study
(Natural News) It is a well-known fact that vitamin D performs several important functions, from boosting immune health to regulating blood pressure. Over the past decade, multiple studies have also provided evidence that taking vitamin D could reduce the odds of developing infections like the common cold and the flu. Given these precedents and the ongoing pandemic, scientists... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People deficient in vitamin D have a higher risk of COVID-19, reports new study
(Natural News) A person’s vitamin D status may determine his susceptibility to COVID-19, the disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus. In a new study published September 4, researchers at the University of Chicago found that, compared to people with normal vitamin D levels, those who were deficient in the vitamin have a greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to boost your vitamin D intake
VITAMIN D is essential for many bodily functions, but around a quarter of Brits are vitamin D deficient. Here's how to boost your vitamin D intake. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poverty-Stricken Adults More Likely to be Calcium-, Vitamin D-Deficient
THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 -- Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake in older Americans is greatly influenced by ethnicity, sex, household income, and food security, according to a study recently published in PLOS ONE. Keri Marshall, from Pharmavite... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Likely Deficient Vitamin D Status Linked to COVID - 19 Risk
Risk for testing positive for COVID - 19 increased for likely deficient versus likely sufficient vitamin D groups (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency May Boost COVID-19 Risk Vitamin D Deficiency May Boost COVID-19 Risk
A new study links untreated vitamin D deficiency to an increased risk of testing positive for COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Likely Deficient Vitamin D Status Linked to COVID-19 Risk
FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 -- Likely deficient vitamin D status is associated with an increased risk for COVID-19, according to a study published online Sept. 3 in JAMA Network Open. David O. Meltzer, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Chicago, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Are you experiencing pain? It may mean you lack the sunshine vitamin
VITAMIN D is unique in that it's created the moment sunlight lands on your skin. However, if you've been shielding due to coronavirus, or have hardly have left your house, you may be deficient in the sunshine vitamin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds 60% higher rates of COVID-19 among people with low levels of the 'sunshine vitamin'
A new University of Chicago, is the first to show higher rates of COVID-19 in people who were recently vitamin-D deficient - within the year - before getting tested for coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency raises COVID-19 infection risk by 77%, study finds
Vitamin D deficiency increases a person's risk for catching COVID-19 by 77% compared to those with sufficient levels of the nutrient, a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Do your muscles feel like this? Three warning signs
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms can affect a multitude of body parts. Feeling either of the following three signs in your muscles could indicate that your levels are dangerously low. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency may raise risk of getting COVID-19
In a retrospective study of patients tested for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine found an association between vitamin D deficiency and the likelihood of becoming infected with the coronavirus. "Vitamin D is important to the function of the immune system and vitamin D supplements have previously been shown to lower the risk of viral respiratory tract infections," said David Meltzer, MD, PhD, Chief of Hospital Medicine at UChicago Medicine and lead author of the study. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Study: Vitamin D deficiency may raise risk of getting COVID-19
(University of Chicago Medical Center) In a retrospective study of patients tested for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine found an association between vitamin D deficiency and the likelihood of becoming infected with the coronavirus. The findings were published Sept. 3, 2020 in JAMA Network Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning: Does your hair look like this? The sign on your head
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms may be difficult to spot, but may include tiredness and feeling sick. One of the most common warning signs of the deficiency may be spotted in your hair. Should you add more vitamin D-rich foods to your diet? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Reduce Recurrence of Positional Vertigo Vitamin D May Reduce Recurrence of Positional Vertigo
Clinicians should consider the management of vitamin D deficiency in all patients with frequent attacks of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), researchers suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Severe vitamin D deficiencies in UK South Asian population puts their health at risk
(University of Surrey) 20 percent of the middle-aged UK South Asian population may have a very severe vitamin D deficiency, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition reports. Such deficiency can lead to health problems such as osteomalacia (softening of the bones) and other chronic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D Does Not Affect Peripheral Arterial Calcification in People Without Deficiency High-Dose Vitamin D Does Not Affect Peripheral Arterial Calcification in People Without Deficiency
Daily vitamin D supplements of 400, 4,000, or 10,000 IU had no effect on tibial-artery calcification over 3-years in adults without osteoporosis who had adequate vitamin levels at baseline in a study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 27, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation in Deficient Children Fails to Lower Tuberculosis Risk Vitamin D Supplementation in Deficient Children Fails to Lower Tuberculosis Risk
A large study in Mongolia has concluded that vitamin D supplementation does not reduce the risk of contracting latent tuberculosis in children deficient in the vitamin.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements do not protect against COVID-19
A review of previous studies that claim vitamin D deficiency increases COVID-19 risk by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), has found no evidence that vitamin D supplementation will reduce risks.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D megadose: definition, efficacy in bone metabolism, risk of falls and fractures - Narvaez J, Maldonado G, Guerrero R, Messina OD, Rios C.
INTRODUCTION: Currently, approximately more than one billion people around the world are considered to have deficient levels of vitamin D. International consensus recommends vitamin D supplementation to high-risk patients (advanced age, osteoporosis, liver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Africa: Think Vitamin D Deficiency Is Not Common in Africa? Think Again
[The Conversation Africa] The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, and the number of diseases associated with it, seems to be increasing worldwide. Africa is known to have a huge burden of disease, but little is known about the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. In our recent paper, we reviewed and analysed all published studies that assessed the vitamin D status of healthy populations in Africa. The average prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was much higher than we expected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid evidence summary: vitamin D for COVID-19 [ES28], NICE (published 29th June 2020)
Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle health. It has also been hypothesised that vitamin D may have a role in the body's immune response to respiratory viruses. Although sunlight exposure is the major source of vitamin D for most people, it can also be obtained from the diet or supplements. The 2 major forms of vitamin D, vitamin D3 (colecalciferol) and vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol), are licensed for the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D supplements are not specifically licensed for preventing or treating any infection, including the novel coronavirus infection that causes COVID ‑19. (Source:...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: How much of the sunshine vitamin you need to avoid the condition
VITAMIN D is a micronutrient needed for healthy longevity. And so, without it, the body can suffer. How much do you need of the vitamin if you want to avoid a deficiency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Vitamin D deficient 'at higher risk of death'
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has called for an urgent review into the benefits of taking vitamin D amid the coronavirus pandemic (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19: Is there a connection?
Yale Medicine physicians discuss recent studies that explore connections between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19, saying more research is needed. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Hidden sign of condition in your hair - when to see a doctor
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot because they don't necessarily make you feel unwell. But you could be at risk of a deficiency, and should consider eating more vitamin D-rich foods, if you develop this hidden sign in your hair. Should you speak to a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: The sign in your fingers you may lack the sunshine vitamin
VITAMIN D deficiency can lead to serious health complications if left untreated, so spotting symptoms of the condition is very important. Could you be lacking the sunshine vitamin? One sign to look out for is in your fingers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: The subtle pain you should never ignore - it could be serious
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot because they don't necessarily make you feel unwell. But you could be at risk of a deficiency, and should consider eating more vitamin D-rich foods, if you develop this subtle pain in your bones. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers: Vitamin D deficiency may lead to severe COVID-19 complications, death
(Natural News) Those who are deficient in vitamin D may be more prone to developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, according to a new research paper. The statistical analysis, conducted by a team of researchers from Northwestern University and published in preprint format on the MedXRiv site, covered Wuhan coronavirus cases in multiple countries, including China, Iran, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Back Pain May Be Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - May 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

More Vitamin D, Lower Risk of Severe COVID-19?
Countries with higher death rates had larger numbers of people with vitamin D deficiency than countries with lower death rates. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: What can you smell? Sign you may lack the vitamin
VITAMIN D is mostly obtained from the sun's rays. However, coronavirus shielding has prevented some people from going outside. What's the sign you may be lacking the sunshine vitamin? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency - the five easy tell-tale signs that you could be at risk
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot because they don't necessarily make you feel unwell. But you could be at risk of a deficiency, and should consider eating more vitamin D-rich foods, if you develop any of these tell-tale signs during the coronavirus lockdown. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Pain felt in this region of the body could be a warning sign
VITAMIN D is an extremely important vitamin which has powerful effects on the body. Lacking in the vitamin can therefore also have a big impact - feeling pain in a certain region of the body could be a warning you are lacking in the vitamin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Vitamin D deficiency found to increase the risk of fatal coronavirus infections and a deadly "cytokine storm"
(Natural News) People suffering from vitamin D deficiency have a higher risk of contracting a fatal coronavirus infection, a new study has revealed. A research team from Northwestern University conducted a statistical analysis of data gathered from hospitals and clinics across different countries such as China, France, Germany, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D identified as the "survival nutrient" against covid-19... could cut mortality rate in HALF, say researchers
(Natural News) For three months, we’ve been urging our readers to pursue sensible nutritional strategies to boost immune function and protect against infections. Now a study carried out by Northwestern University has found that higher vitamin D levels result in lower mortality rates from covid-19 infections. Vitamin D deficiency, according to the study, was significantly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low vitamin D levels linked to higher COVID-19 mortality risk
New research suggests vitamin D deficiency may be associated with increased COVID-19 mortality risk and taking vitamin D supplements may help protect from the virus.Science Alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Long-term effects of vitamin D deficiency on gait and balance in the older adults - Sahin Alak ZY, Ates Bulut E, Dokuzlar O, Yavuz I, Soysal P, Isik AT.
BACKGROUND& AIMS: Vitamin D deficiency is a public health problem. The resulting data showed that vitamin D is associated not only with calcium homeostasis, skeletal muscle health, but also with some chronic diseases. The aim of the study was to investiga... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Vitamin D: A rapid review of the evidence for treatment or prevention in COVID-19, CEBM
VERDICT: We found no clinical evidence on vitamin D in COVID-19. There was no evidence related to vitamin D deficiency predisposing to COVID-19, nor were there studies of supplementation for preventing or treating COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning - the seven key symptoms of the condition during lockdown
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot because they don't necessarily make you feel unwell. But you could be at risk of a deficiency, and should consider eating more vitamin D-rich foods, if you develop any of these signs during the coronavirus lockdown. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D May Reduce Survival for Some With Multiple Myeloma
TUESDAY, April 28, 2020 -- Vitamin D deficiency is associated with reduced overall survival for patients with multiple myeloma (MM), with a differential effect across race, according to a study published online April 21 in Blood Advances. Sarvari... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: The subtle pain you may be ignoring - it could be something serious
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot because they don't necessarily make you feel unwell. But you could be at risk of a deficiency, and should consider eating more vitamin D-rich foods, if you develop this painful sign that you may be ignoring. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D: Are you getting enough of the sunshine vitamin? Symptoms of a deficiency
VITAMIN D helps keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy and the body creates it from direct sunlight on the skin. But during coronavirus lockdown people may be at risk of not getting enough sun. Here are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Vitamin Supplements Prevent Infection? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, we are receiving a number of questions from the public. Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some of the questions sent to WBZ-TV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. I am a recovering cancer patient. Would cancer be considered an underlying condition? – Harry, Hingham It depends on the type of cancer and where you are in your recovery. But in general, people with cancer are often treated with medications that can weaken their immune system, putting them at greater risk for infection, including the coronavirus. So I would be particu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Pain in the body could mean you need more of the vitamin
VITAMIN D functions like a hormone, and every cell in the body has a receptor for it. The ever-important vitamin is needed to help regulate calcium and phosphate levels in the body. What's the sign you need more of it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news