How many more lives could be saved if Vitamin D had been distributed when the China virus hit?
(Natural News) The most important statistic concerning the covid-19 pandemic is the mortality rate. When covid-19 outbreaks were first announced, the mortality rate looked grim, as hospital systems relied on ventilators. As viable anti-viral treatments were suppressed (such as hydroxychloroquine), many hospital patients were literally left to die. Even worse: The local, state, and federal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Low Vitamin D in COVID-19 Predicts ICU Admission, Poor Survival Low Vitamin D in COVID-19 Predicts ICU Admission, Poor Survival
A study from Italy reports that patients who had severe COVID-19 had lower levels of vitamin D than patients with mild infections, and low vitamin D was an independent predictor of worse prognosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology 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

Mega Vitamin D Harms Bone in Women, Not Men, Without Osteoporosis Mega Vitamin D Harms Bone in Women, Not Men, Without Osteoporosis
' More is not necessarily better...Our findings do not support a benefit of high-dose vitamin D supplementation for bone health and raise the possibility of harm for females,'say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology 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

Vitamin D levels may help predict future health risks
Free, circulating vitamin D levels in the blood may help predict future health risks in ageing men, according to research presented at the European Society of Endocrinology’s digital Congress, e-ECE 2020.Times Now News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology 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

Low Vitamin D Might Raise Odds of COVID Infection
There's evidence that low blood levels of the "sunshine vitamin" -- vitamin D -- may increase a person's risk of infection with the new coronavirus, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Activated form of vitamin D reduced severity of Covid infection: Study in Spain
According to the study published in ScienceDirect, 50 of 76 patients hospitalised with Covid-19 were treated with calcifediol and only one required to be admitted in ICU. All were discharged without complications. Of the remainder who did not receive the drug, 13 patients were admitted in ICU and two died. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels in the blood can predict future health risks and death
(European Society of Endocrinology) Free, circulating vitamin D levels in the blood may be a better predictor of future health risks in aging men, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. These data suggest the free, precursor form of vitamin D found circulating in the bloodstream is a more accurate predictor of future health and disease risk, than the often measured total vitamin D. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Too Little Vitamin D Might Raise Odds of Coronavirus Infection
FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 -- There's evidence that low blood levels of the " sunshine vitamin " -- vitamin D -- may increase a person's risk of infection with the new coronavirus, researchers say. " Vitamin D is important to the function of the immune... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine 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

Association of vitamin D status, other clinical characteristics with COVID-19 test results
(JAMA Network) This observational study examines whether patients' most recent vitamin D levels and treatment for insufficient vitamin D levels are associated with test results for COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 -- Higher serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) concentrations are associated with a lower risk for incident type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study published online Aug. 26 in Diabetes Care. Mengying Wang, from Peking... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

From vitamin D to eating the right foods: Here are some natural ways to treat rheumatoid arthritis
(Natural News) Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the joints. In some cases, the condition can also affect organs of the body such as the heart, lungs and eyes. The specific cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown. And as a result, there is no cure for the disease. There are treatment options... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation Changes Gut Microbiome of Young Infants Vitamin D Supplementation Changes Gut Microbiome of Young Infants
Vitamin D supplementation leads to some apparently favorable changes in a baby's microbiome, most notably a lower abundance of Megamonas bacteria at age 3 months, according to new data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplement on prevention of fall and fracture: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials - Thanapluetiwong S, Chewcharat A, Takkavatakarn K, Praditpornsilpa K, Eiam-Ong S, Susantitaphong P.
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D supplement is one of the current possible interventions to reduce fall and fracture. Despite having several studies on vitamin D supplement and fall and fracture reductions, the results are still inconclusive. We conducted a meta-anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplementation: upper limit for safety revisited? - Rizzoli R.
Vitamin D overdosing includes hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, and mineral deposits in soft tissues. A safety upper limit of 4000  IU/day, which is consistently accepted, has been challenged, since the risk of adverse events in other systems than calcium-pho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Does Vitamin D Help with Hair Thinning
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Happens When Your Vitamin D Is Low
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D serum level in major depressive disorder and schizophrenia - Okasha TA, Sabry WM, Hashim MA, Abdeen MS, Abdelhamid AM.
Vitamin D is involved in many brain processes including neurological immune process, regulation of neurological factors, and neuroplasticity. Some studies have linked low serum vitamin D to major depressive disorder (MDD) and schizophrenia, while others ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Greater risk of severe COVID-19 in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic populations is not explained by cardiometabolic, socioeconomic or behavioural factors, or by 25(OH)-vitamin D status: study of 1326 cases from the UK Biobank, Journal of Public Healt
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has to date resulted in over 6 million cases and 376 000 deaths worldwide Growing reports highlight men and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) cohorts as at higher risk of adverse COVID-19 outcomes (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements do not lower risk of asthma attacks in children
According to a study published inJAMA, vitamin D supplements do not help prevent the number of asthma attacks, or reliance on inhaled steroids, in children with asthma.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Don't Count on Vitamin D to Ease Childhood Asthma
Title: Don't Count on Vitamin D to Ease Childhood AsthmaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/26/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplement No Benefit in Pediatric Persistent Asthma
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2020 -- Vitamin D3 supplementation does not prolong the time to severe asthma exacerbation among children with persistent asthma and low vitamin D levels, according to a study published in the Aug. 25 issue of the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Don't Count on Vitamin D to Ease Childhood Asthma
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2020 -- Vitamin D supplements don't prevent severe asthma attacks in at-risk children, according to a study that challenges previous research. " The reason that's important is there are colleagues around this country and worldwide... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby's gut microbiome
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) New research from the CHILD Cohort Study has shed light on the influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby's developing gut microbiome. The study, published in the journal Gut Microbes, found that vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes in a baby's microbiome -- notably a lower abundance of the bacteria Megamonas -- at three months of age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trials Seek to Answer if Vitamin D Could Help in COVID-19
In clinical studies worldwide, researchers are testing the possibility that supplements of the vitamin could prevent or decrease the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 12, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Vitamin D Fails to Prevent Late-Life Depression, Boost Mood Vitamin D Fails to Prevent Late-Life Depression, Boost Mood
VITAL-DEP, a large randomized trial, shows no benefit of vitamin D3 supplements for the prevention of depression in the general population of middle-aged and older adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Fails to Prevent Late-Life Depression
, Boost Mood (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine 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

Vitamin D Won't Reduce Risk of Depression
Title: Vitamin D Won't Reduce Risk of DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/4/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - August 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Vitamin D doesn't prevent depression in older adults, large study finds
Some researchers had thought insufficient levels of vitamin D may play a role in depression, but the findings of a large study of more than 18,000 US adults ages 50 years or older published Tuesday has found no evidence for this. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Won ’ t Reduce Risk of Depression
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation and the Incidence of Diabetes Vitamin D Supplementation and the Incidence of Diabetes
Might vitamin D supplementation reduce the risk for developing type 2 diabetes?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Large study debunks myth that Vitamin D reduces risk of mood disorders 
A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital has found that adults taking vitamin D3 supplements did not have fewer depressive symptoms than those taking a placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news