Why scientists say government advice to take Vitamin D this winter is total bunkum
A report earlier this month in world-renowned medical journal The Lancet that suggested Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone strength is changing perceptions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A natural treatment for PCOS: Vitamin D
(Natural News) Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female endocrine disorder that affects fertility. Although there is no cure yet for PCOS, there are many ways to improve or eliminate PCOS symptoms naturally. One of these is vitamin D supplementation. According to a systematic review published in the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Are you at risk? Seven people most likely to develop the condition
VITAMIN D deficiency is common in the UK, especially during autumn and winter, when UV levels are too low for us to synthesis vitamin D in the skin. But some people are more at risk of developing the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise and Cancer; Smarter Mammography; Statins, Vitamin D, Keto, and Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Review: Vitamin D Does Not Appear to Prevent Fractures, Falls
THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 -- Vitamin D supplementation does not prevent fractures or falls or have a clinically meaningful impact on bone mineral density in pooled analyses, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Oct. 4 in The Lancet... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D and bone density, fractures, and falls: the end of the story? - Gallagher JC.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Effects of vitamin D supplementation on musculoskeletal health: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and trial sequential analysis - Bolland MJ, Grey A, Avenell A.
BACKGROUND: The effects of vitamin D on fractures, falls, and bone mineral density are uncertain, particularly for high vitamin D doses. We aimed to determine the effect of vitamin D supplementation on fractures, falls, and bone density. METHODS: I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning - do you wake up in the night with this painful symptom?
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms include tiredness, muscle weakness  and hair loss. You could also be at risk of the condition - and may need to add more of the ‘sunshine’ supplement to your diet, or eat more vitamin D-rich foods, if you often wake up in the night with this pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution link to heightened mouth cancer risk
High levels of fine particulate matter seem key Related items fromOnMedica Lower cancer risk in people with higher vitamin D levels Global cancer burden set to soar Cancer survival rates not improved much in a decade Warfarin is not the answer for thromboses in cancer patients The NHS must adapt now to care for older cancer patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Raising vitamin D levels can prevent up to 80% of all cases of Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) It’s no secret that low vitamin D levels can put your health at risk, but new research has underscored the importance of vitamin D in disease prevention for the long haul. Scientists from the University of California at San Diego report that adequate vitamin D levels could help prevent up to 80 percent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Vitamin D Supplements Help Your Bones? Not According To A New Study
A systematic review and meta-analysis found no evidence that taking vitamin D supplements will prevent bone loss, fractures, or falls. Here are some natural ways to get vitamin D instead. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Why some doctors are saying it's time to 'drop the D'
To take or not to take? That may be the question on the minds of many vitamin D users this week after a large study found the supplement does not prevent fractures, falls or bone mineral density in the general population. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Improve Bone Health, According To Major Study
By Tara John (CNN) — Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients. The vitamin has long been associated with a decreased risk of a number of conditions, such as osteoporosis and hypertension, in addition to keeping bones strong by helping the body absorb calcium — which is why many use it during the dark winter months. But the study’s authors say there is “little justification” in doing so when it comes to bone health. “Our meta...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bone health CNN Vitamin D Source Type: news

Bone health may be unaffected by vitamin D supplements
Supplementing with vitamin D may not be effective in preventing fractures or improving mineral density in bones, according to research published inLancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements don't improve bone health, major study finds
Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements don't improve bone health, study finds
Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D pills - what's the truth?
A study suggests they don't work, but health experts say there's no reason to change official advice. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS advice to take vitamin D supplements for healthier bones is 'WRONG'
UK health chiefs had previously told adults and children to take the vitamins. A new study said the pills do not prevent fractures or improve mineral density. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How vitamin D supports brain health and works to reduce depression risk
(Natural News) Recent research has shown that vitamin D supports overall brain health, and that this vital nutrient can even help relieve depression. Estimates suggest that at least one billion people struggle with vitamin D deficiency worldwide, and another 350 million suffer with depression. While it may not be a cure-all, ensuring that you are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Build Bone Health in Older Adults: Study
Title: Vitamin D Supplements Won't Build Bone Health in Older Adults: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - October 5, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Vitamin D, DNA Methylation, and Breast Cancer Vitamin D, DNA Methylation, and Breast Cancer
What is the mechanism by which vitamin D may offer protection against breast cancer?Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements ‘do not prevent fractures or falls’
There is little point in recommending vitamin D supplements to improve bone health and prevent fractures and falls in elderly patients, according to the largest analysis of research evidence to date. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study: Vitamin D Supplements Don't Build Bone
A review of previously published studies found that taking either high or low doses of vitamin D supplements didn't prevent fractures or falls, or improve bone density. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements really don ’t stave off falls or boost bone mineral density
No justification for using them anymore, except for rare conditions, say authors of largest meta-analysis to date Related items fromOnMedica Dietary calcium not linked to fracture risk New guidance launched for hip replacement NSAIDs no better than placebo for spinal pain DH pushes to cut admissions for falls NHS should not fund glucosamine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Taking vitamin D supplements may not improve bone health
(Reuters Health) - Vitamin D supplementation may not improve bone density or prevent fractures and falls in adults, a large new analysis suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NHS advice to take vitamin D supplements for healthier bones is 'WRONG', researchers claim 
UK health chiefs had previously told adults and children to take the vitamins. A new study said the pills do not prevent fractures or improve mineral density. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements don't help bone health, major study concludes
Biggest ever review of evidence recommends the government ditch its advice to take them throughout winterVitamin D supplements do nothing for bone health and the government should ditch its advice that everyone should take them throughout the winter months, according to the authors of the biggest review of the evidence ever carried out.The findings challenge the established view of vitamin D and will dismay the many people who believe a daily dose of it is doing them good. But the large meta-analysis, the authors of which compiled 81 separate studies to come to the most robust possible conclusions, found there was no evide...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Health Nutrition Science & wellbeing Society Life and style Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Build Bone Health in Older Adults: Study
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 -- Vitamin D supplements have long been touted as a way to improve bone health and possibly ward off the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis in older adults. But a new study contends that claims of benefits from supplements of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning - the symptom on your head you should never ignore
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms include tiredness, muscle weakness and hair loss. You could be at risk of the condition, and may need to add more of the ‘sunshine’ supplement to your diet, or eat more vitamin D-rich foods, if you have this sign on your head. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low vitamin D may cause premature death in older diabetic Thai men
Research, published inGeriatrics& Gerontology International, suggests that older Thai men with diabetes are at greater risk of an early death if they have low levels of vitamin D. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation and Wheeze in Infants Vitamin D Supplementation and Wheeze in Infants
Some studies have suggested that vitamin D supplementation in infancy may not affect wheeze or eczema incidence. But maybe the correct interpretation is that one size does not fit all?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: What is it and who is at risk of symptoms this winter?
VITAMIN D deficiency occurs when the body is lacking in the essential vitamin. But why is vitamin D important, where does it come from and who is at risk of developing symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D lowers the risk of metabolic disease in obese children
Vitamin D supplementation may lower the risk of overweight children developing metabolic disease and help them to lose weight, according to research published at the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology 2018 conference.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Supplementing with whey protein, vitamin D, calcium may help the over 70 crowd maintain muscle mass and strength
(Natural News) Could supplementing with whey protein and a selection of vitamins and minerals be the key to staying healthy as you age? New research has shown that taking a daily dose of whey protein, calcium, creatine, vitamin D and fish oil can help bolster muscle mass and strength in senior citizens who are 70... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements help obese children shed weight, study finds
An estimated 70 percent of children in the US are vitamin D deficient. A new Greek study suggest that taking supplements to make up for what their diets lack may help obese kids slim down. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocoa contains vitamin D
Cocoa has been found to be rich source of vitamin D2, according to research published inFood Chemistry.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How the Sunshine vitamin could cut migraine attacks 
A vitamin D supplement is thought to work by combatting inflammation in the tiny blood vessels in the brain that can play a part in the painful episodes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The "sunshine vitamin" demonstrates DRAMATIC effects on the reduction of asthma
(Natural News) New findings from a Cochrane Review have underscored the importance of vitamin D, particularly for people who struggle with asthma. Evidence from a number of randomized trials shows that supplementing with vitamin D can help reduce severe asthma attacks. While the “sunshine vitamin” is known for its role in calcium absorption and bone... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Interstitial Lung Disease
Findings include both high - attenuation areas, interstitial lung abnormalities on scans (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 21, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Interstitial Lung Disease
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Vitamin D deficiency is independently associated with subclinical interstitial lung disease (ILD) and its progression, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition. Samuel M. Kim, M.D., from the Johns... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Should you take supplements? Dr Dawn Harper issues this advice
VITAMIN D deficiency is more likely between October to early March because of shorter sunlight hours. So should you be taking supplements this winter to avoid symptoms? Dr Dawn Harper issued her advice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Should you take supplements this winter? Dr Dawn Harper gives advice
VITAMIN D deficiency is more likely between October to early March because of shorter sunlight hours. So should you be taking supplements this winter to avoid symptoms? Dr Dawn Harper issued her advice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Life Vitamin D Status and Asthma and Wheeze Early Life Vitamin D Status and Asthma and Wheeze
A new study examines the possible effects of early life vitamin D levels on the development of asthma or wheeze later in life.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk?
New research finds more evidence that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. Obesity is also a factor, authors confirm. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased breast cancer risk
Research, published inMenopause, suggests that women with vitamin D deficiency have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of breast cancer
Research, published inMenopause, suggests that women who are not deficient in Vitamin D have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity and vitamin D deficiency may indicate greater risk for breast cancer
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Vitamin D is already well known for its benefits in building healthy bones. A new study supports the idea that it also may reduce cancer risk as well as breast cancer mortality, especially in women with a lower body mass index. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-dose folic acid doesn ’t prevent pre-eclampsia
But women should still take supplements before and in early pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects Related items fromOnMedica Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Poor vitamin D levels linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes GPs often missing best option for heavy periods (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D does not prevent bone fractures
There is no link between supplementing vitamin D and a lower risk of bone fractures, according to a study published in theBMJ. Science Alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

You're more at risk of a muscle injury if you lack vitamin D, according to a new study
(Natural News) In recent years, a lot of studies have been done on the health benefits of vitamin D. It has brought about interesting results: for one, it’s linked to a healthy immune system; faster healing of wounds; and even stronger bones. However, it’s also revealed how much we’re lacking the sunshine vitamin: Research has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news