Former Brexit secretary backs vitamin D supplements to beat COVID-19
The NHS should provide 10 times the current daily recommended amount of vitamin D to patients at increased risk from COVID-19, former Brexit secretary David Davis has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

When is the best time to take Vitamin D?
VITAMIN D supplements can help keep people healthy by regulating the amount of phosphate and calcium in the body. So when is the best time to take vitamin D? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are the best sources of vitamin D?
VITAMIN D deficiency is particularly common during the winter months, and it's crucial that you make sure to eat plenty of vitamin D-rich foods. While everybody is staying indoors for the Covid lockdown, it's recommended that everyone takes a vitamin D supplement. These are the best sources of vitamin D in your foods. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased COVID-19 death risk associated with vitamin D deficiency
A Belgian study, published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology, reports that patients hospitalised for COVID-19 with vitamin D deficiency were much more likely to die during the first wave of the pandemic.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Can dietary changes improve thyroid disease symptoms?
This article considers the scientific evidence in support, or not, for dietary changes and supplements in improving symptoms of thyroid disease, including iodine, vitamin D, soy and broccoli.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements: how to take them safely, DHSC (updated 12th January 2021)
Guidance for at-risk groups offered free vitamin D supplements by the government this winter. 12 January 2021 Updated page details. To opt-in you need to register your details on the NHS website by 21 February 2021. 30 December 2020 Added translated versions in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Tra ditional), French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 22 December 2020 Added that you should not opt in to receive the vitamin D supplement if you are already taking, or are prescribed, a medication that contains vitam in D by your GP or healthca...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency warning: What are the symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency?
VITAMIN D deficiency is particularly common during the winter months, and especially when we're all indoors for the Covid lockdown. But how are you supposed to know whether you should be taking supplements for the 'sunshine' vitamin? What are the symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does vitamin D combat Covid?
It ’s cheap, widely available and might help us fend off the virus. So should we all be dosing up on the sunshine nutrient?In March, as coronavirus deaths in the UK began to mount, two hospitals in northeast England began taking vitamin D readings from patients and prescribing them with extremely high doses of the nutrient. Studies had suggested that having sufficient levels of vitamin D, which is created in the skin ’s lower layers through the absorption of sunlight, plays a central role in immune and metabolic function and reduces the risk of certain community-acquired respiratory illnesses. But the conclusio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby Tags: Health & wellbeing Coronavirus Science Life and style Source Type: news

Human migration patterns connected to vitamin D deficiencies today
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the Oxford Economic Papers finds that migration flows the last 500 years from high sunlight regions to low sunlight regions influence contemporary health outcomes in destination countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anne Marie Jukic wins NIH Bench-to-Bedside award
NIEHS reproductive epidemiologist receives a prestigious grant to study vitamin D’s role in women’s fertility. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Evans discusses wound healing, liver fibrosis, and Vitamin D
Ronald Evans, Ph.D., discussed how a synthetic version of vitamin D impacts wound healing and may prevent liver scarring known as fibrosis. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels may drop when women stop using birth control
Women’s vitamin D levels may fall when they stop using contraceptives that contain estrogen, according to a new study by NIEHS scientists. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Is Vitamin D Effective Against COVID-19? Brigham Trial Will Study The ‘ Promising Approach ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Vitamin D Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency in COVID-19 Quadrupled Death Rate
Patients admitted to hospital with severe COVID-19 and vitamin D deficiency showed a 3.7-fold increased odds of death. Men in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Zinc, Vitamin D Not Proven for COVID-19
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

Study Finds Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Risk of Developing Advanced Cancer
Secondary analysis of the VITAL Randomized Clinical Trial found an overall 17 percent risk reduction for metastatic or fatal cancer and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D inexpensive, low-risk and can strengthen immune response to COVID-19: Experts
Stressing that Vitamin D is inexpensive and has negligible risk when compared to the considerable risk of COVID-19, global researchers on the disease have asked governments to make it part of their strategy against the novel coronavirus. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Fails to Help in Severe COVID-19 Vitamin D Fails to Help in Severe COVID-19
Low vitamin D levels are linked with higher risk for severe COVID-19, but treatment that boosted vitamin D levels in critically ill COVID-19 patients did not shorten their hospital stay.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vitamin D could have prevented 90% of coronavirus deaths
(Natural News) People everywhere are dropping dead from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), we are told, and the only solution is to get an “Operation Warp Speed” vaccine – except this is not the only solution. A much safer and more effective alternative remedy is to simply take vitamin D. The latest scientific research shows that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 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 deficiency is a reality for most during these dark and cold months. Lacking in the vitamin can cause a myriad of health risks so how much of the sunshine vitamin is needed to reduce the risk of the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: How much of the sunshine vitamin should be taken to avoid risks
VITAMIN D deficiency is a reality for most during these dark and cold months. Lacking in the vitamin can cause a myriad of health risks so how much of the sunshine vitamin is needed to reduce the risk of the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists urge government to issue Vitamin D advice, "arrogance that the government wants to wait"
A group of scientists and health experts have criticized the government for their wait-and-see approach to taking vitamin D. According... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus update: Experts urge government to increase vitamin D supplementation
CORONAVIRUS fears have caused upset around the nation, as the promise of a controversial five-day Christmas relaxation of the rules has been snatched from the public a few days before they were supposed to begin. As the pandemic rages on, a growing list of experts have urged vitamin D levels to be raised to combat the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Letter to the editor from Murad: the effect of vitamin D on falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Murad MH.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Rapid COVID-19 guidance on vitamin D
In collaboration with Public Health England (PHE), and the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), NICE conducted a rapid evidence review evaluating evidence from recent studies on vitamin D in relation to COVID-19. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Heavy legs, lethargy and pain in muscles could indicate low levels
VITAMIN D deficiency: Vitamin D is an essential vitamin and if lacking in it a whole host of health issues will arise. Feeling strange sensations in your muscles could indicate a deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts believe vitamin D may not protect from COVID-19
Experts from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) believe there is not enough evidence to suggest that taking vitamin D supplements protects or improves recovery from COVID-19.Sky News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency common in Asians and Black Africans living in the UK
According to a large-scale population study published inClinical Nutrition, over 50% of Asians and more than a third of Black Africans living in the UK are deficient in vitamin D and at risk of developing respiratory and musculoskeletal problems.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: vitamin D, [NG187], NICE (updated 17th December 2020)
This guideline covers vitamin D use in the context of COVID ‑19. It is for adults, young people and children in hospitals and community settings. Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle health. It may also have a role in the body's immune response to respiratory viruses. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid and vitamin D: 'Not enough evidence' for treatment
People are still advised to take a daily supplement this winter to keep bones and muscles healthy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health chiefs say there is 'not enough evidence' to support taking vitamin D for Covid-19 
A panel of experts across multiple UK Government agencies said 'it was not possible' to determine a direct relationship between vitamin D and Covid, citing a lack of high-quality trials. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not enough evidence that vitamin D can treat or prevent COVID-19, says NICE
There is not currently enough evidence to support taking vitamin D to prevent or treat COVID-19, a new rapid evidence review by NICE has concluded. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

BAME babies at highest risk of Vitamin D deficiency
(University of Birmingham) A third of all babies and half of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) babies are vitamin D deficient, a large study of 3000 newborn's in the West Midlands has shown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D Won't Prevent Seniors' Falls: Study
Title: High-Dose Vitamin D Won't Prevent Seniors'Falls: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Higher vitamin D levels, stronger immune response protect children from COVID-19
(Natural News) How COVID-19 affects children is a topic that’s getting traction, especially with recent studies saying that the disease is less severe in children than in adults. So far, health experts have observed that fewer children contract the virus. Hospitalization rates in children are also lower than those in adults. In a new study, Petra Zimmermann... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Four food alternatives to include in your diet to reduce symptoms
VITAMIN D deficiency: Vitamin D plays several crucial roles in helping the body function properly and lacking in the essential vitamin can play havoc in a number of ways including fatigue, bone pain and depression. Having a diet rich in these four foods will help to reduce vitamin D deficiency symptoms and keep the body working in tip top form. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D Won't Prevent Seniors' Falls
Preliminary studies suggested vitamin D may increase muscle strength and improve balance, so Johns Hopkins researchers investigated whether high doses of vitamin D might reduce the risk of falls in people aged 70 and older. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D Won't Prevent Seniors' Falls: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2020 -- High doses of vitamin D may increase seniors'risk of falls, rather than reduce it, according to a new study. Preliminary studies suggested vitamin D may increase muscle strength and improve balance, so Johns Hopkins... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency in COVID-19 Quadrupled Death Rate Vitamin D Deficiency in COVID-19 Quadrupled Death Rate
Patients admitted to hospital with severe COVID-19 and vitamin D deficiency showed a 3.7-fold increased odds of death. Men in the advanced stages of COVID-19 pneumonia had the greatest deficit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Are you getting enough vitamin D? New online tool calculates your specific needs
VITAMIN D supplementation is being recommended by health experts to fortify your immune system against coronavirus this winter. A new online tool has been developed in response to estimate your daily vitamin D needs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Falls: to D or not to D-that is not the (only) question! - Troen BR.
In their current Annals article, Appel and colleagues (1) report the impact of vitamin D supplementation on falls in community-dwelling older adults. This interesting, innovative trial reinforces some of what we know, highlights what we still do not know, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The effects of four doses of vitamin D supplements on falls in older adults: a response-adaptive, randomized clinical trial - Appel LJ, Michos ED, Mitchell CM, Blackford AL, Sternberg AL, Miller Iii ER, Juraschek SP, Schrack JA, Szanton SL, Charleston J, Minotti M, Baksh SN, Christenson RH, Coresh J, Drye LT, Guralnik JM, Kalyani RR, Plante TB, Shade DM, Roth DL, Tonascia J.
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D supplementation may prevent falls in older persons, but evidence is inconsistent, possibly because of dosage differences. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of 4 doses of vitamin D3 supplements on falls. DESIGN: 2-stage Bayesia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Relationship between risk markers for cardiovascular disease and peri-implant diseases
ConclusionHigh levels of triglyceride and uric acid may pose a risk for both peri-implant diseases and cardiovascular diseases. Prior to dental implant surgery, patients ’ serum biochemical parameters should be checked. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 9, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

To D or Not to D? Vitamin D Doesn't Reduce Falls in Older Adults To D or Not to D? Vitamin D Doesn't Reduce Falls in Older Adults
A study of wide-ranging vitamin D dosing finds no reduction in risk of falls, while high doses may even increase risk. But editorialist says check levels in the frail and give vitamin D, if needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Your Microbiome & amp; Vitamin D Levels May Be Linked: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Research, Rheumatology, Alternative Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Your Microbiome & Vitamin D Levels May Be Linked: Study
MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2020 -- The diversity, and therefore the health, of the microbes in your gut is linked to your levels of vitamin D, a new study suggests. The gut microbiome is composed of bacteria, viruses and other microbes that live in our... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Your Microbiome & Vitamin D Levels May Be Linked
Title: Your Microbiome& Vitamin D Levels May Be LinkedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - December 7, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Depression is linked to low levels of the sunshine vitamin
VITAMIN D deficiency is linked with feelings of depression, according to one scientific research paper. Are you deficient in the sunshine vitamin? And how would you know? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microbiome diversity linked to vitamin D levels
According to a study published inNature Communications, microbiome composition is linked to levels of active vitamin D, and altering microbiome diversity may help the body to metabolise it.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D tablets: When is the best time to take a vitamin D supplement?
VITAMIN D tablets are crucial to your overall health during the winter months, with scientists also claiming that the 'sunshine' supplement could protect against Covid-19. When is the best time of day to take your vitamin D tablet? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news