Scientists have unlocked the vitamin D potential of tomatoes, study says
Scientists have made tomatoes that produce vitamin D by using CRISPR gene-editing technology. Many people around the world are deficient in vitamin D, and the tomatoes could represent a new dietary source of vitamin D3, which is particularly important to those on plant-based diets. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Importance of Vitamin D in Long-Term Care Residents
Vitamin D, a group of fat-soluble steroid hormones, is considered an essential vitamin for humans, particularly D3 (cholecalciferol), which is obtained from some animal-based products and ultraviolet light, and D2 (ergocalciferol), which is obtained from certain plants. Having adequate stores of vitamin D is necessary for calcium, magnesium, and phosphate absorption. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a variety of diseases and impact our overall immune system. Vitamin D deficiency is often related to diet and lack of exposure to sunlight. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 29, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Melvin Hector Source Type: news

Higher Vitamin D3 Levels Link to Less Insulin Resistance Higher Vitamin D3 Levels Link to Less Insulin Resistance
A study of 2746 people that used data from the US population-based NHANES has linked higher serum levels of vitamin D3 with a reduced prevalence of insulin resistance, especially in those who are overweight.First Look (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 24, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Are There Clinically Meaningful Differences Between anti-COVID-19 Vaccines?
A health worker prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to her colleague at a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.In a video message on May 24 to the World Health Assembly , the decision-making body of UN agency WHO, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned against the dangers of “a two-speed global response”, a concern he has frequently expressed. “Sadly, unless we act now, we face a situation in which rich countries vaccinate the majority of their people and open their economies, while the virus continues to cause deep suffering by circling and mutating in the poorest countries,” he said. Credit: UNICEF/Ismai...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Water-Soluble Vitamin D: Better for Those With Malabsorption? Water-Soluble Vitamin D: Better for Those With Malabsorption?
Calcifediol, a new oral formulation of vitamin D3, is better absorbed by people with obesity or malabsorption than standard vitamin D3, according to a small pilot study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccination: The Barriers to Achieving Global Herd Immunity
COVID-19 vaccinations are key to overcoming the pandemic, says the World Health Organizations (WHO). The UN agency has approved the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use, which is a prerequisite for inclusion in the global vaccine solidarity initiative, COVAX. Credit: Unsplash/Ivan Diaz via UN NewsBy Sunil J. WimalawansaNEW JERSEY, USA, May 17 2021 (IPS) The global community is conducting a rapid vaccination program against the SARS.Cov-2 virus, using several vaccines, authorised for emergency use. To date, the percentages of adults vaccinated vary between less than 2% to over 90% in different countries. Vast socio-...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D Supplements Significantly Reduce ICU Admissions & COVID-19 Deaths
Conclusion Vitamin D, 200,000 IU dose in single or divided doses is safe and highly cost-effective in reducing complications and deaths in persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Early use of vitamin D (100,000 to 600,000 IU) can reduce ICU admissions by ~80%. Therefore, vitamin D can greatly reduce the need for expanding ICU beds AND cost less than 0.001% of using an ICU bed/day. Additional information regarding bolus D3 and oral calcifediol: There is little vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) in food and multivitamins, including fortified food. Without passing through glass or sunscreen, skin exposure to ultraviolet-B from high-elev...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

High dose of vitamin D fails to improve condition of moderate to severe COVID-19 patients
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A clinical trial was conducted with 240 patients who were given 200,000 IU of vitamin D3 on admission to hospital. The supplementation did not reduce length of stay or affect the proportion requiring intensive care (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Vitamin D Do Not Cut Risk for A-Fib
THURSDAY, March 18, 2021 -- Neither marine omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), nor vitamin D3 are associated with a reduction in the risk for incident atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High Dose of Vitamin D Does Not Cut COVID-19 Hospital Stay
MONDAY, March 1, 2021 -- A single high dose of vitamin D3 does not shorten length of stay or improve other outcomes among patients hospitalized for COVID-19, according to a study published online Feb. 17 in the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Enzymedica Launches Innovative New Vegan Vitamin D3 + K2 Made with USA...
Enzymedica’s new D3 + K2 made with USA-grown shiitake mushrooms, which naturally produce Vitamin D3 when exposed to sunshine. Shiitake mushroom is a food long used in traditional Chinese medicine to...(PRWeb February 08, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/enzymedica_launches_innovative_new_vegan_vitamin_d3_k2_made_with_usa_grown_shiitake_mushrooms_to_help_support_immune_bone_and_digestive_health/prweb17716257.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

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

Vitamin D3 Supplementation No Benefit for Fall Prevention
TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2020 -- Vitamin D3 supplementation at doses of 1,000 IU/day or higher does not prevent falls among older persons with elevated fall risk, according to a study published online in the Dec. 1 issue of the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fusion Health and Vitality Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Core Essential Nutrients and Immune Boost Sublingual Vitamin D3 Due to the Unapproved Use of a Food Additive and Unapproved Marketing Statements
Fusion Health and Vitality LLC is voluntarily recalling all 2020 Lots of CORE essential nutrients and Immune Boost Sublingual Vitamin D3. CORE has been found to contain an unapproved food additive, hordenine HCl, rendering it adulterated. Immune Boost Labeling was found to contain statements that (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 23, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news