Category Archives for Vitamin D

More Sun Means Longer Life

Radiation from the sun causes the production of vitamin D when it interacts with human skin, so there’s reason to think that getting sunshine is healthy. Just how healthy? More sun means longer life Check

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Male sexuality, athletics, and vitamin D

Why many people are deficient in vitamin D Vitamin D has been in the news a lot over the past five years or so; it’s importance to human health was already recognized, but the realization has hit

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Vitamin D may elevate klotho

Vitamin D Sufficiency Status May Effect Circulating Levels of the Anti-Aging Protein Klotho Purpose: Vitamin D insufficiency, serum 25(OH)D ≤ 33 ng/mL, is associated with increased disease risk

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Vitamin D and whether you’ll leave the hospital dead or alive

Association of low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and mortality in the critically ill. We hypothesized that deficiency in 25-hydroxyvitamin D before hospital admission would be associated with all-cause

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Skin cancer associated with lower risk of all-cause death

Skin cancer as a marker of sun exposure associates with myocardial infarction, hip fracture and death from any cause. BACKGROUND:Sun exposure is the single most important risk factor for skin cancer, but

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Association between prehospital vitamin D status and hospital-acquired bloodstream infections

Association between prehospital vitamin D status and hospital-acquired bloodstream infections. AbstractBACKGROUND:Alterations in immune function can predispose patients to nosocomial infections. Few studies

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Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for obesity and diabetes type 2 in women at late reproductive age

Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for obesity and diabetes type 2 in women at late reproductive age It was suggested that glucose metabolism and body fat content depend on serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin

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Progress on TB?

Orthomolecular News Service: Progress with TB or a Return to the Dark Ages? by Steve Hickey, PhD and William B. Grant, PhD Tuberculosis (TB) was formerly one of the most devastating scourges of mankind

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Vitamin D and mental illness

Depressed adolescents in a case-series were low in vitamin D and depression was ameliorated by vitamin D supplementation. AIM:The relationship between depression in adolescents and vitamin D was studied

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Vitamin D increases testosterone levels in men

Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men. Abstract The male reproductive tract has been identified as a target tissue for vitamin D, and previous data suggest an association of

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Seasonality of Suicide

Seasonality of Suicidal Behavior Abstract A seasonal suicide peak in spring is highly replicated, but its specific cause is unknown. We reviewed the literature on suicide risk factors which can be associated

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Vitamin D deficiency contributes to erectile dysfunction

Does vitamin D deficiency contribute to erectile dysfunction? Authors: Marc Sorenson and William B. Grant View affiliations Abstract: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a multifactorial disease, and

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Vitamin D and cancer in African-Americans

Differences in vitamin D status may account for unexplained disparities in cancer survival rates between African and White Americans Authors: William B. Grant and Alan N. Peiris View affiliations

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Vitamin D inhibits HIV, mycobacteria

Vitamin D Inhibits Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 and Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Macrophages through the Induction of Autophagy Grant R. Campbell1, Stephen A. Spector1,2* 1 Department

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Strong association between vitamin D deficiency and psychosis

Vitamin D deficiency and psychotic features in mentally ill adolescents: A cross-sectional study Gracious BL, Finucane TL, Freidman-Campbell M, Messing S, Parkhurst MM. Abstract ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND:

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Vitamin D May Ameliorate or Cure Autoimmune Diseases

Solar Radiation and Vitamin D: Mitigating Environmental Factors in Autoimmune Disease AbstractThis paper looks at the environmental role of vitamin D and solar radiation as risk reduction factors in autoimmune

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