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Vitamin D Supplements Won't Build Bone Health in Older Adults: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- 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…

Vitamin D No Panacea for Brain Diseases

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D does little to defend your brain against multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease, a new review shows. The finding is based on an analysis of more than 70 studies. "Our…

Did Folic Acid Supplementation in Foods Lead to Less Psychosis in Kids?

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Investigators say they've found an unanticipated but welcome twist in a decades-long effort to reduce birth defects by boosting folate levels among pregnant women. Beyond protecting against serious…

Could More Vitamin D Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of vitamin D may reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at more than 5,000 women, 55 and older, and found that those with vitamin D blood levels…

Vitamin D Deficiency Could Be Lung Disease Risk

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk of a disease that causes lung inflammation and scarring, researchers say. About 200,000 cases of interstitial lung disease (ILD) are…

The Dynamic Duo: Calcium and Vitamin D

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your need for calcium gets a lot of attention, but your body can't use it without its partner, vitamin D, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Most adults need 1,000 milligrams…

Vitamin D3 May Benefit Heart Surgery Patients

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients have low vitamin D levels before and after open heart surgery, but those levels can be restored to normal with supplementation, a new study suggests. It included 150 patients who had…

Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests. In just four months,…

Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests. In just four months,…

Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests. In just four months,…