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Vitamin D

Is the CDC inflating influenza death statistics by ignoring vitamin D deficiencies?

By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) It is well established that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dramatically inflates the numbers of people who are killed each year by the flu, seemingly in order to push the influenza vaccine. But in its haste to promote vaccination, the CDC may be overlooking a potentially major contributor to not only rates of influenza infection, but to actual deaths from respiratory infections: vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D reduces inflammation, improves prostate cancer in 60% of men

BY Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) Doses of vitamin D equivalent to those from daily sun exposure were able to slow and even cure low-grade prostate cancer in a new study conducted by researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina and presented at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Denver on March 23.

"We're treating these guys with normal body levels of vitamin D," lead researcher Bruce Hollis said. "We haven't even moved into the pharmacological levels yet."

Natural licorice compound helps the body protect skin from sun damage

By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) A chemical extracted from licorice root may help protect the skin from the damage caused by the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation - without blocking that radiation and interfering with vitamin D synthesis - according to a study conducted by researchers from Beiersdorf AG in Germany and published in the journal Experimental Dermatology in January.

Vitamin D deficiency during childhood can lead to atherosclerosis

By Heyes: NaturalNews) Just as the "cholesterol causes clogged arteries" myth is finally being put to rest, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reveals what may be a much more likely cause of modern heart disease: inadequate vitamin D intake.

Researchers from Finland found that adults who had low vitamin D levels during their adolescent and teen years are much more likely to suffer artery hardening and heart disease as adults compared to others who had adequate or optimal vitamin D levels growing up.

Three deficiencies ruining your quality of life, and how to resolve them

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) At the root of any health issue is typically some type of deficiency that is compromising the proper functioning of the body. With continuously tilled soils, heavy processing, poor absorption, and excessive cooking, it is extremely easy for the body to become depleted of essential nutrients and other life promoting agents.

Vitamin D supplementation reduces need for respiratory support, study suggests

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) Researchers from Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have discovered that inadequate vitamin D supplementation among surgical intensive care patients can increase the amount of time needed on respiratory support.(1)

Got the college blues? Student depression linked to low vitamin D levels

By Benson: (NaturalNews) Living away from home for the first time and having to manage a whole new workload without childhood friends or family nearby is tough for many college freshmen. But a new study published in the journal Nutrients also links vitamin D deficiency to this oftentimes overwhelming mental and emotional burden, noting that many depressed college students are lacking in vitamin D and either need to supplement or go out in the sun more often.

The best dietary sources of vitamin D

By Ravensthrope:(NaturalNews) Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins needed by our bodies to maintain optimum health. It facilitates calcium absorption in our stomachs, modulates cell growth, regulates our mood and much more. When we are deficient in vitamin D, we often begin to suffer from bone pain, muscle weakness, cardiovascular conditions, low moods and countless other health conditions.

The best dietary sources of vitamin D

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins needed by our bodies to maintain optimum health. It facilitates calcium absorption in our stomachs, modulates cell growth, regulates our mood and much more. When we are deficient in vitamin D, we often begin to suffer from bone pain, muscle weakness, cardiovascular conditions, low moods and countless other health conditions.

Vitamin D inhibits prostate cancer by activating inflammation-regulating gene, study suggests

By Gutierrez:(NaturalNews) Vitamin D may reduce prostate cancer risk by acting on a gene that lowers inflammation, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center and published in the journal Prostate.