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Vitamin D

Overweight and out-of-shape adolescents likely to be vitamin D deficient: Study


Along with obesity, poor physical fitness may also be a significant risk factor for vitamin D deficiency, according to a study conducted by Spanish researchers and published recently in QJM: An International Journal of Medicine.
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Low vitamin D levels a risk factor for pneumonia


A University of Eastern Finland study showed that low serum vitamin D levels are a risk factor for pneumonia. The risk of contracting pneumonia was more than 2.5 times greater in subjects with the lowest vitamin D levels than in subjects with high vitamin D levels. The results were published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Scientists detail how vitamin D and omega-3 fats synergistically halt Alzheimer's plaque formation


Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a loss of short-term memory, cognition and thought processes that define a person's personality, and new cases are exploding exponentially. Though allopathic physicians and researchers maintain there is no known cause or treatment for the ultimately fatal illness, alternative practitioners understand the etiology has evolved from decades of living an unhealthy lifestyle. Dietary transgressions, exposure to cosmetic and household pollutants, lack of physical activity and long-term nutritional deficiencies all combine to promote Alzheimer's disease development and progression.

Is There A "Safe Upper Level" Of Vitamin D? asks Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby MD, MB Ch PhD


A recent Israeli study raises some concern that certain individuals may be able to get too much vitamin D. But leaving such judgments in the hands of violently anti-nutrition orthodox doctors would be something that worries me. The evidence would have to be very convincing.
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Is there a link between vitamin D status and kidney transplant outcome?


Renal transplantation is now a common procedure. End-stage renal disease is the reason for kidney transplantation. Causes of end-stage renal disease include untreated hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus, and other rarer conditions. Diabetes accounts for one fourth of transplants. The majority of recipients are on dialysis at the time of surgery.

The 10 symptoms of vitamin D deficiency you need to recognize


Taking vitamin D while still young may be good for the body in the long run. Results from a study conducted by the University of Zurich have confirmed that sufficient amounts of vitamin D taken consistently are necessary to maintain bone health.
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