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Many studies have previously shown that people with high circulating levels of vitamin D are less prone to a variety of cancers. Now, a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials shows that cancer patients who take vitamin D supplements are less... (Read More)
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Millions of people in the US have prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels run higher than normal though they are not so high as in diabetes. Researchers are interested in ways to keep prediabetes from progressing to outright... (Read More)
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Despite many studies demonstrating that low levels of vitamin D are linked to chronic conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, falls, cancer, depression, arthritis, hypertension and heart disease, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has just recommended against screening healthy people... (Read More)
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When blood levels of vitamin D drop too low, the risk of premature death doubles. A systematic review of 32 studies that evaluated levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and followed subjects for an average of nine years found that blood levels... (Read More)
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Q. I was at the beach last week and didn't venture out without my high-powered sunscreen (SPF 45). It worked so well that I never burned. In fact, I never even got pink. I am as pale now as before... (Read More)
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Q. I have chronic eczema on my ankle and have used corticosteroid cream with no success. Is there a natural remedy? Is eczema an autoimmune condition? A. Eczema is not considered an autoimmune condition, but it is often associated with... (Read More)
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Q. I have lived in Seattle for 35 years but this past winter I spent three months in Arizona. I have noticed a definite, dramatic improvement in my memory and I am thinking more clearly. Could this be due to... (Read More)
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Dermatologists have been warning about sun exposure and cancer for decades. Now a study from Sweden suggests that staying out of the sun may also pose a risk. Researchers studied almost 30,000 Swedish women for approximately 20 years. When the... (Read More)
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Vitamin D deficiency could be bad news for men with prostate cancer. A new study analyzed data from nearly 700 men undergoing an initial prostate biopsy. In addition to the pathology reports, investigators assessed the men's vitamin D status. Men... (Read More)
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Vitamin D may be protective for many kinds of cancer.  A Chinese meta-analysis of 25 studies including more than 17,000 cancer patients found that those who had higher levels of vitamin D in their bodies at diagnosis were more likely... (Read More)
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Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin D circulating in their bloodstreams are more likely to have children who develop cavities in their baby teeth. Researchers took blood samples from 207 Canadian women during their pregnancies. When their infants were... (Read More)
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Low levels of vitamin D in the blood stream have been linked to a variety of chronic health problems including arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, infection, kidney disease, osteoporosis, stroke and cancer. Now add dementia to that list. A study in... (Read More)
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Q. About five years ago I began to suffer with severe pain in my left hip and leg. It was agonizing when I lay in bed. I had to crawl on hands and knees to climb stairs. Physical therapy did... (Read More)
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Low levels of vitamin D in the blood stream have been linked to a variety of chronic health problems including arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, infection, kidney disease, osteoporosis, stroke and cancer. Now add dementia to that list. A study in... (Read More)
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People with asthma may also be at greater risk for bone loss, called osteoporosis. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University examined data of more than 7,000 asthmatic individuals in South Korea and found that those with hyper-responsive airways ("twitchy lungs") had... (Read More)
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Low levels of vitamin D are linked to a range of serious health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, arthritis, depression, diabetes, osteoporosis and falls among elderly people. Two new studies analyzed data from prior research involving over one million people.... (Read More)
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Eczema in children is common and often becomes more troublesome in the winter. Investigators in Boston conducted a pilot study to see whether vitamin D supplements would benefit children with persistent eczema. The youngsters were randomized to receive 1,000 IU... (Read More)
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Vitamin D may play a crucial role in immune functioning. A study of nearly 1000 senior citizens in Northern Ireland measured inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein, Interleukins 6 and 10 and TNF-alpha. Those with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels below 10... (Read More)
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For many years, doctors treated kids with recurrent ear infections by putting tubes in their ears. Parents were warned that failing to take action could put the child at risk of hearing loss and learning problems. A new meta-analysis from... (Read More)
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