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Vitamin D for Headaches?

February 27, 2014
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While not conclusive, a new study found an association between lack of vitamin D and non-migraine headaches. With data from over 11,000 adults, researchers concluded that “non-migraine headache was associated with low levels of serum 25(OH)D (vitamin D). Although adjustments were done for possible confounders, this finding may still reflect lifestyle rather than causality,...
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Vitamin D Over Amoxicillin

February 11, 2014
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Two studies looking at respiratory tract infections give credence to Vitamin D over amoxicillin. The first study found that for patients where pneumonia is not suspected, “amoxicillin provides little benefit for acute lower-respiratory-tract infection in primary care both overall and in patients aged 60 years or more, and causes slight harms.” The second study...
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Vitamin D Reduces Musculoskeletal Pain

December 24, 2013
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Vitamin D has already been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers, diabetes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other life-threatening ailments. Earlier studies have also shown the ability for Vitamin D to reduce various forms of pain. A study from The Netherlands of people with “persistent nonspecific musculoskeletal pain” separated the subjects...
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Vitamin D and MS

December 5, 2013
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There are numerous benefits associated with taking Vitamin D. A recent small study brings into focus another potential benefit. The study examined the level of serum Vitamin D in the blood of people two years before they showed first clinical manifestations of multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers found that these same people also had Epstein–Barr...
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Vitamin D Important for Your Heart

October 24, 2013
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The list of benefits related to having getting sufficient vitamin D is long and includes reduction in the risk of several cancers, dementia, bone loss and much more. A study of over 10,000 women found that vitamin D also reduces the risk of life-threatening heart issues. When they compared women with the highest amount...
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Vitamin D Reduces Tooth Decay

September 26, 2013
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Tooth decay, cavities or “caries” as they are called in the dental community are common to most children, particularly those who eat a considerable amount of sweets. While the evidence is not overwhelming, a new study “identified vitamin D as a promising caries-preventive agent, leading to a low-certainty conclusion that vitamin D may reduce...
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Vitamin D Reduces Fracture Risk in Seniors

September 12, 2013
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Taking a daily dose of 800 IU or more of vitamin D can reduce the risk of fractures in people 65 years and older. A new study found that “reduction in the risk of fracture was shown only at the highest intake level (median, 800 IU daily; range, 792 to 2000), with a 30%...
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Vitamin D Deficiency Hard on Children

August 27, 2013
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Vitamin D deficiency appears to play a role among critically ill children. Sufficient Vitamin D is “important for the proper functioning of multiple organ systems.” In reviewing the results, researchers note that “Vitamin D deficiency was independently associated with a longer PICU (pediatric intensive care unit) length of stay (+1.92 days) and increasing severity...
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Vitamin D Reduces Fractures

July 18, 2013
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The risk of breaking bones is especially serious for seniors. A broken hip can result in eventual death for an elderly person. A recent study found that vitamin D supplements can provide “a 30% reduction in the risk of hip fracture and a 14% reduction in the risk of any nonvertebral fracture.” The average...
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Vitamin D Reduced Weight Gain in Women

July 4, 2013
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A four and a half year study of women over 65 years revealed that women who had adequate amounts of vitamin D gained less weight than those who did not. Researchers found that “Higher 25(OH)D (vitamin D) levels are associated with lower weight gains, suggesting low vitamin D status may predispose to fat accumulation.”...
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