Women who use estrogen-containing contraceptives may have an increased level of vitamin D in their blood. However, a recent study suggests that the vitamin level can drop if she decides to become pregnant and stops taking the pills. It's important for women and their doctors to be aware of this possibility.
Vitamin D is one of a list of nutrients thought to be valuable in preventing, or treating, a long list of conditions. But according to researchers from the University of Alberta, for most conditions linked to vitamin D the evidence is weak, if not completely non-existent.
Oh, the ole sun debate: Get too much and you risk getting skin cancer; get too little and you may lack vitamin D. The struggle is real. So, how to find the balance?
Current medical advice says avoid the sun to minimize the risk of skin cancers, but doing so also minimizes the skin's creation of vitamin D. But a new type of sunscreen being developed may soon allow our bodies to avoid getting skin cancers, while still allowing the sun to promote vitamin D production.
For all the talk about the supposed benefits of supplementing one's diet with high-dose Vitamin D, recent clinical trials reveal that the practice fails to substantiate such claims. Not only is there lack of evidence that the vitamin prevents fractures, but the research suggests that it may contribute to them.
Vitamin D has acquired the reputation of a sort of miracle nutrient, with various studies suggesting it can prevent cancer, strengthen muscle and bones and prevent falls and fractures. But recent studies don't support such ideas thus, no new miracles in sight!
Vitamin D is essential for normal bone growth and development in children, and in adults it's needed for maintenance of bone strength all because it allows the absorption of calcium from the diet. But now it is also being touted by some as a sort of miracle vitamin, which it isn't.
Vitamin D has been widely touted as a miracle" vitamin having a myriad of health effects beyond its basic function of enabling the absorption of calcium from food. Although vitamin D plays an important role in bone health and should be consumed in the form of
Top stories: Mammography guidelines questioned, so-called pediatricians jumping on anti-vaccine bandwagon, and the sour news on Vitamin D, again.
Vitamin D, long known to prevent rickets the softening and weakening of bones in children and widely added to milk for that purpose, has been touted in many venues as the latest miracle vitamin.
Vitamin D plays an important role in maintaining strong bones. Observational studies have also suggested that vitamin D plays an important role in heart health. And now, a new study published in the
Because of its importance, experts have recommended that vitamin D supplements might be useful for improving bone density and perhaps preventing osteoporosis. But recent research, as we have noted, has not documented a bone benefit from vitamin D supplementation.