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Low Vitamin D Levels in Babies of Obese Moms

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reveals that pregnant women who are obese may be passing on insufficient amounts of vitamin D to their babies. Jami L. Josefson, MD, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and author of the study, states that although nearly all mothers involved in the study were taking prenatal vitamin supplements, babies born to obese moms had lower levels of serum vitamin D compared to lean mothers. Recent studies suggest that low vitamin D in adults is linked to an increase risk for obesity, […]

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Posted in: Babies' Health, Infant Health, News Briefs, Obesity, Vitamin D, Vitamins and Minerals, Women's Health

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Researchers have found a strong correlation between low vitamin D levels and the severity of symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder affecting the brain and nerves, characterized by attacks of symptoms that include numbness, weakness, and blurring of vision. In this condition, the individual’s own immune system attacks the myelin which coats the brain and nerves, thus interfering with nerve transmission. These are seen in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques as white spots or lesions that represent inflammation. The study which was led by Ellen M. Mowry, M.D., M.C.R., an assistant professor of […]

Continue reading Severe Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

Posted in: Disease Prevention, Multiple Sclerosis, News Briefs, Vitamin D, Vitamins and Minerals

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A recent study on overweight and obese adults investigated the impact of vitamin D supplementation during strength training on their body composition, muscle function, and glucose tolerance. Investigators recruited 23 overweight and obese adults to participate in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The average age of the volunteers was 26 years, with an average body mass index of 31.3 kg/m2.  They were randomly divided into two groups, where one group, composed of 5 males and females, was given a daily dose of vitamin D at 4000IU, and another group, composed of 7 females and 6 males, was given a placebo. All […]

Continue reading Vit D Reduces Belly Fat, Increases Muscle Strength

Posted in: Fitness, News Briefs, Obesity, Vitamin D, Weight Loss

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Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, led by Dr Adrian Martineau conducted a study which demonstrated that high doses of vitamin D, when given in addition to antibiotic treatment, may help patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) recover more quickly from the infection. The study, which was conducted in collaboration with the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research, investigated the effect of vitamin D on the immune responses of patients receiving treatment for tuberculosis, the first of its kind. The findings show that high doses of the vitamin can reduce the body’s inflammatory response to infection, resulting in […]

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