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Vitamin D from Mushrooms

Eating mushrooms that have been exposed to sunlight and contain vitamin D2 may be as effective at increasing and maintaining serum vitamin D levels as taking supplemental vitamin D2 or vitamin D3, according to research from Boston University School of Medicine. These findings appear online in Dermato-Endocrinology. Vitamin D, also called the sunshine vitamin, is important for maintaining bone health and muscle strength. When present in adequate amounts, it helps maintain bone density and reduces the risk of fracture, weak bones, and osteoarthritis. This nutrient also plays a role in modulating the immune system and reduces the risk of chronic […]

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Obesity Reduces Serum Vitamin D Levels

British researchers report that a significant increase in body mass index (BMI, a measure of body fat based on height and weight) could lead to a drop in serum vitamin D levels. They found that the link between obesity and vitamin D levels affects people of all ages and genders. However, the authors of the study, which was recently published in the journal PLoS Medicine, state that vitamin D deficiency does not affect BMI significantly. Lead investigator Dr. Elina Hypponen, of University College London’s Institute of Child Health and colleagues note that previous studies have suggested the link between vitamin […]

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