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Sunshine Exposure Prolongs Life

A study from the University of Edinburgh shows exposing skin to the sun’s rays releases a compound in the blood vessels which helps to reduce blood pressure, alleviates the risk for heart attack and stroke, and improves overall health.In the United Kingdom, heart disease and stroke due to high blood pressure are estimated to cause 80 times more deaths than from skin cancer. A group of 24 volunteers were exposed to tanning lamps for two sessions of 20 minutes each.  In one session, the volunteers were exposed to the UV rays and the heat of the lamps while in another […]

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Recently published research at the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that taking vitamin D supplements and drinking cow’s milk are more important than diet, skin color or exposure to sunlight in determining vitamin D levels in children. This supports previous findings that drinking two cups of cow’s milk daily is enough to maintain adequate levels of vitamin D in children. Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a researcher and pediatrician at St. Michael’s Hospital examined data of almost 2,000 healthy children under the age of 6 who participated in the TARGet Kids! (The Applied Research Group for Kids!) study, which was […]

Continue reading Milk Intake and Supplements Increase Children’s Vitamin D Levels

Posted in: Health Supplements, Healthy Eating, Kid's Health, News Briefs, Vitamin D, Vitamins and Minerals

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Researchers from the University of North Dakota Center for Family Medicine in Minot, N.D. report that large doses of vitamin D used for therapeutic purposes may be used safely without danger of calcium overload in patients who have normal kidney and liver functions. Neena E. Thomas-Eapen, MD and colleagues recommend using vitamin D supplements at high levels (up to 7,000 IU or international units) in patients with osteoporosis or osteopenia. These are conditions characterized by low vitamin D levels and weak bones. Their recommendations are based on their findings in a study that involved 121 patients who were taking megadoses […]

Continue reading Megadoses of Vitamin D Not Linked to Calcium Overload

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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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