Tuesday, 1 November 2016 | Editor
Tuesday, 6 September 2016 | Editor
A daily dose of Vitamin D halves the risk of severe asthma attacks, a new study has shown.Asthma patients who suffer from severe attacks, or exacerbations, were at a lower risk of having an attack and less likely to need hospital treatment if they had been taking regular doses of vitamin D, trials carried out by a Cochrane Review showed. They were also less likely to need treatment with steroid tablets.
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 | Editor
Babies who do not get enough vitamin D in the womb can end up with learning difficulties
Babies conceived between January and March are more likely to have learning difficulties because their mothers did not get enough vitamin D in pregnancy, a new study suggests.
Monday, 1 August 2016 | Editor
Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, public health advice for the UK recommends. The advice comes as a government-commissioned report sets the recommended levels at 10 micrograms of the vitamin a day.
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 | Editor
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of developing age related macular degeneration according to new study findings
Sunday, 13 March 2016 | Editor
Vitamin D supplementation is being recommended for all children under the age of 5 as well as all pregnant and breastfeeding women as the number of cases of rickets has quadrupled in the past 15 years.
Rickets is a vitamin D deficiency disease resulting in softening of the bones which can lead to fractures and deformity.
Friday, 11 March 2016 | Editor
A new review of 195 studies involving more than 168,000 participants in 44 countries has found that 37.3% of us are deficient in vitamin D – and that Europeans are more deficient than North Americans.
The study compared measurements of 25(OH)D, or calcidiol, in blood samples, which is deemed to be the most effective measurement of vitamin D status. Levels of below 50nmol/l were considered to be deficient.
Calcidiol is the pre-hormone form of vitamin D, and is directly related to calcium absorption. This is why vitamin D is often recommended for those with osteoporosis, rickets and other conditions where bones need to be strengthened.
Tuesday, 8 March 2016 | Editor
A new study has discovered that asthma sufferers with hyperresponsive airways are at a great risk of lowered bone density in their lumbar spines – the area of the spine between the ribs and the pelvis. Vitamin D may help
Monday, 7 March 2016 | Editor
A new study has shown that we need to start supporting our bone density much earlier that we imagined. We have known for some time that our bone density peaks in our 20s, and so it may be wise to actively nourish our bones through diet and weight-bearing exercise throughout our adult life. This study goes one step further, showing that the mother’s vitamin D status during pregnancy affects the health of her offspring’s bones in later years.
Friday, 26 February 2016 | Editor
Millions of UK adults supplement regularly with calcium and vitamin D in the hope of preventing bone diseases such as osteoporosis, yet recent research has called these supplements into question.