Dietary Supplements Linked to Higher Death Risk

Dietary Supplements Linked to Higher Death Risk In postmenopausal women, the use of several common vitamin and mineral supplements was associated with an increased risk of death, researchers found.Amplify’d from http://www.medpagetoday.comDietary Supplements Linked to Higher Death RiskBy Todd Neale, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage TodayPublished: October 10, 2011Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor University of Pennsylvania School … Continue reading Dietary Supplements Linked to Higher Death Risk

Supplemental Vit D? Meh!

The randomized trials of vitamin D and cardiovascular disease and diabetes have been, in general, quite inconsistent and inconclusive. Whether the trials are of vitamin D alone or of vitamin D plus calcium, the results have been mixed and generally neutral and null, not showing a clear association. So until we have more evidence from … Continue reading Supplemental Vit D? Meh!

Great Detailed Article on Vit D Deficiency

Great Detailed Article on Vit D Deficiency Get the full article here: http://www.endo-society.org/guidelines/final/upload/FINAL-Standalone-Vitamin-D-Guideline.pdfAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govJ Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jul;96(7):1911-30. Epub 2011 Jun 6.Evaluation, treatment, and prevention of vitamin d deficiency: an endocrine society clinical practice guideline.Holick MF, Binkley NC, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Gordon CM, Hanley DA, Heaney RP, Murad MH, Weaver CM.Source8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite … Continue reading Great Detailed Article on Vit D Deficiency

Vitamin D improved beta-cell function between 15% and 30%

Vitamin D improved beta-cell function between 15% and 30% They gave 92 pre-diabetic adults either vitamin D3 supplements, calcium supplements, both, or placebo. After four months, vitamin D had significantly increased patients' beta-cell functionAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.comVitamin D May Improve Pancreas FunctionBy Eric SchultzNEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jul 08 - Vitamin D supplements reduced risk factors … Continue reading Vitamin D improved beta-cell function between 15% and 30%

High Vit D = > Lower Risk Diabetes

"The implications of this study relate to the importance of performing a randomized placebo-controlled trial of vitamin D for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in those at high risk," he told Medscape Medical News. "In the interim, clinicians should at least focus on maintaining vitamin D levels in high-risk individuals at or around 20 … Continue reading High Vit D = > Lower Risk Diabetes

More Sun – Less Cancer

The number of studies reporting beneficial effects of sunlight and vitamin D on several types of cancer with a high mortality rate is growing rapidly. Present health recommendations on sun exposure are mainly based on the increased risks for skin cancer.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govEur J Cancer Prev. 2009 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print]Sunlight, vitamin D … Continue reading More Sun – Less Cancer

Vitamin D=Increased Falls and Fractures

Vitamin D=Increased Falls and FracturesAmplify’d from http://www.sciencedaily.com Science News High-Dose Vitamin D Linked With Increased Risk of Falls, Fractures Among Older WomenScienceDaily (May 12, 2010) — Women age 70 years or older who received a single annual high dose of vitamin D had a higher rate of falls and fractures compared to women who received … Continue reading Vitamin D=Increased Falls and Fractures

High-dose vitamin B therapy dangerous

High-Dose Vitamin B Risky for Diabetics With Kidney Disease Patients on high-dose vitamin B therapy had significant worsening of kidney function, and twice as many heart and stroke incidents as patients taking a placebo.Amplify’d from http://www.davita.com High-Dose Vitamin B Risky for Diabetics With Kidney Disease High-Dose Vitamin B Risky for Diabetics With Kidney Disease Study … Continue reading High-dose vitamin B therapy dangerous

High Dose Vit. C Increases Cataracts

High Dose Vit. C Increases Cataracts High Dose Vitamin C Can Increase Cataract Risk Women who took 1,000 mg of vitamin C daily were 25 per cent more likely to develop cataractAmplify’d from theopticalvisionsite.comHigh Dose Vitamin C Can Increase Cataract RiskWritten by Cathy on February 10, 2010 – 7:30 pm - Women who took 1,000 … Continue reading High Dose Vit. C Increases Cataracts

Vitamin D increased falls and fractures

* Oral Vitamin D * increased falls and fractures. Vitamin tablets taken orally May Not = vitamin D from the sun!Amplify’d from jama.ama-assn.org Original ContributionAnnual High-Dose Oral Vitamin D and Falls and Fractures in Older WomenA Randomized Controlled Trial Kerrie M. Sanders, PhD; Amanda L. Stuart, BappSc; Elizabeth J. Williamson, MA, PhD; Julie A. Simpson, … Continue reading Vitamin D increased falls and fractures