Vitamin D is essential for bone health. Recent research suggests it may have other benefits, too, such as protecting against colds and fighting depression. However, if you don’t spend enough time in the sun or if your body has trouble absorbing the vitamin, you may not get enough Vitamin D. Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommended … Read more
Daylight Saving Time (United States) began Sunday, March 11, 2012, 2:00am, and ended Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2:00am. Daylight saving time (DST) — also summer time in several countries in British English, and European official terminology — is the practice of advancing clocks so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks … Read more
Current food labeling leads to under-consumption of calcium, according to this study. Those who were taught how to translate the information consumed more. Researchers believe the same is true for other beneficial nutrients.
American children are drinking too little milk and what they are consuming is too high in fat, according to a Penn State study. “There is a strong correlation between dairy consumption and calcium,” says Sibylle Kranz, assistant professor of nutritional sciences. “While there is calcium in fortified orange juice, for example, it is not as bioavailable as that found in milk.” She notes that people need to take calcium with vitamin D and some protein for optimal use in the body.
A strong skeleton is less likely to be penetrated by metastasizing cancer cells, so a fortified glass of milk might be the way to block cancer’s spread, according to researchers at the ANZAC Research Institute in Concord, Australia.
Studying the risks and benefits of dietary supplements has always posed unique challenges to researchers. To potentially support conclusive recommendations, these studies must enroll thousands of people and follow them for years. Additionally, as dietary supplements are regulated as foods, products can be sold without demonstrating efficacy.
Canadian mothers and babies, especially those in northern communities, aren’t getting enough vitamin D, according to a new statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society.
Recent investigations of medications, diet and the molecular understanding of prostate cancer are defining potential prevention strategies for the disease, and herald a new stage in the management of this cancer, according to a new review.
Women with low levels of vitamin D have an increased risk of hip fracture, according to a study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health presented this week at the 29th annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Individuals who take vitamin D supplements appear to have a lower risk of death from any cause over an average follow-up time of six-years, according to a meta-analysis of 18 previously published studies in the September 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.