Transcriptome differences in prostate cancer highlight racial disparities, vitamin D

Inflammation may contribute to racial disparities in disease progression and vitamin D3 supplementation can modulate pro-inflammatory transcripts.

Vitamin D and menstrual cramps

Vitamin D supplementation may be a useful and inexpensive strategy to reduce menstrual cramps, according to a new study.

Vitamin D levels predict risk of brain decline in Chinese elderly

Low vitamin D levels has been associated with increased subsequent risk of cognitive decline and impairment in the Chinese elderly, a new study from Duke-NUS Medical School shows.

More Active Lifestyle? More Vitamin D

Researchers have determined that people engaging in higher impact activity with vitamin D levels of at least 40 ng/mL are better protected from stress fractures.

Low levels of vitamin D, methylation in black teens may increase cancer risk

Low levels of vitamin D in black teens correlates with low activity of a major mechanism for controlling gene expression that may increase their risk of cancer and other disease, researchers report.

Strong Association Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Diabetic Retinopathy Indicated

A trio of authors today reported their analysis of observational studies revealed a significant association between vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR), one of the leading causes of blindness throughout the world.

Holidays in the Sun May Be Key to Tackling Vitamin D Deficiencies, Scottish Study Shows

Holidays abroad may hold the key to tackling Scotland’s vitamin D deficiency, a University of Edinburgh study suggests. The study, “Farming, Foreign Holidays, and Vitamin D in Orkney,” was published in the journal PloS One.

High Blood Levels Of Vitamin D Help Protect Women Over 50 From Cancer: Study

Over the next two decades, researchers predict new cases of cancer will increase to 22 million annually throughout the globe. Meanwhile, in the United States alone, scientists estimate more than 1.68 million new diagnoses and nearly 600,000 deaths will occur in 2016. What can slow this malignant spread? A new UC San Diego School of Medicine study focusing exclusively on women suggests the sunshine vitamin could apply the brakes.

Sun is good for you, study finds

Swedish women who avoid sunshine shorten their lifespan by the same amount as smoking, according to latest research published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Like the Swedes, Canadians need to balance the benefits of sun exposure with the risks. It is not healthy to avoid sunshine, which provides the ultraviolet light that makes vitamin D, says the Vitamin D Society. - See more at:

Dr. Ellen Mowry, in Interview, Talks of Clinical Studies into Vitamin D and MS

With an interest multiple sclerosis (MS) before even starting college, Dr. Ellen Mowry has spent her entire research career investigating the disease. Her epidemiological studies led her to indications that vitamin D might be particularly important for people with MS, and she now dedicates her research to the topic — knowledge she will share at the upcoming Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) 2016 Annual Meeting, a gathering of MS researchers and clinicians worldwide.

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