Vitamin D

Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy  reduces mite sensitization in infants

Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy reduces mite sensitization in infants

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Mothers who take high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy reduce sensitization of their infants to mites at 18 months.

Is obstructive sleep apnea linked to low levels of vitamin D?

Is obstructive sleep apnea linked to low levels of vitamin D?

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Understanding the link between vitamin D deficiency and obstructive sleep apnea can be challenging.

Vitamin D supplementation does not improve functional outcomes in postmenopausal women

Vitamin D supplementation does not improve functional outcomes in postmenopausal women

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Vitamin D deficiency is especially prevalent in postmenopausal women, and recommendations from current guidelines are inconsistent regarding vitamin D use.

High vitamin D doses may increase fall risk in elderly

High vitamin D doses may increase fall risk in elderly

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High monthly doses of vitamin D do not improve lower extremity function and may increase fall risk in the elderly.

Vitamin D does not reduce cold severity, frequency in adults with asthma

Vitamin D does not reduce cold severity, frequency in adults with asthma

The use of vitamin D supplements does not reduce the severity or frequency of colds in adults with mild-to-moderate asthma.

Vitamin D
 for colorectal 
adenomas?

Vitamin D
 for colorectal 
adenomas?

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Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk for the development of colorectal adenomas, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Vitamin D and improved sleep in African-Americans

Vitamin D and improved sleep in African-Americans

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Maintaining healthy vitamin D levels may benefit sleep and cardiovascular health in African-American patients.

Education needed to achieve more evidence-based vitamin D dosing

Education needed to achieve more evidence-based vitamin D dosing

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A clinician education program resulted in significant increases in intent to change behaviors related to appropriate vitamin D prescribing.

Depleted vitamin D levels may worsen stroke outcomes

Depleted vitamin D levels may worsen stroke outcomes

Researchers recommend monitoring vitamin D levels in patients with high vascular risk burden.

Vitamin D may lower hypertension risk

Vitamin D may lower hypertension risk

Every 10% increase in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration was associated with a 0.24-mmHg decrease in diastolic blood pressure.

The need for vitamin supplements among older patients

The need for vitamin supplements among older patients

Vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and vitamin A have been shown to be beneficial during the aging process.

High vitamin D may lower breast cancer mortality

High vitamin D may lower breast cancer mortality

Meta-analysis shows lower risk of death from breast cancer with higher serum concentrations of 25(OH)D.

Foul-smelling urine caused by supplements

Foul-smelling urine caused by supplements

Could vitamin D and calcium supplements be causing foul smelling urine?

Vitamin D deficiency: Beyond bone health

Vitamin D deficiency: Beyond bone health

Vitamin D promotes absorption of calcium in the intestine and maintains adequate serum phosphate and calcium concentrations.

Vitamin D for fall prevention

Vitamin D for fall prevention

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Clinicians should recommend vitamin D supplementation as well as exercise or physical therapy in community-dwelling adults aged 65 years or older who are at increased risk for falls.

The role of vitamin D in post-fracture symptoms

Can vitamin D deficiency play a role in post-fracture pain?

Detecting vitamin D insufficiency

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A middle-aged woman presents with a two-year history of fatigue and mood changes. She attributes her symptoms to aging, but could it be a sign of a nutritional deficiency?

Is vitamin D deficiency linked to pseudogout?

Is there any relationship between calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease (pseudogout) and vitamin D deficiency?

How prevalent is vitamin D deficiency among Hispanics?

Should clinicians routinely check vitamin D levels in Hispanic patients as they do in others?

Vitamin D decreases all-cause mortality in elderly women with insufficiency

Studies have suggested that vitamin D supplementation may reduce cancer and cardiovascular disease, but evidence for the effects of supplementation on mortality has been inconsistent.

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