Vitamin D and calcium supplementation not effective for lowering cancer risk in postmenopausal womenApril 11, 2017
Vitamin D and calcium did not result in a significantly lower risk of all-type cancer, including breast cancer, in postmenopausal women.
Patients receiving vitamin D for deficiency without bolus doses experienced the most benefit.
Researchers observed a 15-fold increase in diagnosis from 2008 to 2014 after accounting for demographic changes.
Mothers who take high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy reduce sensitization of their infants to mites at 18 months.
Understanding the link between vitamin D deficiency and obstructive sleep apnea can be challenging.
Vitamin D deficiency is especially prevalent in postmenopausal women, and recommendations from current guidelines are inconsistent regarding vitamin D use.
High monthly doses of vitamin D do not improve lower extremity function and may increase fall risk in the elderly.
The use of vitamin D supplements does not reduce the severity or frequency of colds in adults with mild-to-moderate asthma.
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.
Maintaining healthy vitamin D levels may benefit sleep and cardiovascular health in African-American patients.
A clinician education program resulted in significant increases in intent to change behaviors related to appropriate vitamin D prescribing.
Researchers recommend monitoring vitamin D levels in patients with high vascular risk burden.
Every 10% increase in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration was associated with a 0.24-mmHg decrease in diastolic blood pressure.
Vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and vitamin A have been shown to be beneficial during the aging process.
Meta-analysis shows lower risk of death from breast cancer with higher serum concentrations of 25(OH)D.
Could vitamin D and calcium supplements be causing foul smelling urine?
Vitamin D promotes absorption of calcium in the intestine and maintains adequate serum phosphate and calcium concentrations.
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.
Can vitamin D deficiency play a role in post-fracture pain?
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 there any relationship between calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease (pseudogout) and vitamin D deficiency?
Should clinicians routinely check vitamin D levels in Hispanic patients as they do in others?
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.