In black infants who were born preterm, vitamin D supplementation may reduce the risk for recurrent wheezing.
Further clinical trials are needed to explore the potential beneficial effect of vitamin D supplementation, via fortified foods and/or dietary supplements, on insulin resistance, and possibly on weight management.
The USPSTF has released recommendations for vitamin D and calcium supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in community-dwelling adults.
A higher concentration of plasma vitamin D is correlated with a decreased risk of total cancer.
Prenatal vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for allergic rhinitis in children born to African American women, but not white women.
A cohort from the CANDLE study was assessed to determine if race plays a role in the protective effect of maternal vitamin D levels on childhood asthma.
Findings do not support routine vitamin D and calcium supplementation in community-dwelling older adults for lowering the incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures.
Little evidence was found for linear causal associations between genetic determinants of circulating vitamin D concentration and risk of seven cancers.
High-dose vitamin D supplements improve bone mineral density in youth with HIV.
In patients with depressive symptoms, vitamin D deficiency with no additional supplements had the highest depressive score at 6 months and shortest cardiac event-free survival.
Although research has emphasized the possible benefits of vitamin D, high dosages pose potential risks.
CVD occurred in 11.8% of participants in the vitamin D group and 11.5% in the placebo group.
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.