Ulcerative Colitis and Vitamin D levels

A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has found that lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the colon.┬áThe study was published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology… Continue reading Ulcerative Colitis and Vitamin D levels

Role of Vitamin D in acute respiratory infections

Vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu, according to a study led by the Queen Mary University of London. The study provides the most robust evidence yet that vitamin D has benefits beyond bone and muscle health, and could have major implications for public health policy, including the fortification of… Continue reading Role of Vitamin D in acute respiratory infections

Chronic headache and Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of a chronic headache, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in Scientific Reports. The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, KIHD, analyzed the serum vitamin D levels and occurrence of a headache in approximately 2,600 men aged between… Continue reading Chronic headache and Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer survival

Women with higher vitamin D levels in their blood following a breast cancer diagnosis had significantly better long-term outcomes, according to new research from Kaiser Permanente and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The study was published in JAMA Oncology. “We found that women with the highest levels of vitamin D levels had about a 30 percent… Continue reading Vitamin D and Breast Cancer survival

Systemic review suggest beneficial effect of Vitamin D in Asthma

A recent Cochrane Review has found evidence from randomized trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks. Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. The symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.… Continue reading Systemic review suggest beneficial effect of Vitamin D in Asthma

Research finds link between Vitamin D and Aging and Longevity

Research at the Buck Institute shows that vitamin D works through genes known to influence longevity and impacts processes associated with many human age-related diseases. The study, published in Cell Reports, may explain why vitamin D deficiency has been linked to breast, colon and prostate cancer, as well as obesity, heart disease and depression. “Vitamin… Continue reading Research finds link between Vitamin D and Aging and Longevity