Editor Emeritus on August 20th, 2011

A note from the Vitamin D Council. I have written before that vitamin D increases testosterone levels in men. It is not a minor effect. Pilz S, Frisch S, Koertke H, Kuhn J, Dreier J, Obermayer-Pietsch B, Wehr E, Zittermann A. Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men. Horm Metab Res. 2011 […]

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Editor Emeritus on May 11th, 2011

Pregnant women – like the rest of us – have a choice to make.  Do we wait for the hundreds of randomized controlled trials that are currently being conducted to see if vitamin D helps, or do we act now, on what we know now? Today, pregnant women – and the rest of us – […]

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Editor Emeritus on December 1st, 2010

After 13 year of silence, the quasi governmental agency, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), today recommended that a three-pound premature infant take virtually the same amount of vitamin D as a 300 pound pregnant woman. While that 400 IU/day dose is close to adequate for infants, 600 IU/day in pregnant […]

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Editor Emeritus on September 28th, 2010

September 18, 2010 Another tragedy This is a periodic newsletter from the Vitamin D Council, a non-profit trying to end the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. If you are not subscribed, you can do so on the Vitamin D Council’s website. Dear Dr. Cannell: On June 3, 2010, my five and a half week old […]

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Editor Emeritus on March 10th, 2010

Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the past 30 years, with about one in three American children currently overweight or obese, according to government figures. Now Barry Popkin and Carmen Piernas of the University of North Carolina have found in their study that snacks account for about 27 percent of the calories consumed by children, and […]

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