Viatmin D

Editor Emeritus on October 10th, 2012

By WE Stumpf, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Vitamin D and the scientific calcium dogma: understanding the ‘Panacea’ of the sun European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2012) 66, 1080-1081; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2012.78 Editorial The concept of systemic calcium regulation as the main action of vitamin D was developed nearly 1 century ago. It is […]

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Editor Emeritus on April 18th, 2012

From the Vitamin D Council Newsletter by Dr John Cannell Prostate cancer tends to develop in men over the age of fifty and, although it is one of the most prevalent types of cancer in men, many men never have symptoms and die of other causes. On the other hand, more aggressive prostate cancers account […]

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Editor Emeritus on September 26th, 2011

Why should you keep your vitamin D level around 50 ng/ml? Four different sources, using four different rationales, and four different lines of reasoning, all lead to the same conclusion. First, what is the vitamin D level of our closest simian relatives, such as chimpanzees living wild in Africa? Professor Reinhold Vieth reports the answer […]

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Editor Emeritus on August 2nd, 2011

An update newsletter from the Vitamin D Council This weekend, scientists from an American medical institution published a study that has practical implications for patients undergoing ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) surgery. The study, by a group in Utah, may have answered in part the long sought question of why some patients do well after knee […]

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Editor Emeritus on July 23rd, 2011

Dr. Cannell answers readers’ questions and sheds light on some of the latest papers on vitamin D. Dear Dr. Cannell On Autism Dear Dr. Cannell: My son James weighs 48lb, he is 7 yrs old. He had autistic symptoms for almost 5 years (first noticed when he was 2 yrs old). I initially started him […]

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