Vitamin D

Editor Emeritus on June 12th, 2012

June 12, 2012 marks the second day of International Men’s Health Week, sponsored by Men’s Health Network. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to increase awareness about preventable health problems among men and boys and to encourage early detection and treatment. Vitamin D and men’s health Vitamin D plays an important role in men’s […]

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Editor Emeritus on May 30th, 2012

From the Vitamin D Newsletter by Dr John Cannell. Psychosis, or loss of touch with reality, is difficult to see in any loved one but is particularly difficult to deal with if it’s your teenager. Dr. Barbara Gracious and colleagues recently discovered that of 104 teenagers assessed at an acute mental health clinic, the teenagers […]

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Editor Emeritus on May 22nd, 2012

Metabolic clearance of vitamin D after heart attack This week, Dr. Julian Barth, and colleagues, of the University of Leeds, discovered that vitamin D levels do not decline after a heart attack. At least they do not decline beginning 2 days after the heart attack. This implies vitamin D is not being “used up” or […]

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Editor Emeritus on May 9th, 2012

The following article is by Dr John Cannell of the Vitamin D Council. Dr. Gerry Schwalfenberg of the University of Alberta just published the first case report of a woman with a treacherous autoimmune disorder, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or ITP, that vitamin D apparently cured. Schwalfenberg GK. Solar radiation and vitamin d: mitigating environmental factors […]

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Editor Emeritus on May 3rd, 2012

The following article is from the Vitamin D Newsletter by Dr John Cannell. In a recent clinical review on autism and vitamin D, Dr. Eva Kocovska and colleagues from the University of Glasgow called for “urgent research” on vitamin D’s role in autism. Kočovská E, Fernell E, Billstedt E, Minnis H, Gillberg C. Vitamin D […]

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