Editor Emeritus on October 28th, 2011

From The Vitamin D Council Newsletter When we talk about T scores, osteopenia and osteoporosis, we assume we are talking about older people, especially post-menopausal women. However, a group of obstetricians and pediatricians from the University of Sienna, led by Dr. Franco Bagnoli, reported that 42% of infants have osteopenia. Bagnoli F, Casucci M, Rossetti […]

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Editor Emeritus on October 5th, 2011

The following is an important article by Dr John Cannell of the Vitamin D Council. In September, 2011, two papers with three case reports of vitamin D toxicity were published. Two cases were manufacturing errors and one was a pharmacist’s mistake. Vitamin D levels associated with clear toxicity ranged from 194 to 1220 ng/ml. To […]

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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 September 10th, 2011

An excerpt from the Vitamin D Council Newsletter by Dr. John Cannell Most of us, including myself, have a primitive understanding of genetics. Genes are the things you inherit and pass down to your kids. Defects in those genes cause incurable diseases, if they don’t kill you outright. The defects, or mutations, are acquired over […]

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Editor Emeritus on August 20th, 2011

A note from the Vitamin D Council. A group in Canada, led by Dr. Julia Knight at Mount Sinai Hospital, discovered that administration of 24,000 IU/week for four weeks was associated with lower estrogen levels and progesterone levels. Per 4 ng/ml increase in vitamin D, progesterone levels decreased by 10% and estrogen decreased by 3%. […]

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