Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Vitamin D update

Lots of news on Vitamin D recently so here are some briefs courtesy of ScienceDaily

Low Blood Levels Of Vitamin D May Be Associated With Depression In Older Adults

May 6, 2008Older adults with low blood levels of vitamin D and high blood levels of a hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands may have a higher risk of depression, according to a new report.

Vitamin D Protects Cells From Stress That Can Lead To Cancer

May 13, 2008By inducing a specific gene to increase expression of a key enzyme, vitamin D protects healthy prostate cells from the damage and injuries that can lead to cancer...

Vitamin D Linked To Reduced Mortality Rate In Chronic Kidney Disease

May 8, 2008For patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease, treatment with activated vitamin D may reduce the risk of death by approximately one-fourth

Link Between Vitamin D Status And Breast Cancer Illuminated

May 16, 2008Using newly available data on worldwide cancer incidence, researchers have shown a clear association between deficiency in exposure to sunlight, specifically ultraviolet B, and breast cancer...

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