Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Experts disagree on ideal vitamin D goal
Monday January 31st 2011, 8:02 PM

Q: I have been looking for an explanation of safe levels of vitamin D. I know that too little is dangerous, but what about too much? [News Source]

Vitamin D shifts into focus
Monday January 31st 2011, 5:43 PM

Children play football in Battersea Park on April 9, 2008 in London, England. After a spell of cold weather and snow over the weekend the sun is beginning to shine heralding the onset of spring. [News Source]

Springdale center adds tenants
Monday January 31st 2011, 4:33 PM

Verizon Wireless and Aspen Dental have signed 10-year leases to occupy space next to the new Vitamin Shoppe in Springdale. [News Source]

@GOOD Asks: Which Vitamins or Supplements Have Made a Noticeable Impact on Your Overall Health?
Monday January 31st 2011, 12:10 PM

Today's question comes from GOOD Twitter follower @ grdodge . Want us to ask a question to the GOOD community? Tweet or Facebook your question to us. We ask a question to our Twitter and Facebook faithful once a day, so if you’re not yet following @GOOD or a fan , make sure to sign up and participate in the conversation. On Tuesday we will post a roundup of our favorite responses, so stay tuned ... [News Source]

Calcium + vit D for breakfast show weight management potential
Monday January 31st 2011, 11:59 AM

According to findings published in Clinical Nutrition , a breakfast containing over 500 milligrams of calcium and 8.7 micrograms of vitamin D was associated with significantly increased fat and energy burning over 24 hours, compared to a breakfast containing 250 milligrams of the mineral and 0.3 micrograms of vitamin D. [News Source]

Lack of Vitamin D Affects Lung Function
Monday January 31st 2011, 10:19 AM

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Vitamin D deficiency was previously linked to severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but a new study shows it also alters lung structure and function in young mice. "The results of this study clearly demonstrate that vitamin D deficiency alters lung growth, resulting in lower lung volume and decrements in lung function," Graeme Zosky, Ph.D., a ... [News Source]

Calgary vitamin D test numbers soar
Monday January 31st 2011, 10:02 AM

Amid concerns of skyrocketing costs, several Calgary medical professionals are urging restraint on the part of their colleagues when it comes to vitamin D testing. [News Source]

Something fishy with the mercury.
Monday January 31st 2011, 9:00 AM

Here in health-conscious Marin, we are hyper-aware of the foods that will sustain our environment, our kids and our own health. Now a study published by Forest Knolls-based GotMercury.org, has triggered our mercury sensors and renewed the safe fish debate. [News Source]

Calgary vitamin D test numbers soar
Monday January 31st 2011, 8:30 AM

Amid concerns of skyrocketing costs, several Calgary medical professionals are urging restraint on the part of their colleagues when it comes to vitamin D testing. [News Source]

Monday Medical: Cardiac news: Fact or fiction?
Monday January 31st 2011, 3:06 AM

Is there a link between a deficiency of vitamin D and a higher risk of cardiac disease? The answer is a qualified maybe from Steamboat Springs cardiologist Dr. Will Baker, of Heart Center of the Rockies. Baker will address some recent cardiac-based news reports in a February talk called News Flash or Trash? Separating Fact From Fiction. [News Source]

Vitamin D affects lung development: study
Sunday January 30th 2011, 9:35 PM

Australian researchers have found vitamin D deficiency can lead to poor lung function and changes in lung growth. [News Source]

Five volunteers had their Vitamin D levels tested and the results were shocking. They’re all part of… Generation D
Sunday January 30th 2011, 8:25 PM

Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium and maintaining strong bones and teeth, and also important for the function of the immune system. [News Source]