Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Vitamin D: Is there such a thing as too much?
Thursday May 31st 2012, 12:22 PM

Very high levels of vitamin D could be associated with similar risks as very low levels, according to new research that questions the notion that ‘you can never get too much vitamin D’. [News Source]

Sunshine vitamin may offer protection from winter viruses, suggest researchers
Thursday May 31st 2012, 12:21 PM

The study – published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology – reports that intake of vitamin D supplements during autumn and winter months could help to protect against viral infections, especially in older people. [News Source]

Low vitamin D levels linked to mobility difficulties for the elderly
Thursday May 31st 2012, 12:21 PM

"About one-third of older adults have low vitamin D levels," said lead author Denise Houston, PhD, RD, from Wake Forest’s Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology. [News Source]

Low vitamin D levels linked to mobility difficulties for the elderly
Thursday May 31st 2012, 12:06 PM

"About one-third of older adults have low vitamin D levels," said lead author Denise Houston, PhD, RD, from Wake Forest’s Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology. [News Source]

Health benefits of vitamin D dependent on type taken
Thursday May 31st 2012, 10:10 AM

( Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council ) New research funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council has shown that vitamin D3 supplements could provide more benefit than the close relative vitamin D2. The findings published in the June edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition could potentially lead to changes in the food industry when it ... [News Source]

Osseo pharmacy offers free vitamins for kids
Thursday May 31st 2012, 9:05 AM

The Main Street Pharmacy and Soda Shoppe in Osseo is offering free chewable vitamins for kids. The free vitamins are part of a free kid's vitamin program. This is not valid with other offers. [News Source]

Osseo pharmacy offers free vitamins for kids
Thursday May 31st 2012, 2:21 AM

The Main Street Pharmacy and Soda Shoppe in Osseo is offering free chewable vitamins for kids. The free vitamins are part of a free kid's vitamin program. This is not valid with other offers. [News Source]

Exercise, Vitamin D Can Lower Fall Risk in Elderly
Thursday May 31st 2012, 12:45 AM

Title: Exercise, Vitamin D Can Lower Fall Risk in Elderly Category: Health News Created: 5/30/2012 11:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 5/30/2012 12:00:00 AM [News Source]

B vitamins may reduce stroke risk: Meta-analysis
Wednesday May 30th 2012, 12:51 PM

Despite the positive link to stroke risk, data from 19 randomized controlled trials involving 47,921 participants suggested no benefits for B vitamin supplementation on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease or heart attack. [News Source]

Exercise, vitamin D may prevent falls: guidelines
Wednesday May 30th 2012, 12:42 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who are at high risk of falls should have physical therapy and take vitamin D supplements to reduce their chance of injury, according to new recommendations from a government-backed panel. Falling is "a common problem and it's often overlooked because doctors may not be aware of their patients' fall risk," said Dr. Albert Siu, a professor at Mount Sinai ... [News Source]

Vitamin D May Improve Balance
Wednesday May 30th 2012, 10:53 AM

We used to chuckle at that medical alarm commercial with the classic line "I've fallen and I can't get up!" Now that we're getting older ourselves, though, the cry for help doesn't sound quite so funny. [News Source]

Vitamin D Supplements May Help Reduce Injury During Falls
Wednesday May 30th 2012, 10:02 AM

Vitamin D supplements may help reduce injury in those who are prone to falls, according to a recent study. Falls are one of the leading causes of injury in older adults, though a dedicated exercise regimen and vitamin supplements could … [News Source]