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  • Vitamin D Supplements and Depression

    Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Reduce Depression

    Because previous studies have suggested that vitamin D deficiency may cause depression, other studies have proposed that using vitamin D supplements to increase vitamin D levels may help reduce depressive symptoms. However, new research published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine found no evidence that vitamin D supplements help reduce depression. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble […] More

  • Environment and Pregnancy

    Environmental Factors May Explain Some Racial Differences in Childbirth

    Although one theory explaining the differences in birth outcomes among black and white women in the United States is a difference in vitamin D levels, a new study investigating racial disparities in birth outcomes as published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that environmental factors other than vitamin D account for the differences in […] More

  • Sunburst in Cloudy Sky

    Vitamin D May Increase Breast Cancer Survival

    Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is essential for good health and may help in the fight against breast cancer. Women high levels of vitamin D who are battling breast cancer are twice as likely to survive the disease than women with low levels, suggests the findings of a new study published in the journal Anticancer […] More

  • Vitamin D Supplements

    Vitamin D May Provide Relief for Chronic Hives

    Vitamin D as an additional therapy could provide some relief for chronic hives, says a new study from researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Hives are raised, often itchy, red welts on the surface of the skin that usually occur as an […] More

  • Calcium Supplements with Vitamin D

    New Study Questions Health Benefits of Vitamin D Supplementation

    Previous studies have suggested that vitamin D supplementation offers certain health benefits. However, new research published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests that current evidence fails to support the claims of the health benefits of vitamin D supplements and that future studies will unlikely reveal supporting evidence. In other words, there is […] More