Vitamin D

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Supplemental calcium may increase heart attack risk

While too little calcium and vitamin D can increase a risk of broken bones, too much may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, Norwegian researchers have found.

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Vitamin D as cognition clue?

Vitamin D as cognition clue?


There appears to be a link between low vitamin D levels and cognitive decline over time, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Night shift work is tied to breast cancer


A new study identifies a link between night shift work and risk of breast cancer, according to Canadian researchers. In an investigation of 1,100 women with breast cancer and more than 1,100 without it, Queen's Cancer Research Institute researchers found that those who had worked for more than 30 years on a night shift had a higher rate of breast cancer.

Vitamin D supplementation at high doses is effective in preventing fractures in the elderly, analysis shows

Daily vitamin D supplementation is effective in preventing fractures in the elderly, but only if taken in higher doses, a new study finds.

Vitamin D deficiency linked to mobility difficulties, disability in the elderly, study shows


Elderly adults who are deficient in vitamin D are at a higher risk for developing mobility limitations and becoming disabled, new data suggests.

Vitamin D deficiency linked to higher mortality in elderly female nursing home residents, study says


Vitamin D supplementation should be routine for elderly female nursing home residents, a new study on mortality and vitamin D deficiency suggests.

Elderly residents are deficient in vitamin D, study says

Nearly all residents at a German geriatric rehabilitation hospital had insufficient levels of vitamin D, while more than two-thirds had severely deficient levels, a new study has found.

Vitamin D can delay the onset of macular degeneration, study finds

Women might be able to prevent macular degeneration by consuming a diet with high levels of Vitamin D, new research says.

Vitamin D reduces falls in nursing homes, review says

Nursing home residents who take vitamin D supplements are significantly less likely to fall than residents who are deficient in the vitamin, according to a new review.

Higher doses of vitamin D help prevent falls, study finds

Seniors aged 65 and older can significantly reduce their risk of falls by taking vitamin D supplements every day. But they need to take more of the vitamin than previously thought, according to the results of a new study.