Vitamin D Archive – New research suggests that people who are exposed to low levels of sunlight coupled with a history of having a common virus known as mononucleosis may be at greater odds of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) than those without the virus. The research is published in the April 19, 2011 print issue of Neurology┬«, […]

A new study published in the journal Respirology reveals that adult patients admitted to the hospital with pneumonia are more likely to die if they have Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is known to be involved in the innate immune response to infection. The team of researchers at Waikato Hospital and the Universities of Waikato […]

Vitamin D supplements may help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) get more from their pulmonary rehabilitation programs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Belgium. The study results are being presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. “Our study shows that high doses of vitamin D supplementation on top of […] – Most obese adolescents are lacking in vitamin D, according to a new study from Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The researchers call for increased surveillance of vitamin D levels in this population and for further studies to determine if normalizing vitamin D levels will help to lower the health risks associated with obesity. The study […]

A link between low vitamin D levels and anemia in children has been discovered by pediatricians from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The findings, presented on May 1, 2011 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Denver, show that vitamin D deficiency may play an important role in anemia. Anemia, which occurs when […]

JAMA / Archives – Higher vitamin D levels in the blood appear to be associated with a decreased risk of developing early age-related macular degeneration among women younger than 75 years, according to a report in the April 2011 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology. “Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a chronic, late-onset disease that results in […]