Vitamin D

Effects of ARB, Vitamin D3 on Parathyroid Hormone and Aldosterone

Effects of ARB, Vitamin D3 on Parathyroid Hormone and Aldosterone

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Investigators examined whether short-term treatment with an angiotensin II receptor blocker and/or vitamin D3 reduced PTH levels.

Preterm Infant Vitamin D Level Affects Calcium and Bone Health

Preterm Infant Vitamin D Level Affects Calcium and Bone Health

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Vitamin D levels in preterm infants are significantly correlated with optimal calcium homeostasis and bone mineralization of the femur.

Inverse Association Between Serum 25(OH)D Levels and Risk for Diabetes

Inverse Association Between Serum 25(OH)D Levels and Risk for Diabetes

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Further research is needed on whether high 25(OH)D might prevent type 2 diabetes or transition of prediabetes to diabetes.

Factors Identified to Predict Fatty Liver in Obese Teens

Factors Identified to Predict Fatty Liver in Obese Teens

Ethnicity,race, markers of insulin resistance, and genetic factors might help identify obese youth at risk for developing fatty liver.

Vitamin D Insufficiency Associated With Insulin Resistance Independent of Obesity in Children

Vitamin D Insufficiency Associated With Insulin Resistance Independent of Obesity in Children

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Further clinical trials are needed to explore the potential beneficial effect of vitamin D supplementation, via fortified foods and/or dietary supplements, on insulin resistance, and possibly on weight management.

USPSTF Issues Recommendation for Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation for Fracture Prevention

USPSTF Issues Recommendation for Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation for Fracture Prevention

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The USPSTF has released recommendations for vitamin D and calcium supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in community-dwelling adults.

Risk for Childhood Obesity Increased With Low Maternal Vitamin D Levels

Risk for Childhood Obesity Increased With Low Maternal Vitamin D Levels

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Researchers evaluated the association between low maternal vitamin D status in early pregnancy and the likelihood of childhood obesity in the offspring.

Vitamin D Associated With Improved Bone Health in Epilepsy

Vitamin D Associated With Improved Bone Health in Epilepsy

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In this review, 2 independent investigators searched clinical trial databases for studies that evaluated the link between vitamin D supplements and bone health in adult patients with epilepsy.

Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Reduce Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Reduce Fracture Risk in Older Adults

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New findings do not support routine vitamin D and calcium supplementation in community-dwelling older adults for lowering the incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures.

Vitamin D Supplements May Reduce Depressive Symptoms, Cardiac Events

Vitamin D Supplements May Reduce Depressive Symptoms, Cardiac Events

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Vitamin D supplement use is linked to reduced depressive symptoms and cardiac events for patients with moderate to severe depressive symptoms.

Does Serum Vitamin D in Pregnancy Alter T1D Development Risk in Children?

Does Serum Vitamin D in Pregnancy Alter T1D Development Risk in Children?

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Study finds for the first time that during pregnancy the associations between serum 25OHD concentration and 2 single nucleotide polymorphisms are stronger in mothers of children with T1D.

Epstein-Barr Viral Load in MS Linked to Serum Vitamin D Levels

Epstein-Barr Viral Load in MS Linked to Serum Vitamin D Levels

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Serum vitamin D levels may impact Epstein-Barr virus in people with MS, according to research presented at ECTRIMS-ACTRIMS 2017.

Preventing URTI in Children: Does High-Dose Vitamin D Help or Harm?

Preventing URTI in Children: Does High-Dose Vitamin D Help or Harm?

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Previous trials suggested that vitamin D supplementation reduces rates of both influenza and other respiratory infections.

Pediatric Alopecia Areata Severity Linked to Serum Vitamin D

Pediatric Alopecia Areata Severity Linked to Serum Vitamin D

Researchers assessed the relationship between serum vitamin D levels, number of patches, and disease severity and duration.

Inflammatory Mediators Cut Following High-Dose Vitamin D3 Tx

Inflammatory Mediators Cut Following High-Dose Vitamin D3 Tx

Following experimental sunburn, patients receiving high-dose vitamin D3 had reduced inflammatory mediators vs placebo.

Colecalciferol Did Not Reduce Fracture or Fall Risks

Colecalciferol Did Not Reduce Fracture or Fall Risks

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Healthy middle-age patients who took colecalciferol did not have a reduced risk for fall or fracture.

Occupation Predictive of Vitamin D Deficiency Risk

Occupation Predictive of Vitamin D Deficiency Risk

A systematic review of 71 studies tied occupation type to likelihood of vitamin D deficiency.

CV Risks in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Tied to Serum Vitamin D Levels

CV Risks in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Tied to Serum Vitamin D Levels

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Patients with lower vitamin D levels had higher cIMT and were at elevated risk for cardiovascular conditions.

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Impact Insulin Sensitivity in T2D?

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Impact Insulin Sensitivity in T2D?

No difference was noted among groups related to insulin sensitivity following vitamin D supplementation.

Insulin Sensitivity Not Affected by Vitamin D Supplementation in T2D

Insulin Sensitivity Not Affected by Vitamin D Supplementation in T2D

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No between-group differences for factors such as glycemic control, endogenous glucose production, and insulin sensitivity were found.

Can Vitamin D Deficiency Lead To Chronic Tension-Type Headaches?

Can Vitamin D Deficiency Lead To Chronic Tension-Type Headaches?

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Serum 25(OH) D levels were associated with chronic tension-type headaches, musculoskeletal pain, and muscle weakness.

Is Normal Basal Bone Metabolism Vitamin D-Dependent in Postmenopausal Women With T2D?

Is Normal Basal Bone Metabolism Vitamin D-Dependent in Postmenopausal Women With T2D?

Findings in postmenopausal women with T2DM; correlations prominent in those with higher 25(OH)D

Effect of Monthly High-Dose Vitamin D on CVD

Effect of Monthly High-Dose Vitamin D on CVD

Study results question the efficacy of monthly vitamin D supplementation as a method to prevent CVD.

Vitamin D Deficiency in Overweight or Obese Children May Predict CVD Risk

Vitamin D Deficiency in Overweight or Obese Children May Predict CVD Risk

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Patients with vitamin D deficiency had significantly higher total cholesterol, non-HDL-C, triglycerides, and lipoprotein ratios overall.

Recommended Dietary Allowance of Vitamin D3 Lower Than IOM Suggestion

Recommended Dietary Allowance of Vitamin D3 Lower Than IOM Suggestion

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Using an immunoassay, researchers determined that vitamin D levels required are lower than the current level recommended by the Institute of Medicine.

Limited Association Between Depression and Vitamin D Deficiency

Limited Association Between Depression and Vitamin D Deficiency

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Researchers found no improvement in depression scores associated with vitamin D supplementation.

Hepatitis B Therapy Associated With Abnormal Bone Metabolism

Hepatitis B Therapy Associated With Abnormal Bone Metabolism

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Patients taking tenofovir should aim to maximize the phosphorous in their diet.

Statin Efficacy Reduced in Vitamin D Deficient Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

Statin Efficacy Reduced in Vitamin D Deficient Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

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Researchers found that vitamin D deficiencies can modify the effect of rosuvastatin in patients with HIV.

Rates of Vitamin D Deficiency In Children Increase

Rates of Vitamin D Deficiency In Children Increase

Researchers identified a 15-fold increase in diagnoses of vitamin D deficiency in children between 2008 and 2014.

High-Intensity Statin Therapy and Vitamin D Supplementation in Coronary Artery Disease

High-Intensity Statin Therapy and Vitamin D Supplementation in Coronary Artery Disease

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Significantly decreased platelet reactivity occurred in patients who were given a new statin or an increased dose of a previous statin.

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