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calcium, vitamin D metabolisim

calcium, vitamin D metabolisim  
Chris Oliver
almost 11 years ago
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Vitamin D: some perspective please

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an ever expanding list of diseases, and with this has come almost tonic-like claims for vitamin D supplementation. In observational studies, low vitamin D status has been associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, breast cancer, autoimmunity, and allergy.1 The UK government has advised that all pregnant women, and children under 5 years, should take 400 IU vitamin D daily; a recent news story, however, reported a survey conducted by a charity which suggested that only 26% of pregnant women and 46% of healthcare professionals are aware of these guidelines.2 The most recent musculoskeletal trend seems to be the attribution of childhood problems such as Blount’s disease and slipped femoral epiphyses to vitamin D deficiency and the incorrect conflation of rickets with low serum calcidiol (25-hydroxyvitamin D3) concentrations.3 So are health professionals causing ill health through their lack of awareness and advocacy of vitamin D supplementation?  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Vitamin D: Shedding light on diabetes, MS and cancer - The Naked Scientists

Naked Scientists - 22nd Jan 2012 - Vitamin D: Shedding light on diabetes, MS and cancer  
thenakedscientists.com
over 6 years ago
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Should vitamin D supplements be recommended to prevent chronic diseases? | The BMJ

Do not recommend vitamin D supplements to prevent chronic disease because clear evidence of benefit does not currently exist and adverse effects cannot be excluded - currently located behind a paywall. Your institution may have access through Athens/Elservier or similar.  
bmj.com
almost 6 years ago
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UF study finds vitamin D can affect pain, movement in obese osteoarthritis patients

Got milk? If you are overweight and have osteoarthritis, you may want to bone up on your dairy products that have vitamin D.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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GPs should prescribe Vitamin D to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain

Some patients with chronic pain could be better served by a standardized approach by GPs prescribing vitamin D supplements.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago