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Mice with immune cells unable to use vitamin D developed precursors of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The mechanisms uncovered may lead to novel therapies.  
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about 7 years ago
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How Vitamin D May Affect Heart Disease, Diabetes - eMedicineHealth

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Chronic inflammation plays a role in both of these diseases, and most immune cells have receptors for vitamin D. Binding of vitamin D to its receptor regulates many key processes inside cells. However, the mechanisms connecting activation of the immune system with these diseases aren't well understood.  
emedicinehealth.com
about 7 years ago
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Vitamin D supplements may reverse progression of low-grade prostate tumors

The preliminary results of a small randomized controlled trial suggest that patients with less aggressive prostate tumors may benefit from taking vitamin D supplements.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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Vitamin D 'ineffective as treatment for hypertension'

Researchers report that vitamin D supplementation does not work as an antihypertensive agent and cannot be recommended to control high blood pressure.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue reduced by vitamin D supplementation

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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New evidence for treating depression in women with vitamin D supplements

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown link between vitamin D and depression in overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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Task Force finds insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine vitamin D screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 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
about 7 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
about 7 years ago