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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
over 6 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
over 6 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
over 6 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
over 6 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
over 6 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
over 6 years ago
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03302015vitamin.htm

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.  
nih.gov
over 6 years ago