Vitamin D: 77% of Cancer Patients Sub – Optimal or Deficient

A number of studies have associated vitamin D with cancer, but until recently studies have not looked at whether vitamin D has any impact on the prognosis or development of the disease. One recent US study sought to establish the vitamin D levels of patients at a community Oncology practice. The study involved 160 patients with a … [Read more...]

Vitamin D Link to Male Fertility

It has been known for a while that vitamin D deficiency in animals results in low sperm count and motility. Now a new study by the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hoispital  looking at 300 men has shown that vitamin D could play a key role in improving male reproductive health especially sperm quality.  In the study … [Read more...]

Vitamin D May Have A Role To Play In Gut Health

The digestive tract contains trillions of bacteria to help us digest food, produce certain nutrients and to keep bad bacteria in check. Recently scientists have discovered that vitamin D appears to have a role to play in gut health by helping to govern the activity of gut bacteria, responding to their cues and by sometimes counteracting their … [Read more...]

Teenage Obesity Link to MS

New research has uncovered a link between obesity in teenage years and future risk of developing MS. A study tracked more than 238,000 over 40 years and found that women who were obese at 18 were twice as likely to get MS. This may be due to the fact that obese women tend to have lower levels of vitamin D (a nutrient that has been linked to … [Read more...]

Male Vitamin D deficiency linked to Infertility

A recent study has shown that deficiency of vitamin D may be a factor among men who are unable to impregnate their partners. The discovery surprised the researchers, who were investigating the incidence of DNA fragmentation of sperm. Fertility specialist Dr. Anne Clark screened the blood of almost 800 men with fertility problems, and found that … [Read more...]

Research highlights the importance of vitamin D

Vitamin D, used to only be linked to bone diseases such as rickets and osteoporosis, but increasingly research studies are revealing its importance in many areas of human health. In a paper published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vitamin D's role is identified in a number of health conditions inclluding immunity, blood … [Read more...]

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