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Tag: Vitamin D

New gene-edited tomatoes could boost your Vitamin D levels
New gene-edited tomatoes could boost your Vitamin D levels

Tomatoes naturally contain one of the building blocks of Vitamin D3, called provitamin D3 or 7-dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC), in their leaves at very low levels. Provitamin D3, does not normally accumulate in ripe tomato fruits.

Does Vitamin D affect fertility?
Does Vitamin D affect fertility?

Other factors influence vitamin D levels. If you are overweight or have dark skin, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. For these and other reasons, many women who are trying to conceive are likely to be vitamin D deficient.

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Vitamin-D, Omega-3, exercise can reduce cancer risk by 61%: Study

It is the first study to test the combined benefit of three affordable public health interventions for the prevention of invasive cancers that...

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Vitamin D Deficiency Can Reduce Vax Efficacy, Increase Covid Severity: Experts

Lifestyle changes do not only consist of diet and exercise but stepping outdoors for getting your mandatory dose of Vitamin D is also an important component of a healthy lifestyle, he added further while speaking on the importance of lifestyle in the prevention of diseases during Health4All Episode.

Explained: Role Of Vitamin D In Covid-19
Explained: Role Of Vitamin D In Covid-19

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently stated that over 75 per cent of people who died due to Covid had comorbidities like uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, renal diseases and obesity.

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Vitamin D may protect severe Covid infection, death: Study

An international study found that a good amount of Vitamin D in the body before Covid-19 infection can prevent severe disease and death.

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'Vitamin D Cuts Complications, Risk Of death In Covid-19 Patients'

New York: A new research adds to the growing body of evidence that patients with sufficient levels of Vitamin D are less likely to experience complications and die from Covid-19. According to the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, hospitalised Covid-19 patients who were vitamin D sufficient, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D […]

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For A Strong Immune System Add Protein & Vitamins To Your Diet

New Delhi: As we face this global pandemic, it is important that we stay indoors. maintain physical distancing and focus on building a strong immune system which is a crucial shield against infections. While we are confined to the house, it is important we maintain a regular routine which includes daily exercise, eating a balanced […]

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Vitamin D Deficiency Lead To Higher Osteoporosis & Poor Bone Health

New York: Calcium and vitamin D deficiencies lead to a higher risk of osteoporosis and poor bone health, a new study revealed. For the findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the research team examined inadequate nutrient intake and its relationship to poor bone health, specifically the risk of osteoporosis. The team examined the relationship […]

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Vitamin D May Help Mitigate Chemotherapy Side Effects

Sydney: Researchers have found that vitamin D can mitigate chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis – a painful inflammation and ulceration of the digestive tract. Gastrointestinal mucositis is one adverse outcome of chemotherapy that has plagued cancer sufferers for years and, for which, no effective treatment currently exists. The findings showed that vitamin D could potentially mitigate inflamed […]

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High doses of vitamin D may not prevent or treat COVID-19

London: There is currently insufficient scientific evidence to show vitamin D can be beneficial in preventing or treating COVID-19, say researchers. Following unverified reports that high doses of vitamin D could reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 and be used to successfully treat the virus, the new study, published in the journal BMJ, Nutrition, Prevention […]

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New study links low vitamin D levels with high COVID-19 death rate

London: In a growing list of studies on vitamin D and its link with COVID-19 disease, British researchers have found an association between low average levels of vitamin D and high numbers of COVID-19 cases and mortality rates across 20 European countries. Previous observational studies have reported an association between low levels of vitamin D […]

Have vitamin D-rich food for healthier heart
Have vitamin D-rich food for healthier heart

London: Want to live longer with a healthy heart? Start consuming vitamin D-rich food as researchers have found that consuming foods high in vitamin D can have heart-protective effects. Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods that is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It does so by helping the body […]

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Vitamin D Deficiency May Lead To Muscle Weakness

London: Vitamin D deficiency may lead to poor skeletal muscle function in adults aged 60 years and over, suggests new research. Maintaining skeletal muscle function throughout life is a crucial component of successful ageing, in promoting independence, mobility, quality of life and reducing falls and frailty. While resistance exercise is known to preserve muscle function, […]

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Fish Oil Show Promise In Prevention Of Heart Attack

New York: Vitamin D and Omega-3 (fish oil) trial shows promise in prevention of cancer death and heart attacks, a new study suggests. Results have been mixed but show promise for some outcomes and now confirmed by updated meta analyses, according to the researchers. “The pattern of findings suggests a complex balance of benefits and […]

70-90% of Indians are Vitamin D deficient: Study

Mumbai: A new study on Wednesday revealed that 70-90 per cent of Indians are Vitamin D deficient and this condition was significantly associated with Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. This finding by P.G. Talwalkar, Diabetologist at Shushrusha Hospital in Mumbai, further confirms that Vitamin D deficiency leads to chronic diseases. “Pregnant women in India have […]

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Vitamin D deficiency at birth ups risk of high BP in kids

New York: Those with vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood may be at 60 per cent higher risk of elevated systolic blood pressure between ages 6 and 18, says a study. Systolic refers to the first or top number in a blood pressure reading. High systolic blood pressure readings increase the risk of […]

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Vitamin D excess may lead to kidney failure

New York: In a rare case, a 54-year-old man, after returning from a trip to Southeast Asia where he spent much of his holiday sunbathing, was diagnosed with kidney damage after he took high doses of vitamin D for years. After referral to a kidney specialist and further testing, it was discovered that the man […]

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Vitamin D may help control asthma: Study

New York: Besides making bones strong, higher levels of Vitamin D can also help children with asthma to become more resilient to harmful respiratory effects caused by indoor air pollution, say researchers including one of an Indian-origin. “Asthma is an immune-mediated disease,” said lead author Sonali Bose, Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine […]

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Vitamin D levels can now be measured with your hair

London: Researchers have found that vitamin D can now be measured by human hair, paving the way for improved diagnosis of deficiency of the sunshine vitamin. With over a billion people estimated to be affected, vitamin D deficiency — a risk factor for depression, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, diabetes and cancer — has reached epidemic proportions […]

Vitamin D helps combat drug-resistant TB: Study

London: Vitamin D, commonly known as the “sunshine vitamin”, can combat tuberculosis (TB) bacteria found in the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according to latest research. The study showed that when added to antibiotic treatment, vitamin D was found to treat TB specifically in patients with multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB. The vitamin D […]

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Magnesium helps maintain optimum vitamin D levels: Study

New York: Researchers have found that magnesium may optimise vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels. The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest that magnesium may play an important role in preventing conditions related to vitamin D levels. People can […]

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Vitamin D deficiency can raise depression risk in elderly

London: Deficiency in vitamin D — the ‘sunshine vitamin’ — among older adults is associated with a substantial increased risk of depression resulting to early death, says a new study. The study showed that vitamin D deficiency was associated with a 75 per cent increase in the risk of developing depression. “This study shows that […]

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Eating cocoa may boost your Vitamin D intake, says study

London: Love chocolates or other products containing cocoa? A new study has found that foods rich in cocoa, such as cocoa butter, cocoa beans, cocoa powder, dark chocolates, may improve your vitamin D intake. Vitamin D comes in two types — vitamin D2 and D3. While, vitamin D3 is produced in the human skin through […]

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Obesity, vitamin D deficiency raises breast cancer risk

New York: Obesity coupled with vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women may pose a significant risk of breast cancer — the most common and leading cause of death in women, finds a study. The findings showed that higher levels of vitamin D — well known for its benefits in building healthy bones — may reduce […]

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High Vitamin D levels may reduce breast cancer risk

New York: Higher levels of Vitamin D among women may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer post menopause, claimed a new study. The study found that women with blood levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (OH) — the main form of vitamin D in blood — above 60 ng/ml (nanograms per millilitre) had one-fifth the […]

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High Vitamin D linked with strong muscles in girls

London: Girls with high levels of vitamin D levels are likely to have strong muscle strength than their counterparts with low levels of the sunshine vitamin, which may prevent osteoporosis, finds a study. Surprisingly, the same link was not true for boys. “We also found that girls were stronger if their Vitamin D level was […]

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Lack of Vitamin D may up diabetes risk by 5 times

Seoul: Are you deficient in Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin? Beware, you may be at a greater risk of developing diabetes, warn researchers. A team of researchers found that individuals with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels below 30 ng/ml in blood plasma were at up to five times greater risk for developing diabetes than […]

Higher Vitamin D dose may boost bone density in preemies

New York: Higher dosage of Vitamin D in premature and preterm infants may prevent them from rickets, researchers suggested. Rickets is a disease that leads to softening and weakening of bones in children due to Vitamin D deficiency. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations, all babies must receive routine vitamin D supplementation of […]

Dietary supplements may harm kids with autism

Washington: Researchers have shown that dietary supplements are not good for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as it may result in both insufficient and excessive nutrients. As such children are picky eaters, sometimes parents of children with ASD try nutritional supplements and dietary regimens such as gluten-free and casein-free (GFCF) diets without professional supervision. […]

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