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Research indicates our skin color is evolutionary gateway to vitamin D – Medical Xpress

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Human skin structure. Credit: Wikipedia All over the world, millions of people see skin color as a symbol of superiority or inferiority, whether they are conscious of it or not. Others see humanity’s array of skin tones, from white to ocher to black, as a positive mark of our remarkable diversity. But Nina Jablonski sees skin color, first and foremost, as an evolutionary gateway to vitamin D. Jablonski, the Evan…

Vitamin D Blog: Levels Severely Deficient in ARDS Patients – MedPage Today

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to more than a few diseases, and the latest is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Deficiency was widespread say researchers after looking at more than 100 patients with, or at risk of getting, ARDS. And using mouse models, they also concluded that vitamin D deficiency appears to contribute to the development of ARDS. They published their findings on April 22 in…

Research indicates our skin color is evolutionary gateway to vitamin D – Alaska Dispatch News

Friday, April 24, 2015

PITTSBURGH — All over the world, millions of people see skin color as a symbol of superiority or inferiority, whether they are conscious of it or not. Others see humanity’s array of skin tones, from white to ocher to black, as a positive mark of our remarkable diversity. But Nina Jablonski sees skin color, first and foremost, as an evolutionary gateway to vitamin D. Jablonski, the Evan Pugh professor of…

Save your summer skin with a daily dose of vitamin C – FemaleFirst.co.uk

Friday, April 24, 2015

24 April 2015 Summer’s approaching and bathroom cabinets around the country are spilling over with an arsenal of lotions and potions to try and stop the oncoming assault of the harsh Ultra Violet rays of the sun. But just one simple ingredient can protect us from both the ravages of the sun and the march of time…good old vitamin C, our secret weapon in the fight against ageing skin! So,…

Vitamin D Deficient Follicular Lymphoma Patients Experience Higher Relapse Risk – OncLive

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD Low vitamin D levels prior to treatment may be linked to risk of relapse or death for patients with follicular lymphoma (FL), according to a new study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. “Our data, replicated internationally, support other published observations linking vitamin D deficiency with inferior cancer outcomes,” said Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD, co-leader of the study, in a…

Research shows our skin color is the evolutionary gateway to vitamin D – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Monday, April 20, 2015

All over the world, millions of people see skin color as a symbol of superiority or inferiority, whether they are conscious of it or not. Others see humanity’s array of skin tones, from white to ocher to black, as a positive mark of our remarkable diversity. But Nina Jablonski sees skin color, first and foremost, as an evolutionary gateway to vitamin D. …

Our skin color is the evolutionary gateway to vitamin D – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Monday, April 20, 2015

All over the world, millions of people see skin color as a symbol of superiority or inferiority, whether they are conscious of it or not. Others see humanity’s array of skin tones, from white to ocher to black, as a positive mark of our remarkable diversity. But Nina Jablonski sees skin color, first and foremost, as an evolutionary gateway to vitamin D. …

How To Make Your Own Vitamin C Supplement At Home – Leadership Newspapers

Monday, April 20, 2015

For many years, people have used vitamin C supplements as a remedy for the common cold. Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in the body. VICTOR OKEKE writes on how you can prepare this nutrient yourself. Vitamin C is rapidly finding new applications in protecting against endothelial dysfunction, high blood pressure, and the blood vessel changes that precede heart disease. Additional research is discovering that…

Doctors call for vitamin D supplements for under fours as rickets cases rise – Daily Mail

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dame Sally Davies has ordered review into cost of giving out free vitamins  Comes after a rise in the number of cases of rickets in children in the UK  Increase is being put down to fact children spend less time outside playing  Rickets can cause bone deformities such as bowed legs and a curved spine  By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline Published: 04:26 EST, 19 April 2015 | Updated: 09:03 EST,…

Cos. Say China Blocked Vitamin C Antitrust Suit Compliance – Law360 (subscription)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

By Kelly Knaub Law360, New York (April 17, 2015, 7:04 PM ET) — Two Chinese companies urged a New York federal judge Friday to deny a bid by a group of U.S. businesses to sanction them for refusing to turn over financial documents in a vitamin C price-fixing suit, saying the Chinese government has prohibited them from doing so. North China Pharmaceutical Group Corp. and its vitamin C unit, HeBei…

Vitamin D Tracks Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Activity – MedPage Today

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) low vitamin D status is associated with higher disease activity and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), while over time, an increase in serum vitamin D levels correlates with reduced SLE activity. These findings were reported in an Australian study — the first to examine this correlation in the Southern Hemisphere — published online in Lupus Science and Medicine on April 8, 2015. …

Isomalt protects vitamin C status of baked apple snacks, finds study – BakeryAndSnacks.com

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Isomalt can be used to protect the ascorbic acid content of apple snacks during baking, say researchers. Published in LWT Food Science and Technology, researchers from Argentina assessed physical, chemical and sensory properties of baked apple snacks made using the sugar substitute isomalt and polysaccharide maltodextrin. Findings showed isomalt protected the snack during baking. “Its use had a protective effect on the apple tissue submitted to high temperatures since the…

Is Vitamin D a Wonder Pill? – Harvard Magazine

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

“In the case of religion, we put our faith in gods. And in nutrition, we have vitamins,” writes journalist Catherine Price in Vitamania, in which she traces vitamin crazes from the 1920s to the present. Today’s star is vitamin D, nicknamed “the sunshine nutrient” because ultraviolet-B radiation prompts the body to produce it. Long known to aid calcium absorption and play an essential role in bone health, it’s often added…

How Much Vitamin D Do You Need? – Men’s Journal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Any doctor will tell you that your body needs vitamin D to function properly. But if you ask three different docs exactly how much D you need, you’ll likely get as many answers. One might say 600 IU per day, which is what the Institute of Medicine suggests, while another may recommend 1,000 IU. And then the third doctor might aim much higher, advocating for 5,000 or even 10,000 IU each…

Vitamin C Cancer Research – KGAN TV

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

text size Updated: Tue, Apr 14 2015, 11:59 PM EDT IOWA CITY, IA (CBS2/FOX28) –  Researchers at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics say what they witnessed was just too promising, they had to set aside the prestige and respect for the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and go with their gut to explore an old remedy as…

Vitamin D – The New Miracle Cure? – The Roundup

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vitamin D – The New Miracle Cure? Jerome A Kessler, MD “If something sounds too good to be true,” the saying goes, “then it probably is.” That has certainly been the case for one supposed “natural remedy” after another. For example, Vitamin C does not really prevent cancer, Gingko Biloba does not prevent Alzheimer’s disease, Glucosamine has no proven benefit over placebo in arthritis, and Fish oil (despite its ability…