Finally: Missing link between vitamin D, prostate cancer

Featured Research from universities, journals, and other organizations Finally: Missing link between vitamin D, prostate cancer Date: October 22, 2014 Source: University of Colorado Denver Summary: A new study offers compelling evidence that inflammation may be the link between vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically, the study shows that the gene GDF-15, known […]

Vitamin D as possible breast cancer treatment

24 January 2013

A study published this last week in the Journal of Cell Biology reports that researchers have uncovered a molecular pathway that contributes to triple-negative breast cancer, a deadly and treatment resistant form of cancer that often occurs in young women. And more yet, vitamin D might be involved in this molecular pathway. […]

Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes

Journal of Diabetes, 01/23/2013 Clinical Article

Xuan Y et al. – Observational studies have revealed an inverse association between vitamin D deficiency and incident type 2 diabetes (T2D). More double–blind randomized control studies that investigate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion and the occurrence of T2D are needed.

Based on […]

Magnesium Deficiency Reduces Vitamin D Effectiveness

Extensive research has shown that Vitamin D deficiencies play a role in the development of dozens of diseases – everything from a variety of cancers such as breast, prostate and colon cancer to diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis and mental illness.

While many people are beginning to experience the tremendous health benefits that Vitamin […]

Low Serum Vitamin D Levels and Recurrent Inflammatory Spinal Cord Disease

Maureen A. Mealy, RN, BSN; Scott Newsome, DO; Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS; Dean Wingerchuk, MD, MSc; Peter Calabresi, MD; Michael Levy, MD, PhD

Arch Neurol. Published online November 14, 2011. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2011.1974

Background Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels have been associated with a higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis and increased relapse […]

Low Vitamin D Common in Spine Surgery Patients

November 2011

A new study indicates that many patients undergoing spine surgery have low levels of vitamin D, which may delay their recovery.

In a study of 313 patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery, orthopedic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that more than half had inadequate levels of vitamin D, […]

Prescription vitamin D (D2) less effective than over-the-counter vitamin D (D3) according to a meta-analysis.

Meta-analysis looks at efficacy of D2 vs D3 Prescription vitamin D (D2) less effective than over-the-counter vitamin D (D3) according to a meta-analysis.

Written by John J. Cannell, M.D. November 16, 2011 Permission to reprint

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — Many people write me and ask, “My doctor prescribed Drisdol, is that OK?” Drisdol is […]

Low Vitamin D Linked to Atherosclerosis, Study Finds

Allison Gandey

July 28, 2011 — Investigators have identified new evidence from the Northern Manhattan Study connecting low vitamin D levels to atherosclerosis. They found that low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were associated with increased intima-media and maximal carotid thickness in those with plaque.

“Our report demonstrates an independent effect of low vitamin D on subclinical […]

Vitamin D, Blood Pressure, and African Americans: Toward a Unifying

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 09/20/2010 Rostand SG – Vitamin D deficiency has increasingly been recognized in the general population and especially in African Americans whose deep skin pigmentation makes vitamin D photosynthesis inefficient. Over the last decade there has been increasing interest in the role that vitamin D deficiency may play […]