Avoid Flu Shots, Take Vitamin D Instead

Another influenza season is beginning, and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will strongly urge Americans to get a flu shot. In fact, the CDC mounts a well-orchestrated campaign each season to generate interest and demand for flu shots.

But a Group Health study found that flu shots do not protect elderly […]

Vitamin-D Deficiency Now Associated With Increased Mortality

June 25, 2008 — Another study suggesting a link between low levels of vitamin D and cardiac risk has been published, this time showing that vitamin-D deficiency is associated with both cardiovascular mortality and all-cause mortality [1].

The study, published in the June 23, 2008 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, was conducted by […]

Guidelines Address Physical Activity for Individuals 6 Years and Older

October 9, 2008 — The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidelines regarding the types and amounts of physical activity that provide substantial health benefits for physical activity for individuals 6 years and older. These 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are posted online at the HHS Web site. […]

Further Evidence Supports Vitamin-D-Deficiency Link to CHD

June 11, 2008 — Further evidence that vitamin-D deficiency may increase the risk of heart disease has come from a new case-control study [1].

The study, published in the June 9, 2008 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that low levels of 25-dihydroxyvitamin-D (25[OH]D) were associated with a higher risk of myocardial […]