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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 […]

Splenda alters gut microflora and increases intestinal p-glycoprotein and cytochrome p-450 in male rats.

J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2008;71(21):1415-29.

Splenda alters gut microflora and increases intestinal p-glycoprotein and cytochrome p-450 in male rats.

Abou-Donia MB, El-Masry EM, Abdel-Rahman AA, McLendon RE, Schiffman SS.

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Department of Pharmacology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA. donia@duke.edu

Abstract

Splenda is comprised of the high-potency artificial sweetener sucralose (1.1%) […]

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 […]