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Low vitamin D levels linked to increased risks after noncardiac surgery

Date: August 15, 2014 Source: Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Patients with low blood levels of vitamin D are at increased risk of death and serious complications after noncardiac surgery, suggests a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

“Vitamin D concentrations were associated with a composite of in-hospital death, serious infections, and […]

Link between vitamin D, dementia risk confirmed

Date: August 6, 2014 Source: University of Exeter Vitamin D supplements (stock image). Adults in a recent study who were moderately deficient in vitamin D had a 53 per cent increased risk of developing dementia of any kind, and the risk increased to 125 per cent in those who were severely deficient. Credit: © […]