Category Archives: Vitamin D

Obesity can lower vitamin D levels in the body, a study suggests.

The report, in the journal PLOS Medicine, analysed genetic data from 21 studies – a total of 42,000 people. It found every 10% rise in body mass index (BMI) – used as an indicator of body fat – led to … Continue reading

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Cheap vitamin D ‘would boost health’

Greater access to cheap vitamin D supplements would improve the health of at-risk groups, experts say. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) says up to 25% of UK children are vitamin D deficient, leading to a rise … Continue reading

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Treating Chronic Muscle Pain by Robert Gerwin

Chronic muscle pain (myalgia) is a common problem throughout the world. Seemingly simple, it is actually a difficult problem for the clinician interested in determining the aetiology of the pain, as well as in managing the pain. The two common … Continue reading

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Safety of Calcium Supplements questioned

People who take calcium supplements could be increasing their risk of having a heart attack, according to researchers in Germany. Calcium is often taken by older people to strengthen bones and prevent fractures. But the study, published in the journal … Continue reading

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Child Dies of undiagnosed Rickets

Rickets – the cause of fractures in a young baby whose parents were wrongly accused of his murder – was once almost eradicated. But factors including poor diet and a lack of exposure to sunlight mean there has been an … Continue reading

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Osteoprosis

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become thin and weak, and break easily. It frequently goes undiagnosed until a fracture occurs, as there are no warning signs. The spine, wrist and hips are particularly vulnerable to … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and related vitamin D compounds for preventing fractures resulting from Osteoporosis in older People.

Vitamin D is necessary for building bone. Older people often have low vitamin D levels through lack of exposure to sunlight and low dietary intake. Therefore, it has been suggested that taking additional vitamin D supplements may help to reduce … Continue reading

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