Team finds vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 infection link

In a new study, people with an untreated vitamin D deficiency were almost twice as likely to test positive for COVID-19 as people without a deficiency.

U. Chicago • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 vitamin-d viruses health-and-medicine respiratory-infections

Some people’s skin makes natural sunscreen

Certain genes tied to vitamin D production can act like an natural kind of sunscreen, researchers report.

U. Queensland • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: vitamin-d skin sun health-and-medicine

Vitamin D boosts chance of walking after hip surgery

Just the right amount of vitamin D, around 800 IU daily, can help senior citizens get back on their feet after hip fracture surgery.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: surgery vitamin-d seniors older-adults bones health-and-medicine hip-fractures

Vitamin D boosts chance of walking after hip surgery

Just the right amount of vitamin D, around 800 IU daily, can help senior citizens get back on their feet after hip fracture surgery.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: surgery vitamin-d seniors older-adults bones health-and-medicine hip-fractures

Prenatal vitamin D supplements don’t protect kids from asthma

Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy does little to prevent asthma and recurrent wheezing in young children, a new study shows.

Scott Hesel - U. Rochester • futurity
Feb. 13, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pregnancy asthma vitamin-d supplements health-and-medicine wheezing

Lack of vitamin D as a kid may lead to acting out as a teen

Vitamin D deficiency during childhood could lead to rule-breaking behavior as well as anxious and depressed moods later on in life.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 21, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: teenagers depression anxiety vitamin-d childrens-health emotions health-and-medicine mood

How much vitamin D is enough? It depends

When recommending vitamin D supplements, doctors should treat each patient's requirements as unique rather than rely on "one-size-fits-all" guidelines.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 14, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: aging vitamin-d supplements bones health-and-medicine calcium

Years of taking vitamin D appear to cut cancer death risk

Research suggests three years of taking vitamin D could extend the lives of cancer patients. "There are still many questions and more research is needed."

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State • futurity
June 4, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: cancer vitamin-d supplements featured health-and-medicine

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