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  • Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy could help babies become stronger

    Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy could help babies become stronger

    Children are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body during pregnancy, according to new research from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC […]

     
  • Prostate cancer incidence influenced by UV, says new research

    Prostate cancer incidence influenced by UV, says new research

    New research published in the journal Cancer has found that UV affects prostate cancer incidence in the United States, with lower incidence in areas with greater amounts of UV. Prostate cancer is the most common […]

     
  • Sun Exposure Associated with Reduced Crohn’s Risk: New Study

    Sun Exposure Associated with Reduced Crohn’s Risk: New Study

    People living in sunnier areas have a reduced risk of Crohn’s Disease, a new study from France shows. This adds to previous data that suggests that sunlight is preventative against the autoimmune deficiency disease. Researchers […]

     
  • The Hobbit – an unexpected deficiency

    The Hobbit – an unexpected deficiency

    Abstract Objective: Vitamin D has been proposed to have beneficial effects in a wide range of contexts. We investigate the hypothesis that vitamin D deficiency, caused by both aversion to sunlight and unwholesome diet, could […]

     
  • How ‘sunshine vitamin’ D may be helpful in fighting multiple sclerosis

    How ‘sunshine vitamin’ D may be helpful in fighting multiple sclerosis

    In mice with a rodent form of multiple sclerosis (MS), vitamin D appears to block damage-causing immune cells from migrating to the central nervous system, offering a potential explanation for why the so-called “sunshine vitamin” […]

     
  • New UK Study Suggests Low Vitamin D Causes Damage to Brain

    New UK Study Suggests Low Vitamin D Causes Damage to Brain

    LEXINGTON, KY — A new study led by University of Kentucky researchers suggests that a diet low in vitamin D causes damage to the brain. In addition to being essential for maintaining bone health, newer […]

     
  • UV light in the wintertime

    UV light in the wintertime

    Winter is here in the northern hemisphere. Until the winter solstice (December 21st), every day will have less sunlight and more darkness than the day before. In the winter, at many latitudes, all the UV […]

     
  • Sunlight exposure correlates to a reduced risk of ADHD

    Sunlight exposure correlates to a reduced risk of ADHD

    Researchers have found that sunlight exposure correlates to a decreased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers assessed the relationship between the prevalence of ADHD and the intensity of sunlight in various nations and […]

     
  • Sunbeds and UV exposure: Can they elevate mood?

    Sunbeds and UV exposure: Can they elevate mood?

    I ran across a 2002 paper that begins, “People tend to feel better after exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.” The authors are seven German scientists from Ruhr-University. Gambichler T, Bader A, Vojvodic M, Bechara FG, […]

     
  • Sun Exposure Associated with Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk: Study

    Sun Exposure Associated with Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk: Study

    A new study out of Australia suggests that people living in sunny areas have a reduced risk of pancreatic cancer. The research examined Caucasian subjects and looked at their residential location during adulthood, outdoor work, […]

     
  • UV Suppresses MS Independent of Vitamin D: Study

    UV Suppresses MS Independent of Vitamin D: Study

    A recent animal study indicates that UV light itself, not vitamin D, is responsible for suppression of Multiple Sclerosis, the Vitamin D Council reports. The fact that MS is less common closer to the equator […]

     
  • Review of vitamin D studies finds little health benefit

    Review of vitamin D studies finds little health benefit

    Experts differ on whether it’s worthwhile to keep studying the popular vitamin supplement. The evidence is in and vitamin D supplements, despite their popularity, do not seem to have significant benefits for heart health, cancer […]