Low Vitamin D Levels May Double Diabetes Risk

Reuters (4/27, Boerner) reported that low vitamin D levels may increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a┬ástudy in the journal Diabetes Care. For five years, the researchers followed more than 5,000 individuals and found that those with consistently lower-than-average vitamin D levels had a 57% percent increased likelihood of developing type 2 diabetesContinue reading “Low Vitamin D Levels May Double Diabetes Risk”

Vitamin D May Help Protect Women Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration

ABC World News (4/11, story 8, 1:55, Stephanopoulos) reported that vitamin D may help protect women against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study . MedPage Today (4/11, Neale) reported that “looked at data from the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS), which was conducted under the umbrella of the Women’s HealthContinue reading “Vitamin D May Help Protect Women Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration”

One Third Of Americans May Not Be Getting Enough Vitamin D

USA Today (3/31, Marcus) reports, “About one third of Americans are not getting enough vitamin D,” according to a National Center for Health Statistics data brief released March 30 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report “parallels what many other studies have suggested in recent years: that a large chunk ofContinue reading “One Third Of Americans May Not Be Getting Enough Vitamin D”