vitamin D

Breastfed babies may suffer vitamin D deficiency, researchers say

Babies and young children who are breastfed may not be getting enough vitamin D – especially if they live in northern parts of the world. That’s the conclusion of Canadian researchers who followed the progress of breastfed children, some of whom were given vitamin D supplements and some not. The researchers, from St Michael’s hospital […]

Feb 23, 2016 Continue Reading

Oral supplement cut death rate of older hospital patients by 50%

A specialized oral supplement regime cut the death rate of older malnourished patients with heart or lung disease by 50%, US scientists report. In a study carried out by researchers at Texas A&M University, the effects of a specialized nutrition supplement – containing high protein (2o grams), HMB (a muscle-preserving ingredient) and vitamin D – […]

Feb 4, 2016 Continue Reading

NZ research claims calcium doesn’t benefit bone density

Research published on the British Medical Journal’s website, has concluded that “for most individuals concerned about their bone density, increasing calcium intake is unlikely to be beneficial.” The two studies looked at by the researchers from Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, and Department of Public Health, University of Otago, in New Zealand, featured participants […]

Oct 27, 2015 Continue Reading

Vitamin D status linked to cognitive function

Researchers at the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Centre and Rutgers University have found that vitamin D deficiency among the elderly is related to accelerated cognitive decline and impaired performance, particularly in areas such as memory loss that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The study, published online in JAMA Neurology, found that the effect […]

Sep 24, 2015 Continue Reading

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased risk of early AMD

According to a study from The University at Buffalo, published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, women with high vitamin D status are less likely to develop early age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The researchers studied 913 postmenopausal women aged between 54-75 who were participants of the Carotenoids in Age-Related Eye Disease Study (CAREDS) and assessed their […]

Sep 16, 2015 Continue Reading

Vitamin D may benefit Crohn’s sufferers

The results of a study carried out by researchers at St James’s Hospital in Dublin have shown that vitamin D could improve intestinal barrier dysfunctions associated with Crohn’s disease (CD), a gastrointestinal condition characterized by inflammation. The researchers gave 27 subjects with CD in remission either 2,000iu of vitamin D daily for three months, or […]

Jul 10, 2015 Continue Reading

Low vitamin D levels associated with depression

People who have higher vitamin D levels have a lower risk of depression, according to a recent study. The research, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, employed data from the Finnish Health 2000 Survey, which studied over 5,000 participants aged 30-79 of whom 354 had been diagnosed with depressive disorder and 222 with anxiety […]

May 20, 2015 Continue Reading
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Bio-Kult launches infant health campaign

Bio-Kult has launched a campaign to raise awareness of how probiotics and vitamin D can boost immunity from the very earliest stage of a baby’s life. The From Birth and Beyond initiative features the character of infant health expert Lenny the Lamb and incorporates educational marketing material for independent retailers including posters, shelf edgers and […]

May 13, 2015 Continue Reading

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