Low Plasma Vitamin D Associated with Increased Risk of COVID-19 Infection

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The collaborative group of scientists from the Leumit Health Services (LHS) and the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University aimed to determine associations of low plasma vitamin D with the risk of COVID-19 infection and hospitalization. Using the real-world data and Israeli cohort of 782 COVID-19 positive patients andRead …

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Two Vitamin D Studies: Reducing Homocysteine & Chemotherapy Side Effects

In this vitamin D study collection, we bring you two different studies showing the benefits of the hormone supplement: Vitamin D3 Lowers Homocysteine Levels The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin D3 on total homocysteine (tHcy) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and liver and kidneyRead …

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Primary Mechanisms of Vitamin D on Viral Replication Rates and Pro-inflammatory Cytokines

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Today’s Practitioner recently reported on a study, published in the journal Nutrients, that reviewed the role of vitamin D in immunity and its influence specifically in respiratory tract health. Sally Lynch, MS, CDN, explains the primary mechanisms considered in the study including viral replication rates and concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokinesRead …

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Vitamin D Linked to Improvements in Blood Pressure in Children

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Overweight and obese vitamin D-deficient children who took a relatively high dose of vitamin D every day for six months had lower blood pressure and improved insulin sensitivity than their peers who took a lower dose, according to the results of a UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh clinical trial reportedRead …

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Alex Vasquez, DO, ND: JAMA Errors in “Effect of Vitamin D & Omega-3 Supplementation on Kidney Function in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”

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On November 8 of 2019, JAMA—Journal of the American Medical Association published “Effect of Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Kidney Function in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes” (doi:10.1001/jama.2019.17380). In this study review, by Dr. Alex Vasquez, he outlines the poor design of the study and the “misrepresentationRead …

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Low Vitamin D in Newborns Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure in Children and Teens

As poor nutritional status affects more and more children, researchers are beginning to see dramatic health ramifications. For instance, in this study at Boston Medical Center, published in the journal Hypertension, researchers looked at persistent low vitamin D in newborns to early childhood to see how it might be associatedRead …

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Vitamin D and Autoimmunity with Alex Vasquez, DC, ND, DO

Vitamin D and Autoimmunity

In this video from Alex Vasquez, DC, ND, DO on vitamin D and autoimmunity, we include the video and respective monograph and articles on vitamin D intake and autoimmunity, which support much of the information within the video. Vitamin D Monograph, by Dr. Alex Vazquez How to Understand, Refute, andRead …

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Vitamin D Deficiency Is Associated With Impaired Muscle Strength and Physical Performance

A recent article in Clinical Interventions in Aging looked at the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and muscle function in community-dwelling older adults. The researchers suggested that since Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in older adults, optimizing vitamin D status may be a practical and cost-effective approach to support improvedRead …

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