Active Vitamin D Levels Are Connected to Gut Microbiome in Male Adults

University of California San Diego researchers and collaborators recently demonstrated in older men that the makeup of a person’s gut microbiome is linked to their levels of active vitamin D. The study results show that active vitamin D levels are connected to gut microbiome, which is important for bone healthRead …

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Dr Alex Vasquez on Vitamin D Deficiencies, Pain and Inflammation

Vitamin D Deficiencies

In this webinar by Dr. Alez Vasquez, he discusses the importance of diagnosing Vitamin D deficiencies and supplementation for pain and inflammation. He emphasizes that because of “therapeutically underpowered studies, too many research articles paint a false picture of inefficacy when in fact vitamin D is or may be highlyRead …

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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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