Vitamin D2’s Questionable Role in Health
What’s in a number? Everything when it comes to vitamin D. According to researchers at the Universities of Surrey and Brighton, vitamin D2 and D3 do not have the same effect on the body. Moreover, vitamin D2 may have a “questionable” effect on human health, and it may also interfereRead
“Sunshine Vitamin House Resolution” Calls for FDA and CDC to Support Vitamin D for COVID-19
In a striking move to recognize the significance and health benefits of vitamin D for COVID-19, U.S. Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI) introduced House Resolution (H. Res. 116). The resolution recognizes the role vitamin D may play in the fight against COVID-19. The resolution calls out inaction by FDA and otherRead
Why the New York Times Got It Wrong about Vitamin D
Recently, a New York Times (NYT) article, Why are So Many People Popping Vitamin D?, suggested that taking vitamin D is a waste of time and money. Gina Kolata, a medical journalist for the NYT, highlighted two new studies concluding that vitamin D does not prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) orRead
Compelling Research on Vitamin D Supplementation for Blood Pressure Reduction
New genetic research provides compelling evidence that low levels of vitamin D have a causal role in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). The findings, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology (June 26, 2014), suggest that vitamin D supplementation could be effective in combating some cases of hypertension. “In view of the costs and side effects associated with antihypertensive drugs, the potential to prevent or reduce blood pressure and therefore the risk of hypertension with vitamin D is very attractive”, said study leader Professor Elina Hyppönen from the University of South Australia.