High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals study

Vitamin D supplements may even lead to decreases in bone density, the study suggested

High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals studyHigh doses of vitamin D do not increase bone density, and they may even lower it, researchers report. In a double-blinded, three-year clinical trial published in JAMA, scientists randomised 311 healthy adults without osteoporosis to daily doses of 400, 4,000 or 10,000 units of vitamin D. At the beginning and end of the study, they […]

Vitamin D during pregnancy may improve dental health of babies, shows new study

High doses of vitamin D during pregnancy improved tooth enamel in offspring. Women who take large doses of vitamin D during pregnancy may be giving their children a lower risk of dental problems

Vitamin D during pregnancy may improve dental health of babies, shows new studyIn a double-blinded clinical trial, researchers randomised 623 women to two groups. Beginning in the 24th week of pregnancy, one group took two pills daily, one containing 400 units and the other 2,400 units of vitamin D. The other took a 400 unit pill plus an identical-looking placebo. The study is in JAMA Pediatrics. Six […]

Vitamin D may not help your heart, reveals new study

While previous research has suggested a link between low levels of vitamin D in the blood and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a new Michigan State University study has found that taking vitamin D supplements did not reduce that risk

Vitamin D may not help your heart, reveals new studyThe large-scale study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology, found that vitamin D supplements did not decrease the incidence of heart attacks, strokes or other major adverse cardiovascular events. “We thought it would show some benefit,” said Mahmoud Barbarawi, a clinical instructor in the MSU College of Human Medicine and chief […]

Vitamin D may prolong life in people with cancer, finds study

The analysis showed that people who took vitamin D supplements had a 13% lower risk of dying from cancer than those who took a placebo over the same period

Vitamin D may prolong life in people with cancer, finds studyTaking vitamin D can prolong life in people who develop cancer, according to a recent analysis of clinical trials. Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing analysed data from randomised controlled trials that had compared people who took vitamin D supplements with those who took a placebo for at least 3 years. They […]

Study finds: Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer

Adequate intake of certain nutrients is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality when the nutrient source is foods, but not supplements, according to a new study. There was no association between dietary supplement use and a lower risk of death

Study finds: Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancerIn addition, excess calcium intake was linked to an increased risk of cancer death, which the researchers found was associated with supplemental doses of calcium exceeding 1,000 mg/day. The study was published on April 9 in Annals of Internal Medicine. “As potential benefits and harms of supplement use continue to be studied, some studies have […]

Study reveals vitamin D supplements are of no benefit to those over 70

A Newcastle University-led study has revealed that there is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls. The study has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition  

Study reveals vitamin D supplements are of no benefit to those over 70Older people are often encouraged to take supplements of vitamin D to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. But a Newcastle University-led study has backed previous research which shows there is no gain for older people taking vitamin D. Almost 400 people, aged 70 years or older, were randomly allocated to one of three doses […]

New study reveals, calcium and vitamin D supplement cannot protect bone health

Vitamin D and calcium has long been touted to strengthen bones. However, according to a latest study, older adults who take vitamin D and calcium are no less likely to break their hips or other bones than peers who don't use these supplements

New study reveals, calcium and vitamin D supplement cannot protect bone healthIf taking more vitamin and mineral supplements is part of your plan for a healthier new year, a new study may prompt you to reconsider. Researchers who scoured the medical literature for evidence that calcium and vitamin D pills could help prevent bone fractures came up empty. Their analysis focused on adults older than age […]

Alter your lifestyle to get back on your feet

Foot pain is a common problem with a wide range of possible causes. Resolve your foot issues with an appropriate treatment and by consuming calcium and vitamin D supplements, doctors advise

Alter your lifestyle to get back on your feetAshok (name changed), a 53 year-old patient, consulted Dr. Abhijeet Kale, assistant professor, Orthopaedic department at LTGM Sion Hopsital, because of unbearable foot pain. Dr. Kale explained, “I regularly see patients complaining of foot pain from the age group of 15 to 70 years. The  patient visited me in the last week. He was an […]

Mumbaikars need more sun exposure, advice doctors

According to a recent study, two out of three Mumbaikars are deficient in Vitamin D, also called the sunshine vitamin, a condition that has increasingly been linked with diabetes, cancer, heart disease and even neurodegenerative disorders. Two independent studies measuring Vitamin D among paediatric and adult population found critically low levels in up to 80% of them

Mumbaikars need more sun exposure, advice doctorsVitamin D known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is one of the main building blocks of bone. It also has a role in your nervous, muscle, and immune systems. Vitamin D protects against a host of health problems. “Vitamin D plays a vital role in regulating blood pressure and preventing autoimmune […]