Vitamin D deficiency tied to gestational diabetes risk

Jin Xia, from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University in Indianapolis, and colleagues used data from the Fetal Growth Studies-Singleton Cohort to prospectively investigate the relationship between vitamin D status during early to mid-pregnancy and GDM risk. Plasma levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3 and vitamin D binding protein were […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

#WorldSpineDay: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problems

An unhealthy spine can interfere with the entire central nervous system and can also cause a host of unwelcome health issues such as pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms and legs, impaired breathing and digestion and impaired control of the bowel and bladder. On the occasion of World Spine Day, doctors informed that around […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Vitamin D tablets

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

High 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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
This academic year, keep children healthy with good food

Promote sun exposure in schools: HRD Ministry to teachers

Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) has asked all the states to launch promotion of sun exposure programme in schools. The ministry has advised the schools to conduct outdoor activities for more sun exposure during the free and extra periods. It has also asked the teachers to conduct as many as physical activities in […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

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

In 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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds study

At present, approximately 300 million people are living with asthma worldwide. It is estimated that by 2025, another 100 million people will be diagnosed with asthma and that urban lifestyles will play a significant role in this. Among other causes, changes in diets, climate change, and air pollution have all been associated with an increase […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Vitamin D tablets

Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression, finds study

Vitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients and those with prediabetes, according to a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly prevalent disease that places a huge burden on patients and society and can lead to serious health problems including […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

Immunity boosting nutrients which you should include in your kid’s diet

A balance mix of all major nutrients along with essential vitamins and minerals, can keep your child’s immune system strong. Good nutrition helps in early recovery, more efficiently and leading to less complications. When children get exposed to viruses or pathogens, someone with a weakened immune system is more vulnerable to catch infection than one […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Baby-and-parent-holding-hands

Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids, finds study

Researchers followed 775 children from birth to age 18 at the Boston Medical Center. Most lived in a low-income, urban area and 68% of the children were African American. Low vitamin D levels were defined as less than 11 ng/ml (nanograms per millimetre) in cord blood at birth and less than 25 ng/ml in a […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Vitamin D tablets

Vitamin D may not help your heart, reveals new study

The 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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :