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

Our spines are the structure that surrounds the spinal cord, and is extremely important as the spinal cord connects to the brain and is the pathway that allows our brain to interact with the entire rest of the body i.e. all the muscles in the body, organs, and all other systems within the body, and this is the reason, why it is so important to maintain a healthy spine

#WorldSpineDay: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problemsAn 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 […]

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 […]

Promote sun exposure in schools: HRD Ministry to teachers

Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most crucial factors, which hampers the overall growth of a child. According to a study, in India, the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency is as high as 70 to 100 per cent

Promote sun exposure in schools: HRD Ministry to teachersMinistry 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 […]

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 […]

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

The study states clearly that is has ‘confirmed’ that there is indeed an association between childhood asthma and low intake of vitamins D and E during pregnancy

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds studyAt 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 […]

Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression, finds study

The study findings suggest that high-dose supplementation of vitamin D can improve glucose metabolism to help prevent the development and progression of diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression, finds studyVitamin 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 […]

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

The right nutrition in early years of life, starting from birth, is crucial in building a strong immune system of your child; and parents play a pivotal role in laying this foundation. A well-balanced nutritious diet can strengthen your children’s immune system resulting in fewer episodes of runny noses, colds and gastrointestinal symptoms

Immunity boosting nutrients which you should include in your kid’s dietA 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 […]

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

Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later childhood and adolescence, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension

Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids, finds studyResearchers 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 […]

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 […]

Poor sleep linked to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals

A new study based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) suggests that sleep quality may be linked to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the diet, with the strongest association being seen in women

Poor sleep linked to a lack of essential vitamins and mineralsNHANES is a nationally representative sample of American adults that aims to assess the health status of both adults and children throughout the US through interviews and physical examinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults get over seven hours of sleep per night. However, in a data analysis study carried […]
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