All you need to know about vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency occurs when a person either does not consume enough vitamin D or when their body cannot absorb and metabolize the vitamin D they do consume

All you need to know about vitamin D deficiencyAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), about a quarter of the population is at risk for vitamin D “inadequacy”. A simple blood test can detect if this becomes vitamin D deficiency. Testing for a deficiency is now considered to be part of blood work that is done yearly. This article explores […]

New study suggests, vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes

Previous research has indicated that low levels of vitamin D may raise the risk of type 1 diabetes. In response to such studies, scientists have been investigating whether or not higher levels of the vitamin could have a preventive effect against type 1 diabetes

New study suggests, vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes  Researchers found that children with low blood levels of vitamin D were more likely to experience islet autoimmunity, compared with those who had higher levels of the vitamin. Islet autoimmunity is a process wherein the immune system mistakenly attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, causing type 1 diabetes. Lead study author Jill Norris, […]

What women should research before adopting dairy-free diet

Both men and women who cut out dairy risk becoming deficient in calcium, leading to other health problems. Anyone adhering to a dairy-free diet, especially women, should ensure that they’re getting major nutrients like calcium from other sources

What women should research before adopting dairy-free dietKnown to the world as multi-taskers, women usually tend to include the latest health craze into their daily routine. But, it is of utmost importance for them to do a thorough check of pros and cons of the trend for the body else some alteration can be dangerous. Take for example, the decision to live […]

World Spine Day: 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

World Spine Day: 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 […]

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesight

More time outdoors had a protective effect and reduced the chances that a child would go on to need myopic refractive correction in the future. The size of the effect was impressive

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesightThe ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes? While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less up-close viewing, sit farther from the television and perhaps even wear their eyeglasses less, we have […]

Exposure to sunlight for 30 minutes a week beneficial to infants, says study  

India gets abundant sunlight throughout the year. Still most of the Indian population suffers from vitamin D deficiency. According to the experts, the study done in New Delhi is not only relevant for infants but also holds true for adults

Exposure to sunlight for 30 minutes a week beneficial to infants, says study  In Indian tradition, it is a well-known practice to massage an infant and then keep him/her in the sunlight for a while. This is done to give the baby adequate exposure to sunlight. Now, a study done by doctors at the University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi shows this custom really does benefit infants.  […]

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 […]

Trial finds Vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer risk

Previous studies have suggested that vitamin D may lower the risk of developing cancer, so a new randomized trial tests this hypothesis in healthy, older women

Trial finds Vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer riskCancer only comes second to heart disease as a leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for almost 600,000 deaths in 2014. The disease is a major public health concern, as approximately 40 percent of U.S. individuals are estimated to receive a cancer diagnosis at one point in their lives. Additionally, the total healthcare […]

Why eating yogurt may be good for the bones

After adjusting for age, physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption and other health and behavioural characteristics, researchers found that compared with those who were not yogurt eaters, people who ate yogurt daily had a 3 percent to 4 percent increase in bone mineral density

Why eating yogurt may be good for the bonesEating yogurt may lead to stronger bones. According to a study, published in Osteoporosis International. Eating yogurt may lead to stronger bones. For the study researchers tracked 4,310 Irish adults 60 and older, gathering information on diet and lifestyle using questionnaires. They measured bone density and joint deterioration with X-rays and M.R.I., and tested participants’ […]

Increase vitamin D intake to reduce risk of early menopause

The study highlighted that laboratory evidence shows that vitamin D increases the production of hormones which slow down ovarian ageing and the rate at which a woman loses her eggs. This is important because menopause comes when a woman has no eggs left

Increase vitamin D intake to reduce risk of early menopauseAccording to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women can reduce their risk of an early menopause by increasing their intake of vitamin D. Laboratory evidence showed that vitamin D increases the production of hormones which slow down ovarian ageing and the rate at which a woman loses her eggs; […]