VITAMIN D

  • Four foods to help increase muscle tone September 27, 2014

    London: Most of the population think that a combination of cardio, strength and resistance training is essential for your toned physique, but so are good nutritious meals. When working toward better muscle tone, it's very important to get the right nutrients into your diet. If you haven't given your body the...
  • Modified vitamin D may treat pancreatic cancer September 27, 2014

    Washington: A synthetic derivative of vitamin D can collapse the barrier of cells shielding pancreatic tumours, making the seemingly impenetrable cancer susceptible to therapeutic drugs, scientists say. "While the success of this drug in humans with pancreatic cancer is still unclear, the findings in animal studies were strong, raising hope...
  • Vitamin D may prevent tooth decay: Study November 28, 2012

    Washington: Vitamin D is associated with a 50 per cent reduction in tooth decay, according to new research. The new review of studies of children in several countries highlighted the potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent tooth decay or dental caries. The review, published in the journal...
  • Young but having body ache? It's Vitamin D deficiency November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Does your teenage daughter often complain of backache and joint pain? Is your collegegoing cousin always lethargic? Vitamin D deficiency among youngsters, which causes such problems, is becoming common these days and is a growing health concern, doctors say. Vikas Ahluwalia, senior consultant of Internal Medicine at Max...
  • Vitamin D does not cure severe cold October 3, 2012

    Wellington: Vitamin D does not reduce the severity of colds, even for those who received a monthly dose of 100,000 units in a trial, says a study. The association of Vitamin D deficit and susceptibility to viral respiratory tract infections has been unclear, said the University of Otago study. David...
  • About 75 per cent of Mumbaikars lack Vitamin D April 19, 2011

    Mumbai: There's no shortage of sunlight in the country and yet 75 per cent of Mumbaikars surveyed have a severe deficiency of the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D, which our bodies produce naturally, when exposed to sunlight. Dr Vimla Puri, Head of Dept of Lab Medicine, Hinduja Hospital said, "Its is an...
  • Extra calcium, vit D no bone booster for men January 29, 2011

    New York: Taking extra vitamin D and calcium doesn't seem to prevent bonethinning in older men, according to Australian researchers. However, exercise did boost bone mineral density, a proxy for bone strength, their report shows. Despite the findings, people still need to get enough calcium and vitamin D to reduce the risk...
  • Osteoporosis: India's next big health worry November 9, 2010

    New Delhi: Almost one in three urban Indian women past the age of 45 has osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones fragile and fractureprone. India, after China sees the most cases of osteoporosis in Asia. By 2050, half of the world's fractures will occur in India according to a startling...
  • Low vitamin D increases risk of dementia July 13, 2010

    London: Older people with low levels of vitamin D appear more likely to have problems with memory, learning and thinking, suggesting low vitamin D could give an early warning for dementia risk, scientists said on Monday. Researchers from Britain, Italy and the United States studied 850 Italians aged 65 or older...
  • Low Vit D levels increase depression risk in elderly May 6, 2008

    Washington: Low blood levels of vitamin D and high blood levels of a hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands in older adults may increase their chances of suffering from depression, according to a new study. In the study, the researchers measured blood levels of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone and...
  • Vitamin D may help fight tuberculosis May 14, 2007

    London: A dose of vitamin D may help ward off tuberculosis, researchers say. A study of 131 people found the vitamin helped to boost the ability of the body to inhibit the growth of the bacteria causing the disease, reported online edition of BBC News. Until now no study has evaluated the...
  • Vitamin D may help fight multiple sclerosis December 20, 2006

    Washington: People with higher levels of vitamin D have a markedly reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published on Tuesday that may point to a promising way to protect against the disease. MS is an incurable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that...
  • Vit D slows breast cancer's progression October 17, 2006

    London: High levels of vitamin D may help slow the progression of breast cancer, researchers suggested on Tuesday. In a small study of women with the illness they found that patients with early breast cancer had higher levels of the vitamin than those with more advanced disease. "Vitamin D levels are lower...
  • Vitamin D reduces pancreatic cancer risk September 13, 2006

    Washington: People who take vitamin D tablets are half as likely to get deadly pancreatic cancer as people who do not, US researchers reported on Wednesday. Now they are checking to see if getting the vitamin from food or sunlight also cuts the risk. The study suggests one easy way to reduce...