Vitamin D

  • Vitamin D may prevent tooth decay: Study 28-11-2012 04:49 PM

    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 07-11-2012 04:38 PM

    New Delhi: Does your teenage daughter often complain of backache and joint pain? Is your college-going 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...
  • About 75 per cent of Mumbaikars lack Vitamin D 19-04-2011 08:42 AM

    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...
  • Extra calcium, vit D no bone booster for men 29-01-2011 03:19 PM

    New York: Taking extra vitamin D and calcium doesn't seem to prevent bone-thinning 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...
  • Osteoporosis: India's next big health worry 09-11-2010 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: Almost one in three urban Indian women past the age of 45 has osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones fragile and fracture-prone. 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 Vit D levels increase depression risk in elderly 06-05-2008 02:39 PM

    Kolkata: In order to attract massive crowd during their matches in IPL 5, Kolkata Knight Riders have introduced tickets at a throwaway price of Rs. 300. Kolkata CEO and managing director, Venky Mysore, on Friday told PTI that 80 per cent of the tickets in the 63,500 capacity stadium will...