Mega-doses of vitamin D help prevent breast cancer and other diseases, study finds

by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Current government recommendations of 400 or 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day are insufficient to prevent serious diseases like breast cancer, a new study published in the journalAnticancer Researchhas found. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and Creighton University (CU) […]

Vitamin D may help keep blood sugar under control

By Leigh Krietsch Boerner
(Reuters Health)

Drinking yogurt with extra vitamin D may help people with diabetes regulate their blood sugar, a study from Iran finds. In the trial, 90 adults with diabetes were divided into three groups, all given daily yogurt drinks: one group received plain yogurt, one got yogurt with extra vitamin D, […]

Low vitamin D levels linked to allergies in kids

by Kim Newman
eurekalert.org
February 24, 2011 ─ (BRONX, NY) ─ A study of more than 3,000 children shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies, according to a paper published in the February 17 online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Researchers from Albert Einstein College of […]

What Dose of Oral Vitamin D Do You Need to Prevent Cancer?

by Dr. Mercola
Researchers have reported that a much higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent breast cancer and other major diseases than had been originally thought.
They found that daily intakes of vitamin D by adults in the range of 4000-8000 IU are needed to maintain blood levels […]

Take vitamin D during pregnancy for your baby

by Dr. Randall Neustaedter
NaturalNews
(NaturalNews) A new study reveals an association between low vitamin D levels and respiratory problems in infants.
A groundbreaking study has now revealed how important vitamin D is for the immune system of the fetus and newborn. In a study published in the January 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the umbilical cord-blood […]

Health Claim Filed for Vitamin D

by Dr. Mercola

The Alliance for Natural Health USA is filing a Qualified Health Claim Petition with the FDA for vitamin D. For years, the FDA held that health claims could only be made if there was Significant Scientific Agreement (SSA) about the claim — a standard almost impossible to reach in science. Following court […]

Vitamin D Fights Urinary Tract Infections

by S. L. Baker

(NaturalNews) Besides protecting from cancer, obesity, autoimmune diseases and cardiovascular problems, vitamin D helps build strong bones. And scientists have found this health building vitamin has a remarkable impact on the immune system, too. Vitamin D, it turns out, is necessary for the production of anti-microbial peptides, substances that fight off […]

New Study Shows Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Strokes

by Dr. Mercola

Low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke in Caucasians, according to a new report. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

The research team says its results fail to explain why African Americans, who are more likely […]

Warning: If You Supplement with Vitamin D Use the Form that is Ten Times Stronger

by Dr. Mercola

According to a new study, vitamin D3 is 87 percent more potent at raising vitamin D blood levels than vitamin D2.  Vitamin D3 also produces a 2- to 3-fold increase over D2 in the storage of the vitamin.

Scientists gave 33 healthy adults 50,000 International Units (IU) of either vitamin D2 or D3 […]

Vitamin D, Fluoride, and Vaccines: The Common Theme

Alliance for Natural Health

If government is going to act as a scientific arbiter, it needs to have clean hands. That means getting private commercial interests out of the decision-making process. In this week’s vitamin D update, we discussed the glaring conflict of interest in the recent IOM report on vitamin D. Unfortunately this is […]