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Diet has a major impact on risk of Alzheimer’s disease

In a detailed study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease November 3, 2023, we can finally see which diets are helpful in reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
31-Oct-2023 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Disparities in Breast Cancer Survival Rates Can Be Explained by Differences in Vitamin D Status

A recent paper reported that while black and white women in the U.S. now have very similar breast cancer incidence rates, blacks have 41% higher breast cancer mortality rates. Based on many journal papers, we suggest that the primary reason is that...
4-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Additional Evidence That Vitamin D Reduces the Risk of Developing Autism

A newly published study found prevalence of autism among U.S. children is inversely correlated with solar UVB doses, the primary source of vitamin D. Maternal vitamin D deficiency or vitamin D deficiency in early life could explain this finding.
13-Dec-2012 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Vitamin D's Potential to Reduce the Risk of Hospital-Acquired Infections

A paper recently published in Dermato-Endocrinology indicates that raising vitamin D concentrations among hospital patients has the potential to greatly reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections.
3-Jul-2012 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vitamin D Deficiency and Cancer Survival Disparities

A paper just published in Dermato-Endocrinology suggests that vitamin D deficiency may account for unexplained disparities in cancer survival rates between African and White Americans. The factors usually considered are socioeconomic status, stage...
8-Jun-2012 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ultraviolet-B and Vitamin D Reduce Risk of Dental Caries

Large geographical variations in dental health and tooth loss among U.S. adolescents and young adults related so solar ultraviolet-B (UVB) light have been reported since the mid-1800s. The mechanism now identified is induction of cathelicidin, which...
9-Aug-2011 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Did Vitamin D Deficiency Contribute to Mozart’s and Mahler’s Deaths?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart suffered from many infectious illnesses from 1762 to 1791, the year of his death at 35 years of age. Most of these illnesses occurred between mid-October and May. Mozart died on December 5, two-to-three months into the...
30-Jun-2011 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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