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Sunshine vitamin may help slow aging

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

A study of 2,100 female twin pairs found those with higher vitamin D levels may knock off five years of aging, British and American researchers say. …

Scientific American confirms benefits of Vitamin D

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

In its November 2007 issue, a leading science magazine ran an in-depth, seven-page article entitled “Cell Defenses and the Sunshine Vitamin,” summarizing that scientists now recognize that Vitamin D does much more than build strong bones and that many people …

Power Points with Joe Schuster

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

schuster-joe_mug.gifThis past fall, the North Carolina Museum of Natural History initiated “Take a Child Outside Week” from Sept
24-28. It asked for adults to take the time to reintroduce kids to the great outdoors, even if it is only in …

Vitamin D could prevent 600,000 cancer cases

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Vitamin D has been touted as a cancer fighter, but a new study puts an actual number on the claim.

Researchers looked at the relationship between vitamin D serum levels and the risk of colon cancer and breast cancer. Study …

AAD touts passage of redundant TAN Act

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

The American Academy of Dermatology is milking anti-tanning press reports about federal legislation passed recently asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate the effectiveness of warning language on indoor tanning equipment.
“The Tanning Accountability Act” — promoted since …

Vitamin D might be factor in longer life

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Vitamin D is good for your bones, doctors have said for years, but new research suggests that taking a vitamin pill a day might extend your life.

The findings, published in the September Journal Archives of Internal Medicine, add to …

Calcium, vitamin D critical to stopping bone loss

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

A recent article by an Oregon State University associate professor focused on the need for people to get adequate amounts of vitamin D to combat bone loss as we get older.…