- Risk factors identify who urgently needs DEXA scans. Hairon, Nerys // Pulse;7/23/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 29, p15
Presents the findings of a general practitioner (GP) study in Great Britain, on osteoporosis. Identification of women at high risk of osteoporosis for screening using three main risk factors; Identification of the risk factors as age, a previous fracture and a stooped posture; Usefulness of the...
- CHILDHOOD VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY: THE NEXT GLOBAL PANDEMIC. Tepper, Sigal // Nutraceutical Business & Technology;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p38
The article discusses the Vitamin D deficiency that already becomes a global pandemic. According to the research carried out in different countries, 25% of children are suffering from low levels of vitamin D. Moreover, researchers at Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine also...
- Low Vitamin D Raises Death Risk. Tweed, Vera // Better Nutrition;Dec2012, Vol. 74 Issue 12, p12
The article discusses research which was published in a 2012 issue of "Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology" and found that low levels of vitamin D raise the risk of heart attack by 64%, coronary artery disease by 40% and death from heart disease by 81% in humans.
- Parkinson's Disease Linked to Vitamin D Insufficiency. Dye, Dayna // Life Extension;Feb2009, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p21
The article presents findings on a study led by Dr. Marian L. Evatt from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia which examines the link of Parkinson's disease to vitamin D insufficiency. According to the study, men and women with Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease have a greater...
- Vitamin D Lower in NFL Football Players Who Suffered Muscle Injuries, Study Reports. // Sports Medicine Standards & Malpractice Reporter;Oct2011, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p62
The article reports a study on the deficiency of vitamin D in National Football League (NFL) players which was presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. Michael Shindle, lead researcher of the study, mentions that the deficiency increases chances...
- Vitamin D deficiency increased risk for CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes. Southall, Jennifer // Endocrine Today;Sep2009, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p1
The article discusses a study on the role of vitamin D deficiency in increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with type 2 diabetes, conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Is hypovitaminosis D one of the environmental risk factors for multiple sclerosis? Pierrot-Deseilligny, Charles; Souberbielle, Jean-Claude // Brain: A Journal of Neurology;Jul2010, Vol. 133 Issue 7, p1869
The role of hypovitaminosis D as a possible risk factor for multiple sclerosis is reviewed. First, it is emphasized that hypovitaminosis D could be only one of the risk factors for multiple sclerosis and that numerous other environmental and genetic risk factors appear to interact and combine to...
- EAT TO BEAT Osteoporosis. // BBC Australian Good Food;May2009, p152
The article presents information on osteoporosis and the ways to prevent the disease. It is stated that osteoporosis causes bones to become fragile and weak, leading to a higher risk of fractures. Risk factors for osteoporosis include inadequate calcium intake, low vitamin D levels, a family...
- MIDSPAN Family Study: Vitamin D deficiency not linked to CVD. Costa, Samantha; Foster, Melissa // Endocrine Today;Nov2012, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p50
The article reports on a study which found that vitamin D deficiency is not associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).