Kids who spend more time outdoors and who play sports are less likely to be near-sighted, according to a recent study in a large, diverse group of urban 6-year-olds.

  Study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Highlights Risk Factors, Treatment Protocols     CHICAGO, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Results from a clinical review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association find nearly 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D due to chronic disease […]

A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit accusing CVS Health Corp., one of the largest U.S. drugstore chains, of deceiving consumers with labels touting how CVS-branded vitamin E promotes “heart health.”

(Reuters Health) – Eating a handful of walnuts each day might help keep the doctor away, at least for some people who are at risk of developing diabetes, a U.S. study suggests. When people in the study added 56 grams of walnuts (2 ounces, or about 14 walnuts) to their daily diet for six months, […]

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Theranos and its chief, Elizabeth Holmes, called a scathing Wall Street Journal report alleging the company only performs 10 percent of its blood tests on its proprietary technology “factually and scientifically erroneous,” according to a statement on the company website. Theranos said it provided all the necessary information to the Wall […]

(Reuters Health) – Older adults with low vitamin D levels – and that accounts for most of them – may lose their memories and thinking abilities faster than those with normal vitamin D levels, researchers say. “We were not particularly surprised by our findings because there is a recent and growing literature on the associations […]

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Dosing obese teens with vitamin D shows no benefits for their heart health or diabetes risk, and could have the unintended consequences of increasing cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides. These are the latest findings in a series of Mayo Clinic studies in childhood obesity. Seema Kumar, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist in the Mayo […]

High doses of vitamin D may not help strengthen bones in postmenopausal women, a study suggests. Vitamin D helps the body use calcium, and calcium in turn helps support bone health. After a year on high-dose vitamin D supplements, women were absorbing slightly more calcium from their intestines into their blood compared to women who […]

Does Heart Disease Begin In Childhood? Are the first signs that someone is at risk of developing cardiovascular disease detectable in toddlers and preschoolers? There’s evidence that low vitamin D levels in adults are linked to cardiovascular disease, as well as other health issues such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes. But that link hadn’t been […]

Vitamin C Related To Reduced Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease And Early Death New research from the University of Copenhagen and Herlev and Gentofte Hospital shows that high vitamin C concentrations in the blood from the intake of fruit and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death. Fruit and vegetables […]