Researchers at Bar-Ilan University and the Galilee Medical Center identified an association between vitamin D deficiency and severity and mortality of COVID-19.
Current guidelines for screening U.S. blood donors for symptoms of COVID-19 and for a history of recent infections are effectively protecting the blood supply from contamination with the new coronavirus, researchers say.
A recent study completed by the University of Chicago School of Medicine suggests a key player should be added to protective measures to stay safe and healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic: Vitamin D.
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A new study found that taking 4,000 international units per day may double the amount of vitamin D in the blood, but it gives most people roughly the same chance of developing blood sugar problems as people who do not take the vitamin.
Vitamin D supplementation may not improve bone density or prevent fractures and falls in adults, a large new analysis suggests.
Parents and caregivers should be aware of the three ways children can get the vitamin D they need, according to a new resource published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics.
Older adults who take vitamin D and calcium are no less likely to break their hips or other bones than peers who do not use these supplements per a research review.
Decreasing sensitivity to insulin — often associated with obesity and eventual type 2 diabetes — may also cause young adults to have lower bone mass at a time of life when it should be at its peak, Korean researchers say.
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.