Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked to offspring muscle strength

New research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that mothers who have a higher intake of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to have children with stronger muscles.Vitamin D is known to help regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the bloodstream, as well as help cells to communicate. […]

Vitamin pills have ‘limited benefit’, say researchers

“Vitamins are a waste of money,” reports The Daily Telegraph, while the Daily Mail tells us that multi-vitamins “do nothing to protect us from illness”. The news is in part based on some high quality research on whether there were any benefits from taking vitamins among different – but specific – groups of people. But […]

Women’s Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success

Title: Women’s Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF SuccessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/14/2014 2:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2014 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet Pregnancy General

Lack of vitamin D may ‘raise dementia risk’

People lacking in vitamin D have a higher risk of developing dementia report several media outlets, including BBC News and The Independent. A study found people severely lacking in the sunshine vitamin were twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease compared with people with healthy levels (50nmol/l or more). The findings are based on […]

Vitamin D and the nursing mother

The not-often-discussed issue of Vitamin D deficiency in nursing mothers is discussed by an expert, and how it can affect the infants in their care. An “adequate” intake for nursing mothers is not the 400 IU/d the IOM recommends, but is instead in the range of 5,000-6,000 IU/d, taken daily. If they get that much, […]

Muscle strength in children linked to vitamin D levels in pregnancy

A UK study of pregnant women that followed their babies into early childhood finds kids were likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had higher levels of vitamin D during pregnancy.The study, from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU) at the University of Southampton, is published in the Journal of Clinical […]