The USDA report that will underpin the development of the next set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans reflects a growing and welcome appreciation of the role of dietary supplements, industry observers say.
Maternal health during and after pregnancy must be more closely monitored to avoid lipid-soluble vitamin deficiencies — particularly vitamin D deficiency — in the foetus and newborn infants, say Japanese researchers.
Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council's Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) is calling for 100 mothers to enrol themselves and their babies for an upcoming survey as it seeks to help determine if supplements are necessary...
Public health strategies for increasing vitamin D intake among young people are urgently needed in Hong Kong, claim researchers, after a new study found widespread deficiency and an association with cardiometabolic disease risk factors.
Insufficient vitamin D has been associated with diabetes by way of altering insulin secretion and resistance, but individual differences in vitamin D sensitivity mean that there are variations in its effect.
More trials are needed to test vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of heart disease, say researchers behind a new study showing heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of autism in children by the age of six, Australian researchers have found, who argue low cost supplementation for at-risk mothers is merited.
A high percentage of children and teens in southern Australia may be deficient in vitamin D, putting them at increased risk of bone fractures and higher long-term risk of osteoporosis, warn researchers.
The rapidly growing urban population in China may be at risk of severe deficiencies in vitamin D, warns a two-year study of people living in Beijing that calls for ‘targeted prevention’ and supplementation strategies.
With up to 58% of Australians found to suffer from vitamin D deficiency, the complementary medicines industry has welcomed a new article published in the Medical Journal of Australia that encourages proactive vitamin D supplementation, rather than testing...