Recent studies have implied that vitamin D might be able to protect people from the coronavirus (COVID-19). But is this really true? Get a family medicine doctor’s perspective on things.
Vitamin D is an essential component of health and vitamin D deficiency is no joke. An expert shares how to make sure your diet includes enough.
Vitamin D is well-known for its role in prevention and treatment of bone health issues; A new study looks at whether taking a high-dose vitamin D supplement could help prevent heart disease as well.
The number of kids with vitamin D deficiency is alarming – and the number is going up. Find out how your child can get enough of this crucial nutrient.
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If you don’t get enough calcium from your diet, your body can compensate by borrowing it from your bones. This can make your bones weak and brittle over time. However, a simple blood test can detect this condition, called hyperparathyroidism.
Although osteoporosis overwhelmingly affects women, it’s not just a female problem. Osteoporosis affects more than half of U.S. adults, about a quarter of whom are men, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). About 10 million U.S. adults have osteoporosis, the NOF reports. Another nearly 43 million U.S. adults – half of them men – have low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a disease in … Read More
If milk does a body good, what does tons of milk do? It’s a case where more isn’t necessarily better.
If you aren’t sure if you’re at risk for vitamin D deficiency, Cleveland Clinic physicians recommend asking your healthcare provider to check your vitamin D level.