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.
If you are a woman with low vitamin D levels, taking a supplement may increase your ability to get pregnant. But recent research suggests that too much vitamin D actually may be harmful. Find out what you need to know about finding the right dose of vitamin D to aid fertility.
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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.
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.
We all know that getting too much sun can be harmful to your health. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun is a major risk factor for most skin cancers. But if you’re an older adult, sunlight – in the right amount – may provide health benefits too, a recent study says. Sunlight causes … Read More
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.