Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Cardiologist Steven Nissen MD, answers this one about whether fish oil and vitamin D are good for reducing your risk of heart disease and cancer.
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.
Dairy products are an important part of the diet because in addition to providing carbohydrate, protein, and sometimes fat, they provide a wealth of vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin D.
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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
Let’s be clear right from the start. No matter what color your skin is, if you’re exposed to the sun, there’s a possibility that you can get skin cancer. “Darker skin tends to have more of a pigment called melanin to protect from the sun’s harmful rays,” says dermatologist Angela Kyei, MD. “That doesn’t mean … Read More
Sellers of vitamin D claim the nutrient can lower your blood pressure. But don’t believe the hype.