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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Vitamin D - ''What you need to Know'' The Current Report

  Vitamin D is a multitasking vitamin benefits our overall health, including our bones, immune system, heart, lungs, muscles, and brain. Plus, recent research points to other surprising benefits, from shortening hospital stays to helping with weight loss.
 Below is a summary of some recent studies that might amaze you. 

1.Helps  in treating breast cancer
  Some researchers recommend that people maintain vitamin D levels between 100 and 150 nmol/L for breast cancer prevention. Research is showing that women with blood levels on the higher end of the range when they’re diagnosed with breast cancer are twice as likely to survive compared to those with deficient levels.

2.Aids in Speedy stroke recovery
  A 2015 study evaluated the effect of vitamin D status on the severity of a stroke. Researchers found that people with lower vitamin D levels experienced more severe strokes than those with adequate levels. The researchers also discovered that for every 25 nmol/L reduction in vitamin D levels, the chance of fully recovering three months after a stroke was decreased by half.

3.Heals low back pain
  If you are suffering from chronic low back pain, you may want to ask your health care practitioner to check your vitamin D levels. Chronic pain that doesn’t respond to treatment may be due to a vitamin D deficiency. One study showed that pain medication was needed in amounts twice as high in people with vitamin D deficiency, compared to those with adequate levels. Since vitamin D is a hormone, its receptors are found on every tissue in the body, including muscles, bones, immune cells, and brain cells.

4.Helps to reduce weight loss

  Researchers in Italy set out to study the benefits of supplementing with vitamin D for six months in overweight people who were also put on low-calorie diets. The group was divided into those who did not receive any additional vitamin D, those who received 25,000 IU per month, and those who added 100,000 IU per month. All of the groups lost weight, but those who added 100,000 IU lost an average of 12 lbs (5 kg) and 2 in (5 cm) from their waists. Those who did not add vitamin D lost an average of 2 1/2 lbs (1 kg) and 1 1/4 in (3 cm) from their waists.

5.Minimizes allergy development
  Vitamin D is now being researched as a means to minimize allergies in infants. Researchers found a correlation between low vitamin D status and a higher incidence of dust mite allergy as well as eczema by age one. Supplementing with vitamin D during pregnancy and early infancy can have many benefits on allergic tendencies in addition to strengthening the immune response.
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