More than 27 million people in the United States are living with type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the population ages and a growing percentage of people become overweight or obese, that number is expected to increase. In a paper published May 10, 2018, in Cell, researchers from the Salk
Daily intake of vitamin D supplements among American adults has increased sharply since 1999, raising questions about the potential risks of high doses, the authors of a new study warn. According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the number of American adults taking at least 1000 international units (IU) vitamin D
In recent years, observational data have shown that higher plasma levels of vitamin D are associated with improved survival in colorectal cancer patients. Now, for the first time, a randomized trial has shown that disease progression is slowed with high-dose supplements. The results, from a phase 2 clinical trial known as SUNSHINE, indicate that a
Amy Millen, associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health in the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions, is lead author on a paper published Aug. 27 in JAMA Ophthalmology. UB research shows women with two risk alleles and low D status are more likely to have the disease By David J.
March 30, 2015 At a Glance Mice with immune cells unable to use vitamin D developed atherosclerosis and insulin resistance, precursors of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The mechanisms uncovered may lead to novel therapies. The findings also suggest that vitamin D might help prevent the complications of diabetes and inflammation. Vitamin D deficiency
March 19, 2015 By Jim Dryden Washington University diabetes researcher Carlos Bernal-Mizrachi, MD, shown with a mouse that lacks the ability to process vitamin D in key immune cells. Without adequate vitamin D in those cells, the animals developed diabetes and atherosclerosis. ROBERT BOSTON photo In recent years, a deficiency of vitamin D has been
A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators demonstrates that vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune system’s vigilance against tumor cells. The research, published today by the journalGut, represents the first time that a link between vitamin D and the immune response to cancer has been shown
Washington University in St. Louis, by Jim Dryden ~ May 9, 2014 Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are evaluating whether vitamin D can slow the development of cardiovascular problems in African Americans with diabetes. They are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than Caucasians with diabetes. The researchers are