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Vitamin D may play key role in preventing macular degeneration

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.

How Vitamin D May Affect Heart Disease, Diabetes

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

Vitamin D prevents diabetes and clogged arteries in mice

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

Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer by boosting the immune system

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

Study: Can vitamin D slow heart complications from diabetes?

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