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New Blood Test Helps To Uncover Specific Vitamin D Deficiencies That Contribute To Numerous Medical Illnesses

Researchers from London’s Kingston University have developed a new highly-accurate blood test which can detect how much a patient’s diet could be responsible for a lack of the so-called ‘sunshine vitamin’. Vitamin D deficiencies can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of cancer and osteoporosis. For additional information about this line of research, […]

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Bariatric Surgery Linked To Increased Bone Fracture Risk

People who have had gastric bypass surgery or other bariatric weight-loss surgery have an even higher increased risk of breaking bones than previously found. “A negative effect on bone health that may increase the risk of fractures is an important consideration for people considering bariatric surgery and those who have undergone bariatric surgery,” said lead […]

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African-Americans With Multiple Sclerosis Have Low Vitamin D Levels

African-Americans who have multiple sclerosis (MS) have lower vitamin D levels than African-Americans who do not have the disease, according to a study published in the May 24, 2011, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. However, most of the difference in vitamin D levels was due to differences […]

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