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Low Vitamin D Linked to Arthritis Risk

Here’s another reason to make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D: A recent Tufts study suggests that vitamin D deficiency may be associated with greater risk of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Compared to those with adequate blood levels of vitamin D, participants low in the “sunshine vitamin” were twice

Extra Vitamin D No Help in Preventing Seniors’ Falls

If it’s important to get enough vitamin D, is getting more even better? Probably not, experts are now cautioning. Hopes that extra doses of the “sunshine vitamin” might benefit a wide range of health conditions have been eclipsed by recent research.

Now a surprising new study reports that high doses of

5. Nutrients in Supplement Form

Multivitamins and Your Brain
For many Americans, taking a multivitamin as “insurance” against nutritional shortfalls is a daily habit. Americans have been taking multivitamin/mineral supplements since the early 1940s, and an estimated one-third of all U.S. consumers take these regularly. Multivitamins account for almost one-sixth of all purchases of dietary supplements

4. A Closer Look at Key Nutrients

Your Diet Vs. Chronic Disease
It’s estimated that half of all U.S. adults—about 117 million people—suffer from preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Shifting to healthier eating patterns that contain the nutrients your heart and brain require can help bring about lasting improvements in individual health, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for

The Lowdown on Vitamin D

In the 1940s, vitamin D became synonymous with bone health, when it was discovered that fortifying milk with the vitamin greatly reduced the incidence of bone-deforming rickets in children. While it’s true that vitamin D, along with calcium, is critical for building bone and maintaining bone density, a growing body

4. Can You Reduce Your Risk for Dementia?

While we’re waiting for scientists to locate just the right drugs to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, there are positive and active steps everyone can take right now. One message from research is that exercise, a healthy diet, mental stimulation, and social interaction may help preserve brain function longer. Because

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Are You Deficient in Vitamin D? Get Tested to Find Out

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D, the “sunshine” vitamin, has always been cloudy. Currently, the RDA is 800 IU (international units) per day for adults age 70 and older and 600 IU for anyone younger.

Many women have trouble getting the current RDA amounts. “An estimated 40 to 75

Ask the Doctors: Why Vitamin D Is Important

Q. I know vitamin D is important for my bone and joint health. But, how much vitamin D do I really need each day?
A. Vitamin D—also known as the “sunshine vitamin”—has been shown to be just as important as calcium for bone health. And now research has shown that vitamin

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