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What’s the Right Vitamin D Level?

We know we need vitamin D: It contributes to healthy muscles and bones and also plays a role in our mental well-being. In fact, new research from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA) at Trinity associates vitamin D deficiency with a substantially increased risk of depression—more than 75 percent—over … Read More

Rickets on the Rise?

Rickets—a common health problem in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—might be making a comeback where you would least expect it: in a modern, industrialized European nation. A recent University of Toronto study (Scientific Reports, Nov. 17, 2017), focused on a mysterious increase in cases of rickets among British children … Read More

Brain Vitamins: Do They Work?

The statistics on vitamin and other dietary supplement use in the United States are staggering, and the numbers appear to be on the rise. A 2016 CRN Consumer Survey showed the percentage of Americans taking dietary supplements—everything from multi-vitamins to "brain vitamins" to calcium pills to weight-loss supplements—to be at … Read More

Is Milk Really Good For You?

You have probably seen the advertisements with celebrities sporting milk mustaches. If so, you're familiar with the slogan, “Milk, it does a body good!” But, is milk really good for you?  While proponents tout that drinking milk is the best and most efficient way to increase consumption of calcium, this claim is … Read More

Is Milk Really Good For You?

You have probably seen the advertisements with celebrities sporting milk mustaches. If so, you are familiar with the slogan, “Milk, it does a body good!” But, is milk really good for you? While proponents tout that drinking milk is the best and most efficient way to increase consumption of calcium, this claim is … Read More

Vitamin D3 Benefits… Only if You Get Enough

You’ve heard about the wonderful vitamin D3 benefits, not just for bone health but for your immune system, cancer prevention, protection from depression, and more. But did you realize these benefits and many others don’t come unless there are adequate (or arguably, optimal) levels of vitamin D in your blood? … Read More

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