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  • D’Research Agenda

    As you follow the articles on this website, you’ve probably become aware that one of the things we keep mentioning is the need for additional rigorous, scientific research that goes beyond correlational studies to really and fully understand how vitamin D accomplishes or causes what we hope is a causative role in optimal health.
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  • Person of D’Note: Michael Holick

    When it comes to vitamin D, Dr. Michael Holick is a name you should become familiar with. Not only is he an American endocrinologist who specializes in vitamin D, he’s a Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics as well as the Director of the General Clinical Research Unit, Director of the Bone Health Care Clinic and the Director of the Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory at Boston University Medical Center.
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  • Vitamin D Testing: Too Much or Not Enough?

    Vitamin D testing is on the rise as more and more people find out about all the various diseases and conditions to which vitamin D has been associated. While there is still much work to be done to determine that exact nature of the relationship between vitamin D and optimal health, people around the world have caught on – vitamin D is an important enough nutrient to justify finding out what your levels are and what to do about if you find yourself in the deficiency or insufficiency range.
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  • Vitamin D and Heart Disease

    Vitamin D has been correlated with a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions, which is part of why this life-giving nutrient has been in the media so much in recent years.
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  • D’Tug of War

    What is a person to do when you have some doctors saying we all need to get back out into the sun on the one hand while on the other hand a lot of other doctors are saying we all need to avoid the sun to reduce the risk of skin cancer? Is it a simple case of who’s right and who’s wrong?
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  • D’Correlation Collection

    If you’ve read many of the articles on this site, you know we like to keep up with all the different correlations, links and associations that come up between vitamin D and whole lot of diseases and medical conditions.
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  • Getting Vitamin D from Sunshine: A How-To

    When you look over the many articles on this site, you’ll notice that we are pretty strong advocates of getting your vitamin D from good old-fashioned sunshine.
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  • One Woman’s Journey to Vitamin D Sufficiency

    As we scour the Internet for all the best research and latest developments in the world of vitamin D, we occasionally come across compelling personal stories that we think should be presented in their entirety, without making any changes to them.
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  • D’World Map

    It helps if you can be looking at this map as you read this article, so feel free to open up another tab on your browser and point it to the following web address:
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  • UK Takes on Vitamin D Deficiency in Kids

    After so many decades of successful public education campaigning about protecting ourselves from the sun to decrease our risk of skin cancer (a campaign that bears at least some responsibility for the vitamin D deficiency problem in developed nations), it’s good to see a major country take the issue head on.
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  • Broad Response in Genes to Vitamin D

    This might be one of the most exciting developments we’ve seen yet in recent vitamin D research. As you know, we’re always interested in research that gets into the nitty gritty details of how vitamin D works.
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  • Vitamin D and Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis is an infectious disease we don’t worry about all that much in modern, well-developed nations, but it is a devastating disease nonetheless.
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  • Shedding light on D’Potential

    We are always on the lookout for opportunities to move from correlation to causation because we really want to know the true potential for vitamin D to help us reach optimal health.
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  • The Latest in Vitamin D Correlational Studies

    We get excited every time there’s a new study that correlates vitamin D levels with any disease or medical condition. Each one gives us hope that the correlation will eventually be taken to the next level – an intervention study that uses rigorous random-trial experimental design to try to prove a causation, which is better than just a correlation.
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  • D’Cause and D’Effect

    As you can tell by reading the articles on this website, we take an active pro-vitamin D stance. However, that does not mean we support every single notion out there that is pro-vitamin D. Our biggest point is that every vitamin D issue should be resolved by evidence. Gathering and presenting that evidence is both exciting and tricky. The biggest issue is making sure everyone understands the difference between correlation and causation.
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  • Vitamin D and Cancer Update

    Vitamin D fans have been cheering about the recent news that elevated vitamin D levels have been correlated to increased survival rates among breast cancer patients, but there’s more happening with vitamin D and various cancers that deserves greater attention. Here’s D’story:
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  • Vitamin D and Cholesterol

    One correlation that has come up a lot lately is between lower vitamin D levels and cardiovascular disease. The correlation is strong, but it begs the question – Does vitamin D have a direct effect on something like cholesterol, which is a known cause of heart disease?
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  • Vitamin D News Roundup

    Here are some recent news clips about vitamin D that we think you should know about: Vitamin D Instead of Antibiotics? Vitamin D: Coming to Food Labels in the US Vitamin D Deficiency Correlated with Foot and Ankle Problems Vitamin D and Heart Health
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  • Vitamin D and Diabetes

    For example, in this article we’re going to go over some of the studies that show a pretty clear correlation or link between low vitamin D levels and people who suffer from diabetes.
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  • While small amounts of vitamin D can be found in a few foods like fatty fish such as tuna and sardines, it’s exposure to sunlight that provides our bodies with 80% - 90% of intake.
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