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Snapdeal to spread malnutrition awareness with customised stickers on packages(Twitter/snapdeal)

Snapdeal to spread malnutrition awareness with customised stickers on packages

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UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 05:32 PM IST
Snapdeal packages with customised information stickers will drive awareness about the 'F' mark that identifies fortified foods and will educate consumers about the importance of fortified foods in fighting malnutrition as a part of their 'Eat Right India' movement
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There is no clinical evidence to prove low levels of Vitamin D lead to severe Covid-19 symptoms but there is a definite connect between the “sunshine vitamin” and immune responses to the disease, say experts as the pandemic spreads across the world and concerns mount over a new mutant strain.(Pixabay)
There is no clinical evidence to prove low levels of Vitamin D lead to severe Covid-19 symptoms but there is a definite connect between the “sunshine vitamin” and immune responses to the disease, say experts as the pandemic spreads across the world and concerns mount over a new mutant strain.(Pixabay)

Vitamin D inexpensive, low-risk, can strengthen immune response to COVID-19: Experts

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 07:04 PM IST
Stressing that Vitamin D is inexpensive and has negligible risk when compared to the considerable risk of Covid-19, global researchers on the disease have asked governments to make it part of their strategy against the novel coronavirus.
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Representational Image(Unsplash)

Research reveals connection between Vitamin D levels and gut bacteria

By Asian News International| Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Washington DC
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 11:27 AM IST
Out of the several different forms of Vitamin D, standard blood tests can only detect one amongst them, an inactive precursor that can be stored by the body. The body must metabolise the precursor in an active form in order to utilise Vitamin D.
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Vitamin D fails to help in severe Covid-19 cases(File Photo)
Vitamin D fails to help in severe Covid-19 cases(File Photo)

Type O blood linked to lower risk, taking Vitamin D unlikely to help in Covid-19

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 06:05 AM IST
A form of inflammatory cell death called panoptosis triggers the storm of cytokines, or inflammatory proteins, that causes critical illness in Covid-19, researchers say.
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More than 2.5 million vulnerable people in UK would be given free vitamin D supplements from the government.(Getty Images | Stock photo)
More than 2.5 million vulnerable people in UK would be given free vitamin D supplements from the government.(Getty Images | Stock photo)

UK to give free Vitamin D supplements to over 2.5 million ‘vulnerable people’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 06:28 PM IST
England’s secretary of state for health and social care Matt Hancock said that steps to ensure uninterrupted delivery of the supplements throughout the dark winter months for vulnerable individuals are being taken by the government.
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The results of the recent randomised controlled trial published in Pharmacology Research and Perspectives.(Unsplash)
The results of the recent randomised controlled trial published in Pharmacology Research and Perspectives.(Unsplash)

Symptoms of eczema in children lessened by Vitamin D supplementation

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 02:33 PM IST
The symptoms experienced by children with severe atopic dermatitis or eczema were eased by Vitamin D supplementation, suggest the findings of a new study.
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The study also identified significantly lower levels of vitamin D levels among Black pregnant women.(Unsplash)
The study also identified significantly lower levels of vitamin D levels among Black pregnant women.(Unsplash)

Study links vitamin D levels during pregnancy with child IQ

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Mothers’ vitamin D levels during pregnancy are associated with their children’s IQ, suggesting that higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may lead to greater childhood IQ scores.
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Vitamin D plays an important role in early life, supporting bone metabolism and the healthy development of a baby’s immunity. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Vitamin D plays an important role in early life, supporting bone metabolism and the healthy development of a baby’s immunity. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Vitamin D supplements are vital for baby’s gut microbiome: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Washington D.C. [USA]
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 03:40 PM IST
The study, published in the journal Gut Microbes, found that vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes in a baby’s microbiome--notably a lower abundance of the bacteria Megamonas--at three months of age.
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Ayurveda, the ancient Indian branch of natural and holistic medicine is derived from a Sanskrit word, meaning the science of life.(Unsplash)
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian branch of natural and holistic medicine is derived from a Sanskrit word, meaning the science of life.(Unsplash)

Immune-boosting foods: Make these additions to your meals for a healthy lifestyle

By Saumya Sharma | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 06:20 AM IST
Our immunity can be solidified and enhanced by adding ayurvedic ingredients that help cleanse the body along with aiding digestion, metabolism, absorption of nutrients and more.
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Patients who took vitamin D had 65 per cent lower odds of developing colitis, after adjustments for confounding factors. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Patients who took vitamin D had 65 per cent lower odds of developing colitis, after adjustments for confounding factors. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Vitamin D may help prevent common side effect of anti-cancer immunotherapy

By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Washington D.C. [USA]
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 05:56 PM IST
Vitamin D is known for its health benefits and is vital for maintaining healthy bones, a new research indicates that the intake of vitamin D supplements may help prevent a potentially serious side effect of a revolutionary form of anti-cancer therapy.
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Malaika Arora has been staying home with her son Arhaan Khan in Mumbai.
Malaika Arora has been staying home with her son Arhaan Khan in Mumbai.

Malaika Arora shares hilarious meme on how to dress post quarantine

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Malaika Arora, on Tuesday, shared a hilarious meme about her confusion with regard to dressing up when the quarantine ends.
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The sun is the primary and most important natural source of Vitamin D, which is why it’s called the Sunshine Vitamin.(Unsplash)
The sun is the primary and most important natural source of Vitamin D, which is why it’s called the Sunshine Vitamin.(Unsplash)

A guide to the Sunshine Vitamin: What to eat to avoid Vitamin D deficiency

By Indo Asian News Service | Posted by Saumya Sharma | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 02:35 PM IST
The sun is the primary and most important natural source of Vitamin D, which is why it’s called the Sunshine Vitamin.
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Older and darker-skinned people who are likely to have low levels of Vitamin D may benefit from supplementation of the essential vitamin to protect against severe symptoms of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), according to a paper published in The Lancet.
Older and darker-skinned people who are likely to have low levels of Vitamin D may benefit from supplementation of the essential vitamin to protect against severe symptoms of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), according to a paper published in The Lancet.

Does vitamin D help protect against Covid-19?

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 03:40 AM IST
Vitamin D is made by the skin on exposure to sunlight and is essential for bone growth and strength as it helps in the intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate.
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Tanning beds and sex toys: ‘lockdown’ South Dakota style. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Tanning beds and sex toys: ‘lockdown’ South Dakota style. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Tanning beds and sex toys: ‘lockdown’ South Dakota style

By Agence France-Presse | Rapid City, United States
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 04:06 PM IST
In this prairie state of wide-open spaces, many small businesses considered more or less essential -- from tanning salons to sex shops and even the odd bar -- can openly operate, almost as usual.
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Here’s why getting some sun is essential for strong bones.
Here’s why getting some sun is essential for strong bones.

Here’s why getting some sun is essential for strong bones

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 01:57 PM IST
As against the myth of early morning and late evening sunshine, it is actually the afternoon sun between 10 am to 3 pm which is most apt for the synthesis of the vitamin D from the skin of the human body.
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Here’s how you can prevent osteoporosis in 5 steps.(Unsplash)
Here’s how you can prevent osteoporosis in 5 steps.(Unsplash)

Here’s how you can prevent osteoporosis in 5 steps

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 07:16 AM IST
In India, osteoporosis-related issues are rising at an alarming rate, especially among middle-aged women.
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Mumbai, India - November 29, 2018: School Kids play on the ground of Shivaji Park in Dadar in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, November 29, 2018. (Photo by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)(HT)
Mumbai, India - November 29, 2018: School Kids play on the ground of Shivaji Park in Dadar in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, November 29, 2018. (Photo by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)(HT)

Vitamin D deficiency: Edu dept asks schools to send kids to play in the sun

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 05:24 AM IST
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(Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra students encouraged to play outside to fight Vitamin D deficiency

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2019 01:53 PM IST
In a recently issued circular, the department has asked schools to ensure that students are made aware about the advantages of being in the sun during early hours
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Correcting vitamin D deficiency should not be the top priority for managing diabetes and hypertension.(Stock Photo)
Correcting vitamin D deficiency should not be the top priority for managing diabetes and hypertension.(Stock Photo)

People with diabetes, hypertension are Vitamin D deficit: Study

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 07:40 PM IST
The study shows that 84.2% of type 2 diabetes patients and 82.6% of hypertension patients were Vitamin D deficient, contributing further to the body of research that links Vitamin D deficiency to chronic non-communicable diseases.
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Frailty occurs when a number of systems in the body lose reserve capacity.(Unsplash)
Frailty occurs when a number of systems in the body lose reserve capacity.(Unsplash)

Lower levels of dietary vitamins, antioxidants associated with frailty among older adults

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 06:15 PM IST
The B vitamins are important for several cellular processes including DNA repair and energy metabolism. Vitamin D is essential for bone metabolism, muscle strength, and mood.
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For example, grains are deficient in amino acid lysine, while legumes and pulses do not have methionine, but combining these food sources, such as having lentils or beans with rice or chapatti, provide balanced nutrition.(Getty Images for representation)
For example, grains are deficient in amino acid lysine, while legumes and pulses do not have methionine, but combining these food sources, such as having lentils or beans with rice or chapatti, provide balanced nutrition.(Getty Images for representation)

How traditional Indian diets optimise protein intake

UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 11:43 AM IST
There are several plant sources proteins, but except for soy, most are “incomplete proteins” because they are missing one or more of nine essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
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Resume yoga, PT and outdoor games in the government schools to fulfil the need of Vitamin D and calcium among students.(HT file)
Resume yoga, PT and outdoor games in the government schools to fulfil the need of Vitamin D and calcium among students.(HT file)

Resume outdoor activities to increase sun exposure of students: MP school education department

By Shruti Tomar | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2019 05:43 PM IST
Resume yoga, PT and outdoor games in the government schools to fulfil the need of Vitamin D and calcium among students.
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Students assemble for Morning Prayer in UP(HT File)
Students assemble for Morning Prayer in UP(HT File)

Morning assembly in UP Schools to be held under open sky to boost calcium, Vitamin D in students

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2019 12:50 PM IST
Schools will now have to conduct morning prayers and other activities under the open sky. Most village schools already hold sessions outdoors, but those in urban and semi-urban areas will now have to follow suit. The focus will also be on organizing games outdoors
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Handy tips to adopt a vegan lifestyle.(Unsplash)

Turning vegan? Here are some essential tips to follow before choosing veganism

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 11:01 AM IST
Following a vegan diet has gained popularity in the country as people have now decided to follow it for ethical reasons. Begin today, but keep patience as the transition will take some time and find tasty substitutes, say experts.
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Vitamin D is essential for people who have large amounts of the pigment melanin in their skin(iStock)
Vitamin D is essential for people who have large amounts of the pigment melanin in their skin(iStock)

The Indian emergency of Vitamin D

By Vir Sanghvi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 06:18 PM IST
Doctors make you worry too much about dietary cholesterol. They should be focusing on Vitamin D deficiency, the real health emergency
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The slower reaction time may have other negative outcomes such as potentially increasing the risk of falling and fractures.
The slower reaction time may have other negative outcomes such as potentially increasing the risk of falling and fractures.

Vitamin D improves memory but slows down reactions

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 10:43 AM IST
The researchers evaluated three groups of women between 50 and 70 years old in a randomized controlled trial.
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For the study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, the researchers tested three factors - air pollution levels in homes, blood vitamin D levels, and asthma symptoms - in 120 schoolchildren with pre-existing asthma.(Shutterstock)
For the study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, the researchers tested three factors - air pollution levels in homes, blood vitamin D levels, and asthma symptoms - in 120 schoolchildren with pre-existing asthma.(Shutterstock)

Vitamin D may help control asthma

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2019 12:54 PM IST
The researchers observed that having low blood vitamin D levels was related to harmful respiratory effects of indoor air pollution from sources such as cigarette smoke, cooking, burning of candles, and incense, among children with asthma.
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Here’s another reason to treat vitamin D deficiency

By Asian News International | Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 11:56 AM IST
While vitamin D is best known for its effects on bone health, previous studies have revealed its role in protecting against colds, flu and asthma attacks, and even helping with weight gain and brain development in malnourished children.
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Have freshly-prepared clear soups, sautéed vegetables and warm salads for dinner as they are light and keep you warm(Shutterstock)
Have freshly-prepared clear soups, sautéed vegetables and warm salads for dinner as they are light and keep you warm(Shutterstock)

How to lose weight in winter

By Shikha Sharma | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 11:00 PM IST
Here’s how you can prep up for a fabulous summer body
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There is little justification to use vitamin D supplements to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health, shows the study.(Shutterstock)
There is little justification to use vitamin D supplements to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health, shows the study.(Shutterstock)

Vitamin D supplements won’t prevent fractures or boost bone density

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 10:18 AM IST
A new study shows that vitamin D supplements do not prevent fractures, falls or improve bone mineral density, whether at a high or low dose.
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