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Supplements may protect those with low vitamin D levels from severe Covid-19(Pexels)

Supplements may save people with low vit D levels from severe Covid-19: Study

ANI | , Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 09:30 AM IST
  • A new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism revealed that patients who have low vitamin D levels and are hospitalised for Covid-19 have better chances of survival if given vitamin D supplementation of at least 1,000 units weekly.
UVB exposure boosted the richness and evenness of their microbiome to levels indistinguishable from the supplemented group, whose microbiome was not significantly changed.(Unsplash)
UVB exposure boosted the richness and evenness of their microbiome to levels indistinguishable from the supplemented group, whose microbiome was not significantly changed.(Unsplash)

Sunlight exposure may alter gut bacteria for good

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Toronto
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 03:56 PM IST
Exposure to UVB in sunlight is well-known to drive vitamin D production in the skin, and recent studies suggest that the sunshine vitamin alters the human gut microbiome, according to the study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology.
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

Asian News International | By 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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Here’s another reason to treat vitamin D deficiency

Asian News International | By 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.
The lowest risk for depression occurred among women whose final trimester coincided with seasons with longer daylight hours.(Shutterstock)
The lowest risk for depression occurred among women whose final trimester coincided with seasons with longer daylight hours.(Shutterstock)

Sunlight exposure during pregnancy can help women battle postpartum depression

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 12:40 PM IST
Pregnant women need to get sufficient daylight through their pregnancy for raising levels of Vitamin D and preventing postpartum depression, says this new study.
Age pares us to the very bones. Oh, yes, and as the production of hormones in the body — testosterone in men and estrogen in women — drops, our bones get thinner and brittle, and more prone to fractures, a condition known as osteoporosis.(Istock)
Age pares us to the very bones. Oh, yes, and as the production of hormones in the body — testosterone in men and estrogen in women — drops, our bones get thinner and brittle, and more prone to fractures, a condition known as osteoporosis.(Istock)

Here are 5 foods that help to boost your bone health

Hindustan Times | By Abhinav Verma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 11:36 AM IST
From prunes, nuts to salmon and broccoli, here’s a list of food that according to experts, are crucial for good bone health.
A large number of the world’s population suffers from Vitamin D deficiency because we’ve stopped spending time outdoors.(Shutterstock)
A large number of the world’s population suffers from Vitamin D deficiency because we’ve stopped spending time outdoors.(Shutterstock)

Why Indian women are more likely to have a Vitamin D deficiency

Press Trust of India | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 02:57 PM IST
Indian women, especially those who belong to lower socio-economic groups, have a Vitamin D deficiency and are at risk of bone damage and diabetes, says a new study.
All women who were part of the study were aged 55 years or older.(Shutterstock)
All women who were part of the study were aged 55 years or older.(Shutterstock)

Higher your consumption of vitamin D, lesser the risk of breast cancer

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 11:16 AM IST
This study was limited to postmenopausal breast cancer and proved the importance of vitamin D.
Women who had sufficient preconception vitamin D concentrations were 10% more likely to become pregnant and 15% more likely to have a live birth.(Shutterstock)
Women who had sufficient preconception vitamin D concentrations were 10% more likely to become pregnant and 15% more likely to have a live birth.(Shutterstock)

Lack of vitamin D lessens chances of conceiving after pregnancy loss

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 03:29 PM IST
Women planning to conceive after a pregnancy loss, had more chances of getting pregnant if they had sufficient levels of vitamin D.
Your vitamin D levels can determine at what risk you are for diabetes.(Shutterstock)
Your vitamin D levels can determine at what risk you are for diabetes.(Shutterstock)

If vitamin D levels are low, you could be at a greater risk of diabetes

Hindustan Times | By Kabir Bhandari, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 06:04 PM IST
If you want to lessen your diabetes risk, stat keeping a check on your vitamin D levels.
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