Vitamin D Related to Reduced Mortality

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND  from “An estimate of the global reduction in mortality rates through doubling vitamin D levels” from the 6 July 2011 online edition of theEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Research on vitamin D has skyrocketed in the past 10 years, with thousands of research studies being published each year (1).  AContinue reading “Vitamin D Related to Reduced Mortality”

A Review of Nutrients for Bone Health

By Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “The Role of Nutrients in Bone Health, from A to Z.” from Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. Osteoporosis has become a major public health concern.  Approximately 10 million Americans over 50 years of age have osteoporosis of the hip (1).  In 2005, the economic cost of fracturesContinue reading “A Review of Nutrients for Bone Health”

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D3?

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND, from “A 16-Week Randomized Clinical Trial of 2000 International Units Daily Vitamin D3 Supplementation in Black Youth: 15-Hydroxyvitamin D, Adiposity, and Arterial Stiffness.” in the July 21, 2010 publication of the Journal of Clinical Endocrine Metabolism. In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that intakes for children and adolescentContinue reading “Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D3?”

Vitamin D Deficiency Reaching Record Levels: What This Means for Pregnant Women

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND, from “Avoidance of vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy in the United Kingdom: the case for a unified approach in National policy”, in the July 2010 issue of British Journal of Nutrition.  Posted August 5, 2010. Vitamin D deficiency is affecting adults in epidemic proportion in Western societies (2). Babies bornContinue reading “Vitamin D Deficiency Reaching Record Levels: What This Means for Pregnant Women”

Vitamin D & The Flu

The following is my first published article with Now Foods.  You can sign up for their online newsletters to stay up-to-date on the latest research. Can Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent the Flu in Children? By Jessica Patella, ND, abstracted from “Randomized trial of vitamin D supplementation to prevent seasonal influenza A in schoolchildren”, in theContinue reading “Vitamin D & The Flu”