Vitamin D is an important vitamin which the body requires for absorbing calcium, bone development, etc. A deficiency in Vitamin D can cause rickets which stops the bones from developing properly. One of the sources of Vitamin D is sunlight, which gives it an alternate name of being the sunshine vitamin.
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Hate going out in the sun? Here's what lack of "sunshine vitamin" can do to your health.
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Renowned nutritionist Naini Setalvad lists out essential vitamins and their food sources.
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Unable to fall asleep? It could be your diet. Eat the following to have a good night's sleep.
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Living with arthritis can be quite debilitating if not treated properly. Apart from exercise and the medicines which your doctor would prescribe, you
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Sunlight helps the skin produce vitamin D and facilitates calcium absorption by the body. Now, a new study claims that people are not getting
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Use of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is safe and effective for healthy women, says a new study. Even at the highest dosage, vitamin D was
- Vitamin D boosts survival rates among breast cancer patients
Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels of this
- Revealed — why post menopausal women need more calcium and vitamin D
Researchers have claimed that calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause can improve women’s cholesterol profiles and much of that effect is
- You do not need Vitamin D supplements if you are healthy!
Though more and more Indians are now suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency and the vitamin is necessary to prevent high BP, Parkinson's, reduce
- Vitamin D can help control your BP
A research team has decrypted the one of the biological mechanisms about Vitamin D deficiency triggering a range of diseases. Vitamin D regulates
- Vitamin D helps reduce chronic pain in people with fibromyalgia
Vitamin D supplements may help reduce chronic pain in fibromyalgia patients, says a new study. Fibromyalgia syndrome is characterised by chronic
- Vitamin D good for patients with Parkinson’s disease
Healthy vitamin D levels may lead to better memory and depression-free life in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease (PD). A new study
- Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may result in stronger babies
Researchers have suggested that babies are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body while they
- Exposing mushrooms to ultraviolet light can significantly improve their Vitamin D content
Next time you go out in the sun to get some Vitamin D, think about mushrooms. Why mushrooms? Well, this is what is going to be your best source of