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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April 02, 2014 at 07:13pm
Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients our body needs and is often one of the most ignored.
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February 27, 2014 at 04:11pm
Hate going out in the sun? Here's what lack of "sunshine vitamin" can do to your health.
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February 20, 2014 at 06:30pm
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January 22, 2014 at 11:38am
Diet tips to help erase your winter blues.
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January 10, 2014 at 06:16pm
Renowned nutritionist Naini Setalvad lists out essential vitamins and their food sources.
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December 18, 2013 at 07:40pm
Take this quiz to find out if you are likely suffer from osteoporosis.
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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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March 13, 2013 at 02:44pm
Living with arthritis can be quite debilitating if not treated properly. Apart from exercise and the medicines which your doctor would prescribe, you
- Dr Anitha Anchan
February 18, 2013 at 01:11pm
Sunlight helps the skin produce vitamin D and facilitates calcium absorption by the body. Now, a new study claims that people are not getting
- Poonam Kuruganti
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- Why Vitamin D may not have significant health benefits
Researchers have said that many trials on vitamin D inducing health benefits are either inconclusive or insufficient to draw any firm conclusions.
- Vitamin D supplements useless for treating depression?
Vitamin D supplements, often given with medication to treat depression, do not actually help the cause in most cases, a study finds. A systematic
- 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