CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Rabbits that remain indoors may suffer from a lack of vitamin D, researchers report in a new study. In rabbits kept as pets or used in laboratory studies, the deficiency could lead to dental problems, undermine their cardiovascular health, weaken their immune systems and skew scientific findings.
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Study: Many in US Have Poor Nutrition, with the Disabled Doing Worst
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|Caucasians Who Avoid Sun Exposure More Likely to Be Vitamin D Deficient, Stanford Study Suggests|
By Stanford University Medical Center
Light-skinned people who avoid the sun are twice as likely to suffer from vitamin D deficiency as those who do not, according to a study of nearly 6,000 people
|Study Finds Low Vitamin-d Levels in Northern California Residents with Metabolic Syndrome|
By University of California - Davis Health System
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) ― Researchers from the UC Davis Health System have found that compared with healthy controls, blood levels of vitamin D are significantly reduced in patients in the
|Sun Exposure, Vitamin D May Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis|
By American Academy of Neurology
ST. PAUL, Minn. – People who spend more time in the sun and those with higher vitamin D levels may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), according
|Feel-good Hormones Could Cause UV Addiction|
By Cell Press
Sun lovers eagerly flock to the beach every summer, despite widespread awareness of the risk of skin cancer. A study published June 19th by Cell Press in the journal
|Vitamin D: More May Not Be Better|
By Johns Hopkins Medicine
In recent years, healthy people have been bombarded by stories in the media and on health websites warning about the dangers of too-low vitamin D levels, and urging high
Researchers Determine Vitamin D Blood Level for Reducing Major Medical Risks in Older Adults
By University of Washington
|Could Cod Liver Oil Help Combat Tuberculosis?|
By BMJ-British Medical Journal
A review of a historical study from 1848 reveals that cod liver oil was an effective treatment for tuberculosis, says Professor Sir Malcolm Green in the Christmas issue published
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