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Vitamin D regulates calcium in intestine differently than previously thought

A new study has discovered that vitamin D regulates calcium in a section of the intestine that previously was thought not to have played a key role. The findings have important implications on how bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease, may disrupt calcium regulation. ...

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Connection between gut bacteria and vitamin D levels

Researchers discovered that the makeup of a persons gut microbiome is linked to their levels of active vitamin D, and revealed a new understanding of vitamin D and how its typically measured. ...

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Measles outbreaks likely in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Major measles outbreaks will likely occur during 2021 as an unexpected consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new academic article. ...

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Vitamin C's effectiveness against COVID-19 may hinge on vitamin's natural transporter levels

High doses of vitamin C under study for treating COVID-19 may benefit some populations, but investigators exploring its potential in aging say key factors in effectiveness include levels of the natural transporter needed to get the vitamin inside cells. ...

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Veganism: Vitamin B12 is well supplemented, iodine is a matter of concern

Those following a vegan diet have an increased risk of iodine deficiency. ...

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New insight into a placental gene pathway and its association with vitamin D

Vitamin D status during pregnancy has multifaceted effects on maternal health. Researchers found that vitamin D sufficiency lowered the expression of placental genes related to preeclampsia - a severe, and sometimes fatal, condition. Their findings shed new light on the development of preeclampsia during pregnancy and how it may correlate with maternal vitamin D status. ...

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Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked with child IQ

A study showed that mothers vitamin D levels during pregnancy were associated with their childrens IQ, suggesting that higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may lead to greater childhood IQ scores. ...

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