Deb Headworth

Posts Tagged ‘vitamin D’

Sunny Days & Sunny Moods

In sun & vitamin D, vitamin D, vitamin D and bone health, vitamin D deficiency on May 24, 2009 at 5:13 am

Ireland burqa wearers risk broken bones from vitamin D deficiency

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2008 at 8:54 am

Ireland too grey for the burqa

Women wearing burqas in cold countries risk broken bones from vitamin D deficiency…A burqa is an enveloping outer garment worn by some Muslim women. In hot countries, enough sunlight gets through to give them sufficient vitamin D, but this may not happen in countries where there is limited sunshine, such as Ireland and Britain.

Cesarean Section linked to Vitamin D deficiency

In birth, cesarean section, pregnancy, vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency on December 27, 2008 at 11:15 am

 

Public Release: 23-Dec-2008
 Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Vitamin D deficiency associated with greater rates of Cesarean sections
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center found that pregnant women who are vitamin D deficient are also at an increased risk for delivering a baby by Cesarean section as compared to pregnant women who are not vitamin D deficient. These findings currently appear online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
 US Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Maternal Child Health, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Allison Rubin
allison.rubin@bmc.org
617-638-8491
Boston University

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Vitamin D deficiency causing asthma?

In asthma, bone health, fetal development, lung, mood, obesity, vitamin D on October 15, 2008 at 11:57 pm

Who is most at risk?

  • Those who spend most of their time indoors.
  • Pregnant women

 

Vitamin D has been linked to

  • immune system and lung development in utero. 
  • Higher vitamin D intake during pregnancy reduces asthma risk by as much as 40% in children 3-5 yrs old.
  • deficiency is associated with obesity
  • mood
  • bone health (calcium absorption)

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

 

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