Latest Research

UBV light associated with decreased risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to study

  • A study found that UVB exposure is associated with a decreased risk of Parkinson’s disease among individuals under the age of 70.

Meta-analysis of RCTs suggests vitamin D supplementation improves markers of type II diabetes

  • Researchers discovered that a minimum of 4,000 IU vitamin D is needed to help control serum markers of type II diabetes.

4,000 IU of vitamin D may increase quality of life in individuals with ulcerative colitis 

  • A recent randomized clinical trial discovered that 4,000 IU of vitamin D3 improved quality of life in patients with ulcerative colitis.

Vitamin D status associated with asthma outcomes among children

  • A study published in the journal, Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, found vitamin D improved asthma outcomes among children.

New study finds vitamin D levels of at least 40 ng/ml reduce risk of preterm birth

  • A recent study found that vitamin D levels of at least 40 ng/ml are associated with a 60% reduced risk of preterm birth.

Meta-analysis of RCTs shows vitamin D supplementation reduces mortality risk among critically-ill adults

  • Dr. Balden discusses a study that found that vitamin D supplementation is associated with decreased all-cause mortality risk in critically ill adults.

How much vitamin D is needed to achieve optimal levels?

  • A new paper found that most individuals need at least 6,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily to achieve vitamin D levels of 40 ng/ml.

RCT find vitamin D supplements improve sleep quality 

  • A new study found that vitamin D improved sleep quality among patients with sleep disorders.

Does vitamin D supplementation improve inflammation from sunburn?

  • A recent study found that high dose vitamin D supplementation reduced inflammation and decreased redness in the skin after sunburn.

New study illustrates an increased interest in vitamin D among the public over the past decade

  • People are becoming more interested in vitamin D as made evident by a study that found internet searches exponentially increased from 2004 to 2010.

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation reduces cancer risk, according to RCT

  • In a groundbreaking new study, researchers found that vitamin D3 and calcium supplementation reduced the risk of all cancers.

Vitamin D supplementation reduces risk of colds and flu

  • Dr. Cannell discusses a recent study that confirmed his hypothesis that vitamin D supplementation reduces the risk of colds and influenza.

RCT finds vitamin D improves core symptoms of autism

  • A recent randomized controlled trial discovered that daily vitamin D supplementation improved autism symptoms among children.

New research finds achieving healthy vitamin D levels helps relieve symptoms of chronic widespread pain

  • A new study discovered that vitamin D improved musculoskeletal pain, depression and quality of life among patients with chronic widespread pain.

Recent study reports a causal relationship between vitamin D and Alzheimer’s disease widespread pain

  • A recent Mendelian randomization study published in the journal Neurology found that lower vitamin D status is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.