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December 9, 2011
Vitamin D Supplements May Be Necessary
To reach the circulating (25-hydroxy) vitamin D levels associated with the lowest overall mortality, one may need to take supplements, given data suggesting suboptimal production from sun even under..
December 8, 2011
Vitamin D and Mortality May Be a U-shaped Curve
Vitamin D deficiency may shorten one's lifespan, but getting too much vitamin D may also adversely affect longevity.
December 7, 2011
Is Vitamin D the New Vitamin E?
The Institute of Medicine's conservative position on vitamin D is understandable given the history of hyped vitamin supplements (vitamin A, beta carotene, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E) that..
December 6, 2011
Evolutionary Argument for Optimal Vitamin D Level
Should the vitamin D levels found in lifeguards be considered the norm for our species given the fact that we evolved running around naked all day in equatorial Africa?
December 5, 2011
Vitamin D Recommendations Changed
The Institute of Medicine tripled their official vitamin D recommendation based on target blood levels that indicate a large percentage of the U.S. population is deficient.
November 8, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: Pushback From the Sugar, Salt, and Meat Industries
The Sugar Association, Salt Institute, and American Meat Institute all railed against the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
November 7, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: Progressing From Pyramid to Plate
MyPlate represents a significant improvement over the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.
November 4, 2011
New Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Following the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to "shift food intake patterns to a more plant-based diet," the latest USDA guidelines include a vegan adaptation.
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