Vitamin D Supplementation


Vitamin D improves outcomes of hospitalised COVID-19 patients

By Olivia Brown

A new study finds that supplementation with 25(OH) vitamin D in an Italian cohort of hospitalised COVID-19 patients that were deficient, resulted in a reduced length of hospital stay compared to those who were not supplemented.

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Could vitamin D help pain management?

By Nathan Gray

Vitamin D supplementation combined with good sleeping habits might help manage chronic pain, menstrual cramps and arthritis, new research suggests.

BMJ: Vitamin D, “might not be as essential as previously thought in maintaining bone mineral density.”

BMJ: Vitamin D benefits unconfirmed – even bone density


Vitamin D’s health links including its ability to boost bone density are not backed in the scientific literature, the British Medical Journal has found after an extensive review of published studies on the nutrient.

According to the USPSTF, further research is needed to determine whether daily supplementation with low doses of vit D and calcium can reduce fracture incidence in postmenopausal women or older men

CRN: USPSTF report does not change expert view re. calcium benefits

By Elaine Watson

UPDATED - A new report suggesting there is not enough evidence to conclude that supplementation with calcium and vitamin D can help prevent cancer and osteoporotic fractures in adults "does a great disservice to Americans, especially postmenopausal...


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