New Studies Shed More Light on Benefits of Vitamin D

National

0  Updated at 9:53 pm, December 19th, 2011 By: ABC Digital
Share This Story

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two recent studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine look at the benefits of Vitamin D supplements.
 
While researchers found that Vitamin D and calcium reduced the risk of fractures in older persons, Vitamin D alone was not effective.
 
The authors found less evidence to support taking Vitamin D supplements for cancer prevention. And though some data suggest high doses of Vitamin D can reduce the risk for total cancer, more research is needed to be sure.
 
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to many ailments, including hypertension, stroke, diabetes and heart failure. A second study reviewed research on the effects of supplemental Vitamin D on cardiovascular problems.
 
In that study, the results have been inconclusive or contradictory — again calling for more study on the topic.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio



Stories You May Be Interested In:

Police search for suspect in deaths of Indiana teens who vanished on hike

20 Feb 2017

Emanuella Grinberg and Kwegyirba Croffie, CNN

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

24 Feb 2017

Dylan Byers Sara Murray and Kevin Liptak, CNN