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From eNewsletter 4/22/2024

DID YOU KNOW that the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene may help with breast cancer prognosis? According to a study in Nutrients, not only can it help women during treatment, but also may be highly beneficial for prevention if women screen for VDR gene polymorphisms.

There were three other new vitamin D studies you should know about.

A huge study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which followed subjects for over 13 years, demonstrated a 19% to 25% increased risk of all-cause dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and vascular dementia for those with vitamin D deficiency and a 10% to 15% increased risk of those with vitamin D insufficiency. Regular users of vitamin D and multivitamins had 17% and 14% lower risk, respectively.

According to a Nutrition Journal, there is a significant association between lower serum 25 (OH)D concentration and increased all-cause mortality among adults with hypertension. Furthermore, the study found that vitamin D supplementation had a strong correlation with reduced all-cause and CVD mortality.

Treatment with eldecalcitol (an active vitamin D treatment) has the potential to prevent the onset of sarcopenia among people via increasing skeletal muscle volume and strength, which might lead to a substantial risk reduction of falls, according to a study in The Lancet.

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