A dietician’s view: How to get the most out of your vitamin D supplements

A dietician's view: How to get the most out of your vitamin D supplements

A vitamin D deficiency could lead to several health problems. Vitamin D is essential for the proper development and maintenance of bones, but it is also essential for nerve, musculoskeletal and immune function. Therefore, having low amounts in your system puts your body at risk in several ways. If you find you’re deficient, it might … Read more

Vitamin D supplements may reduce the risk of heart attacks and major cardiovascular events

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A clinical study found that vitamin D supplements may reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, in people over the age of 60. The study revealed a 9% decrease in such events among those taking vitamin D, warranting further investigation, particularly in those taking cardiovascular medications. The results show that monthly vitamin … Read more

Taking vitamin D supplements linked to increased chances of avoiding heart attacks

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QUEENSLAND, Australia —Vitamin D is probably most synonymous with sunshine and strong bone health, but new Australian research suggests that a regular regimen of vitamin D supplementation can also go a long way in promoting heart health. The study, based on a clinical trial, finds that vitamin D supplements may reduce the risk of serious … Read more

What to eat (and drink) when you’re ready to gobble up after a fast

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Emmanuel Afolabi/Shutterstock Fasting has been a common practice for thousands of years in many cultures. Over the past decade, knowledge about how to break fast intermittent fasting has become more widely known and used. Some people practice time-restricted eating. This involves limiting how many hours a day you can eat. For example, 18/6 intermittent fasting … Read more