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Hot Topic: Vitamin D and it’s impact on health

Posted on September 13, 2020

Vitamin D doesn’t prevent depression in adults

Long-term supplementation with vitamin D3 does not prevent depression adults, according to a large study.

In this randomized clinical trial, 18 353 adults aged 50 years or older without depression or clinically relevant depressive symptoms at baseline, were treated with either vitamin D3 or placebo for a median treatment duration of 5.3 years.

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Medical societies issue joint guidance on vitamin D

Several medical societies have issued guidance on the use of vitamin D, highlighting the importance of achieving the daily recommended dose, especially during lockdown when more individuals are inside.

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), Endocrine Society, European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS), National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), and International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) issued the statement, “Joint Guidance on Vitamin D in the Era of COVID-19.”

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Vitamin D supplements doesn’t prevent severe asthma flares in children

Vitamin D3 supplements did not prolong the time to a severe asthma exacerbation in children with asthma and low serum vitamin D levels, according to a study in JAMA.

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Vitamin D deficiency worsens symptoms of dry eye disease

In this systematic review and meta-analysis, 10 clinical studies were identified that evaluated the association between vitamin D levels and dry eye. Mean serum vitamin D levels were found to be 3.99 ng/ml lower in patients with dry eye than in control patients.

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