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Vitamin D – Benefits

Posted January 2, 2012

Double-dose vitamin D lowers cancer risk in women over 55

Benefit: Helps prevent cancer

Schumann, S. A., and B. Ewigman. 2007. Double-dose vitamin D lowers cancer risk in women over 55. J Fam Pract 56 (11):907-10.

From the Cover: Addressing the health benefits and risks, involving vitamin D or skin cancer, of increased sun exposure.

Benefit: Improve cancer prognosis

Moan, J., A. C. Porojnicu, A. Dahlback, and R. B. Setlow. 2008. Addressing the health benefits and risks, involving vitamin D or skin cancer, of increased sun exposure. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105 (2):668-73.

High-dose vitamin D therapy: indications, benefits and hazards.

Benefit: Tumor development, leukemia, blood and skin diseases

Davies, M. 1989. High-dose vitamin D therapy: indications, benefits and hazards. Int J Vitam Nutr Res Suppl 30:81-6.

Diagnosis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency

Benefit: Cancer Treatment

Cannell, J. J., B. W. Hollis, M. Zasloff, and R. P. Heaney. 2008. Diagnosis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency. Expert Opin Pharmacother 9 (1):107-18.

Benefits beyond the bones – vitamin D against falls, cancer, hypertension, and autoimmune diseases.

Benefit: Cancer, hypertension, autoimmune diseases

Barthel, H. R., and S. H. Scharla. 2003. [Benefits beyond the bones — vitamin D against falls, cancer, hypertension and autoimmune diseases]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr 128 (9):440-6.

Colorectal cancer: Potential therapeutic benefits of Vitamin D

Benefit: Cancer Treatment

Jimenez-Lara, A. M. 2007. Colorectal cancer: potential therapeutic benefits of Vitamin D. Int J Biochem Cell Biol 39 (4):672-7.

Considering the potential benefits as well as adverse effects of sun exposure: can all the potential benefits be provided by oral vitamin D supplementation?

Benefit: Cancer Treatment

Lucas, R. M., and A. L. Ponsonby. 2006. Considering the potential benefits as well as adverse effects of sun exposure: can all the potential benefits be provided by oral vitamin D supplementation? Prog Biophys Mol Biol 92 (1):140-9.

Addressing the health benefits and risks, involving vitamin D or skin cancer, of increased sun exposure

Benefit: Cancer Treatment

Moan, J., A. C. Porojnicu, A. Dahlback, and R. B. Setlow. 2008. Addressing the health benefits and risks, involving vitamin D or skin cancer, of increased sun exposure. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105 (2):668-73.

Vitamin D and sunlight: strategies for cancer prevention and other health benefits.

Benefit: Cancer Treatment

Holick, M. F. 2008. Vitamin D and sunlight: strategies for cancer prevention and other health benefits. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3 (5):1548-54.

The role of vitamin D in cancer prevention

Benefit: Cancer Treatment

Garland, C. F., F. C. Garland, E. D. Gorham, M. Lipkin, H. Newmark, S. B. Mohr, and M. F. Holick. 2006. The role of vitamin D in cancer prevention. Am J Public Health 96 (2):252-61.

Sunlight and reduced risk of cancer: Is the real story vitamin D?

Benefit: Cancer Treatment

Egan, K. M., J. A. Sosman, and W. J. Blot. 2005. Sunlight and reduced risk of cancer: is the real story vitamin D? J Natl Cancer Inst 97 (3):161-3.

Estimated benefit of increased vitamin D status in reducing the economic burden of disease in western Europe.

Benefit: Cancer treatment, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes melitus, severe bacterial and viral infections, autoimmune diseases

Grant, W. B., H. S. Cross, C. F. Garland, E. D. Gorham, J. Moan, M. Peterlik, A. C. Porojnicu, J. Reichrath, and A. Zittermann. 2009. Estimated benefit of increased vitamin D status in reducing the economic burden of disease in western Europe. Prog Biophy Mol Biol 99 (2-3):104-13.

Osteoporosis. Part III–Not just for bone loss: potential benefits of calcium and vitamin D for overall general health.

Benefit: Osteoporosis prevention, cancer prevention, enhance chemotherapy, prevent Type I diabetes

Moyad, M. A. 2003. Osteoporosis. Part III–Not just for bone loss: potential benefits of calcium and vitamin D for overall general health. Urol Nurs 23 (1):69-74.

Lightening the fracture load: Growing evidence suggests many older New Zealanders would benefit from more vitamin D

Benefit: Fracture prevention

Goulding, A. 1999. Lightening the fracture load: growing evidence suggests many older New Zealanders would benefit from more vitamin D. N Z Med J 112 (1095):329-30.

Calcium and vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

Benefit: Osteoporosis treatment

Orcel, P. 1997. Calcium and vitamin d in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. J Clin Rheumatol 3 (2 Suppl):52-6.

A randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation on preventing postmenopausal bone loss and modifying bone metabolism using identical twin pairs

Benefit: Postmenopausal bone loss

Hunter, D., P. Major, N. Arden, R. Swaminathan, T. Andrew, A. J. MacGregor, R. Keen, H. Snieder, and T. D. Spector. 2000. A randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation on preventing postmenopausal bone loss and modifying bone metabolism using identical twin pairs. J Bone Miner Res 15 (11):2276-83.

The health economics of calcium and vitamin D3 for the prevention of osteoporotic hip fractures in Sweden

Benefit: Osteoporosis prevention

Willis, M. S. 2002. The health economics of calcium and vitamin D3 for the prevention of osteoporotic hip fractures in Sweden. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 18 (4):791-807.

Calcium and vitamin D for osteoporotic fracture risk.

Benefit: Osteoporotic fracture prevention

Reginster, J. Y. 2007. Calcium and vitamin D for osteoporotic fracture risk. Lancet 370 (9588):632-4.

Calcium, vitamin D and involutional osteoporosis

Benefit: Fracture prevention

Francis, R. M. 2006. Calcium, vitamin D and involutional osteoporosis. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 9 (1):13-7.

A cost effectiveness analysis of calcium and vitamin D supplementation, etidronate, and alendronate in the prevention of vertebral fractures in women treated with glucocorticoids

Benefit: Bone fracture prevention

Buckley, L. M., and B. E. Hillner. 2003. A cost effectiveness analysis of calcium and vitamin D supplementation, etidronate, and alendronate in the prevention of vertebral fractures in women treated with glucocorticoids. J Rheumatol 30 (1):132-8.

The skeletal benefits of calcium- and vitamin D3-fortified milk are sustained in older men after withdrawal of supplementation: An 18-mo follow-up study

Benefit: Prevents bone fracture

Daly, R. M., N. Petrass, S. Bass, and C. A. Nowson. 2008. The skeletal benefits of calcium- and vitamin D3-fortified milk are sustained in older men after withdrawal of supplementation: an 18-mo follow-up study. Am J Clin Nutr 87 (3):771-7.

The role of vitamin D for bone health and fracture prevention

Benefit: Prevents bone fracture

Holick, M. F. 2006. The role of vitamin D for bone health and fracture prevention. Curr Osteoporos Rep 4 (3):96-102.

The potential benefits of dietary and/or supplemental calcium and vitamin D

Benefit: Prevents bone fracture

Moyad, M. A. 2003. The potential benefits of dietary and/or supplemental calcium and vitamin D. Urol Oncol 21 (5):384-91.

Synergistic effect of vitamin D and calcium in preventing proximal femoral fractures in older patients

Benefit: Prevents bone fracture

Szulc, P., and P. J. Meunier. 2003. Synergistic effect of vitamin D and calcium in preventing proximal femoral fractures in older patients. Joint Bone Spine 70 (3):157-60.

The health benefits of vitamin D greatly outweigh the health risks

Benefit: Immunity

Grant, W. B., and C. F. Garland. 2008. The health benefits of vitamin D greatly outweigh the health risks. Bioessays 30 (5):506-7; author reply 510-1.

Preoperative vitamin D replacement therapy in primary hyperparathyroidism: Safe and beneficial?

Benefit: Increases serum calcium levels

Grubbs, E. G., S. Rafeeq, C. Jimenez, L. Feng, J. E. Lee, D. B. Evans, and N. D. Perrier. 2008. Preoperative vitamin D replacement therapy in primary hyperparathyroidism: safe and beneficial? Surgery 144 (6):852-8; discussion 858-9.

Vitamin D and pubertal maturation. Benefit and tolerance of vitamin D supplementation during winter.

Benefit: Corrects low blood calcium levels

Zeghoud, F., R. Delaveyne, P. Rehel, J. Chalas, M. Garabedian, and M. Odievre. 1995. [Vitamin D and pubertal maturation. Value and tolerance of vitamin D supplementation during the winter season]. Arch Pediatr 2 (3):221-6.

Supplementation with calcium + vitamin D enhances the beneficial effect of weight loss on plasma lipid and lipoprotein concentrations

Benefit: Weight loss

Major, G. C., F. Alarie, J. Dore, S. Phouttama, and A. Tremblay. 2007. Supplementation with calcium + vitamin D enhances the beneficial effect of weight loss on plasma lipid and lipoprotein concentrations. Am J Clin Nutr 85 (1):54-9.

Vitamin D supplementation enhances the beneficial effects of weight loss on cardiovascular disease risk markers.

Benefit: Weight loss, cardiovascular disease

Zittermann, A., S. Frisch, H. K. Berthold, C. Gotting, J. Kuhn, K. Kleesiek, P. Stehle, H. Koertke, and R. Koerfer. 2009. Vitamin D supplementation enhances the beneficial effects of weight loss on cardiovascular disease risk markers. Am J Clin Nutr 89 (5):1321-7.

Effect of UVB phototherapy and oral calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D-3) on vitamin D photosynthesis in patients with psoriasis.

Benefit: Psoriasis

Prystowsky, J. H., P. J. Muzio, S. Sevran, and T. L. Clemens. 1996. Effect of UVB phototherapy and oral calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3) on vitamin D photosynthesis in patients with psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol 35 (5 Pt 1):690-5.

Potential benefit of oral calcium/vitamin d administration for prevention of symptomatic hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy.

Benefit: Prevents symptomatic hypocarcemia

Kurukahvecioglu, O., A. Karamercan, M. Akin, E. Tezel, B. Ege, F. Taneri, and E. Onuk. 2007. Potential benefit of oral calcium/vitamin D administration for prevention of symptomatic hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy. Endocr Regul 41 (1):35-9.

Nutritional vitamin D: The benefits of supplementation

Benefit: Hyperparathyroidism, hip fracture

Bushinsky, D. A., and J. Silver. 2008. Nutritional vitamin D: the benefits of supplementation. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 17 (4):345-7.

Dentin structure in familial hypophosphatemic rickets: Benefits of vitamin D and phosphate treatment

Benefit: Insured good dentin development and mineralization

Chaussain-Miller, C., C. Sinding, D. Septier, M. Wolikow, M. Goldberg, and M. Garabedian. 2007. Dentin structure in familial hypophosphatemic rickets: benefits of vitamin D and phosphate treatment. Oral Dis 13 (5):482-9.

Effects of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on falls: A randomized controlled trial

Benefit: Increased musculoskeletal function

Bischoff, H. A., H. B. Stahelin, W. Dick, R. Akos, M. Knecht, C. Salis, M. Nebiker, R. Theiler, M. Pfeifer, B. Begerow, R. A. Lew, and M. Conzelmann. 2003. Effects of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on falls: a randomized controlled trial. J Bone Miner Res 18 (2):343-51.