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Vitamin D – Benefits Update 6-12-2012

Posted December 11, 2012

First-trimester maternal vitamin D status and risk for gestational diabetes (GDM) a nested case-control study

Benefit: gestational diabetes

Baker, A. M., S. Haeri, C. A. Camargo, Jr., A. M. Stuebe, and K. A. Boggess. “First-Trimester Maternal Vitamin D Status and Risk for Gestational Diabetes (Gdm) a Nested Case-Control Study.” [In eng]. Diabetes Metab Res Rev 28, no. 2 (Feb 2012): 164-8.

Vitamin D levels: Its relationship to bone mineral density response and disease activity in premenopausal Malaysian systemic lupus erythematosus patients on corticosteroids

Benefit: bone mineral density

Yeap, S. S., A. Z. Othman, A. A. Zain, and S. P. Chan. “Vitamin D Levels: Its Relationship to Bone Mineral Density Response and Disease Activity in Premenopausal Malaysian Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients on Corticosteroids.” [In eng]. Int J Rheum Dis 15, no. 1 (Feb 2012): 17-24.

Management of inflammatory bowel disease with vitamin D: Beyond bone health

Benefit: Crohn’s disease

Narula, N., and J. K. Marshall. “Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Vitamin D: Beyond Bone Health.” [In eng]. J Crohns Colitis 6, no. 4 (May 2012): 397-404.

Vitamin D deficiency and mortality risk in the general population: A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies

Benefit: mortality

Zittermann, A., S. Iodice, S. Pilz, W. B. Grant, V. Bagnardi, and S. Gandini. “Vitamin D Deficiency and Mortality Risk in the General Population: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies.” [In eng]. Am J Clin Nutr 95, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 91-100.

Impact of circulating vitamin D binding protein levels on the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin d and pancreatic cancer risk: A nested case-control study

Benefit: pancreatic cancer

Weinstein, S. J., R. Z. Stolzenberg-Solomon, W. Kopp, H. Rager, J. Virtamo, and D. Albanes. “Impact of Circulating Vitamin D Binding Protein Levels on the Association between 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Pancreatic Cancer Risk: A Nested Case-Control Study.” [In eng]. Cancer Res 72, no. 5 (Mar 1 2012): 1190-8.

Vitamin D and K status influences bone mineral density and bone accrual in children and adolescents with celiac disease

Benefit: bone mineral density

Mager, D. R., J. Qiao, and J. Turner. “Vitamin D and K Status Influences Bone Mineral Density and Bone Accrual in Children and Adolescents with Celiac Disease.” [In eng]. Eur J Clin Nutr 66, no. 4 (Apr 2012): 488-95.

Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancer: Post hoc analyses of the women’s health initiative randomized controlled trial

Benefit: skin cancer

Tang, J. Y., T. Fu, E. Leblanc, J. E. Manson, D. Feldman, E. Linos, M. Z. Vitolins, et al. “Calcium Plus Vitamin D Supplementation and the Risk of Nonmelanoma and Melanoma Skin Cancer: Post Hoc Analyses of the Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Trial.” [In eng]. J Clin Oncol 29, no. 22 (Aug 1 2011): 3078-84.

Case-control study of vitamin D, dickkopf homolog 1 (DKK1) gene methylation, VDR gene polymorphism and the risk of colon adenoma in African Americans

Benefit: tumor supression

Ashktorab, H., B. Nguza, M. Fatemi, M. Nouraie, D. T. Smoot, A. A. Schaffer, S. S. Kupfer, C. A. Camargo, Jr., and H. Brim. “Case-Control Study of Vitamin D, Dickkopf Homolog 1 (Dkk1) Gene Methylation, Vdr Gene Polymorphism and the Risk of Colon Adenoma in African Americans.” [In eng]. PLoS One 6, no. 10 (2011): e25314.

Combined use of vitamin D status and FGF23 for risk stratification of renal outcome

Benefit: hyperphosphatemia

Nakano, C., T. Hamano, N. Fujii, I. Matsui, K. Tomida, S. Mikami, K. Inoue, et al. “Combined Use of Vitamin D Status and Fgf23 for Risk Stratification of Renal Outcome.” [In eng]. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7, no. 5 (May 2012): 810-9.

Adulthood residential ultraviolet radiation, sun sensitivity, dietary vitamin D, and risk of lymphoid malignancies in the California Teachers Study

Benefit: non-hodgkins lymphoma

Chang, E. T., A. J. Canchola, M. Cockburn, Y. Lu, S. S. Wang, L. Bernstein, C. A. Clarke, and P. L. Horn-Ross. “Adulthood Residential Ultraviolet Radiation, Sun Sensitivity, Dietary Vitamin D, and Risk of Lymphoid Malignancies in the California Teachers Study.” [In eng]. Blood 118, no. 6 (Aug 11 2011): 1591-9.

25-hydroxyvitamin D, vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms, and severity of Parkinson’s disease

Benefit: parkinson’t desease

Suzuki, M., M. Yoshioka, M. Hashimoto, M. Murakami, K. Kawasaki, M. Noya, D. Takahashi, and M. Urashima. “25-Hydroxyvitamin D, Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms, and Severity of Parkinson’s Disease.” [In eng]. Mov Disord 27, no. 2 (Feb 2012): 264-71.

Vitamin D deficiency in obese rats exacerbates nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and increases hepatic resistin and toll-like receptor activation

Benefit: diabetes

Roth, C. L., C. T. Elfers, D. P. Figlewicz, S. J. Melhorn, G. J. Morton, A. Hoofnagle, M. M. Yeh, J. E. Nelson, and K. V. Kowdley. “Vitamin D Deficiency in Obese Rats Exacerbates Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Increases Hepatic Resistin and Toll-Like Receptor Activation.” [In eng]. Hepatology 55, no. 4 (Apr 2012): 1103-11.

Relationship between serum vitamin D, disease severity, and airway remodeling in children with asthma

Benefit: asthma

Gupta, A., A. Sjoukes, D. Richards, W. Banya, C. Hawrylowicz, A. Bush, and S. Saglani. “Relationship between Serum Vitamin D, Disease Severity, and Airway Remodeling in Children with Asthma.” [In eng]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 184, no. 12 (Dec 15 2011): 1342-9.

Cardiovascular disease, statins and vitamin D.

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Wilding, P. M. “Cardiovascular Disease, Statins and Vitamin D.” [In eng]. Br J Nurs 21, no. 4 (Feb 23-Mar 7 2012): 214-20.

Vitamin D therapy and cardiac structure and function in patients with chronic kidney disease: The PRIMO randomized controlled trial

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Thadhani, R., E. Appelbaum, Y. Pritchett, Y. Chang, J. Wenger, H. Tamez, I. Bhan, et al. “Vitamin D Therapy and Cardiac Structure and Function in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: The Primo Randomized Controlled Trial.” [In eng]. JAMA 307, no. 7 (Feb 15 2012): 674-84.

Consumption of vitamin D-and calcium-fortified soft white cheese lowers the biochemical marker of bone resorption TRAP 5b in postmenopausal women at moderate risk of osteoporosis fracture

Benefit: osteoporosis

Bonjour, J. P., V. Benoit, B. Rousseau, and J. C. Souberbielle. “Consumption of Vitamin D-and Calcium-Fortified Soft White Cheese Lowers the Biochemical Marker of Bone Resorption Trap 5b in Postmenopausal Women at Moderate Risk of Osteoporosis Fracture.” [In eng]. J Nutr 142, no. 4 (Apr 2012): 698-703.

Mild primary hyperparathyroidism: Vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular risk markers

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Farahnak, P., G. Larfars, M. Sten-Linder, and I. L. Nilsson. “Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Vitamin D Deficiency and Cardiovascular Risk Markers.” [In eng]. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 96, no. 7 (Jul 2011): 2112-8.

Vitamin D metabolism and action in the prostate: Implications for health and disease

Benefit: cancer

Swami, S., A. V. Krishnan, and D. Feldman. “Vitamin D Metabolism and Action in the Prostate: Implications for Health and Disease.” [In eng]. Mol Cell Endocrinol 347, no. 1-2 (Dec 5 2011): 61-9.

Maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy and risk of lower respiratory tract infections, wheezing, and asthma in offspring

Benefit: pregnancy

Morales, E., I. Romieu, S. Guerra, F. Ballester, M. Rebagliato, J. Vioque, A. Tardon, et al. “Maternal Vitamin D Status in Pregnancy and Risk of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, Wheezing, and Asthma in Offspring.” [In eng]. Epidemiology 23, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 64-71.

CD8+ t-cell deficiency, epstein-barr virus infection, vitamin d deficiency, and steps to autoimmunity: A unifying hypothesis

Benefit: autoimmune disease

Pender, M. P. “Cd8+ T-Cell Deficiency, Epstein-Barr Virus Infection, Vitamin D Deficiency, and Steps to Autoimmunity: A Unifying Hypothesis.” [In eng]. Autoimmune Dis 2012 (2012): 189096.

Vitamin D status and framingham risk score in overweight postmenopausal women

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Truesdell, D., H. Shin, P. Y. Liu, and J. Z. Ilich. “Vitamin D Status and Framingham Risk Score in Overweight Postmenopausal Women.” [In eng]. J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20, no. 9 (Sep 2011): 1341-8.

Vitamin D metabolic pathway genes and risk of multiple sclerosis in Canadians

Benefit: multiple sclerosis

Orton, S. M., S. V. Ramagopalan, A. E. Para, M. R. Lincoln, L. Handunnetthi, M. J. Chao, J. Morahan, et al. “Vitamin D Metabolic Pathway Genes and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis in Canadians.” [In eng]. J Neurol Sci 305, no. 1-2 (Jun 15 2011): 116-20.

Association between vitamin D status and metabolic syndrome risk among Korean population: Based on the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IV-2, 2008

Benefit: Metabolic Syndrome

Kim, S., J. Lim, S. Kye, and H. Joung. “Association between Vitamin D Status and Metabolic Syndrome Risk among Korean Population: Based on the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Iv-2, 2008.” [In eng]. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 96, no. 2 (May 2012): 230-6.

Role of FGF23 in vitamin D and phosphate metabolism: Implications in chronic kidney disease

Benefit: Metabolism

Quarles, L. D. “Role of Fgf23 in Vitamin D and Phosphate Metabolism: Implications in Chronic Kidney Disease.” [In eng]. Exp Cell Res 318, no. 9 (May 15 2012): 1040-8.

Alzheimer’s disease – input of vitamin D with mEmantine assay (AD-IDEA trial): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Benefit: Alzheimer’s Disease

Annweiler, C., B. Fantino, E. Parot-Schinkel, S. Thiery, J. Gautier, and O. Beauchet. “Alzheimer’s Disease–Input of Vitamin D with Memantine Assay (Ad-Idea Trial): Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial.” [In eng]. Trials 12 (2011): 230.

Possibility of a new anti-alzheimers disease pharmaceutical composition combining memantine and vitamin d

Benefit: Alzheimer’s Disease

Annweiler, C., and O. Beauchet. “Possibility of a New Anti-Alzheimer’s Disease Pharmaceutical Composition Combining Memantine and Vitamin D.” [In eng]. Drugs Aging 29, no. 2 (Feb 1 2012): 81-91.

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with the development of subclinical coronary artery disease in african americans with hiv infection: A preliminary study

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Lai, H., B. Detrick, E. K. Fishman, G. Gerstenblith, J. A. Brinker, B. W. Hollis, J. Bartlett, et al. “Vitamin D Deficiency Is Associated with the Development of Subclinical Coronary Artery Disease in African Americans with Hiv Infection: A Preliminary Study.” [In eng]. J Investig Med 60, no. 5 (Jun 2012): 801-7.

Vitamin D deficiency is common in children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease

Benefit: kidney disease

Kalkwarf, H. J., M. R. Denburg, C. F. Strife, B. S. Zemel, D. L. Foerster, R. J. Wetzsteon, and M. B. Leonard. “Vitamin D Deficiency Is Common in Children and Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease.” [In eng]. Kidney Int 81, no. 7 (Apr 2012): 690-7.

Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease: Update and outlook

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Pilz, S., K. Kienreich, A. Tomaschitz, E. Lerchbaum, A. Meinitzer, W. Marz, A. Zittermann, and J. M. Dekker. “Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease: Update and Outlook.” [In eng]. Scand J Clin Lab Invest Suppl 243 (Apr 2012): 83-91.

Colonic vitamin D metabolism: Implications for the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer

Benefit: metabolism

Cross, H. S., T. Nittke, and E. Kallay. “Colonic Vitamin D Metabolism: Implications for the Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colorectal Cancer.” [In eng]. Mol Cell Endocrinol 347, no. 1-2 (Dec 5 2011): 70-9.

Vitamin D levels and asymptomatic coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetic patients with elevated urinary albumin excretion rate

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Joergensen, C., H. Reinhard, A. Schmedes, P. R. Hansen, N. Wiinberg, C. L. Petersen, K. Winther, et al. “Vitamin D Levels and Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease in Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Elevated Urinary Albumin Excretion Rate.” [In eng]. Diabetes Care 35, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 168-72.

Serum vitamin D concentration and potential risk factors for its deficiency in HIV positive individuals

Benefit: HIV

Etminani-Esfahani, M., H. Khalili, N. Soleimani, S. Jafari, A. Abdollahi, Z. Khazaeipour, and K. Gholami. “Serum Vitamin D Concentration and Potential Risk Factors for Its Deficiency in Hiv Positive Individuals.” [In eng]. Curr HIV Res 10, no. 2 (Mar 2012): 165-70.

Longitudinal vitamin D status in pregnancy and the risk of pre-eclampsia

Benefit: pre-eclampsia

Wei, S. Q., F. Audibert, N. Hidiroglou, K. Sarafin, P. Julien, Y. Wu, Z. C. Luo, and W. D. Fraser. “Longitudinal Vitamin D Status in Pregnancy and the Risk of Pre-Eclampsia.” [In eng]. BJOG 119, no. 7 (Jun 2012): 832-9.

Vitamin D and clinical disease progression in HIV infection: Results from the EuroSIDA study

Benefit: HIV

Viard, J. P., J. C. Souberbielle, O. Kirk, J. Reekie, B. Knysz, M. Losso, J. Gatell, et al. “Vitamin D and Clinical Disease Progression in Hiv Infection: Results from the Eurosida Study.” [In eng]. AIDS 25, no. 10 (Jun 19 2011): 1305-15.

Disease activity, proteinuria, and vitamin D status in children with systemic lupus erythematosus and juvenile dermatomyositis

Benefit: lupus erythematosus

Robinson, A. B., M. Thierry-Palmer, K. L. Gibson, and C. E. Rabinovich. “Disease Activity, Proteinuria, and Vitamin D Status in Children with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Juvenile Dermatomyositis.” [In eng]. J Pediatr 160, no. 2 (Feb 2012): 297-302.

Maternal vitamin D status and child morbidity, anemia, and growth in human immunodeficiency virus-exposed children in Tanzania

Benefit: morbidity

Finkelstein, J. L., S. Mehta, C. Duggan, K. P. Manji, F. M. Mugusi, S. Aboud, D. Spiegelman, G. I. Msamanga, and W. W. Fawzi. “Maternal Vitamin D Status and Child Morbidity, Anemia, and Growth in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Exposed Children in Tanzania.” [In eng]. Pediatr Infect Dis J 31, no. 2 (Feb 2012): 171-5.

Strong association between non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and low 25(OH) vitamin D levels in an adult population with normal serum liver enzymes

Benefit: Liver disease

Barchetta, I., F. Angelico, M. Del Ben, M. G. Baroni, P. Pozzilli, S. Morini, and M. G. Cavallo. “Strong Association between Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (Nafld) and Low 25(Oh) Vitamin D Levels in an Adult Population with Normal Serum Liver Enzymes.” [In eng]. BMC Med 9 (2011): 85.

Symposium 4: Vitamins, infectious and chronic disease during adulthood and aging Old wine in new bottles: vitamin D in the treatment and prevention of tuberculosis

Benefit: chronic disease

Martineau, A. R. “Old Wine in New Bottles: Vitamin D in the Treatment and Prevention of Tuberculosis.” [In eng]. Proc Nutr Soc 71, no. 1 (Feb 2012): 84-9.

Viruses and vitamin D in the etiology of type 1 diabetes mellitus and multiple sclerosis

Benefit: diabetes

Jankosky, C., E. Deussing, R. L. Gibson, and H. W. Haverkos. “Viruses and Vitamin D in the Etiology of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Multiple Sclerosis.” [In eng]. Virus Res 163, no. 2 (Feb 2012): 424-30.

The relationship between vitamin D and the renin-angiotensin system in the pathophysiology of hypertension, kidney disease, and diabetes

Benefit: kidney disease

Vaidya, A., and J. S. Williams. “The Relationship between Vitamin D and the Renin-Angiotensin System in the Pathophysiology of Hypertension, Kidney Disease, and Diabetes.” [In eng]. Metabolism 61, no. 4 (Apr 2012): 450-8.

Can vitamin D deficiency cause diabetes and cardiovascular diseases? Present evidence and future perspectives.

Benefit: diabetes

Muscogiuri, G., G. P. Sorice, R. Ajjan, T. Mezza, S. Pilz, A. Prioletta, R. Scragg, et al. “Can Vitamin D Deficiency Cause Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases? Present Evidence and Future Perspectives.” [In eng]. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22, no. 2 (Feb 2012): 81-7.

Vitamin D, invariant natural killer T-cells and experimental autoimmune disease

Benefit: autoimmune disease

Cantorna, M. T., J. Zhao, and L. Yang. “Vitamin D, Invariant Natural Killer T-Cells and Experimental Autoimmune Disease.” [In eng]. Proc Nutr Soc 71, no. 1 (Feb 2012): 62-6.

Vitamin D Deficiency: This clandestine endemic disease is veiled no more.

Benefit: disease

Alshishtawy, M. M. “Vitamin D Deficiency: This Clandestine Endemic Disease Is Veiled No More.” [In eng]. Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J 12, no. 2 (May 2012): 140-52.

Circulating vitamin D and colorectal adenoma in asymptomatic average-risk individuals who underwent first screening colonoscopy: A case-control study

Benefit: colorectcal cancer

Hong, S. N., J. H. Kim, W. H. Choe, S. Y. Lee, D. C. Seol, H. W. Moon, M. Hur, et al. “Circulating Vitamin D and Colorectal Adenoma in Asymptomatic Average-Risk Individuals Who Underwent First Screening Colonoscopy: A Case-Control Study.” [In eng]. Dig Dis Sci 57, no. 3 (Mar 2012): 753-63.

Vitamin d and metabolic syndrome risk factors: evidence and mechanisms.

Benefit: Metabolic Syndrome

Awad, A. B., L. Alappat, and M. Valerio. “Vitamin D and Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors: Evidence and Mechanisms.” [In eng]. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 52, no. 2 (2012): 103-12.

Normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism in patients with recurrent kidney stones: A disease entity or vitamin D deficiency?

Benefit: hyperparathyroidism

Pipili, C., N. Sekecioglu, and D. G. Oreopoulos. “Normocalcemic Hyperparathyroidism in Patients with Recurrent Kidney Stones: A Disease Entity or Vitamin D Deficiency?” [In eng]. Clin Nephrol 77, no. 5 (May 2012): 352-7.

Vitamin D for prevention of diseases? .

Benefit: disease

Eichhorn, A., S. Lochner, and G. G. Belz. “[Vitamin D for Prevention of Diseases?].” [In ger]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr 137, no. 17 (Apr 2012): 906-12.

Higher predicted vitamin D status is associated with reduced risk of crohn’s disease

Benefit: Crohn’s disease

Ananthakrishnan, A. N., H. Khalili, L. M. Higuchi, Y. Bao, J. R. Korzenik, E. L. Giovannucci, J. M. Richter, C. S. Fuchs, and A. T. Chan. “Higher Predicted Vitamin D Status Is Associated with Reduced Risk of Crohn’s Disease.” [In eng]. Gastroenterology 142, no. 3 (Mar 2012): 482-9.

Vitamin D levels and risk of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A prospective cohort study

Benefit: chronic disease

Kunisaki, K. M., D. E. Niewoehner, and J. E. Connett. “Vitamin D Levels and Risk of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study.” [In eng]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185, no. 3 (Feb 1 2012): 286-90.

Vitamin D intake and risk of cardiovascular disease in US men and women

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Sun, Q., L. Shi, E. B. Rimm, E. L. Giovannucci, F. B. Hu, J. E. Manson, and K. M. Rexrode. “Vitamin D Intake and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Us Men and Women.” [In eng]. Am J Clin Nutr 94, no. 2 (Aug 2011): 534-42.

Vitamin D levels predict all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in subjects with the metabolic syndrome: The Ludwigshafen risk and cardiovascular health (LURIC) study

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Thomas, G. N., B. o Hartaigh, J. A. Bosch, S. Pilz, A. Loerbroks, M. E. Kleber, J. E. Fischer, et al. “Vitamin D Levels Predict All-Cause and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Subjects with the Metabolic Syndrome: The Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (Luric) Study.” [In eng]. Diabetes Care 35, no. 5 (May 2012): 1158-64.

A prospective randomized controlled trial of the effects of Vitamin D supplementation on cardiovascular disease risk

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Gepner, A. D., R. Ramamurthy, D. C. Krueger, C. E. Korcarz, N. Binkley, and J. H. Stein. “A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Cardiovascular Disease Risk.” [In eng]. PLoS One 7, no. 5 (2012): e36617.

Vitamin D levels in Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: Relationship with disease activity, vascular risk factors and atherosclerosis

Benefit: systemic lupus

Mok, C. C., D. J. Birmingham, H. W. Leung, L. A. Hebert, H. Song, and B. H. Rovin. “Vitamin D Levels in Chinese Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Relationship with Disease Activity, Vascular Risk Factors and Atherosclerosis.” [In eng]. Rheumatology (Oxford) 51, no. 4 (Apr 2012): 644-52.

Vitamin D and the Immune System: New Perspectives on an Old Theme

Benefit: Immune system

Hewison, M. “Vitamin D and the Immune System: New Perspectives on an Old Theme.” [In eng]. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 38, no. 1 (Feb 2012): 125-39.

Vitamin D improves viral response in hepatitis C genotype 2-3 naive patients

Benefit: hepatitis c

Nimer, A., and A. Mouch. “Vitamin D Improves Viral Response in Hepatitis C Genotype 2-3 Naive Patients.” [In eng]. World J Gastroenterol 18, no. 8 (Feb 28 2012): 800-5.

Vitamin D therapy in chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease

Benefit: kidney disease

Melamed, M. L., and R. I. Thadhani. “Vitamin D Therapy in Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Renal Disease.” [In eng]. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7, no. 2 (Feb 2012): 358-65.

A 21st century evaluation of the safety of oral vitamin D

Benefit: Benefit/preventative

Glade, M. J. “A 21st Century Evaluation of the Safety of Oral Vitamin D.” [In eng]. Nutrition 28, no. 4 (Apr 2012): 344-56.

Vitamin D status and its association with morbidity including wasting and opportunistic illnesses in HIV-infected women in Tanzania

Benefit: morbidity

Mehta, S., F. M. Mugusi, D. Spiegelman, E. Villamor, J. L. Finkelstein, E. Hertzmark, E. L. Giovannucci, G. I. Msamanga, and W. W. Fawzi. “Vitamin D Status and Its Association with Morbidity Including Wasting and Opportunistic Illnesses in Hiv-Infected Women in Tanzania.” [In eng]. AIDS Patient Care STDS 25, no. 10 (Oct 2011): 579-85.

Extraskeletal benefits and risks of calcium, vitamin D and anti-osteoporosis medications

Benefit: Extraskeletal

Body, J. J., P. Bergmann, S. Boonen, J. P. Devogelaer, E. Gielen, S. Goemaere, J. M. Kaufman, S. Rozenberg, and J. Y. Reginster. “Extraskeletal Benefits and Risks of Calcium, Vitamin D and Anti-Osteoporosis Medications.” [In eng]. Osteoporos Int 23 Suppl 1 (Feb 2012): S1-23.

Serum fetuin-A and vitamin D in children with mild-to-severe chronic kidney disease: A cross-sectional study

Benefit: chronic kidney disease

Schaible, J., M. Wigger, H. Staude, E. Drueckler, G. Kundt, D. Haffner, and D. C. Fischer. “Serum Fetuin-a and Vitamin D in Children with Mild-to-Severe Chronic Kidney Disease: A Cross-Sectional Study.” [In eng]. Nephrol Dial Transplant 27, no. 3 (Mar 2012): 1107-13.

Bone mineral density in patients of Graves disease pre- & posttreatment in a predominantly vitamin D deficient population

Benefit: bone mineral density

Jyotsna, V. P., A. Sahoo, S. A. Ksh, V. Sreenivas, and N. Gupta. “Bone Mineral Density in Patients of Graves Disease Pre- & Post-Treatment in a Predominantly Vitamin D Deficient Population.” [In eng]. Indian J Med Res 135 (2012): 36-41.

Risk factors for variation in 25-hydroxyvitamin D3and D 2 concentrations and vitamin D deficiency in children

Benefit: Benefit/preventative

Tolppanen, A. M., A. Fraser, W. D. Fraser, and D. A. Lawlor. “Risk Factors for Variation in 25-Hydroxyvitamin D(3) and D(2) Concentrations and Vitamin D Deficiency in Children.” [In eng]. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97, no. 4 (Apr 2012): 1202-10.

Vitamin D deficiency as marker for disease activity and damage in systemic lupus erythematosus: A comparison with anti-dsDNA and anti-C1q

Benefit: systemic lupus erythematosus

Mok, C. C., D. J. Birmingham, L. Y. Ho, L. A. Hebert, H. Song, and B. H. Rovin. “Vitamin D Deficiency as Marker for Disease Activity and Damage in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Comparison with Anti-Dsdna and Anti-C1q.” [In eng]. Lupus 21, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 36-42.

Risk factors for vitamin D deficiency in HIV-infected patients in the South Central United States

Benefit: HIV

Crutchley, R. D., J. Gathe, Jr., C. Mayberry, A. Trieu, S. Abughosh, and K. W. Garey. “Risk Factors for Vitamin D Deficiency in Hiv-Infected Patients in the South Central United States.” [In eng]. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 28, no. 5 (May 2012): 454-9.

Early life sun exposure, vitamin D-related gene variants, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Benefit: non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Kelly, J. L., M. T. Drake, Z. S. Fredericksen, Y. W. Asmann, M. Liebow, T. D. Shanafelt, A. L. Feldman, et al. “Early Life Sun Exposure, Vitamin D-Related Gene Variants, and Risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.” [In eng]. Cancer Causes Control 23, no. 7 (Jul 2012): 1017-29.

Calcium, vitamin D, and risk: A reanalysis too far?

Benefit: Benefit/preventative

Metcalfe, A. V., and B. E. Nordin. “A Reanalysis Too Far?” [In eng]. BMJ 342 (2011): d3538.

Translating the role of vitamin D(3) in infectious diseases.

Benefit: infectious disease

Khoo, A. L., L. Chai, H. Koenen, I. Joosten, M. Netea, and A. van der Ven. “Translating the Role of Vitamin D3 in Infectious Diseases.” [In eng]. Crit Rev Microbiol 38, no. 2 (May 2012): 122-35.

Associations of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms FokI and BsmI with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis and Behc(cedilla)et’s disease in Tunisians

Benefit: Benefit/preventative

Karray, E. F., I. Ben Dhifallah, K. Ben Abdelghani, I. Ben Ghorbel, M. Khanfir, H. Houman, K. Hamzaoui, and L. Zakraoui. “Associations of Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms Foki and Bsmi with Susceptibility to Rheumatoid Arthritis and Behcet’s Disease in Tunisians.” [In eng]. Joint Bone Spine 79, no. 2 (Mar 2012): 144-8.

Circulating vitamin D and risk of prostate cancer – Letter

Benefit: prostate cancer

Schwartz, G. G. “Circulating Vitamin D and Risk of Prostate Cancer–Letter.” [In eng]. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 246; author reply 47.

Dramatic Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation and a Gluten-Free Diet on Bone Mineral Density in a Patient With Celiac Disease

Benefit: bone mineral density

Duerksen, D. R., M. Ali, and W. D. Leslie. “Dramatic Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation and a Gluten-Free Diet on Bone Mineral Density in a Patient with Celiac Disease.” [In eng]. J Clin Densitom 15, no. 1 (Jan-Mar 2012): 120-3.

Straight from D-Heart: Vitamin D status and cardiovascular disease

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Van der Schueren, B. J., A. Verstuyf, and C. Mathieu. “Straight from D-Heart: Vitamin D Status and Cardiovascular Disease.” [In eng]. Curr Opin Lipidol 23, no. 1 (Feb 2012): 17-23.

The-4817 G > A (rs2238136) variant of the vitamin D receptor gene: a probable risk factor for colorectal cancer

Benefit: colorectcal cancer

Mahmoudi, T., M. Arkani, K. Karimi, A. Safaei, F. Rostami, E. Arbabi, M. A. Pourhoseingholi, et al. “The -4817 G>a (Rs2238136) Variant of the Vitamin D Receptor Gene: A Probable Risk Factor for Colorectal Cancer.” [In eng]. Mol Biol Rep 39, no. 5 (May 2012): 5277-82.

The -4817 G>A (rs2238136) variant of the vitamin D receptor gene: a probable risk factor for colorectal cancer.

Benefit: colorectcal cancer

Mahmoudi, T., M. Arkani, K. Karimi, A. Safaei, F. Rostami, E. Arbabi, M. A. Pourhoseingholi, et al. “The -4817 G>a (Rs2238136) Variant of the Vitamin D Receptor Gene: A Probable Risk Factor for Colorectal Cancer.” [In eng]. Mol Biol Rep 39, no. 5 (May 2012): 5277-82.

Vitamin D: A potential role in reducing suicide risk?

Benefit: suicide

Tariq, M. M., E. A. Streeten, H. A. Smith, A. Sleemi, B. Khabazghazvini, D. Vaswani, and T. T. Postolache. “Vitamin D: A Potential Role in Reducing Suicide Risk?” [In eng]. Int J Adolesc Med Health 23, no. 3 (2011): 157-65.

Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in cancer patients and correlates with advanced stage disease: A community oncology experience

Benefit: cancer

Churilla, T. M., H. D. Brereton, M. Klem, and C. A. Peters. “Vitamin D Deficiency Is Widespread in Cancer Patients and Correlates with Advanced Stage Disease: A Community Oncology Experience.” [In eng]. Nutr Cancer 64, no. 4 (2012): 521-5.

Vitamin D Deficiency and Arterial Wall Stiffness in Children With Chronic Kidney Disease

Benefit: chronic kidney disease

Patange, A. R., R. P. Valentini, W. Du, and M. D. Pettersen. “Vitamin D Deficiency and Arterial Wall Stiffness in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease.” [In eng]. Pediatr Cardiol 33, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 122-8.

Circulating Vitamin D and Risk of Prostate Cancer-Letter

Benefit: prostate cancer

Schwartz, G. G. “Circulating Vitamin D and Risk of Prostate Cancer–Letter.” [In eng]. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 246; author reply 47.

Vitamin D and allergic disease: Sunlight at the end of the tunnel?

Benefit: allergic disease

Jones, A. P., M. K. Tulic, K. Rueter, and S. L. Prescott. “Vitamin D and Allergic Disease: Sunlight at the End of the Tunnel?” [In eng]. Nutrients 4, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 13-28.

Vitamin D deficiency and endothelial dysfunction in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease patients

Benefit: chronic kidney disease

Chitalia, N., A. Recio-Mayoral, J. C. Kaski, and D. Banerjee. “Vitamin D Deficiency and Endothelial Dysfunction in Non-Dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease Patients.” [In eng]. Atherosclerosis 220, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 265-8.

Vitamin D, calcium and dairy intake, and risk of oesophageal adenocarcinoma and its precursor conditions

Benefit: esophaeal cancer

Mulholland, H. G., L. J. Murray, L. A. Anderson, and M. M. Cantwell. “Vitamin D, Calcium and Dairy Intake, and Risk of Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma and Its Precursor Conditions.” [In eng]. Br J Nutr 106, no. 5 (Sep 2011): 732-41.

New clinical trials with vitamin D and analogs in renal disease

Benefit: renal disease

Kumar, R. “New Clinical Trials with Vitamin D and Analogs in Renal Disease.” [In eng]. Kidney Int 80, no. 8 (Oct 2011): 793-6.

The Clinical Significance of 25OH-Vitamin D Status in Celiac Disease.

Benefit: cecliac disease

Lerner, A., Y. Shapira, N. Agmon-Levin, A. Pacht, D. Ben-Ami Shor, H. M. Lopez, M. Sanchez-Castanon, and Y. Shoenfeld. “The Clinical Significance of 25oh-Vitamin D Status in Celiac Disease.” [In eng]. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 42, no. 3 (Jun 2012): 322-30.

Vitamin D deficiency rickets in five ‘at-risk’ children

Benefit: rickets

D’Eufemia, P., P. Parisi, M. Celli, R. Finocchiaro, M. Roggini, I. Raccio, A. Zambrano, and M. P. Villa. “Vitamin D Deficiency Rickets in Five “at-Risk” Children.” [In eng]. Pediatr Int 54, no. 1 (Feb 2012): 152-5.

Vitamin d and stage 5 chronic kidney disease: a new paradigm?

Benefit: chronic kidney disease

Heaf, J. G., P. Joffe, and P. Marckmann. “Vitamin D and Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease: A New Paradigm?” [In eng]. Semin Dial 25, no. 1 (Jan-Feb 2012): 50-8.

Vitamin d and cardiovascular risk.

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Motiwala, S. R., and T. J. Wang. “Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Risk.” [In eng]. Curr Hypertens Rep 14, no. 3 (Jun 2012): 209-18.

Maternal serum levels of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D during pregnancy and risk of type 1 diabetes in the offspring

Benefit: diabetes

Sorensen, I. M., G. Joner, P. A. Jenum, A. Eskild, P. A. Torjesen, and L. C. Stene. “Maternal Serum Levels of 25-Hydroxy-Vitamin D During Pregnancy and Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in the Offspring.” [In eng]. Diabetes 61, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 175-8.

Vitamin D(3) deficiency enhances allergen-induced lymphocyte responses in a mouse model of allergic airway disease.

Benefit: allergic disease

Gorman, S., D. H. Tan, M. J. Lambert, N. M. Scott, M. A. Judge, and P. H. Hart. “Vitamin D(3) Deficiency Enhances Allergen-Induced Lymphocyte Responses in a Mouse Model of Allergic Airway Disease.” [In eng]. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 23, no. 1 (Feb 2012): 83-7.

Vitamin D for prevention of diseases?

Benefit: Benefit/preventative

Eichhorn, A., S. Lochner, and G. G. Belz. “[Vitamin D for Prevention of Diseases?].” [In ger]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr 137, no. 17 (Apr 2012): 906-12.

Low serum vitamin D levels and recurrent inflammatory spinal cord disease

Benefit: inflammatory spinal cord diease

Mealy, M. A., S. Newsome, B. M. Greenberg, D. Wingerchuk, P. Calabresi, and M. Levy. “Low Serum Vitamin D Levels and Recurrent Inflammatory Spinal Cord Disease.” [In eng]. Arch Neurol 69, no. 3 (Mar 2012): 352-6.

Vitamin D supplementation for cardiovascular disease prevention

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

O’Keefe, J. H., C. J. Lavie, and M. F. Holick. “Vitamin D Supplementation for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.” [In eng]. JAMA 306, no. 14 (Oct 12 2011): 1546-7; author reply 47-8.

Solar radiation and vitamin D: Mitigating environmental factors in autoimmune disease

Benefit: autism

Schwalfenberg, G. K. “Solar Radiation and Vitamin D: Mitigating Environmental Factors in Autoimmune Disease.” [In eng]. J Environ Public Health 2012 (2012): 619381.

Treatment of vitamin d insufficiency in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease: a randomized clinical trial comparing three regimens.

Benefit: inflammatory bowel disease

Pappa, H. M., P. D. Mitchell, H. Jiang, S. Kassiff, R. Filip-Dhima, D. DiFabio, N. Quinn, et al. “Treatment of Vitamin D Insufficiency in Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Three Regimens.” [In eng]. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97, no. 6 (Jun 2012): 2134-42.

Vitamin D deficiency and arterial wall stiffness in children with chronic kidney disease.

Benefit: chronic kidney disease

Patange, A. R., R. P. Valentini, W. Du, and M. D. Pettersen. “Vitamin D Deficiency and Arterial Wall Stiffness in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease.” [In eng]. Pediatr Cardiol 33, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 122-8.

Relationship between disease activity and serum levels of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone in rheumatoid arthritis.

Benefit: rheumatoid arthritis

Moghimi, J., A. Sadeghi, M. Malek, and R. Ghorbani. “Relationship between Disease Activity and Serum Levels of Vitamin D and Parathyroid Hormone in Rheumatoid Arthritis.” [In eng]. Endocr Regul 46, no. 2 (Apr 2012): 61-6.

What are the risks and benefits to increasing dietary bone minerals and vitamin D intake in infants and small children?

Benefit: bone mineral density

Abrams, S. A. “What Are the Risks and Benefits to Increasing Dietary Bone Minerals and Vitamin D Intake in Infants and Small Children?” [In eng]. Annu Rev Nutr 31 (Aug 21 2011): 285-97.

Vitamin D deficiency in rheumatoid arthritis. Prevalence and association with disease activity in western Saudi Arabia

Benefit: rheumatoid arthritis

Attar, S. M. “Vitamin D Deficiency in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Prevalence and Association with Disease Activity in Western Saudi Arabia.” [In eng]. Saudi Med J 33, no. 5 (May 2012): 520-5.

Role of vitamin D deficiency in cardiovascular disease

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Reid, I. R., and M. J. Bolland. “Role of Vitamin D Deficiency in Cardiovascular Disease.” [In eng]. Heart 98, no. 8 (Apr 2012): 609-14.

The role of vitamin D in the immunopathogenesis of allergic skin diseases

Benefit: allergic skin disease

Benson, A. A., J. A. Toh, N. Vernon, and S. P. Jariwala. “The Role of Vitamin D in the Immunopathogenesis of Allergic Skin Diseases.” [In eng]. Allergy 67, no. 3 (Mar 2012): 296-301.

Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and colorectal cancer risk: A systematic meta-analysis

Benefit: colorectcal cancer

Bai, Y. H., H. Lu, D. Hong, C. C. Lin, Z. Yu, and B. C. Chen. “Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms and Colorectal Cancer Risk: A Systematic Meta-Analysis.” [In eng]. World J Gastroenterol 18, no. 14 (Apr 14 2012): 1672-9.

Fibroblast growth factor-23 helps explain the biphasic cardiovascular effects of vitamin d in chronic kidney disease.

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Hu, P., Q. Xuan, B. Hu, L. Lu, J. Wang, and Y. H. Qin. “Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 Helps Explain the Biphasic Cardiovascular Effects of Vitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease.” [In eng]. Int J Biol Sci 8, no. 5 (2012): 663-71.

Association between vitamin D and risk of colorectal cancer: A systematic review of prospective studies

Benefit: colorectcal cancer

Ma, Y., P. Zhang, F. Wang, J. Yang, Z. Liu, and H. Qin. “Association between Vitamin D and Risk of Colorectal Cancer: A Systematic Review of Prospective Studies.” [In eng]. J Clin Oncol 29, no. 28 (Oct 1 2011): 3775-82.

Vitamin D in Kidney Disease: Pathophysiology and the Utility of Treatment

Benefit: kidney disease

Qazi, R. A., and K. J. Martin. “Vitamin D in Kidney Disease: Pathophysiology and the Utility of Treatment.” [In eng]. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 38, no. 1 (Feb 2012): 115-23.

Polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor gene and multiple sclerosis risk: A meta-analysis of case-control studies

Benefit: multiple sclerosis

Huang, J., and Z. F. Xie. “Polymorphisms in the Vitamin D Receptor Gene and Multiple Sclerosis Risk: A Meta-Analysis of Case-Control Studies.” [In eng]. J Neurol Sci 313, no. 1-2 (Feb 15 2012): 79-85.

Effect of nutritional vitamin D preparations on parathyroid hormone in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Benefit: parathyroid hormone

Pipili, C., C. Dimitriadis, N. Sekercioglu, J. M. Bargman, and D. D. Oreopoulos. “Effect of Nutritional Vitamin D Preparations on Parathyroid Hormone in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.” [In eng]. Int Urol Nephrol 44, no. 1 (Feb 2012): 167-71.

Impact of activated vitamin D on insulin resistance in nondiabetic chronic kidney disease patients.

Benefit: chronic kidney disease

Friedman, D. J., N. Bhatt, N. S. Hayman, B. J. Nichols, M. Herman, N. Nikolaev, and J. Danziger. “Impact of Activated Vitamin D on Insulin Resistance in Nondiabetic Chronic Kidney Disease Patients.” [In eng]. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 77, no. 1 (Jul 2012): 56-61.

Vitamin D and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Justified optimism or false hope?

Benefit: copd

Shaheen, S. O., and A. R. Martineau. “Vitamin D and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Justified Optimism or False Hope?” [In eng]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185, no. 3 (Feb 1 2012): 239-41.

Vitamin D Inhibits Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 and Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Macrophages through the Induction of Autophagy.

Benefit: HIV

Campbell, G. R., and S. A. Spector. “Vitamin D Inhibits Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection in Macrophages through the Induction of Autophagy.” [In eng]. PLoS Pathog 8, no. 5 (2012): e1002689.

Calcium and vitamin D in heart disease

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Lumsden, M. A. “Climacteric Commentaries. Calcium and Vitamin D in Heart Disease.” [In eng]. Climacteric 15, no. 2 (Apr 2012): 200-1.

Calcium, vitamin D, and risk: Analysis of absolute incidence tells different story

Benefit: Benefit/preventative

Black, S. L. “Analysis of Absolute Incidence Tells Different Story.” [In eng]. BMJ 342 (2011): d3530.

Sun exposure and vitamin d are independent risk factors for cns demyelination

Benefit: cns demyelination

Ascherio, A., K. L. Munger, and E. Giovannucci. “Sun Exposure and Vitamin D Are Independent Risk Factors for Cns Demyelination.” [In eng]. Neurology 77, no. 14 (Oct 4 2011): 1405; author reply 05-6.

Effects of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on pancreatic beta cell function, insulin sensitivity, and glycemia in adults at high risk of diabetes: The Calcium and Vitamin D for Diabetes Mellitus (CaDDM) randomized controlled trial

Benefit: diabetes

Mitri, J., B. Dawson-Hughes, F. B. Hu, and A. G. Pittas. “Effects of Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation on Pancreatic Beta Cell Function, Insulin Sensitivity, and Glycemia in Adults at High Risk of Diabetes: The Calcium and Vitamin D for Diabetes Mellitus (Caddm) Randomized Controlled Trial.” [In eng]. Am J Clin Nutr 94, no. 2 (Aug 2011): 486-94.

Hypovitaminosis d as predisposing factor for atrophic type a gastritis: a case-control study and review of the literature on the interaction of vitamin d with the immune system.

Benefit: Immune system

Antico, A., R. Tozzoli, D. Giavarina, E. Tonutti, and N. Bizzaro. “Hypovitaminosis D as Predisposing Factor for Atrophic Type a Gastritis: A Case-Control Study and Review of the Literature on the Interaction of Vitamin D with the Immune System.” [In eng]. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 42, no. 3 (Jun 2012): 355-64.

Vitamin D metabolism and signaling in the immune system

Benefit: Immune system

White, J. H. “Vitamin D Metabolism and Signaling in the Immune System.” [In eng]. Rev Endocr Metab Disord 13, no. 1 (Mar 2012): 21-9.

Vitamin D intake, vitamin D receptor polymorphisms, and breast cancer risk among women living in the southwestern U.S.

Benefit: breast cancer

Rollison, D. E., A. L. Cole, K. H. Tung, M. L. Slattery, K. B. Baumgartner, T. Byers, R. K. Wolff, and A. R. Giuliano. “Vitamin D Intake, Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphisms, and Breast Cancer Risk among Women Living in the Southwestern U.S.” [In eng]. Breast Cancer Res Treat 132, no. 2 (Apr 2012): 683-91.

Vitamin D and adverse pregnancy outcomes: beyond bone health and growth.

Benefit: pregnancy

Brannon, P. M. “Vitamin D and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: Beyond Bone Health and Growth.” [In eng]. Proc Nutr Soc 71, no. 2 (May 2012): 205-12.

Antiproteinuric treatment reduces urinary loss of vitamin D-binding protein but does not affect vitamin D status in patients with chronic kidney disease

Benefit: chronic kidney disease

Doorenbos, C. R., M. M. de Cuba, L. Vogt, I. P. Kema, J. van den Born, R. O. Gans, G. Navis, and M. H. de Borst. “Antiproteinuric Treatment Reduces Urinary Loss of Vitamin D-Binding Protein but Does Not Affect Vitamin D Status in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.” [In eng]. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 128, no. 1-2 (Jan 2012): 56-61.

The VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL): Rationale and design of a large randomized controlled trial of vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acid supplements for the primary prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Manson, J. E., S. S. Bassuk, I. M. Lee, N. R. Cook, M. A. Albert, D. Gordon, E. Zaharris, et al. “The Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (Vital): Rationale and Design of a Large Randomized Controlled Trial of Vitamin D and Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease.” [In eng]. Contemp Clin Trials 33, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 159-71.

Vitamin D supplementation did not prevent influenza-like illness as diagnosed retrospectively by questionnaires in subjects participating in randomized clinical trials

Benefit: flu

Jorde, R., M. Witham, W. Janssens, L. Rolighed, K. Borchhardt, I. H. de Boer, G. Grimnes, and M. S. Hutchinson. “Vitamin D Supplementation Did Not Prevent Influenza-Like Illness as Diagnosed Retrospectively by Questionnaires in Subjects Participating in Randomized Clinical Trials.” [In eng]. Scand J Infect Dis 44, no. 2 (Feb 2012): 126-32.

Vitamin D metabolism and innate immunity

Benefit: Immune system

Lagishetty, V., N. Q. Liu, and M. Hewison. “Vitamin D Metabolism and Innate Immunity.” [In eng]. Mol Cell Endocrinol 347, no. 1-2 (Dec 5 2011): 97-105.

Aging adults and seasonal influenza: does the vitamin d status (h)arm the body?

Benefit: flu

Lang, P. O., and D. Samaras. “Aging Adults and Seasonal Influenza: Does the Vitamin D Status (H)Arm the Body?” [In eng]. J Aging Res 2012 (2012): 806198.

An update on vitamin D and human immunity

Benefit: Immune system

Hewison, M. “An Update on Vitamin D and Human Immunity.” [In eng]. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 76, no. 3 (Mar 2012): 315-25.

Diagnostic and therapeutical role of vitamin D in chronic hepatitis C virus infection.

Benefit: hepatitis C

Cacopardo, B., C. Camma, S. Petta, M. R. Pinzone, A. Cappellani, A. Zanghi, A. Nicolosi, and G. Nunnari. “Diagnostic and Therapeutical Role of Vitamin D in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection.” [In eng]. Front Biosci (Elite Ed) 4 (2012): 1276-86.

Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease: Time for large randomized trials

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Camargo, C. A., Jr. “Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease: Time for Large Randomized Trials.” [In eng]. J Am Coll Cardiol 58, no. 14 (Sep 27 2011): 1442-4.

Coding region analysis of vitamin D receptor gene and its association with active calcium stone disease.

Benefit: stone disease

Basiri, A., N. Shakhssalim, M. Houshmand, A. H. Kashi, M. Azadvari, B. Golestan, E. Mohammadi Pargoo, and H. Pakmanesh. “Coding Region Analysis of Vitamin D Receptor Gene and Its Association with Active Calcium Stone Disease.” [In eng]. Urol Res 40, no. 1 (Feb 2012): 35-40.

The vitamin D receptor gene is associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Benefit: Alzheimer’s Disease

Lehmann, D. J., H. Refsum, D. R. Warden, C. Medway, G. K. Wilcock, and A. D. Smith. “The Vitamin D Receptor Gene Is Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.” [In eng]. Neurosci Lett 504, no. 2 (Oct 24 2011): 79-82.

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor response to active hepatitis B immunisation in patients with chronic kidney disease

Benefit: hepatitis C

Zitt, E., H. Sprenger-Mahr, F. Knoll, U. Neyer, and K. Lhotta. “Vitamin D Deficiency Is Associated with Poor Response to Active Hepatitis B Immunisation in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.” [In eng]. Vaccine 30, no. 5 (Jan 20 2012): 931-5.

Vitamin D in chronic kidney disease: More questions than answers

Benefit: chronic kidney disease

Anker, S. D., and S. von Haehling. “Vitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease: More Questions Than Answers.” [In eng]. JAMA 307, no. 7 (Feb 15 2012): 722-3.

Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with diabetes risk in native American children

Benefit: diabetes

Nsiah-Kumi, P. A., J. M. Erickson, J. L. Beals, E. A. Ogle, M. Whiting, C. Brushbreaker, C. D. Borgeson, et al. “Vitamin D Insufficiency Is Associated with Diabetes Risk in Native American Children.” [In eng]. Clin Pediatr (Phila) 51, no. 2 (Feb 2012): 146-53.

Polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor gene and type 1 diabetes mellitus risk: An update by meta-analysis

Benefit: diabetes

Zhang, J., W. Li, J. Liu, W. Wu, H. Ouyang, Q. Zhang, Y. Wang, et al. “Polymorphisms in the Vitamin D Receptor Gene and Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Risk: An Update by Meta-Analysis.” [In eng]. Mol Cell Endocrinol 355, no. 1 (May 15 2012): 135-42.

Cord-blood vitamin D levels and risk of recurrent wheezing, effect of sleep-disordered breathing on blood pressure in children, and long-term impact of bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Benefit: bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Popatia, R., V. Pai, and S. O. Zandieh. “Cord-Blood Vitamin D Levels and Risk of Recurrent Wheezing, Effect of Sleep-Disordered Breathing on Blood Pressure in Children, and Long-Term Impact of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.” [In eng]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185, no. 10 (May 15 2012): 1125-6.

Vitamin d levels and risk for major clinical disease events.

Benefit: disease

“Summaries for Patients: Vitamin D Levels and Risk for Major Clinical Disease Events.” [In eng]. Ann Intern Med 156, no. 9 (May 1 2012): I36.

Vitamin d treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Benefit: copd

“Summaries for Patients: Vitamin D Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.” [In eng]. Ann Intern Med 156, no. 2 (Jan 17 2012): I26.

Symposium 3: Vitamin D and immune function: from pregnancy to adolescence: Vitamin D and adverse pregnancy outcomes: Beyond bone health and growth

Benefit: Immune system

Brannon, P. M. “Vitamin D and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: Beyond Bone Health and Growth.” [In eng]. Proc Nutr Soc 71, no. 2 (May 2012): 205-12.

Cholesterol levels, statins, vitamin D, and associated risk of pneumonia.

Benefit: pneumonia

Mascitelli, L., W. B. Grant, and M. R. Goldstein. “Cholesterol Levels, Statins, Vitamin D, and Associated Risk of Pneumonia.” [In eng]. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 68, no. 5 (May 2012): 889-90.

The role of vitamin D and vitamin D receptor in immunity to Leishmania major infection

Benefit: Leishmania major infection

Whitcomb, J. P., M. Deagostino, M. Ballentine, J. Fu, M. Tenniswood, J. Welsh, M. Cantorna, and M. A. McDowell. “The Role of Vitamin D and Vitamin D Receptor in Immunity to Leishmania Major Infection.” [In eng]. J Parasitol Res 2012 (2012): 134645.

Vitamin d and vascular disease: the current and future status of vitamin d therapy in hypertension and kidney disease.

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Vaidya, A., and J. P. Forman. “Vitamin D and Vascular Disease: The Current and Future Status of Vitamin D Therapy in Hypertension and Kidney Disease.” [In eng]. Curr Hypertens Rep 14, no. 2 (Apr 2012): 111-9.

Climacteric commentaries. Calcium and vitamin D in heart disease.

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Lumsden, M. A. “Climacteric Commentaries. Calcium and Vitamin D in Heart Disease.” [In eng]. Climacteric 15, no. 2 (Apr 2012): 200-1.

Epstein-Barr and other viral mimicry of autoantigens, myelin and vitamin D-related proteins and of EIF2B, the cause of vanishing white matter disease: Massive mimicry of multiple sclerosis relevant proteins by the Synechococcus phage

Benefit: Epstein-Barr

Carter, C. J. “Epstein-Barr and Other Viral Mimicry of Autoantigens, Myelin and Vitamin D-Related Proteins and of Eif2b, the Cause of Vanishing White Matter Disease: Massive Mimicry of Multiple Sclerosis Relevant Proteins by the Synechococcus Phage.” [In eng]. Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol 34, no. 1 (Feb 2012): 21-35.

Symposium 3: Vitamin D and immune function: from pregnancy to adolescence Vitamin D, invariant natural killer T-cells and experimental autoimmune disease

Benefit: Immune system

Cantorna, M. T., J. Zhao, and L. Yang. “Vitamin D, Invariant Natural Killer T-Cells and Experimental Autoimmune Disease.” [In eng]. Proc Nutr Soc 71, no. 1 (Feb 2012): 62-6.

Vitamin d-related genetic variation, plasma vitamin d, and risk of lethal prostate cancer: a prospective nested case-control study.

Benefit: prostate cancer

Shui, I. M., L. A. Mucci, P. Kraft, R. M. Tamimi, S. Lindstrom, K. L. Penney, K. Nimptsch, et al. “Vitamin D-Related Genetic Variation, Plasma Vitamin D, and Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer: A Prospective Nested Case-Control Study.” [In eng]. J Natl Cancer Inst 104, no. 9 (May 2 2012): 690-9.

Vitamin D Status and Per-oral Vitamin D Supplementation in Patients Suffering from Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer Disease.

Benefit: pancreatic cancer

Klapdor, S., E. Richter, and R. Klapdor. “Vitamin D Status and Per-Oral Vitamin D Supplementation in Patients Suffering from Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer Disease.” [In eng]. Anticancer Res 32, no. 5 (May 2012): 1991-8.

Vitamin D deficiency in Crohn’s disease: Prevalence, risk factors and supplement use in an outpatient setting

Benefit: Crohn’s disease

Suibhne, T. N., G. Cox, M. Healy, C. O’Morain, and M. O’Sullivan. “Vitamin D Deficiency in Crohn’s Disease: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Supplement Use in an Outpatient Setting.” [In eng]. J Crohns Colitis 6, no. 2 (Mar 2012): 182-8.

Risk factors for vitamin D deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease

Benefit: chronic kidney disease

Echida, Y., T. Mochizuki, K. Uchida, K. Tsuchiya, and K. Nitta. “Risk Factors for Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.” [In eng]. Intern Med 51, no. 8 (2012): 845-50.

Vitamin D deficiency in Crohn’s disease: prevalence, risk factors and supplement use in an outpatient setting.

Benefit: Crohn’s disease

Suibhne, T. N., G. Cox, M. Healy, C. O’Morain, and M. O’Sullivan. “Vitamin D Deficiency in Crohn’s Disease: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Supplement Use in an Outpatient Setting.” [In eng]. J Crohns Colitis 6, no. 2 (Mar 2012): 182-8.

Calcium metabolism associated with oral diseases. Vitamin D and bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) .

Benefit: oral disease

Hokugo, A. “[Vitamin D and Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (Bronj) ].” [In jpn]. Clin Calcium 22, no. 1 (Jan 2012): 83-90.

Vitamin D deficiency, autoimmunity, and graft-versus-host-disease risk: Implication for preventive therapy

Benefit: Immune system

Benrashid, M., K. Moyers, M. Mohty, and B. N. Savani. “Vitamin D Deficiency, Autoimmunity, and Graft-Versus-Host-Disease Risk: Implication for Preventive Therapy.” [In eng]. Exp Hematol 40, no. 4 (Apr 2012): 263-7.

Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in Koreans aged 50 years: results from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Benefit: cardiovascular disease

Park, S., and B. K. Lee. “Vitamin D Deficiency Is an Independent Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease in Koreans Aged >/= 50 Years: Results from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.” [In eng]. Nutr Res Pract 6, no. 2 (Apr 2012): 162-8.

Cause of death for those with diabetes and/or cancer provides further support for an important role of vitamin D in reducing risk of many types of disease

Benefit: diabetes/cancer

Grant, W. B. “Cause of Death for Those with Diabetes and/or Cancer Provides Further Support for an Important Role of Vitamin D in Reducing Risk of Many Types of Disease.” [In eng]. Eur J Cancer Prev 21, no. 3 (May 2012): 307.