Tag Archives: vitamin D

You may NOT need to take vitamin D…

You may NOT need to take vitamin D… What?!  It has been standard of care to suggest vitamin D3 1000 – 2000 IU a day.  But, recently Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology published a study involving over 53,000 patients which looked … Continue reading

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Does calcium and vitamin D help with community-dwelling older adults?

Does calcium and vitamin D help with community-dwelling older adults?  JAMA put out a great article recently about calcium and vitamin D and its help to decrease fractures. The low down on this study is that in this meta-analysis (meaning … Continue reading

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Babies need extra Vitamin D.

To prevent rickets and vitamin D deficiency in healthy infants and children, 200 international units (IU) of vitamin D is needed daily. Who needs this?  All breastfed infants unless they are weaned to at least be drinking 500 mL per … Continue reading

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New guidelines: Do not screen the healthy for Vitamin D level

The Endocrine Society recently gave guidelines  that vitamin D lab work should only be obtained for those “at risk.”  Risk factors include Obese, African-Americans, pregnant and breastfeeding women, patients with malabsorption syndromes. Not surprisingly, some causes of vitamin D deficiency include … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: Is it the new magical pill?

Vitamin D.  Is it a panacea?   We now know how important Vitamin D is to the body and how hard it is to get the recommended daily allowance when it is raining here in Wichita.  New guidelines show infants, … Continue reading

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