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Risk of cancer mortality lowered by taking vitamin D daily

German researchers have suggested that the risk of death by cancer may be lowered by 12% with the daily intake of vitamin D. The study, published in Ageing Research Reviews, concludes that vitamin D produces a hormone 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, which is believed to inhibit tumour growth.

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Air pollutants associated with bone loss in postmenopausal women

According to a study published in Lancet Journal, higher levels of air pollutants may be directly linked to the risk of bone damage among postmenopausal women. Exposure to nitrogen oxide was found to cause the most damage to bone health.

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Study finds Vitamin D ineffective in treating statin-associated muscle symptoms

Researchers suggest that Vitamin D does not alleviate statin-associated muscle symptoms in patients taking cholesterol lowering medication any better than a placebo, according to findings published in JAMA Cardiology.

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Causal link reported between vitamin D deficiency and mortality risk

A direct causal relationship between low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of death has been reported. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, used Mendelian randomisation to interrogate UK Biobank data.

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Earlier calcium supplementation more effective for reducing osteoporosis risk

People under 35 years old taking calcium supplements show significant improvements in their bone mineral density. This suggests they will have a lower risk of osteoporosis in later life, according to a study published in eLife.

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High levels of chemokine associated with greater risk of osteoporotic hip fractures in men

A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that higher blood levels of chemokine CXCL9 may be linked to a higher risk of osteoeporotic hip fractures in older men.

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Chronic inflammation linked to vitamin D deficiency

Low levels of vitamin D are associated with high levels of inflammation, according to research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The Australian scientists suggest that vitamin D could be used as a biomarker for identifying people at risk of severe inflammatory illnesses.

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Vitamin K2-rich diet may reduce osteoporosis risk

Research published in BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health suggests that eating a vitamin K2-rich diet, which could simply be a daily portion of Jarlsberg cheese, could improve bone health and help to prevent osteoporosis.

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