What is the Influence of Vitamin D Supplementation by Sunlight on Exercise Performance in Military Recruits?

Research Paper Title Influence of Vitamin D Supplementation by Sunlight or Oral D3 on Exercise Performance. Background To determine the relationship between vitamin D status and exercise performance in a large, prospective cohort study of young men and women across seasons (Study-1). Then, in a randomised, placebo-controlled trial, to investigate the effects on exercise performance… Read More

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Linking Vitamin D Levels & Deficiency with Different Occupations

Research Paper Title Vitamin D levels and deficiency with different occupations: a systematic review. Background Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent worldwide, but some groups are at greater risk. The researchers aimed to evaluate vitamin D levels in different occupations and identify groups vulnerable to vitamin D deficiency. Methods An electronic search conducted in Medline, Embase,… Read More

What are the Effects of Deployment on Diet Quality & Nutritional Status of US Army SOF Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Effects of deployment on diet quality and nutritional status markers of elite U.S. Army special operations forces soldiers. Background Special Operations Forces (SOF) Soldiers deploy frequently and require high levels of physical and cognitive performance. Nutritional status is linked to cognitive and physical performance. Studies evaluating dietary intake and nutritional status in… Read More

Is There a Relationship between Cumulative Lifetime UV Radiation Exposure, BMD, Falls Risk & Fractures in Older Adults?

Research Paper Title The relationship between cumulative lifetime ultraviolet radiation exposure, bone mineral density, falls risk and fractures in older adults. Background Data linking cumulative lifetime vitamin D status with skeletal outcomes are lacking. The researchers show that increasing cumulative sun exposure was associated with higher bone mineral density in younger males and protective against… Read More

Can Vitamin D Prevent Cold & Flu?

“PRONE to sniffles? Some vitamin D might help. More than 3 million people in the UK would avoid having colds and flu every year if they took vitamin D supplements. That’s according to an analysis of data from nearly 11,000 people. The analysis used data from 25 clinical trials and found that vitamin D supplements can cut the proportion… Read More

Is there a Link between Symptom Severity in Schizophrenia & Low Vitamin D Levels?

Research Paper Title The Relationship between Symptom Severity and Low Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Schizophrenia. Background In recent years, the relationship between schizophrenia and environmental factors has come into prominence. This study investigated the relationship between vitamin D levels and the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia by comparing vitamin D levels between… Read More

Young & Old: Vitamin D, Resistance Training & Skeletal Muscle

Research Paper Title Does vitamin-D Intake during Resistance Training Improve the Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophic and Strength Response in Young and Elderly Men? – A Randomised Controlled Trial. Introduction Recent studies have shown that vitamin-D intake can improve skeletal muscle function and strength in frail vitamin-D insufficient individuals. The researchers investigated whether vitamin-D intake can improve… Read More