Cholesterol in children
High vitamin D levels are linked to lower cholesterol in children.
The researchers found that the link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels was independent of body adiposity, dietary factors, physical activity, parental education, and day length prior to blood sampling.
Moreover, hereditary factors that have previously been linked to serum vitamin D levels did not modify the observed association.
More research is needed to uncover the reasons behind the inverse association of serum vitamin D with plasma lipid levels.
The new findings provide support for the importance of following recommendations for vitamin D intake.
Cut Breast Cancer
You may want to start consuming vitamin D-rich diet to cut your breast cancer risk.
Higher levels of vitamin D were associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer.
The scientists involved 1,713 participants to examine the association between risk of female breast cancer and a broad range of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations, which was chosen as the marker because it is the main form of vitamin D in blood.
Gain Muscles on Girls
Girls with high level of vitamin D have stronger muscles.
Girls with low vitamin D have a 70 percent increased risk of being among the lowest 10 percent in a test for muscle strength.
Girls were stronger if their Vitamin D level was more than 50 nmol/L. The most surprising finding was that this difference was only evident in girls and not in boys.
Avoid larger waistlines
Larger waistlines are associated with higher risk of vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D levels are lower in individuals with higher levels of belly fat, particularly the overweight with larger waistlines should have their vitamin D levels checked, to avoid any potentially health-damaging effects.
Say No to Malnourished foods
Vitamin D helps improve the overall health among malnourished children.
High dose of vitamin D supplements improves weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children.
Vitamin D – the ‘sunshine vitamin’ – is well known for its beneficial effects on bone and muscle health. It could also protect against colds and flu.
Bet to Fight Diabetes
Lack of Vitamin D is putting you at greater risk of diabetes.
Vitamin D levels in blood were measured along with fasting plasma glucose and oral glucose tolerance.
Over the course of time, there were 47 new cases of diabetes and 337 new cases of pre-diabetes, in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be categorized as type 2 diabetes.
Low Bowel Synrome
Taking Vitamin D supplements could reduce the painful Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Vitamin D supplements on IBS symptoms may help to ease symptoms which can include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation.
Vitamin D was shown to have the most benefit on quality of life in IBS.