Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes

The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Other recent studies have shown a clear relationship between vitamin D and glycemic control, suggesting that vitamin D increases insulin sensitivity and improves pancreatic beta-cell function. In this cross-sectional study involving 680 Brazilian women aged 35 to 74 years, the goal was to evaluate the possible association between vitamin D deficiency and increased glycemia.

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Vitamina D em alta no organismo está associada à longevidade

 

 

 

 

 

 

Para uma longevidade saudável, buscamos uma baixa frequência de mutações dentro do genoma de nossas células, como mudanças nas sequências do ácido nucleico e mudanças nos cromossomas (DNA). A isto, chamamos de estabilidade genômica ou longevidade. A vitamina Djá mostrou proteger as proteínas e membranas celulares contra o estresse oxidativo, e recentemente um estudo a associou à biologia dos glóbulos brancos – parte do sistema imune do organismo – e à estabilidade genômica.

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FYI: Vitamin B6 Might Make You Happier, Smarter, and Less Prone to Brain Fog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite the variety of pivotal roles vitamin B6 plays in our bodies, it feels like it’s been unfairly neglected in the realm of supplements and wellness—especially in comparison to its B vitamins sisters biotin and B12. After all, the benefits of vitamin D, fish oil, and even trendier supplemental fares like adaptogens and CBD are touted to the world’s end and back, but vitamin B6? Crickets comparably. However, after getting hints here and there from nutritionists and other health experts we’ve talked to, we’re beginning to understand just how important sufficient B6 intake is, and all the different benefits and roles it plays in the healthy maintenance of our bodies.

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Vitamin D Is More Effective Than Flu Vaccine, Study Says

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Mounting research suggests vitamin D deficiency may actually be a major cause of influenza. People with the lowest vitamin D levels report having significantly more colds or cases of the flu
  • Scientific review confirms vitamin D optimization boosts immunity and cuts rates of cold and flu. Among people vitamin D blood levels below 10 ng/mL, taking a supplement cut risk of respiratory infection by 50 percent
  • To prevent influenza in one person, 40 people must receive the flu vaccine whereas one case of the flu can be prevented for every 33 people taking vitamin D. If you’re severely vitamin D deficient, vitamin D supplementation is 10 times more effective than the flu vaccine

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The Foods That Make You Happy Are The Ones That Are Both Nutritious & Delicious, Study Says

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re anything like me, then you’ve probably fallen into the rut of just grabbing whatever’s quick and easy to munch on when you feel hungry, without paying much attention to the nutritional value. But when you’re not eating enough vitamins or getting the nutrients your body needs, new research suggests it can take a serious toll on your mental well-being. See, the foods that make you happy aren’t just the ones that make your mouth water; according to a new study, they’re the ones packed with the good stuff your body really needs, like vitamin D, protein, etc. Of course, there’s room for all of these things in a balanced diet, but it’s worth knowing which foods your body’s truly craving to support your emotional well-being.

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