Tuesday, August 21, 2007


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Friday, August 17, 2007


Article by Jean Carper:

First the news wa that too little vitamin D makes you more prone to cancer and fragile bones. Now researchers say people with low blood levels of vitamin D are more apt to have cardiovascular problems.
In an analysis of more than 15,000 Americans those with low blood vitamin D were 30% more likely to have high blood pressure, 47% more apt to have high triglycerides, 98 % more likely to be diabetic, and 129% more apt to be obese. Researchers noted that low level vitamin D also may be a culprit in fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Where to get D:
Foods high in D are oily fish (like salmon), egg yokes and liver. Vitamin D are safe up to a daily dose of 10,000 IU, experts say.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


If you're taking an SSRI antidepressant (such as Prozac or Zoloft) ask your doctor about getting a bone density test. A study recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that older women who took SSRI's for about five years lost more bone density in their hips than those who used another type of antidepressant or nothing at all. SSRI's may interfere with the cells that break down and rebuild bone. Several other studies have also confirmed the link between antidepressants and osteoporosis. - by Barbara Brody