Category: Michael Holick

To D, or not to D: The drama behind vitamin D supplements

January 19th, 2015 in 2015, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

When asked about how people can stay healthy in the winter months, Dr. John Young has an unexpected answer: vitamin D supplements…

Expert quote:

“Every cell in the body has a vitamin D receptor. Every cell in the body needs it for maximum cellular health.”

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What Kayakers Can Teach Us About Living Well

August 1st, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Some plunge down waterfalls while others fish from their vessels, but kayakers have one thing in common: They all know a thing or two about leading a healthy lifestyle. Bobbing around on a kayak offers a lot more than a relaxing way to spend a sunny afternoon. Here’s what kayakers can teach the rest of us about leading happier, healthier lives…

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Vitamin D Blog: Nutrient or Hormone?

July 31st, 2014 in 2014, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Few people view their vitamin D supplement as hormone replacement therapy, but that’s exactly what it is, experts told MedPage Today

Expert quote:

“By definition, vitamin D is a hormone. The body synthesizes it after sun exposure, and it’s activated by the liver and kidneys. That activated form again acts like a hormone to regulate calcium metabolism.”

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The Health Benefits of Sunshine

June 30th, 2014 in 2014, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

For decades we’ve been warned to lather on sunscreen or pay the health price. The American Academy of Dermatology categorizes the sun’s rays as a carcinogen, saying that no matter how few minutes you spend outside, there is “no scientifically proven safe threshold of sun ex­posure.”…

Expert quote:

“This alarmist motto that you should never be exposed to one ray of sunshine without wearing sunscreen has led to a pandemic of vitamin D deficiency and health problems.”

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Vitamin D Blog: Could Vitamin D Play a Role in BP?

June 26th, 2014 in 2014, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Low levels of vitamin D may play a causal role in the development of hypertension, researchers found…

Expert quote:

“There’s a lot of evidence pointing in the direction that vitamin D plays a role in improving cardiovascular health, including risk of hypertension.”

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Routine vitamin D testing not justified, panel says

June 23rd, 2014 in 2014, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, USA Today 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

More and more people are getting tested for vitamin D deficiency, but the value of the tests remains too murky to make them part of routine medical care, an influential advisory group says…

Expert quote:

“It wouldn’t accomplish anything.”

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6 Surprising Reasons That Sunshine Is Healthy

June 8th, 2014 in 2014, Business Insider, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Contrary to what you’ve heard, the sun isn’t all bad. But if you are spending extended amounts of time outside, don’t forget to use sunscreen…

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Vitamin D: Deficiency Persists Post Kidney Transplant

April 28th, 2014 in 2014, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Kidney transplant patients in a Southern California cohort had high rates of low 25(OH) D levels 4 months after transplant, researchers reported here…

Expert quote:

“The National Kidney Foundation recommends that they should all be receiving 50,000 IUs of vitamin D once every 2 weeks to maintain a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D above 30 ng/mL, and I agree with this completely.”

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How to get that vitamin D in the winter

January 28th, 2014 in 2014, Metro, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

You know vitamin D is important for your health, and you’ve likely read that hardly anyone gets enough of it…

Expert quote:

“Ninety to 95 per cent of the vitamin D in your body comes from sensible sun exposure.”

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Is Vitamin D The ‘Sunshine’ Supplement? Study Finds Healthy People Are ‘Unlikely’ To Benefit

January 24th, 2014 in 2014, International Business Times, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Vitamin D might not be all it’s cracked up to be…

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