Welcome to the Vitamin D Council website

This website is for anyone interested in vitamin D news and research. Many come here to find more information on deficiency, toxicity, health conditions related to vitamin D, and supplementation.

Vitamin D news

  • 28 Jan 2013
  • UK Cancer group supports increased vitamin D through sensible sun exposure
  • The Vitamin D Society wishes to make Canadians aware of a new innovative Vitamin D and Skin Cancer Prevention program developed by Cancer Research UK.
  • 25 Jan 2013
  • Low vitamin D linked to sepsis, mortality
  • Research reported at the Society of Critical Care Medicine meeting found that people who are vitamin D deficient have an increased risk of developing sepsis – a severe blood infection – and an increased risk of death if they develop sepsis.
  • 24 Jan 2013
  • Vitamin D as possible breast cancer treatment
  • A study published this last week in the Journal of Cell Biology reports that researchers have uncovered a molecular pathway that contributes to triple-negative breast cancer, a deadly and treatment resistant form of cancer that often occurs in young women.
  • 23 Jan 2013
  • Vitamin D level predicts mortality following surgery
  • Research presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine meeting reports that vitamin D deficiency before coronary artery bypass graft surgery predicts risk of mortality after 3 months.
  • 16 Jan 2013
  • Treatment of D deficiency: Oral supplement or vitamin D3 injection?
  • Researchers recently conducted a randomized controlled trial assessing the effectiveness and practicality of oral vitamin D supplements compared to intramuscular vitamin D supplement injections in the treatment of vitamin D deficiency.

Members' blog

  • 28 Jan 2013
  • Is lack of sun exposure linked to cognitive decline?
  • Researchers out of the University of Alabama Birmingham recently report that lack of sun exposure may lead to cognitive decline over time.
  • 27 Jan 2013
  • Vitamin D improves recovery time after injury
  • After injury, rats treated with large vitamin D doses had increased cellular turnover resulting in faster recovery compared to the placebo group.
  • 26 Jan 2013
  • Vitamin D blood test: Past and present debates, difficulties, and developments
  • Recently Drs William Fraser and Anna Milan of the University of East Anglia in England wrote about the different methods used to measure vitamin D.
  • 25 Jan 2013
  • Low vitamin D in children linked to eczema severity
  • Atopic dermatitis or eczema is an allergic, inflammatory, chronic, non-contagious and very itchy skin disorder. In the last several decades, eczema has become dramatically more common, especially among children.
  • 24 Jan 2013
  • Does vitamin D affect my medication or does my medication affect my vitamin D?
  • More and more, the question arises: does vitamin D affect my medication or does my medication affect my vitamin D? Researchers recently conducted a thorough review of the world's literature on drug-vitamin D interactions.