While the skeletal effects of nutrient deficiency are well-known, it’s important to consider how deficiency impacts the endocrine system — especially in older patients.
Vitamin D Supplementation: More Pearls for Practicing Clinicians
Three clinical scenarios illustrate the detrimental effects of vitamin D deficiency and how clinicians can advise patients on the best way to attain and maintain adequate levels.
Vitamin D Supplementation: Pearls for Practicing Clinicians
Guidance for counseling patients on the use of one of the most common daily supplements taken in the US discuss some of the benefits of vitamin D supplementation.
Vitamin D3 Supplementation Fails to Significantly Lower Diabetes Risk in Patients with Pre-diabetes
Supplementing with vitamin D3 has no significant clinical impact on diabetes prevention, according to a randomized clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Kidney Stones: Water, Calcium and the DASH Diet
It can’t be emphasized enough for patients prone to nephrolithiasis: Drink up! (Water that is.) Here’s what else doctors can do to help.