Vitamin D

How you can Stay Well after the Biggest Football Game/Party of the Year

At 5:30 pm on Sunday, February 5, 2017, more than 112 million casual and serious football fans – on 72 percent of all of the U.S. televisions sets – will be glued to the big screen awaiting the kickoff for the 51st Super Bowl. This event has become an excuse for fans to spout arcane NFL statistics, place friendly wagers, eat and drink vast quantities and get together with a few dozen friends for the annual Super Bowl party. Unfortunately for some of these fans, medical research has shown that the Super Bowl party might be hazardous to their health. For several years, epidemiologists have noted the obvious. When a few dozen people get together for a party in the middle of winter, especially if their favorite/home team is playing in the Super Bowl, many of them will catch a cold or flu from other attendees. Others (who have

How Vitamin D Reduces the Risk of Asthma

Asthma is a serious health problem in the United States and in other developed countries around the world.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal agency charged with tracking incidence of disease, about 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children in the U.S. are living with asthma - a respiratory condition caused by inflammation and obstruction of the airways. While the causes of asthma remain unclear and no cure for this disease has been found, its symptoms - such as wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest pain and tightness - can be triggered by exposure to allergens and irritants. These include grass or weed pollen, molds, dust mites, pollutions, smoke and other elements found in the air of urban environments. There are medications which can help manage symptoms of these asthma attacks, but a new study suggests that a well-known and easily available vitamin may reduce the risks of

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