Vitamin D improves weight gain and brain development in malnourished children

High dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a new study.

Source: Vitamin D improves weight gain and brain development in malnourished children — ScienceDaily

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Vitamin B12 breakthrough for more complete Vegetarian and Vegan diets

Scientists have made a significant discovery about how the vitamin content of some plants can be improved to make vegetarian and vegan diets more complete. Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is an essential dietary component but vegetarians are more prone to B12 deficiency as plants neither make nor require this nutrient. But now a team, led by Professor Martin Warren, has proved that common garden cress can take up cobalamin.

Source: Vitamin B12 breakthrough for more complete Vegetarian and Vegan diets — ScienceDaily

Vitamin D deficiency linked to greater risk of diabetes

An epidemiological study suggests that persons deficient in vitamin D may be at much greater risk of developing diabetes.

Source: Vitamin D deficiency linked to greater risk of diabetes — ScienceDaily

Vitamin D3 could help heal or prevent cardiovascular damage

A new study shows that Vitamin D3 could help restore damage to the cardiovascular system caused by diseases like hypertension and diabetes.

Source: Vitamin D3 could help heal or prevent cardiovascular damage — ScienceDaily