Tag: vitamin d

1. After 3 years of weekly vitamin D supplementation, the proportion of children who tested positive on interferon-gamma release assays was similar to that of the placebo group 2. No between-group differences were detected in the incidences of tuberculosis disease or acute respiratory infection during this period. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study...
1. After 3 years of weekly vitamin D supplementation, the proportion of children who tested positive on interferon-gamma release assays was similar to that of the placebo group 2. No between-group differences were detected in the incidences of tuberculosis disease or acute respiratory infection during this period. Evidence Rating Level: 1...
1. This 6-year follow up of the Vitamin D Antenatal Asthma Reduction Trial found no significant difference in the incidence of asthma or recurrent wheeze between children whose mothers received daily vitamin D versus placebo. This result contrasts with the between-group difference detected at early time points in the...
1. Healthy adult patients randomized to receive marine n-3 fatty acids (omega-3) experienced similar rates of adverse cardiovascular events as those receiving a placebo after 5 years of treatment. 2. Risk of death from any cause was similar for patients in the omega-3 and placebo groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)       Study...
1. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation does not result in lower incidence of all-type cancer in post-menopausal women. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: With the annual number of new cancer diagnoses and cost of cancer care expected to continue rising over the next decade, cancer prevention is understandably a...
1. This study found no difference in reported pain levels among patients with knee osteoarthritis who took wither placebo or 50,000 IU of vitamin D3 per week for 24 months. 2. This study found no difference in tibial cartilage thickness among patients with knee osteoarthritis who took wither placebo or...
1. Increased supplementation of vitamin D during the third trimester of pregnancy is not associated with the risk of persistent wheeze in offspring. 2. Increased supplementation of vitamin D was safe during pregnancy and was associated with a lower number of episodes of troubling lung symptoms in children. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. Among children at high-risk for developing asthma, this randomized control study found that additional maternal vitamin D supplementation in the prenatal period did not significantly decrease the incidence of asthma and recurrent wheezing. 2. Vitamin D levels were increased in the additionally-supplemented pregnant women, and the incidence of early...
  1. Daily consumption of neither vitamin D3 nor calcium, alone or in combination, reduced the risk of recurrent colorectal adenomas. 2. The study draws strengths from its large number of participants, high adherence, low exogenous vitamin intake but is limited due to selecting a lower dose than the current...
Ezetimibe Added to Statin Therapy after Acute Coronary Syndromes HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) lower LDL cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. Ezetimibe is a non-statin lipid lowering medication that reduces the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines and can further decrease LDL cholesterol levels when added...