There’s so much interest in vitamin D it could use its own blog.

Here’s what I found for the first half of 2008.

Patients with colorectal cancer

  • In patients with colorectal cancer, higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) (25[OH]D) blood levels before their diagnosis were associated with a significant improvement in overall survival.

Heart disease

  • Low 25[OH]D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels are independently associated with death due to all-causes and conditions related to heart disease

Heart attack

  • Low levels of 25(OH)D are associated with higher risk of heart attack even after controlling for factors known to be associated with coronary artery disease.

Tooth decay

  • Pregnant women’s blood levels of vitamin D levels may have an influence on primary teeth and the development of early-childhood tooth decay.

Type 1 diabetes

  • Rates of type 1 diabetes approached zero in regions worldwide with high UVB irradiance, adding new support to the concept of a role of vitamin D in reducing the risk of the disease.

The bottom line?
The details are at each of the links. But when i comve to vitamin D, it appeares that more is better.

7/19/08 20:35 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.