Vitamin D may not protect against COVID-19, as previously suggested

Published: 4 June 2021

While previous research early in the pandemic suggested that vitamin D cuts the risk of contracting COVID-19, a new study from McGill University finds there is no genetic evidence that the vitamin...

Calcium supplements linked to longer lifespans in women

Published: 22 May 2013

Taking a calcium supplement of up to 1,000 mg per day can help women live longer, according to a study whose lead author was Lisa Langsetmo, a Ph.D. Research Associate at McGill University, and...

Association between low vitamin D and MS

Published: 25 August 2015

Low levels of vitamin D significantly increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study led by Dr. Brent Richards of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General...

Newly discovered effects of vitamin D on cancer

Published: 22 November 2012

A team of researchers at McGill University have discovered a molecular basis for the potential cancer preventive effects of vitamin D. The team, led by McGill professors John White and David...

The right amount of vitamin D for babies

Published: 30 April 2013

Vitamin D is crucial to the growth of healthy bones. It is especially important that babies get enough of it during the first twelve months of their lives when their bones are growing rapidly. This...

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