Why the New York Times Got It Wrong about Vitamin D ...

May 01, 2017 · The vitamin D cancer and CVD studies cited by Kolata do not prove that supplementation of this “vitamin” is a waste. First, vitamin D is not a “vitamin,” it’s a hormone. Vitamins are vital (thus the prefix, vita) nutrients that come from food or other external methods like dietary supplements not made by ……

Jane Brody on Vitamin D - The New York Times

Mar 12, 2012 · Vitamin D is a fat-soluble essential nutrient that naturally enters the body primarily through the skin, where ultraviolet B radiation in sunlight stimulates production of previtamin D. This, in turn, is converted to the biologically active form, vitamin D hormone, in the kidneys.…

As the New York Times attacks vitamin D, whooping cough ...

The link between whooping cough and vitamin D deficiency. This is where it gets really interesting. Rigorous research has confirmed a link between low vitamin D levels and increased risk of respiratory infections, which are infections of the parts of the body involved in breathing, including the sinuses, throat, airway and lungs.…