GrassrootsHealth Receives Humanitarian Award from the American College of Nutrition Award recognizes dedication to moving public health messages regarding vitamin D from research into practice. SAN DIEGO, CA (Nov. 29, 2016) – The American College of Nutrition honored non-profit, GrassrootsHealth, with their Humanitarian Award at their 57th annual conference held in San Diego November 9 – […]

Insufficient Sun Exposure Called Emerging Public Health Problem by World-Renowned Researchers Public health advice to avoid sun exposure may be contributing to more than 300,000 deaths annually; Researchers from Medical University of South Carolina, Boston University, University of New Mexico and Leiden University (Netherlands) call for U.S. public health officials to encourage moderate non-burning UV exposure […]

Children may be at risk for developmental delays, compromised immune system, and future disease Encinitas, CA (August 31, 2016)   In support of National Breastfeeding Month, GrassrootsHealth announces that daily supplementation of 6400 IU vitamin D is safe for lactating mother and baby and allows enough vitamin D to pass through breast milk to provide the […]

Improvements to birth outcomes have the potential to save the state $35MM in health care costs a year through Vitamin D testing, monitoring and supplementation Encinitas, CA (June 20, 2016)  GrassrootsHealth, an international nonprofit public health promotion organization, will launch its Protect Our Children NOW! vitamin D demonstration project in the Missoula area at the Western […]

Research shows increases in sun exposure correlates with positive health outcomes San Diego, CA (May 5, 2016)  In an effort to increase public awareness of the importance of sunshine to human health, today GrassrootsHealth, a public health promotion and research organization, declared May as “National Sunshine Month.” With the transition from an agrarian to a […]

Vitamin D Society urges re-examination of sun safety guidelines TORONTO, Ont. (April 27, 2016) – Swedish women who avoid sunshine shorten their lifespans by the same amount as smoking.  This latest research was just published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Like the Swedes, Canadians need to balance the benefits of sun exposure with the […]

GrassrootsHealth study underscores the importance of vitamin D levels of at least 40 ng/ml for cancer prevention. ENCINITAS, CA (April 06, 2016)  In a study published online today in the journal, PLOS ONE, GrassrootsHealth found an inverse association between vitamin D serum levels and all non-skin cancer incidence. The analysis included pooled data from two study […]

Bio-Tech donated 500 bottles of vitamin D supplements to GrassrootsHealth’s Protect our Children NOW! translational research project – putting clinical research about vitamin D into practice for healthy pregnancies. FAYETTEVILLE, AR (February 22, 2016)  Bio-Tech™ Pharmacal, Inc. donated 500 bottles of 250 count 5,000 IU vitamin D supplements to the Protect our Children NOW! project which […]

GrassrootsHealth published data from its D*action public action study showing greater than 50% lower incidence rate of type 2 diabetes in the GrassrootsHealth cohort with substantially higher vitamin D levels than a cohort representing national averages. ENCINITAS, CA (February 08, 2016) – GrassrootsHealth published data from its D*action public action study showing greater than 50% […]

GrassrootsHealth and the Medical University of South Carolina co-authored a research paper, published on November 10, which finds that women with vitamin D levels of 40-60 ng/ml have a 46% lower preterm birth rate than the general population. Simple changes to standard of care could help prevent 225,000 preterm births a year, one medical center […]