There are several large clinical trials currently underway in the U.S., Europe and Australia looking at the health benefits and risks of higher doses of vitamin D. The first set of results should be out by late 2017 or early 2018.
Low Dose Effects: Scientific evidence now shows that some chemicals, especially endocrine disrupting compounds, can exert negative effects at extremely low levels of exposure - sometimes with more serious or different effects than at higher doses. www.breastcancerfund.org
High Dose Statins May Led To Kidney Failure | Specifically, those participants who took higher doses of statins were 34 percent more likely to be hospitalized for acute kidney injury during the first 120 days of treatment, compared to their counterparts who were taking lower doses. This risk remained elevated two years after starting treatment. The findings appeared online March 19 in the journal BMJ.
Older women taking statins face higher risk of diabetes: Older women taking cholesterol-lowering statins face a significantly increased risk of developing diabetes
Statins, a class of drugs that lower cholesterol in the blood, are prescribed to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes. “What’s most concerning was that we found a ‘dose effect’ where the risk of diabetes increased as the dosage of statins increased,” Dr Jones said.“Over the 10 years of the study most of the women progressed to higher doses of statins.“GPs and their elderly female patients should be aware of the risks.“Those elderly women taking…