vitamin D

Is The Vitamin D Hype All It’s Made Out to Be? New Bone Fractures Study Provides Some Clues

August 29, 2018
Using data from 23andMe and others, an international team of researchers has identified 15 genetic variants related to an increased risk of bone fractures, and used genomic information on other risk factors to examine their causal role in developing fractures; finding that only bone mineral density and muscle strength are correlated with susceptibility of bone fractures.
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Untangling the Genetics of Hair Color

April 16, 2018
Combing through the data, researchers found hundreds of genes to explain the differences in hair color.
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23andMoo

June 28, 2015
New research suggests that it took a long time before Europeans could actually benefit from consuming milk. Looking at DNA samples from the remains for more than 100 individuals who lived in Eurasia from 3,000 to 5,000 years ago, researchers in Norway found that it took a surprisingly long time before Europeans could tolerate milk.
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No, I’m Not Irish

January 27, 2015
So where did that red hair come from? by Kasia Bryc, 23andMe Population Geneticist Most people who see my unruly wild red hair often assume I must be Irish. I’m...
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What Patients Say Works For Allergies

October 09, 2013
For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether If you have allergies, you’ve probably tried many approaches to easing the sneezing,...
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Taking Vitamin D Supplements In Childhood May Prevent Multiple Sclerosis Later

February 05, 2009
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common inflammatory disease that leads to the destruction of the insulating coating that surrounds nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Without this insulation, the...
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