SALT LAKE CITY
Jan. 22, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- A new study by
USANA Health Sciences, Inc.
(NYSE: USNA), in conjunction with
The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
(TOSH), suggests that inflammation may cause a decrease in the body's vitamin D levels. The study examined levels of vitamin D in twelve adult males between the ages of 18 and 45 recovering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery.
"This research brings an awareness to managing inflammation in patients in order to protect them against vitamin D decreases," says Dr.
, Clinical Researcher at TOSH. "Preserving or maintaining a healthy vitamin D level is essential to the function of a variety of physiological systems. We plan to further investigate the influence of vitamin D supplements on vitamin D levels during inflammation."
Research for this study, which was published in
Cytokine, The Official Journal of the International Cytokine Society
, was funded in part by USANA Health Sciences, Inc. in
Salt Lake City
, a leading international manufacturer of top-quality nutritional products.
"We have a close partnership with TOSH in the scientific studies we conduct on our products. It was a privilege to be part of this valuable research," says Dr.
, USANA's executive director of scientific and clinical affairs. "The results of this study are significant in determining optimum vitamin D levels during periods of inflammation."
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Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care, energy, and weight-management products in their
Salt Lake City, Utah
. USANA's products, tested by NSF International and used by more than
600 professional athletes
, are developed by the company's award-winning team of scientists and sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates in 18 international markets. Named one of
magazine's "Best Places to Work" for four consecutive years, USANA has received more than 100 state, national and international accolades, including Utah Best of State, Stevie Awards, Australian Business Awards,
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