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Is vitamin D a miracle nutrient?

Posted Dec 22 2010 10:47pm

It would be a bit dramatic to label vitamin D a miracle vitamin. Far from it.  But there is growing evidence that the “sunshine vitamin” can not only help your bones, but can help maintain overall good health.

Webmd.com has an instructive slide show that explores vitamin D from just about every angle. Lack of this vitamin may play a role in asthma, cancer, depression, heart disease and diabetes.  The slide show will take a look at who is at risk for vitamin D deficiency and how much of this vitamin is “too much.”

Learn that fatty fish is a good source for vitamin D and read about the 25 hydroxyvitamin D blood test.  Remember that if you want to get your vitamin D from the sun, take proper precautions to guard against skin cancer.

After viewing this slide show, you might to want to quiz your doctor about your vitamin D level.


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