Low vitamin D levels in blacks could contribute to higher rates of cancer, other diseases, researcher says28
Posted Jun 10 2009 6:44pm
May 2009 20:55
Low vitamin D levels in blacks could contribute to health gaps between white and black U.S. residents, Michael Holick, a professor at Boston University and a vitamin D researcher, said recently, the GNS/Chicago Sun-Times reports.
According to Holick, blacks have lower levels of vitamin D than whites in part because the higher amount of pigment in their skin makes it harder for their body to absorb the nutrient, which is produced in response to sun exposure. Read the rest of the article...