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Friday, March 19, 2010

Vitamin D

The Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, which your bones require to grow. A lack of vitamin D can guide to bone diseases such as osteoporosis or rickets. Vitamin D also has a role in your nerve, muscle, and immune systems.

You can get vitamin D in three conducts: through your skin, from your diet, and from supplements. Your body forms Vitamin D naturally after exposure to sunlight. However, too much sun exposure can lead to skin aging and skin cancer. So many people try to get their vitamin D from other sources.

The Vitamin D-rich foods include egg yolks, saltwater fish, and liver. Some other foods, like milk and cereal, often have added vitamin D. You can also take vitamin D supplements. Check with your health care provider to see how much you should take. People who might need extra vitamin D include

Ø  Seniors
Ø  Breastfed infants
Ø  People with dark skin
Ø  People with certain conditions, such as liver diseases, cystic fibrosis and Crohn’s disease
Ø  People who are obese or have had gastric bypass surgery


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