• Lack of Vitamin D Boosts Death Risk

    5 days ago - By Health

    MONDAY, Aug. 11 —Inadequate vitamin D could increase your risk of death by 26 percent, a new study concludes.
    Yet many people are not getting enough vitamin D, which the skin makes naturally when exposed to sunlight. A nationwide survey found that 41 percent of men and 53 percent of women in the United States were not getting enough of this vital nutrient.
    "The importance of vitamin D may be underappreciated," said lead author Dr. Michal Melamed, a clinical fellow at Johns Hopkins University. "There are studies that link low vitamin D levels to the development of heart disease , peripheral...
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