“Vitamin D deficiency is a global pandemic that has serious health consequences for children and adults. Improvement in the world’s vitamin D status could significantly reduce risk of many chronic illnesses including cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes and many deadly cancers as well as infectious diseases including upper respiratory tract infections, influenza and tuberculosis.” -Michael Holick, MD, PhD
A day to recognize vitamin D deficiency as a world problem
Researchers agree that at least one third of the world is deficient in vitamin D, and some scientists even think a greater percent of people are deficient in vitamin D. But…why are so many people deficient? We get vitamin D from sun exposure, and now more than ever, the world’s population lives an indoor lifestyle, avoiding the sun almost on a daily basis.
Doctors are beginning to discover that vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for many diseases, including heart disease and cancer. They are even discovering that vitamin D deficiency may make some diseases more severe, like respiratory diseases and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and lupus. Also, vitamin D can be an important piece in the treatment of some of those illnesses and diseases, including multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, asthma and many others!
So this November 2nd take the time and learn more about vitamin D deficiency, and share what you know with others. Learn, educate and participate; let’s get the word out!
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