Wednesday, February 1, 2012

About Nutrition: Vitamin D In the Winter

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From Shereen Jegtvig, your Guide to Nutrition
Do you take vitamin D supplements? It's a good idea to take vitamin D this time of the year if you live in the northern latitudes. This week I'll talk about vitamin D.

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Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Risk
Today I read a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology in which the authors looked at vitamin D deficiency, supplementation and cardiovascular disease risk factors like high blood pressure and diabetes. Read more
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What is Vitamin D?
itamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. It's not found in many foods unless they have been fortified. Normally, your body makes vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Read more
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Vitamin D Deficiency
A vitamin D deficiency can result in weak, brittle bones. Children who don't get enough vitamin D may have rickets, and adults with vitamin D deficiency are at a greater risk for osteoporosis. Read more

How Much Sun Exposure Do I Need for Vitamin D?
A reader asks, "How much time in the sun do I need to get enough vitamin D? Can I get enough vitamin D from my diet or do I need to take supplements?" Read my answer
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