A Little More Info...
Posted Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Between the new AAP recommendations for children and a few new studies published in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Achieves of Neurology, there has been much to-do of late over vitamin D. With that in mind, we thought we might share an interesting little post we've found on Natural News from way back on New Year's Day, 2005: Vitamin D myths, facts and statistics. Here is a little sample:

Shocking Vitamin D deficiency statistics:

  • 32% of doctors and med school students are vitamin D deficient.
  • 40% of the U.S. population is vitamin D deficient.
  • 42% of African American women of childbearing age are deficient in vitamin D.
  • 48% of young girls (9-11 years old) are vitamin D deficient.
  • Up to 60% of all hospital patients are vitamin D deficient.
  • 76% of pregnant mothers are severely vitamin D deficient, causing widespread vitamin D deficiencies in their unborn children, which predisposes them to type 1 diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia later in life. 81% of the children born to these mothers were deficient.
  • Up to 80% of nursing home patients are vitamin D deficient.

You can click on the link above to see the whole article, and right here to check out the DSIB's Health Notes on vitamin D.


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