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Vitamin D

When Vitamin D Bottoms Out

Vitamin D has proved to be a crucial nutrient for helping the body defend against cancer and heart disease, fight off the flu, and keep bones strong. But the body’s supply of this often bottoms out in most people, according to researchers at the University of California Irvine (UCI) and the Mayo Clinic. That can lead to serious health consequences.

Eight common diseases linked to vitamin D deficiency

The cure for some of the most common and debilitating health conditions today may be as elemental as simply correcting a nutrient deficiency that plagues millions of Westerners: Vitamin D deficiency. Here are eight common diseases that have been scientifically linked to a chronic lack of vitamin D:

Headlines Scream “Danger”! What’s the Truth about This Week’s Vitamin D Study?

A new study says that taking excessive amounts of vitamin D may cause atrial fibrillation (AF). The research, presented at the annual meeting of American Heart Association, says that people who take too much vitamin D were 2½ times more likely to develop AF.

Overweight and out-of-shape adolescents likely to be vitamin D deficient: Study

Along with obesity, poor physical fitness may also be a significant risk factor for vitamin D deficiency, according to a study conducted by Spanish researchers and published recently in QJM: An International Journal of Medicine.