Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Only 6% of US and Supplements Unnecessary, Study Says

Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Only 6% of US and Supplements Unnecessary, Study Says
Misinterpretations of blood tests for vitamin D often lead patients to wrongfully think they have vitamin D deficiency, leading them to take vitamin supplements unnecessarily, according to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The perspective article, “Vitamin D Deficiency — Is There Really a Pandemic?,” shows that, contrary to what some think,

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  1. Lawrence Glickman says:

    The war on supplements continues with more misleading publications filled with arbitrary standards used to advance an agenda. Vitamin D has two functions and is actually closer to a hormone that a vitamin. It is essential for calcium absorption but is also a major regulator of cell growth/death cycles. Early man woke up at dawn and went hunting for the day without sunscreen. He absorbed from the sun many thousands of milligrams of Vitamin D daily. Modern man sits in an office or factory and wears sunscreen when outside preventing vitamin D from sunshine. The number 600-800 offered here is hardly sufficient for calcium absorption. The following is only one of many studies on Vitamin D and cancer. . Vitamin D can correct cancer cells – “It can adjust almost everything in the cancer cell, switch genes on and off, reduce cancer cell division and it can calm the cells so they settle rather than spread. It seems vitamin D can return cancer cells to a normal and healthy state”. (Journal of Cell Biology, Nov 17, 2008: 183 (4): 697-710.) Each patient should err on the high side of Vitamin D3 and supplements are a good way to access this protection.

    • Tim Bossie says:

      Thank you for the thought provoking comment Lawrence. Please note that this is just one study and its findings. It is not definite in any conclusions.

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