…..This past year has seen the discovery of vitamin D deficiency in a large portion of our population. In my office, we never measured the value before but now I speak about low vitamin D many times a day. Today you will be given some basic points, and over the next few blogs you will have a good understanding of the situation.
- Vitamin D is important to maintain bone health.
- Some studies have reported that being low on vitamin D can be related to heart problems, cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune disease. However, few true clinical trials have been taken.
- Too much vitamin D should be avoided because of possible harm and lack of beneficial evidence.
- The best measurement for the deficiency is the value of 25(OH)D in the blood. The supplementation of the vitamin should be given to reach a target 25(OH)D value.
…..This is a start of your vitamin D education!