Tuesday, July 20, 2010

In the News: Vitamin D Expert Says More Than Half The World's Population Gets Insufficient Vitamin D




Click here and check out this eye opening article in Medical News Today summarizing comments by Anthony Norman, a distinguished professor emeritus of biochemistry and biomedical sciences and an international expert on vitamin D. Apparently, getting enough vitamin D is becoming somewhat of a concern these days, especially as more and more people avoid exposure to sunlight in fear of increasing their skin cancer risk. A lot of research is surfacing about the benefits of this vitamin, and questions the best ways to obtain enough daily. It will be interesting to see if guidelines will change anytime in the near future!

3 comments:

Nick and Mariana Vona July 23, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

Hey Marie,
If I am lactose intolerant and I am allergic to sun how other than taking a vitamin suplement will help me to get my daily intake???
Cheers,
Mariana

Marie July 28, 2010 at 1:50 PM  

A supplement would probably be a great idea (most calcium pills come with added Vitamin D) since Vitamin D is not widely available in food sources. Some cereals, energy bars are fortified with Vitamin D, as are some soymilks, ricemilks and almond milks.

Nick and Mariana Vona July 28, 2010 at 11:26 PM  

Actually the soy milk I drink from Trader Joe's has vitamin D and calcium included on it. I'll try looking for some pills at the drugstore.
Thanks =)!!!

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