Systematic Review Shows Close To 40 Percent Of The World Has Low Levels of Vitamin D
We know that in the absence of vitamin D from sunlight, disease increases more than 1000 percent. New data from a systematic review of almost 200 population-based studies shows that more than a third of populations worldwide suffer from low levels of vitamin D.
New data from a systematic review of almost 200 population-based studies shows that more than a third of populations worldwide may suffer from low levels of vitamin D.
The study of blood levels of 1,200 healthy women found that women whose serum vitamin D level was low during the three-month period just before diagnosis had approximately three times the risk of breast cancer as women in the highest vitamin D group. The study is currently published online in the journal Cancer Causes and Control.
10 REASONS YOU NEED VITAMIN D ALL YEAR ROUND
1. Improves Muscle FunctionIf you have chronic pain you may want to reassess your vitamin D levels.
Researchers at McGill University have discovered a molecular basis for the cancer preventive effects of vitamin D, whereby its active form essentially shuts down cancer cells.
7. Direct Link Between Low Levels of Vitamin D and Mortality
Low levels of vitamin D and high levels of parathyroid hormone are associated with increased mortality according to a study in The Endocrine Society’sJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM). The study also indicates that the potential impact of remediating low vitamin D levels is greater in African Americans than Caucasians because vitamin D insufficiency is more common in African Americans.
8. Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk
The highest average intakes of the sunshine vitamin were associated with a 77% decrease in the risk of Alzheimer’s, report researchers in the The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Science.
9. Affects Hundreds of Genes in Disease Preventing Potential
Vitamin D has a significant effect on at least 229 genes some of which have been associated with Crohn’s disease and type 1 diabetes, according to UK and Canadian researchers.
10. Reduces Risk of Osteoporosis
If you are a woman, you need to pay special attention to your vitamin D status to protect your bones. Using state-of-the-art technology, researchers from the University Medical Center Hamburg in Germany, and the University of California, Berkeley found that vitamin D deficiency was associated with less mineralization on the surface of the bone, as well as structural characteristics of older and more brittle bone.