Tag: the sunshine vitamin

Extra Vitamin D No Help in Preventing Seniors’ Falls

If it’s important to get enough vitamin D, is getting more even better? Probably not, experts are now cautioning. Hopes that extra doses of the “sunshine vitamin” might benefit a wide range of health conditions have been eclipsed by recent research.

Now a surprising new study reports that high doses of

The Lowdown on Vitamin D

In the 1940s, vitamin D became synonymous with bone health, when it was discovered that fortifying milk with the vitamin greatly reduced the incidence of bone-deforming rickets in children. While it’s true that vitamin D, along with calcium, is critical for building bone and maintaining bone density, a growing body

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Are You Deficient in Vitamin D? Get Tested to Find Out

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D, the “sunshine” vitamin, has always been cloudy. Currently, the RDA is 800 IU (international units) per day for adults age 70 and older and 600 IU for anyone younger.

Many women have trouble getting the current RDA amounts. “An estimated 40 to 75

Ask the Doctors: Why Vitamin D Is Important

Q. I know vitamin D is important for my bone and joint health. But, how much vitamin D do I really need each day?
A. Vitamin D—also known as the “sunshine vitamin”—has been shown to be just as important as calcium for bone health. And now research has shown that vitamin

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