Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency Among Healthy Adolescents – (06-18-04)

Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency Among Healthy Adolescents

The results of this study are a little surprising (24% of kids were deficient), but I can assume that our demonizing of sunlight is much to blame. There have been many studies lately pointing to deficiencies of Vit D in almost every age group. The thing to consider here is that every single cell of the body has a receptors for Vit D even though we may not yet know the full breadth of what this vitamin does. But I can guarantee, even with what little we know, that chronic, widespread deficiencies of Vit D will lead to increased rates of MS, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer.

Arch Pediatric Adolesc Med — Abstracts: Gordon et al. 158 (6): 531 –

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.