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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Shocking Vitamin D deficiency statistics

  • 32% of doctors and med school students are vitamin D deficient. 40% of the U.S. population is vitamin D deficient.
  • 42% of African American women of childbearing age are deficient in vitamin D.
  • 48% of young girls (9-11 years old) are vitamin D deficient.
  • Up to 60% of all hospital patients are vitamin D deficient.
  • 76% of pregnant mothers are severely vitamin D deficient, causing widespread vitamin D deficiencies in their unborn children, which predisposes them to type 1 diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia later in life. 81% of the children born to these mothers were deficient.
  • Up to 80% of nursing home patients are vitamin D deficient.
I have been going on about this business for years and it is pleasing to see that others are catching on - at last!

So, what does this mean?
Well, when you get your own vitamin D results back from a blood test, the odds are that the Dr interpreting them will be unaware of its significance for your health. So, next time you go to the Dr ask for a blood test for your Vitamin D levels [25 OH(D) levels]. If the results are less than 50, you have some work to do because 120+ is optimum and so far nobody I have had do the test has come anywhere near that! I am very happy to help you with interpreting your vitamin D results and with helping you devise a plan to safely boost those levels if needed.
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