hat was the headline on this MSNBC news article.
The rest of the article seemed to try to deflate the seriousness of the title, but it does discuss the links between vitamin D deficiency, heart disease and many types of cancer.
“The study’s lead author, Dr. Harald Dobnig of the Medical University of Graz in Austria, said the results don’t prove that low levels of vitamin D are harmful “but the evidence is just becoming overwhelming at this point.”
Scientists used to think that the only role of vitamin D was to prevent rickets and strengthen bones, Dobnig said.
“Now we are beginning to realize that there is much more into it,” he said.”
There IS much more to it. Vitamin D deficiency may also be linked to autism, osteoporosis, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, depression, diabetes, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and mental illness.
Please visit the Vitamin D Council website to learn more about how vitamin D relates specifically to the above mentioned diseases/disorders, and how to get the vitamin D you and your family need for optimal health.