Medical experts say there’s a growing health problem in the
Researchers say that about 66 percent of Americans lack vitamin D. And since the earth is tilted away from its orbit around the sun during this time of year, people don’t get enough vitamin D from the sun to absorb calcium needed for strong bones and general wellness. The lack of vitamin D has been linked to colon, breast and ovarian cancers.
"It’s a growing epidemic,” says Cedric Garland, professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and
“But not all vitamin D is created equal,” stresses
While osteoporosis is a main concern,
The research was published on-line on Feb. 6 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. To see the abstract, follow this link.