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Body Knowledge: Vitamin D

- Friday, June 11, 2010

Our Licensed Health Professionals offer a wealth of knowledge.  This health tip is about "Vitamin D".  "Vitamin D" occurs in  two forms: D2 (produced by plants) and D3 (produced by the human skin).  Both forms help maintain blood levels of calcium and phosphorus.  Recent research suggests Vitamin D may protect against osteoporosis, hypertension, and some forms of cancer.  Just 10-15 minutes of sun exposure during non-peak hours provides the daily recommended intake. If no sun, then fatty fish, egg yolks, and fortified milk also do the trick.