8 Health Hazards Caused by Lack of Vitamin D
|8 Health Hazards Caused by Lack of Vitamin D
February 27, 2019 09:57 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: 8 Health Hazards Caused by Lack of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is extremely important for your health. However, in the winter time it can be difficult to get enough Vitamin D because of the lack of sunlight. A 2010 study showed that over 40% of Americans have a Vitamin D deficiency. Risks associated with Vitamin D deficiencies include fatigue and weakened immune system. Risks get more serious and also include cardiovascular disease, cancer Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. All of these diseases come at a higher rate in people who do not have sufficient Vitamin D.
- Children lacking sufficient amounts of vitamin D are at a high risk of developing the disease called Rickets.
- Children with Rickets have weakened skeletal systems and soft, easily damaged bones.
- For optimal health, including the prevention of Rickets, the Mayo Clinic advises that children up to the age of 1 receive 400 International Units of vitamin D daily,
"Our bodies need vitamin D for many health benefits but in the cold winter months it may be hard to get enough of this hormone that's created when your skin is exposed to sunlight."
Read more: https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/health-hazards-vitamin-d-deficiency/2019/01/15/id/898321/