Vitamin D Details

What is it: A fat-soluble vitamin created in the skin from sunshine; found most abundantly in COD liver oil as well as in fortified foods, most notably milk.

What it Does: Best known for helping the body maintain proper calcium levels; research continues into possible preventative and therapeutic effects of vitamin D in a number of disorders, including cancer, heart problems and multiple sclerosis. (American Assn for Cancer Research, Ninth Meeting), (Cerebrovascular Disease 7/05)

Vitamin D deficiency is becoming more and more common because people are trying to avoid sun exposure to reduce skin cancer risk.

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