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Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D can help prevent diseases like osteoporosis and even cancer, but up to seventy-five percent of Americans aren't getting enough. Low levels of Vitamin D have been associated with rickets in children and contributes to hypertension, diabetes and autoimmune diseases. Find out how much Vitamin D you need and the healthiest way to boost your levels.

Guests

Mark Fruiterman, M.D.
Endocrinologist in practice with The Endocrine Group in Albany, NY.

Ronald Stram, M.D.
Founder of the Center for Integrative Health and Healing in Delmar, NY.

Nini C.Y. Wu, M.D., C.M.
Albany-based hematologist and oncologist and current president of New York Oncology Hematology, P.C.

Related Resources

• The American Academy of Physicians offers information on the prevention of rickets and Vitamin D deficiency in infants, children and adolescents.

• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers breast-feeding recommendations for Vitamin D supplementation.

MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, lists uses of Vitamin D and offers effectiveness grades based on scientific evidence.

• The Mayo Clinic offers a list of synonyms for Vitamin D.

• The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal published an article titled 'The Vitamin D Dilemma' in 2008.

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