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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Vitamin D Supplement Dosages Unreliable

Vitamin D deficiency is easily treatable with oral supplements, but many patients may not be getting the proper dosage, and this could be putting their health at risk. An analysis of vitamin D supplements on the market in the US revealed that dosages vary widely regardless of what is listed on the label. Over-the-counter, bottled pills were found to contain between 52 and 135 percent of their advertised vitamin D content, while those produced by compounding pharmacies contained as little as 23 percent and as much as 146 percent of the labeled amount. More...
Tovarish
Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 2:34:13 AM

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Australian study has linked Vitamin D deficiency with alergies in children.
thar
Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 6:30:29 AM

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How can anyone in Australia have a vitamin D deficiency unless they are girls wrapped up in a hijab and never getting any sunlight! I know that is a growing problem in Britain, but sunlight deficiency in Australia!

(I guess there are ways the body can go wrong and not make it?)
FounDit
Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 12:11:07 PM

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Also, so many of our foods are now fortified with vitamins and minerals, how can someone experience a shortage of vitamin D unless they have a problem metabolizing it? Curious.

We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
MTC
Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 5:21:06 PM
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Not only is vitamin D deficiency a public health problem in sunny Australia, it affects nearly one third of the population according to a recent study. With classic understatement a researcher described the finding as "perhaps surprising."

Here is a link to a summary of the study which fails to clear up the mystery.
http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/stories/2012/01/16/vitamin-d-deficiency-strikes-one-third-of-australians
Tovarish
Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 5:43:01 PM

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The classic over reaction to sun cancers, not nice the be the Melanoma Capital of the world!

Children cannot go out to play unless they have broad brimmed hats, sun block etc.

The Slip, Slop, Slap, and graffic advertising on television have been so successful that mothers and children are terrified of sun exposure.

The pendulum always swings.

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