Is vitamin d deficiency a hidden epidemic

Is vitamin d deficiency a hidden epidemic

While we are often hearing about deadly heatwaves down under, apparently Australia is in the grip of a hidden epidemic of vitamin D deficiency.

A recent study has found up to 58% of Australians could be vitamin D deficient during the Spring months.

Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine and author of The Vitamin D Solution, Prof Holick has called for annual testing of all Australians.

The study, co-authored by Prof Holick and conducted by Boston University, found that improving vitamin D levels could positively impact the genes associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases.

“For the first time, this study shows direct evidence that improving vitamin D levels plays a large role in improving immunity and lowering the risk for many diseases.  It is not just the bone health vitamin,” Prof Holick said.

I would recommend you get your vitamin D tested and then correct it if you are found to be deficient.  It is such an important vitamin for every aspect of your health that you can’t afford to be deficient.  There is a simple home finger prick test for vitamin D.

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