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Up to 75% of American adults and teenagers are affected by Vitamin D deficiency

Doubles the risk for heart attack and stroke

Increases the risk of developing high blood pressure and blood vessel inflammation

Doubles the risk of diabetes

Increases cognitive impairment in older adults

Increases risk for cancer  

 

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What are the common risk factors for having vitamin D deficiency?

  • Very little exposure to the sun
  • Having dark skin 
  • Being elderly 
  • Being overweight or obese 
  • Your kidneys cannot convert vitamin D 
  • Your digestive tract cannot properly absorb the vitamin D (Crohn's disease, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis) 
  • You are following a vegan diet without proper supplementation 
  • Overuse of sunblock