Debunking Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency has been the new non-disease on many people’s mind for a few years now. UpToDate and other reputable sources have been pointing out the lack of evidence for treating low vitamin D levels in people without a disease to go with it.

Well, the New York Times blog reported new research demonstrating lack of effect of vitamin D on heart disease and other conditions:

The observational studies generally found an association of lower vitamin D levels with increases in cardiovascular disease, lipid concentrations, glucose levels, weight gain, infectious disease and mood disorders. But random trials showed little or no effect of vitamin D supplements on any of these problems. The authors conclude that low vitamin D levels are almost surely an effect of these diseases, and not a cause.

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