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Health Tip-Up Your Vitamin D

February 09, 2021 Posted in: Women's Health

Vitamin D deficiency is common in the US – particularly in Hispanic and Black people, those who are older, those who have high blood pressure or who have a body mass index higher than 30. Sunlight is a great source of Vitamin D, but in the winter months, most people who live in cooler climates spend less and less time outdoors. Vitamin D does a lot of good things for your body – like improving bone health and overall strength, lowering your risk of developing cancer, and keeping symptoms of depression at bay.

If you have a vitamin D deficiency, talk to your doctor about whether you need a vitamin supplement. If you’re concerned, your doctor may run lab tests to know for sure. 

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