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What are the benefits of vitamin d?

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Asked by nihal singh, 29 Jan '12 11:56 am
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It is crucial for the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous, which have various functions, especially the maintenance of healthy bones.

It is an immune system regulator.

It may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold, say scientists from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston.
Various studies have shown that people with adequate levels of vitamin D have a significantly lower risk of developing cancer, compared to people with lower levels. Vitamin D deficiency was found to be prevalent in cancer patients regardless of nutritional status, in a study carried out by Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 29 Jan '12 12:02 pm

 
  
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Vitamin D is a steroid vitamin, a group of fat-soluble prohormones, which encourages the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous. People who are exposed to normal quantities of sunlight do not need vitamin D supplements because sunlight promotes sufficient vitamin D synthesis in the skin.

Five forms of vitamin D have been discovered, vitamin D1, D2, D3, D4, D5. The two forms that seem to matter to humans the most are vitamins D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol).

Researchers at the University of Minnesota found that Vitamin D levels in the body at the start of a low-calorie diet predict weight loss success, suggesting a possible role for vitamin D in weight loss.

Data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), USA found that 9% (7.6 million) of children across the USA, was vitamin D deficient (defined as less than 15 ng/mL of blood), while another 61 percent, or 50.8 million, was vitamin D insufficient (15 to 29 ng/mL) ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 29 Jan '12 11:57 am

 
  
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How can you be certain we receive a sufficient quantity of vitamin D? Direct sunlight is undoubtedly a very good source of vitamin D. While you're outside in direct sunlight, your entire body generally creates vitamin D. When you're outside in direct sunlight, ensure you make use of a decent sunscreen lotion for preventing burns. Get all the exposure to the sun as is possible. Why? Your body generally generates vitamin D when we're exposed to sunshine. For people with modest contact with the sun's rays, whether it's simply because you get the job done within the house or simply are located somewhere that doesn't have a large amount of sunshine, you should ensure to have certain foods which happen to be very good sources of vitamin D. Also, it is in lots of our food products. A lot of the food items dairy products, fat free yogurt, cereals, and even bread happen to be packed with vitamin D. Furthermore, it is present in a natural way in trout, tuna fish, and also eggs.

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Source: http://www.thevitaminmag.com/health-benefits-of-vitamin-d/
Answered by Brady Neil, 11 Jul '12 07:47 pm

 
  
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It is an immune system regulator..
Answered by bhumika, 30 Jan '12 01:15 am

 
  
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Helps makes bones stonrg
Answered by ambuj kumar, 30 Jan '12 01:11 am

 
  
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It protects our skin.
Answered by Dharmarajan, 29 Jan '12 12:00 pm

 
  
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Eske hone se qna karne me help milti hai jee;.;-))
Answered by manoj Dubey, 29 Jan '12 11:59 am

 
  
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