9781591202509

Sunshine and Vitamin D: A Comprehensive Guide to the Benefits of the Sunshine Vitamin

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  • ISBN13:

    9781591202509

  • ISBN10:

    1591202507

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: INGRAM PUB SERVICES

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Summary

Vitamin D " from the sun, from our diet, and from dietary supplements" keeps a range of chronic and life-threatening diseases at bay, from osteoporosis and osteoarthritis to cancer of the breast, prostate and colon; diabetes; multiple sclerosis; asthma; cystic fibrosis; Crohn_s disease; scleroderma; rickets; cardiovascular disease; and many others.This wide-ranging volume spotlights the latest research into how and why this much-maligned and misunderstood vitamin is finally coming into its own, and how to gain the greatest benefits from it. Learn: -How and why vitamin D is crucial to helping the body absorb calcium and phosphorous, and to strengthening bones. -How the news media often exaggerate the dangers of sunshine and downplay the benefits of vitamin D from the sun and other sources. -How much sun exposure and/or vitamin D supplementation is needed by people of all skin types. -Why older adults are especially prone to vitamin D deficiency and how they can best address this for optimal health.

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