Only one in ten people get enough vitamin D from food and this is why exposure to sunlight is so important, health experts in the UK have announced.
Confirming what Dr. David Duke has long advocated, doctors at the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health have warned that a lack of awareness about vitamin D deficiency and the ‘plethora’ of disease it is linked to is fuelling a rise in preventable illnesses among children.
Vitamin D can be found naturally in some margarines, eggs and in oily fish but it can be added to milk and cereals.
Vitamin D deficiency is known to increase the risk of diabetes, tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis and rickets and a quarter of children and around half of the white adults have a serious lack of the vitamin.
Meanwhile, a separate report has found that it has been known since the 1970s that those living on the equator, regardless of particular locale, have lower rates of multiple sclerosis, colon cancer and depression.
But more recently, many astute observers have discovered that low Vitamin D leads to many other disorders, including cardiac arrhythmia, breast cancer, adult fractures, dementia, heart attack risk and even diabetes.
Most recently, studies have demonstrated that higher levels of Vitamin D improve longevity and are beneficial at preventing influenza – even better than vaccination.
Studies showing beneficial effects of high vitamin D levels are quite convincing. They not only show a correlation between low Vitamin D blood levels and the problem, but show improvement in the disease or prevention of the condition when levels are raised up through supplementation.
As an example, it has been shown in the laboratory that heart muscle does not contract well unless adequate Vitamin D is present.
An Italian population study showed that low Vitamin D was proportional to atherosclerotic plaques (clogging of the arteries).
Furthermore, a Japanese study of dialysis patients demonstrated that correcting Vitamin D deficiency significantly lowered death from heart attacks and heart disease in general.