Health and Wellness

Vitamin D: Hype or Miracle?

Posted by Puja Sehgal, M.D. on Oct 19, 2019 8:49:00 AM

Vitamin D has been quite the media star lately. Recent studies have tied vitamin D deficiency to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s, depression, heart health and cancer. Other research suggests a possible link between vitamin D and weight loss. By now, you may be thinking of vitamin D as some sort of wonder vitamin. But before you dash out on a supplement run, here’s a note of caution: More research is needed before the link between vitamin D and these conditions is fully known.

I say this without trying to downplay the importance of vitamin D because the fact is, vitamin D does have proven health benefits.

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