Despite the fact that our bodies make vitamin D in response to sunlight, a large percentage of the population is deficient in it. Having insufficient vitamin D levels has been linked to a number of poor health outcomes, like some cancers, weak bones, and mental health issues. Now a new study published in the European Heart Journal shows that vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Getting more sunlight, and eating foods like dairy products, orange juice, and soy products, can increase vitamin D levels. Supplements can be a good strategy for some people as well.
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The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike.Get the Book