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The paper explores the literature that shows how vitamin D supplementation is important in reducing the likelihood of hyperparathyroidism, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rickets, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancers. The paper also discusses the findings that infants, newborns and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to experiencing a vitamin D deficiency.
From the Paper:"In addition to the aforementioned advantages associated with consuming the proper amount of Vitamin D, there are also other health benefits. These benefits include the prevention of multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure and certain types of cancers. The article also points out that total body exposure to the sun will provide the body with 10,000 IU of Vitamin D. The problem is that most people do not get an adequate amount of sun exposure because of the fear of being exposed to too much ultraviolet sunlight, which can cause skin cancer. Most people wear sun screen and cover a large percentage of their bodies when they go out into the sun."
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