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Go outside & get some sunshine! Vitamin D deficiency puts Americans at risk But be back for #BlueAugust at 8e!

Go outside & get some sunshine! Vitamin D deficiency puts Americans at risk But be back for #BlueAugust at 8e!

For some of us the messages are coming from so many directions that the end result is confusion. How can the sun be so confusing? To sun or not to sun ? But the latest information seems to highlight a growing trend throughout the U.S. population. Americans aren’t getting enough sun. Whether stuck inside working at a desk, watching television, or lathered up in so much sunscreen the rays can’t break through; it seems we’re short on vitamin D . According to an article in Food Navigator , currently only 23 percent of the American public reach the level of vitamin D needed for optimal health. New research done by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry suggests that at risk Americans should be tested to check their levels. Vitamin D is critical to a healthy functioning body because deficiencies are linked to a host of chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart ...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/vitamin-d-de...

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