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#691516 - 05/30/11 06:33 PM Vitamins - Vitamin Deficiencies and Disease
Deborah - Biology Offline
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There's a new article up on the Biology site - Vitamins - Vitamin Deficiencies and Disease

It is well-known that vitamins are essential for the development and good health. What problems arise from vitamin deficiencies? Is there such a thing as vitamin overdose?

After you've read the article come on back here to discuss it!

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#692364 - 06/02/11 06:53 PM Re: Vitamins - Vitamin Deficiencies and Disease [Re: Deborah - Biology]
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I take daily vitamin supplements - both a general one and a Vitamin C extra one. I also take fiber and calcium. I eat a generally healthy diet but I don't think any diet in a given day can provide you with 100% of your minimum values in every single area, never mind the healthy values! smile
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#692435 - 06/03/11 12:18 AM Re: Vitamins - Vitamin Deficiencies and Disease [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
Deborah - Biology Offline
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That's a good point, Lisa. Just a few weeks ago I visited my doctor for some body pain issues and he ordered a complete series of blood tests. As it turns out, I have a major Vitamin D deficiency (unrelated to the problem I was seeing the doctor for). Now I'm on prescription supplements for six months before a re-test.

Previously I would have said I had all the bases covered as far as my vitamin levels went. How wrong I was!

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#692569 - 06/03/11 01:21 PM Re: Vitamins - Vitamin Deficiencies and Disease [Re: Deborah - Biology]
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It's so strange about Vit D being an issue - we synthesize that one in the sun! Deb, you even live in CA! Maybe we are all wearing too much sunscreen or indoors too much?

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#692573 - 06/03/11 01:46 PM Re: Vitamins - Vitamin Deficiencies and Disease [Re: Jilly]
Deborah - Biology Offline
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Jilly,

I've done some research on the Vitamin D deficiency and learned several interesting things. One is that the increased use of high level sunscreens, while providing a benefit in terms of cutting down on skin cancers, has resulted in an increase in Vitamin D deficiency. For me, I don't get outdoors enough, and when I do I always wear sunscreen as I have very fair skin.

The other fact I didn't know is that people who are overweight, like myself, have a higher degree of the deficiency. Evidently the more fat cells you have the harder time your body has creating and utilizing Vitamin D.

Who knew!? smile

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