Vitamin D Status in Relation to One-Year Risk of Recurrent Falling in Older Men and Women

While I have not seen any guesses as to the mechanism of how this occurs, the findings in this study are staggerring.  Low levels of Vit D led to almost 5 times the risk of falling.  Five times.  I firmly believe that our current public health stance that produces fear mongering sunlight exposure is one of the more damaging things that is occurring to our health.

Some studies find that Vit D deficiency is as high as 75% of the population.  Given the wide range of beneficial effects of Vit D, these findings should be viewed as a public health alarm, gravely more dangerous to our health than not getting our flu shot or making sure you don’t miss that colonoscopy.  So why does this remain a secret?  There may be some serious face lost if we have to reverse our national recommendations for sun exposure.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.