Vitamin D

Also called: Cholecalciferol, Ergocalciferol
अनुवाद: हिन्दी
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Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is one of the main building blocks of bone. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone diseases such as osteoporosis or rickets. Vitamin D also has a role in your nerve, muscle, and immune systems.

You can get vitamin D in three ways: through your skin, from your diet, and from supplements. Your body forms vitamin D naturally after exposure to sunlight. However, too much sun exposure can lead to skin aging and skin cancer. So many people try to get their vitamin D from other sources.

Vitamin D-rich foods include egg yolks, saltwater fish, and liver. Some other foods, like milk and cereal, often have added vitamin D.

You can also take vitamin D supplements. Check with your health care provider to see how much you should take. People who might need extra vitamin D include

  • Seniors
  • Breastfed infants
  • People with dark skin
  • People with certain conditions, such as liver diseases, cystic fibrosis and Crohn's disease
  • People who are obese or have had gastric bypass surgery

NIH: National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements

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15 out of 23 users are male.
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Participants: 23
The most common user is 50+ years old.
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< 212
Participants: 26
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Chronic pain (e.g., arthritis, migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathy)2
Back pain2
Stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)1
Participants: 13
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7 out of 24 users report that they are overweight.
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Not overweight17
Participants: 24
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20 out of 22 users report that they do not smoke.
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Do not smoke20
Participants: 22
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One drink a day1
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Once a week1
Twice a week2
Once a month5
Participants: 26
12 out of 23 users report that they had significant pain in the last 3 months.
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Significant pain in the last 3 months12
No significant pain in the last 3 months11
Participants: 23
Government service is the most common profession reported by users.
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Government service4
Shop keeper2
Family business1
Participants: 17
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Users most commonly exercise once a week.
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Once a week6
Twice a week4
Five times a week4
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This page was last updated on 1/16/2018.
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