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Docs Double Daily Dose of D

Vitamin deficiency in young children is more prevalent than many parents suspect

(Newser) - Doctors have a new prescription for kids: double the vitamin D. The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that infants, children, and adolescents take twice the daily dose, or 400 IU, of the vitamin previously suggested, the Boston Globe reports. More prevalent than many parents realize, vitamin D deficiency (common... More »

Vitamin D Slashes Cancer Rates

New study ties nutrient in milk, tuna, salmon to 60% decrease

(Newser) - The first research linking vitamin D directly to cancer prevention shows the nutrient sharply reduces cancer rates in older women. Only 3% of the 1,179 women monitored while taking a combination of vitamin D and calcium developed cancer over 4 years, a 60% lower rate than those given placebos,... More »

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