Vitamin D: The Evidence for Higher Doses

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Vitamin D: The Evidence for Higher Doses with Prof Michael Holick

For more than a century, scientists have recognised that Vitamin D3 is involved in bone health. The latest research, however, shows that Vitamin D3 deficiency is linked to a range of other health conditions such as depression, back pain, cancer, both insulin resistance and pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, impaired immunity and macular degeneration.

While it is clear that a large percentage of individuals are deficient, what is also becoming apparent is that our previous understanding of adequate dosing is way off the mark.

In this FX Medicine podcast Professor Michael Holick is interviewed on the latest evidence in support of higher dosing of vitamin D and the most recently identified health implications for deficiency.

Professor Holick is Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics; Director of the General Clinical Research Center; and Director of the Bone Health Care Clinic and the Heliotherapy, Light and Skin Research Center at Boston University Medical Center. Prof Holick has established global recommendations advising sunlight exposure as an integral source of vitamin D. He has helped increase awareness in the paediatric and medical communities regarding the vitamin D deficiency pandemic.

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