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  • t300exc1 t300exc1 Jun 13, 2014 7:24 PM Flag

    vitamin d

    The debate over vitamin D continues, and the latest research has found a link between low levels of the fat-soluble vitamin and premature death, Medical News Today reported.

    In a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers from the University of California-San Diego conducted a review of 32 studies that analyzed participants’ blood levels of vitamin D and mortality rates. The studies included 566,583 participants from 14 countries, who had an average age of 55.

    Researchers found that participants with lower levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D— the main form of vitamin D found in human blood— were twice as likely to have a premature death, compared to those with higher blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

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    • I'm for OPK but the problem with all of these vit D arguments is that not all conditions that have been associated with low vit D will require Rayaldy. Especially since I'm sure the price of rayaldy will be much more expensive than your typical Vit D tab. So I doubt it will be extended to all of these other diseases associated with low vit D. hyperparathyroidism is different in the sense that you actually have bone destruction from the excess parathyroid harmone, so a sustained release formulation would be ideal than just periodic dosing.

    • The case for vitamin D keeps growing. I know what OTC low doses have done for me and it's amazing to think what Raydaldy will do.

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