Flashback Friday: Will You Live Longer if You Take Vitamin D Supplements & How Much Should You Take?

Flashback Friday: Will You Live Longer if You Take Vitamin D Supplements & How Much Should You Take?

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For an exploration of the purported links between vitamin D and obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, see my video Do Vitamin D Supplements Help with Diabetes, Weight Loss, and Blood Pressure? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-vit-d-supplements-help-diabetes-weight-loss-blood-pressure)

The “extra doughnut” effect can explain How Diet Soda Could Make Us Gain Weight (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-diet-soda-could-make-us-gain-weight/).

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The Optimal Dose of Vitamin D Based on Natural Levels (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-optimal-dose-of-vitamin-D-based-on-natural-levels)
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Vitamin D for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/vitamin-d-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease/)
Vitamin D for Asthma (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/vitamin-d-for-asthma/)
Should Vitamin D Supplements Be Taken to Prevent Falls in the Elderly? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/should-vitamin-d-supplements-be-taken-to-prevent-falls/)
Do Vitamin D Supplements Reduce the Risk of Dying from Cancer? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-vitamin-d-supplements-reduce-the-risk-of-dying-from-cancer/)

After all that work plowing through the science, the same 2,000 IU per day recommendation I made in 2011 remains: https://nutritionfacts.org/2011/09/12/dr-gregers-2011-optimum-nutrition-recommendations/

The original videos aired on July 1st 2016 and July 4th 2016.

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