Friday, February 19, 2010

Vit D

Vitamin D Deficiency Syndrome, or VDDS, exists

- when 25(OH)D levels are less than 50 ng/mL in patients
- with two or more of the following conditions: osteoporosis, heart disease, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, certain cancers, depression, chronic fatigue, or chronic pain.

VDDS is a group of diseases that are associated with chronic vitamin D insufficiency, and which cause a significant derangement of function. VDDS is more common among blacks, the aged, and those who either avoid the sun or are deprived of it.

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