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Any nutrition profile would be incomplete without vitamin D. The body cannot synthesize it and hence relies on other sources of vitamin D to complete its requirement. The morning sun is the best source of vitamin D and newborn babies and children are often basked in the early morning sun to fulfil their vitamin D requirements. A new study further stresses the importance of vitamin D by suggesting that not only newborn babies or children but also elderly people should get their fair share of vitamin D. Read about the 12 health risks associated with lack of Vitamin D.
How is vitamin D beneficial for old people?
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What does the study conclude?
The study was conducted by Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. The researchers observed that adults up to 70 years of age take 600 IU of vitamin D daily and adults over the age of 70 consume 800 IU of the nutrient daily.But these need to be properly monitored, and accurate dosing of vitamin D supplements should be taken to prevent the chronic diseases of aging.
The study is published in the latest issue of the Journal of Aging and Gerontology.
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Published : March 19, 2015 9:37 am | Updated:March 19, 2015 9:40 am