In a new article in Endocrine Today, Anthony Norman, MD, distinguished professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences at the University of California, Riverside has said that "it is now widely appreciated by vitamin D scientists that 50% of people in North America and Western Europe are vitamin D insufficient. As far as the rest of the world, He went on to say in another interview that "Elsewhere, it is worse, given that two-thirds of the people are vitamin D-insufficient or deficient. It is clear that merely eating vitamin D-rich foods is not adequate to solve the problem for most adults."
He also stated that "There is the emerging view that the relative daily intake of vitamin D should be increased from the currently recommended 200 IU, 400 IU, 600 IU per day to a significantly higher level of 2000 IU to 4000 IU per day. He further stated "Already, several studies have reported substantial reductions in incidence of breast cancer, colon cancer and type 1 diabetes in association with adequate intake of vitamin D, the positive effect generally occurring within five years of initiation of adequate vitamin D intake."
Dr Norman is one of the major researchers of Vitamin D, and often speaks about the importance of vitamin D for all of us. I am so pleased he has mentioned in the inadequacy of diet for vitamin D, as many doctors still patients to get their D from diet!
I am delighted to see this kind of interview coming out on the orthodox medical websites, as that is the only way we can get doctors to pay attention and correct vitamin D levels in all Americans.
Have you had your blood level checked? Are you or your family one of the 50% of Americans with a Vitamin D deficiency? How much Vitamin D are you taking? Please start now if you have not already started taking vitamin D !