Vitamin D deficiency has been documented to be highly prevalent among populations with liver issues, according to researchers from Thailand. Their new review of published studies outlines what we know so far about the vitamin’s role in liver health.
There is growing evidence that vitamin D deficiency is now a serious global health problem. Even in Australia, a country where people typically enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with plentiful sunshine, deficiency is said to have reached crisis levels. In the United States and Canada, the problem is also widespread. In Europe, blood levels of vitamin D have been shown to be low in 50 to 70 percent of the population. Pregnant Arab women have an ‘extraordinarily high prevalence’ of deficiency, with India also now home to a growing epidemic of the problem.
But while the increasing worldwide awareness of vitamin D deficiency and promotion of the need for supplementation are certainly positive developments, we should not be fooled into thinking that deficiencies of other micronutrients are rare. To the contrary, and as Dr. Rath’s groundbreaking Cellular Medicine concept explains, deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other essential micronutrients are not only commonplace, they are the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases. Based on pioneering work conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute, this knowledge has given rise to the revolutionary discovery that specific combinations of micronutrients can be used for the prevention and control of diseases.
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