New research suggests that not getting enough vitamin D could triple the risk of an early death.
Scientific research clearly now shows that vitamin D deficiency is linked to the development of a wide range of chronic diseases and health problems. Recent studies have demonstrated a link between a lack of vitamin D and a greater risk of diabetes, depression and multiple sclerosis, for example. In pregnant women it has been shown that vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of miscarriage.
Further research suggests a lack of vitamin D may also result in a higher risk of osteoporosis, cancer, immune disorders and infections, cardiovascular diseases and high blood pressure, and other health problems.
Significantly, therefore, in recent years evidence has been growing that deficiencies of vitamin D are now commonplace worldwide. In the United States and Canada, deficiency is well known to be widespread. In Europe blood levels of vitamin D have been shown to be low in 50 to 70 percent of the population, with India also now home to a growing epidemic of the problem. Even in Australia, a country where people typically enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with plentiful sunshine, deficiency is said to have reached crisis levels.
To read Dr. Rath’s daily recommendations for supplementing with vitamin D and other essential micronutrients, see the special Cellular Health Recommendations feature on our website.