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Summarizing recent vitamin D research

 New recommendations for daily intake of vitamin D are due to be released in 2010

For now, Dr. Sandra Fryhofer from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, Georgia presents an audio review of the status of vitamin D research and expectation.

The high points

  • Low vitamin D levels are linked to heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • Vitamin D is taking on a increasing role in prevention of cancer, infection, and diabetes
  • More than 30% of Americans may be vitamin D deficient.

7/7/09 20:39 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.