Vitamin D

Overview


You know that expression about something being worth more than its weight in gold? Well, there's a substance in the body so important that one tenth of a millionth of a gram (bear in mind that a gram is about the weight of one raisin) circulating in the bloodstream can make the difference between vibrant health and increased risk for heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's disease, osteoporosis, depression and other debilitating conditions. How much is that worth? Medical writer Barbara Wexler explains why vitamin D ...
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Overview


You know that expression about something being worth more than its weight in gold? Well, there's a substance in the body so important that one tenth of a millionth of a gram (bear in mind that a gram is about the weight of one raisin) circulating in the bloodstream can make the difference between vibrant health and increased risk for heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's disease, osteoporosis, depression and other debilitating conditions. How much is that worth? Medical writer Barbara Wexler explains why vitamin D is an important dietary building block by describing how it promotes good health and prevents disease, how much of it you need and where to get it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580541848
  • Publisher: Woodland Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2009
  • Series: Woodland Health Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Barbara Wexler es una escritora m?dica y epidemi?loga de enfermedades cr?nicas que tiene m?s de 25 anos de experiencia como cl?nica, investigadora, educadora y administradora de los textos que prepara para un p?blico profesional y consumidor. Egresada de la facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Sarah Lawrence College.
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Table of Contents

Vitamin D 5

A Vitamin by Any Other Name 6

Deciphering D 6

The Discovery of Vitamin D 8

Vitamin D and DNA 9

Sources of Vitamin D 12

How Much Vitamin D Is Needed? 13

Who Is At Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency? 16

Too Much of a Good Thing? 18

Keeping a Finger on the Button 20

D Is for Disease Prevention 21

Heart Disease 22

Cancer Prevention and Treatment 25

Prostate Cancer 26

Colon Cancer 27

Breast Cancer 28

Parkinson's Disease 29

Multiple Sclerosis 30

Kidney Disease 31

Arthritis 32

Depression 33

Let the Sunshine Vitamin In! 33

References 35

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