The major role of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus and keep them in balance to support and maintain healthy bones. Two new studies tested vitamin D at or above the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of 600 IU daily up to age 70 and 800 IU daily over age 70. Results show that vitamin D plays an important role in insulin sensitivity and artery stiffness. NutritionAction.com has published the findings in their May 23, 2018 newsletter. An extreme and prolonged deficiency of vitamin D causes rickets, resulting in soft bones and bowed legs in…
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