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She -- right as usual turns up sunshine may be good for you light is the chief source of vitamin D that you know.
But now a new study shows that if you don't get enough vitamin D.
Your risk of dying.
Could go up significantly according to the Senate.
Joining us now proxies medical contributor doctor Marc Siegel I got good morning Mary -- so.
Our outlook for the president of daddy was that black people this study 3200.
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And they found a significant job.
In -- For those who had less vitamin D is the issue we all start taking vitamin D and spent time in the sun out.
Well you know make -- we have to be careful I think the study is very legitimate and that it added to a group of data that shows previously.
That there may be an increased risk of heart disease if you vitamin D level is lower risk of obesity diabetes high blood pressure.
By the indeed does a lot more for you than just help you absorb calcium and protector bones it's used in a lot of functions.
Of course we've got to be very careful here we have to come out -- a very fair and balanced way because we're not pro sun screen we're not anti sun screen here I want to point out.
We also have a big risk of skin cancer that's been well documented if you don't take enough sun screen and it's been shown that even -- sun screen.
You still can absorb enough vitamin D so if we spend more time in the sun we've got to be very very very careful.
Are overweight but now but now they're saying you might want to consider spending some time without the -- they say ten to fifteen minutes daily in the sun without sunscreen is -- Well I'm glad you brought that up I would say that that's probably controversial I think more the point would be -- doctors -- people to see whose long vitamin D and who isn't and the answer is we can't.
We can do simple blood test to do that and you know that's study which was very well done.
Doesn't really say that the people that were low in vitamin D were necessarily.
The people that weren't in the sun.
You know we don't really know why people alone vitamin -- but it's really -- rampant problem so I actually routinely tested in my office and if people -- low in vitamin D.
I can have them eat more oily fish like salmon like sarbanes eggs or I can give them vitamin D supplements.
-- that you had acted they're just going back to you this study's findings it sounds pretty compelling they say that people with the lowest blood levels of vitamin D so people who had less vitamin D.
We're two times more likely to die.
From any cause for him to die from any sort of disease over the next eight years than those who had high levels of vitamin D.
That makes you want to go by vitamin D supplements it shouldn't do let's.
You should go to your doctor and get it tested but you or or spend some more time in the sun with sun screen but don't rush out and buy vitamin D supplements without knowing because again you could also take.
Too much vitamin.
What if I got my daily vitamin it has you know everything an.
I think what's good and I think we should get our vitamin D levels checked and I think these are very good studies to be looking it's pointing out the vitamin D is very important as making -- -- probably do need some of it very interesting doctor Marc Siegel thanks so much as always thanks mega you know mold.
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