12 July 2012

Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is an important vitamin the body requires. It can be synthetic or derived from diet. It plays a big role in the system. If Vitamin D is insufficient in one's system, the following health risks may occur:

Rickets - a child's disease which affects the bones
Osteomalacia - similar to rickets but targets adults by thinning the bones
Diabetes - not having enough Vitamin D to process makes the body's ability to regulate insulin with difficulty
Heart diseases
Hypertension

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