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Get Some Sunlight!

Two new studies show that lower levels of Vitamin D (the Sunshine Vitamin) are linked to poorer health outcomes. One showed that taking Vitamin D3 supplementation may be helpful.  The other one showed no advantage with supplementation.  Their recommendation was to get 30 minutes of sunlight twice a week and a diet with Vitamin D. Vitamin D rich foods are fish, eggs, fortified dairy products and organ meats, and vegetables like mushrooms and kale. And blood levels of it can be lowered by smoking, obesity and inflammation.  This is why the studies are tricky. Are the Vitamin D levels to blame?  Or underlying poor health?