Black men more likely to be vitamin D deficient

09/22/2011 |

Black men living in places with low sunlight are more susceptible to vitamin D deficiency than European-American men in a similar environment, according to a study that looked at 25 hydroxyvitamin D levels of 492 men ages 40 to 79 in Chicago. Low levels of vitamin D are associated with many diseases, and researcher Adam B. Murphy said that vitamin D recommendations should reflect the different needs of different populations.

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