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Vitamin D For Dummies

Vitamin D For Dummies by Alan L. Rubin
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Your plain-English guide to the many benefits of vitamin D

Vitamin D is getting the attention of the healthcare community and the health-conscious for its power in maintaining good health. It's critical for how your body uses the nutrients calcium and phosphorus to build strong bones. It may also aid in the prevention of serious diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, as well as boost immunity, promote healthy weight loss, and more. If you want to learn more about the many benefits of this amazing nutrient, you'll find everything you need right here.

  • Vitamin D 101 — understand what vitamin D is, see how it's formed in the body, and get tips for talking to your doctor about testing your body's vitamin D levels

  • Throw vitamin D a bone — discover the key roles of vitamin D, from facilitating bone growth and strength to protecting the immune system and safeguarding your heart

  • There's more where that came from — find out how you can get more vitamin D from the sun, which foods are rich in the vitamin, and the best way to add supplements (including when and how to take them)

  • Take special note — get the lowdown on the many benefits vitamin D holds for pregnant women and the elderly

Open the book and find:

  • What vitamin D is and why you need it

  • How vitamin D works in the body

  • Recommended levels for optimal health

  • Why it's important for children to get enough vitamin D

  • Guidelines for safe sun exposure to increase your body's production of vitamin D

  • Links between vitamin D and mental health

  • Ten myths regarding vitamin D

Learn:

  • Vitamin D's role in protecting bones and preventing osteoporosis

  • Vitamin D's promising new role in preventing cancer, diabetes, and heart disease

  • The best sources of vitamin D

  • How to maintain healthy vitamin D levels

Wiley; May 2011
288 pages; ISBN 9781118005675
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Title: Vitamin D For Dummies
Author: Alan L. Rubin
 
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