Vit. D Proven to Lower Mortality Significantly

Hello again to all:

A new review of Vit. D has finally put a lot of controversy to rest. The controversy lies in the studies that could not find any benefit to Vit. D supplementation. To find out if this is accurate, the new study applied an appropriate analysis that had not previously be done and found the following:

  • A previous meta-analysis of randomized trials found that vitamin D supplementation made no difference in the risk for all-cause or cardiovascular mortality, but there was an association between vitamin D supplements and a lower risk for cancer-related mortality.
  • In the current study, using a unique analysis based on genetic polymorphisms, vitamin D deficiency appears to be causal in promoting overall mortality, as well as cardiovascular, cancer, and respiratory mortality.
  • Implications for the healthcare team: The health care team should treat vitamin D insufficiency and follow-up to ensure that levels reach the target goal.

Bottom Line:

As noted in the start of the review, depending on the age group and geographical location, between 5 to 50% of the population is deficient in Vit. D. Here is some more data:

The overall prevalence rate of vitamin D deficiency was 41.6%, with the highest rate seen in blacks (82.1%), followed by Hispanics (69.2%).”

Because Vit. D deficiency is so common and is related to multiple diseases and death, including Covid-19 and other viral illnesses, it would be totally worth your effort to get your Vit. D level tested and adjust supplementation accordingly. In my practice, it appears that around 45% are deficient and another 25% are insufficient. Get tested and find out if supplementation would benefit you…now.



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