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Vitamin D deficiency could be connected to immune system disorders

Those who are living with an immune system disorder may already know that a Vitamin D deficiency might be connected to their illness.

Those with lupus, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis might be connected to low levels of Vitamin D. Research also shows cancer could be connected to low levels of Vitamin D.

According to information shared on the Health Central website,

A study has linked vitamin D deficiency with an increased risk for cancer and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis MS, and lupus. Researchers found, through mapping vitamin D receptors binding throughout the human genome, that vitamin D deficiency is a major environmental factor in increasing the risk of developing these disorders.

While some readers might be quick to think this is an attempt to sell yet more vitamins, people might want to know that doctors do test for Vitamin D deficiency and do write prescription for high amounts of Vitamin D when needed.

Most people know that just 15 minutes each day is needed in the sunshine to get most of the Vitamin D they need. However, as some medications can interfere with the absorption of Vitamin D and many use sunscreen daily, it could be hard to determine if a person is getting enough Vitamin D without being tested.

Consulting your health care provider might be the first step in determining if Vitamin D is something you need to add more of to your list of supplements.

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