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Vitamin D Facts

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Updated May 15, 2014

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Vitamin D Supplements
Vitamin D Facts

Adapted from Michael Holick's "Vitamin D Deficiency" NEJM, 2007

Copyright © 2007 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.
Vitamin D supplements are probably the easiest way to get a good dose of vitamin D, and fortunately, you have several options. Infants and children need a prescription for the liquid supplements, but adults and children who can swallow pills have a lot of over-the-counter choices.

While it may sound like a good excuse not to slather up with sunscreen every day, getting your vitamin D from the sun needlessly exposes you to an increased risk of not only skin cancer but wrinkles and premature aging also.

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