I was reading an article in the local newspaper that was talking about how low levels of Vitamin D can make you prone to cancer and fragile bones. Researchers say people with low blood levels of vitamin D are more apt to have cardiovascular problems as well.
The article went on to say that researchers noted that low vitamin D also may be a culprit in Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Foods high in vitamin D include oily fish (salmon), egg yolks and liver. Vitamin D supplements are safe up to a daily dose of 10,000 IU according to experts.
In a study of more than 15,000 Americans, those with low levels of vitamin D were 30% more likely to have high blood pressure, 47% more apt to have high triglycerides, 98% more likely to be diabetic and 129% more apt to be obese.