Do you live in the northern United States or Canada? Are you over 60 years of age? Are you African-American or have darker skin? Do you rarely spend time outdoors? Well, if you share any of these characteristics, you have a greater possibility of being deficient in Vitamin D.
A deficiency of this vitamin could affect your health in a number of ways. Currently, research is looking at possible links between vitamin D deficiency and increased risk of diabetes, muscle weakness, some common cancers, and dementia.
How can you reduce your risk of these potentially debilitating conditions? Find out how in Part 3 of this series. Live well.