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Calcium and Vitamin D: Important at Every Age

Calcium and vitamin D help build and maintain strong bones. Learn more about these important nutrients.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - NIAMS

How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?

Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods that is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. Find out how much vitamin D you need each day.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Low Vitamin D Levels and Breast Cancer Risk

Research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

breastcancer.org

Possible Interactions with Vitamin D

Learn more about the potentially dangerous interactions between your medications and Vitamin D.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Recommended Calcium and Vitamin D Intakes

Find out how much calcium and vitamin D you need to keep your bones healthy.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - NIAMS

Sun Safety

The sun, our primary source of vitamin D, helps us absorb calcium for stronger bones. But it doesn't take much time in the sun for most people to get the vitamin D they need. Repeated, unprotected exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can cause skin damage, eye damage, immune system suppression, and skin cancer.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence

Learn about research that suggests vitamin D may provide some protection against colorectal and possibly other cancers.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Vitamin D: Fact Sheet for Consumers

Find information about the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin D, and the foods that are rich sources of this vitamin.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

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