The Sunshine Vitamin - Three times a week For 10-15 minutes...

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The Sunshine Vitamin Are you D-ficient? Presented by Shannon Holt
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Why is Vitamin D Important? We Need Vitamin D Daily Requirements Vital to our bodies Promotes absorption of calcium and magnesium For healthy teeth and bones Maintains calcium and phosphorus in blood How much do we need? Child: 5mcg (200IU) Adult: 10-20 mcg (400-600 IU)
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Vitamin D Sources Sunshine Foods and Supplements Is our primary source Vitamin manufactured by our body after exposure
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Unformatted text preview: Three times a week For 10-15 minutes Contained in a few foods Some fish liver oils Flesh of fatty fish Fortified products Milk and cereal Available as supplements Vitamin D History Research began in 1924 Found to prevent rickets United States and Canada Instituted policy of fortifying foods with Vitamin D Milk food of choice Other countries Fortified cereal, bread, margarine...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Milliken during the Spring '11 term at University of Nebraska Kearney.

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