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  • 1. Overview Dark Skin and Vitamin D FACT - - People with dark skins have more health problems and higher mortality rate than those with light skins FACT - - People with dark skins have low levels of vitamin D FACT - - People with light skins who have low vitamin D have health problems OBSERVATION - - The health problems of whites with low level of vitamin D are similar to those of CONCLUSION - - People with dark skins have more health problems due to low levels of vitamin D Increased Death Rate with Dark Skin- - - - - - - Do blacks have a 5 year life penalty due to low vitamin D from JAMA 2007 Heart Disease 1.3 years HIV 0.6 years, Perinatal death 0.5 years, Stroke 0.4 years, Lung cancer 0.3 years, Other cancer 0.3 years, Diabetes 0.3 years, Prostate cancer 0.3 years, Septicemia 0.2 years, Hypertension 0.2 years, Nephritis 0.2 years, Homicide 1.0 years (depression?) Unintentional injuries 0.4 years (drugs, autos, falls) Perinatal death 0.5 years Homicide 1.0 years (some of which is due to depression) Striking ethnic health disparity – blacks dying due to lack of vitamin D – Nov 2011 Lack of vitamin D closely associated with black health disparities – Nov 2010 which includes: Cardiovascular disease, Congestive heart failure, Chronic kidney disease, Cognitive impairment Glucose metabolism, Peripheral arterial disease, End-stage renal disease, Diabetes Cancer, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Influenza, common cold, Sepsis, All-cause mortality rate Chart of Vitamin D levels vs race - April 2013 has the following - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - HOME ABOUTUSHELP0ShareShareShareShareShareMore Vitamin D WikiVitamin D Wiki The most vitamin D information on the web! Log In Register WHAT'S NEW CATEGORIES OVERVIEWS CHARTS ADV. SEARCH SEARCH (NON-ENGLISH) Related categories: Health > Skin - Dark Overviews More D topics > High Risk Acne (1) Allergy - Overview Alzheimers-Cognition - Overview Asthma- Overview Autism (37+) Overview Autoimmune (51+) Bone - Health (139+) Breathing (131+) Cancer (103+) Overview After diagnosis(31+) Bladder (11+) Breast (112+) Overview Colon (55+) Overview Leukemia (5+) Lung (15+) Overview Lymphoma (10+) Other (19+) Pancreatic (29+) Prostate (50+) Skin (53+) Overview Cardiovascular (218+) Overview Cholesterol (32+) Overview Cognitive (57+) Overview Coldsand flu - Overview Concussions(1) Cystic Fibrosis(13+) Dental (30+) Depression (63+) Diabetes(203+) Overview Diseasesgen.+ misc, (48+) Falls/Fractures(66+) Overview Fatigue, Chronic - Overview Fertility and sperm (33+) Fibromyalgia - Overview Fractures- Overview Genetics(112+) Gut (39+) Overview Hair (1) Headache (8+) Hearing Loss(1) HIV (10+) Overview Hypertension (40+) Overview Hyperparathyroid – Overview Immunity (94+) Inflammation (20+) Infant-Child (137+) Influenza - Overview Kidney (120+) Overview Kidney Stones(12+) Overview See also for this page Health Problems and D Search... converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  • 2. The Black/White survival discrepancy peaks at age 78: chronic illness - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Blacks 10X more likely to be vitamin D deficient ( < 17.8 ng) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - US vitamin D deficiency vs skin color details were reported by CDC March 2012 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Kidney Stones(12+) Overview Liver (31+) Overview Lupus(30+) Mental Illness(1) Metabolic Synd. (29+) Overview Migraine (1) Mortality (90+) Multiple Sclerosis(174+) Overview Obesity (163+) Overview Osteoarthritis(10+) Overview Osteoporosis(108+) Overview Pain - chronic (45+) Overview Parkinson (22+) Overview Pregnancy (249+) Overview Psoriasis(26+) Raynaud's(1) Rheumatoid Arth. (45+) Overview Rickets(69+) Overview Schizophrenia - Overview Seniors(178+) Overview Skin (20+) Overview Dark (256+) Overview Sleep (9+) Smoking (1) Spinal Cord (6+) Sports(91+) Overview Statins(1) Stroke (16+) Overview Thyroid/Parath. (29+) Overview Trauma and surgery (89+) Tuberculosis(56+) Overview Vision (23+) Women (39+) Overview Youth (81+) {#s as of Aug 19,, 2013} converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  • 3. {IMG} Amount of vitamin D deficiency depends on amount of African-American blood (darkness of skin?) CLICK HERE for more information - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Vitamin D Council filed a complaint with the FDAabout vitamin D deficiency in blacks 2X more likely to have underweight babies 10X more likely for black women to be vitamin D deficient 83% of children with rickets are African-Americans ALL of the major fatal illnesses of African-Americans are linked to vitamin D deficiency - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The health disparity for dark skinned people is almost the same as whites having a low level of vitamin D Black vs White White: low D vs high D breast cancer 1.34 1.26 colorectal cancer 1.43 1.44 cardiovascular disease 1.29 1.27 all-cause mortality 1.26 1.26 CLICK HERE for details, Dr. Grant Diabetes- - - - - - - Vitamin D level higher than 30 ng reduces diabetic blood clotting – Nov 2012 Starting clinical trial to see if can lower hypertension for A-A with diabetes Chart of diabetes vs latitude 90 percent of Dark Skinned diabetics had less than 30 ng of vitamin D – July 2011 Diabetes 2X less likely for those with median 34 ng of vitamin D – Sept 2010 Hypothesis: Vitamin D supplementation will decrease CVD and diabetes in African Americans – May 2011 Diabetes rising quickly in areas with recent air conditioning – June 2011 lots of good graphics Pre-diabetes and hypertension 2.4X more common when less than 30 ng of vitamin D – Jan 2011 Virtually all Native American children low on vitamin D and had indications of diabetes – Oct 2011 Metabolic Syndrome and vitamin D Diabetes is one of the Metabolic Syndrome diseases Overview Diabetes and Vitamin D all items in Diabetes category 209 items Pregnancy- - - - - - - Pregnant women vitamin D insufficient: Black = 97% Hispanic = 81% – July 2010 Black births are much riskier due to lack of vitamin D Rickets in 30 % of infants in India who had low vitamin D – March 2011 Vitamin D May Be a Link to Black-White Disparities in Adverse Birth Outcomes – April 2010 Vitamin D: Before, During, and After Pregnancy Dark Skinned Women - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Breast cancer worse for black women – Sept 2011 Breast cancer more deadly for blacks than whites converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  • 4. Black women lacking Calcium and Vitamin D weighed more – Aug 2011 Elderly black women had low vitamin D which did not increase in the summer – Jan 2010 Rickets/Battered Child- - - - - 83% of children with rickets are African-Americans Vitamin D Council Your vitamin D deficient infant could be taken away from you – Sept 2010 The above item from the Vitamin D council includes the following quotes: "1/4 of all otherwise normal infants have evidence of infantile rickets while they are still in the womb." "... it is likely that tens of thousands of infants are being sent home from the hospital with multiple fractures because no one has ever done a study looking for asymptomatic fractures." All items in category Rickets 71 items Hypertension and Strokes- - - - - - - Hypothesis that lack of vitamin D increases blood pressure in blacks – July 2010 Twice as many fatal strokes among whites who were low on vitamin D – Jan 2012 but not blacks - why? Vitamin D for prevention and treatment of strokes – Aug 2010 Vitamin D accounts for 25 percent of the racial differences in blood pressure – Oct 2011 Overview of Hypertension and Vitamin D Obesity - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dark skinned obese not helped much by weekly 50000 IU dose of vitamin D – May 2011 Black women lacking Calcium and Vitamin D weighed more – Aug 2011 Overview Obesity and Vitamin D Heavier kids more vitamin D deficient, especially if dark skinned – Pediatrics Dec 2012 Kidney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - End stage kidney disease almost 3X more likely for blacks – 2009 Blacks have low vitamin D and have 50 % more kidney failure – Sept 2011 Majority of blacks on dialysis were vitamin D deficient - March 2010 Overview Kidney and Vitamin D Multiple Sclerosis - - - - - - - Google Search web for "+"Multiple sclerosis" +african-american difference" got more than 4,000 Aug 2010 MS Forum discussion for African Americans with MS African Americans with MS at VitaminDWiki from various sources Ways to reduce MS relapse - includes vitamin D- 13 pages May 2010 Michelle Obama's father was another African American with MS living in the North. from 2008 speech: My Dad was our rock. Although he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in his early thirties, he was our provider, our champion, our hero. As he got sicker, it got harder for him to walk, it took him longer to get dressed in the morning. But if he was in pain, he never let on. He never stopped smiling and laughing - even while struggling to button his shirt, even while using two canes to get himself across the room to give my Mom a kiss.. Montel Williams has MS, has an MS website, and is a big proponent of marijuana to reduce intensity of MS Interesting to note that Google gets 70,000 hits for +"Multiple sclerosis" +"vitamin d" +marijuana. Perhaps vitamin D is as good or better treatment for MS than marijuana Overview MS and Vitamin D Mortality and D- - - - - - - Vit D deficiency best prediction of death in hospital All Cause Mortality big improvement from 15 to 27 ng - Heaney chart 2010 (file) Recommend 2500-4000 IU per day to reduce all-cause mortality by 18%– Grant Netherlands April 2010 All items in category Mortality 92 items Perhaps Dark Skin does not need as much vitamin D - - - - Blacks may need less vitamin D than whites – PTHAug 2010 Improved blood flow in blacks with just 2000 IU of vitamin D – Feb 2011 Blacks may not need as much Vitamin D many articles Africans in Europe might only need 19 ng of vitamin D – estimated from PTH July 2011 20 ng of vitamin D is enough for African American PTH – Dec 2011 Perhaps just 40 ng of vitamin D if high latitude or dark skin Traditionally living Africans have 46 ng vitamin D levels – Jan 2012 Dark skinned people may not need as much vitamin D – April 2012 Additional HIGH RISK categories - - - - - - - - converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  • 5. - Living far from the equator and not take a trip to a sunny area in the winter (Pres. Obama needs his winter trip to sunny Hawaii to get vitamin D) - Avoid the hot sun - Overweight - Seniors - Wear lots of clothes all of the time - typically for religious reasons - Poor gut absorption: various reasons - Had recent surgery/trauma (which consumes a lot of vitamin D) Half of the US will be people of color – wonder how many will be vitamin D deficient Assess your level of vitamin D deficiency - especially if dark skin, far from equator, medical condition, .. Studies linked low vitamin D and dark skin to Obesity, Diabetes, and heart – June 2011 CLICK HERE for Overview of Vitamin D Deficiency Overview How Much vitamin D need >2,000 IU if in a high risk group: has the following: See also at VitaminDWiki - Dark Skin Black women and vitamin D: Nigeria 26 ng, Chicago 12 ng – April 2013 Low Vitamin D with dark skin, even if live closer to equator and higher altitude – Feb 2013 Similar response to Vitamin D supplements by senior white and black women – Feb 2013 - once the black women have a loading dose US Minorities have poor health – how much is due to little sun – Feb 2013 Blacks had lower vitamin D and more quantifiable pain than whites with knee osteoarthritis – Nov 2012 Forearm fracture 3.5X more often in black children with low levels of vitamin D – Sept 2012 Extra 4,000 IU daily raised the vitamin D levels of blacks to that of whites – July 2012 Dark skin does not generate as much vitamin D from the same amount of UV – Nov 2011 The darker the skin the less the vitamin D – July 2010 Vitamin D insufficiency in UK youths – 37X more likely if dark skin – July 2011 Blacks born in Africa and moved to US had 27X higher rate of TB than people born in the US 2000-2009 All items in Skin Color and vitamin D 257 items Human skin pigmentation, migration and disease susceptibility – Mar 2012 82 % of black US adults < 20 ng of vitamin D – Jan 2011 88 % of African immigrants to Melborne had < 20 ng of vitamin D Black veterans have worse health and low vitamin D, yet are not tested as much – June 2011 Black members of Adventist church have improved health defy health recommends 30 minutes daily sun Blacks not taking mulitvitamins were 5X more likely to be vitamin D insufficient– June 2011 Dark skin people in Norway 2X more deficient and have 3X more headaches if low on vitamin D Vitamin D Genes varied seasonally with European but not Asian ancestors – June 2011 Striking ethnic health disparity – blacks dying due to lack of vitamin D – Nov 2011 28 % of dark skinned people in UK not heard of vitamin D and 54 % not know symptoms – Jan 2012 Dark Skinned youths and vitamin D in Southern Canada - Dissertation 2011 Second generation dark skinned immigrants live shorter lives wonder why Telomeres improved when obese blacks took 2000 iu of vitamin D daily – Oct 2011 Somali did not have a word for autism before getting to Canada Vitamin D Council Low vitamin D before orthopedic surgery – dark skin 5X more likely – Oct 2010 Blacks living in urban area vs rural have less vitamin D if older than 50 – Oct 2011 First vitamin D book for blacks – 2011 Videos: Black doctor 6 minutes CNN Dr. Gupta Dr. Sorenson 1 minute Off topic: Only 30 percent of African American children know how to swim – Aug 2012 Race vs vitamin D level - Veith May 2011 has the following chart converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  • 6. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Teens increasingly indoors 8.5 hours white, 13 hours dark skin Some diseases TREATED by Vitamin D Overview Cancer and vitamin D Overview Diabetes and vitamin D Overview MS and vitamin D Overview Obesity and Vitamin D about 1/3 of the obese are treated by vitamin D Overview Osteoporosis and vitamin D but only when the bone can be rebuilt - otherwise density will increase without increase in bone strength Overview Parkinson's Disease and Vitamin D Overview Kidney and vitamin D See also at VitaminDWiki vitamin D epidemic The importance of co-factors Too much Calcium causes problems with higher levels of vitamin D People with low vitamin D can be trapped in vitamin D vicious circles Low cost vitamin D Blood Tests, some of which you can do at home Take vitamin D daily or weekly rather than less frequent intervals Very few people have an allergic reaction to Vitamin D start slowly so as to check for allergies Quick FREE self test of vitamin D deficiency converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  • 7. Notes on what to add: how often to take - the body averages your intake over a month - so only need a weekly dose (easier to remember) very low cost as capsule, liquid, spray, chewable, etc feel better in weeks - not wait to feel the benefit in years Workshop on Vitamin D ( audience was seniors in the Northern part of the US- but much of it applies to others) loading dose how much to take Note:The amount of vitamin D you actually need can be 1/2 as much or 2X as much The relationship between dose and response varies a lot between individuals for many reasons HERE are some of the ways you can 2X the response in the blood to a dose of vitamin D # of risk factors Prevent Disease Treat Disease 0 2,000 IU 6,000 IU 1 (example: dark skin) 4,000 IU 10,000 IU 2 8,000 IU lots - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Surgeon General of the US might also be interested Regina M. Benjamin, like many other African-Americans, has had a lot of deaths in her family from diseases associated with low vitamin D brother - HIV , mother - lung cancer, father complications of a stroke: diabetes and heart disease She, in addition to being black, is overweight During her Dec 2011 TedMed video she made the following comments: "Doctors are too involved at putting out fires to deal with fire prevention" (= vitamin D) "Prevention needs to be profitable" (VitaminDWiki is trying to show HMOs how to increase profits with vitamin D) Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin Says "Health Is In Everything We Do Feb 2013 Clip Citing the toll of preventable illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking as reasons her family was not able to be with her at the announcement of her new appointment, Dr. Benjamin declared "I cannot change my family's past, but I can be a voice to improve our nation's health for the future." {Note: Vitamin D would most likely have reduced the death rate of her family members from those three health problems) Surgeon General's Office made an extensive report on Suicide Prevention in Sept 2012 Suicide 2X more likely with low vitamin D (in military) – Jan 2013 VitaminDWiki Areport from the U.S. Surgeon General found that from 1980 - 1995, the suicide rate among African Americans ages 10 to 14 increased 233%, as compared to 120% of Non-Hispanic Whites. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - See also on the Web Health Disparities Experienced by Black or African Americans by CDC - US Office on Minority Health US includes Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Infant Mortality, and Stroke Black Women's Health Imperative Healthy Black Men Black Doctor Women's Health for African-Americans US Black Health Zone LA Times June 2012 based on 4 year old data (2008) A black baby boy will die 5.4 years earlier than white boy converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  • 8. Name of this page: Overview Dark Skin and Vitamin D PERMALINK This page has been visited 8,699 times. Related information in categories: Health (Health) » Skin - Dark (Skin - Dark) Related information in categories: Overviews (Overviews) Related information in categories: More D topics (More D topics) » High Risk (High Risk) Edit this page Comments 4 files attached (Hide) A black baby girl will die 3.7 years earlier than white girl. The life expectancy for black men 70.8 years, vs 76.2 years for white men The life expectancy for black women 77.5 years, vs 80.3 years for white women. When should medicine talk about race? Part 2: Seven guidelines Scientific American Aug 2012 - no mention of vitamin D Summarizes a JAMA publication of 2003 African American Community Mental Health 2012? 1 page, has the following Across a recent 15-year span, suicide rates increased 233 % among African Americans aged 10-14 compared to 120 % among similar Caucasian Americans short URL for this page = http://is.gd/darkskind Page last modified on 04 June, 2013 List of attached files ID Name desc uploaded Size Downloads Actions 1044 Richard Pryor.jpg 29 Jan., 2012 byadmin 2.48 Kb 296 1043 Montel Williams.jpg 29 Jan., 2012 byadmin 7.33 Kb 281 1042 Fraser Robinson.jpg Obama's father 29 Jan., 2012 byadmin 1.51 Kb 299 1032 Surgeon General.jpg 26 Jan., 2012 byadmin 5.39 Kb 1558 There are no comments at this time. Number of pages on VitaminDWiki = 4199 CLICK HERE for the home page. See a problem with this page? Report it to the webmaster. You must be registered and logged in to make a comment. Wiki Blogs File Galleries Powered by Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware No comments converted by Web2PDFConvert.com