Vitamin D by Jennie Nadel, Sophie Biber, and Zoe Lee-Mcdermott

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Vitamin D by Jennie Nadel, Sophie Biber, and Zoe Lee-Mcdermott

  1. 1. Health Benefits from Vitamin D?<br />By,<br />Sophie Biber, Jennie Nadel, and Zoe Lee-McDermott<br />
  2. 2. What is Vitamin D?<br />Vitamin D is a vitamin that is believed to help lower the risks of diabetes, heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure, and cancer<br />Vitamin D is found in many different things: <br />Sunlight, salmon, fortified milk, fatty omega 3 acids, and fish oil<br />
  3. 3. What is Vitamin D used for? <br />Vitamin D is used in the body as a mechanism to turn cells on and off <br />
  4. 4. How do you know how much vitamin D you have?<br />The amount of Vitamin D is influenced by your skin color<br />Where you live<br />How much time you spend outdoors<br />And fish and mil consumption<br />
  5. 5. How to raise the amount of Vitamin D you have<br />Increase the time you stay out in the sun<br />If you are older and have diabetes, kidney disease, or spend most of your time indoors you have a larger chance of vitamin D deficiency <br />
  6. 6. Recommended Consumption <br />The recommended amount of Vitamin D is about 400 international units a day <br />Many scientists believe that this isn’t enough<br />But it varies from person to person<br />
  7. 7. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition<br />The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2008 did a poll <br />It said that 10% of children are severely deficient of Vitamin D<br />
  8. 8. Doctors and Vitamin D<br />Many doctors check their patients to make sure they are getting enough vitamin D<br />If not, they prescribe medicine and help make suggestions <br />
  9. 9. Testing Vitamin D<br />Some scientists are skeptical about using vitamin D<br />Every person varies in how much vitamin D their body needs<br />Scientists would need humans to test how vitamin D should be consumed but they are afraid this could be morally wrong since vitamin D could possible bad side effects<br />
  10. 10. Dr. Manson’s Studies<br />Dr. Manson is a scientist who believes that people can have a healthier way of achieving higher levels of vitamin D by exercising, eating healthy, and not smoking<br />
  11. 11. Doctor Manson’s Experiment<br />He is taking 2,000 older adults<br />Men over the age of 60<br />Women over the age of 65<br />He is testing to see if high doses and amounts of vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids can help lower the probability of heart diseases and cancer<br />
  12. 12. He is taking the participants and dividing them into four categories<br />1 will take vitamin D and fish oil pills<br />1 will take just vitamin D<br />1 will take just fish oil pills<br />1 will take placebo pills<br />The vitamin D they will be taking is D3 and they will use one-gram supplements of omega 3 fish oil<br />They will take 5-10 times of the average daily intake<br />
  13. 13. Women’s Health Initiative Study<br />Tracked 400 women taking 400 units of Vitamin D and 100 units of calcium<br />Not many benefits except a lower risk of hip fracture<br />Scientists believe 400 units isn’t enough<br />
  14. 14. More Studies<br />Took 1,200 women <br />Women took 1,500 milligrams of calcium and 1,000 units of vitamin D <br />They showed a lower risk for breast cancer<br />
  15. 15. Vitamin D health risks?<br />Scientists believe that although vitamin D might be beneficial it can also cause severe problems<br />Heart problems<br />Diabetes and cancer<br />Scientists say that every person is different so it would be hard to tell the outcome for a particular person<br />
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  17. 17. Acknowledgements<br />We got all of our information from:<br />http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/01/the-miracle-of-vitamin-d-sound-science-or-hype/?pagemode=print<br />And www.wilsonsbiologylab.com<br />Also the picture came from http://www.healingtherapies.info/VitDmetabolism.jpg<br />

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