Re: Nutrition: Vitamin D Deficiency

Kennita Watson (
Sat, 8 Feb 1997 02:37:04 -0600 (CST)

>>The upshot: I'd suggest that unless you have a clinical vitamin D
>>deficiency you get enough sun.
>If I am correct I don't need sun,
>I need vitamin D.
>What are the symptoms of deficiency?
> Mike

I don't know -- try the Web. Incidentally, this month's Nutrition
Action Healthletter says that unless you live in the South (of the USA),
you can't get enough vitamin D from sun exposure between October and
March. Probably related to someone else's post that you don't get much
UV from a sun below 30 degrees from the horizon (I don't think the sun
was much above that at noon today here in the Bay Area).


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