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Evolution of vitamin D

As we slowly move from this winter to the upcoming summer, our thoughts may turn to vitamin D. Because we all know it has something to do with the sun. But do you actually know the history behind it? Though scientists aren’t sure exactly why vitamin D developed, they...

Vitamin D – a myth

Vitamin D supplemented routinely by doctors to avoid fractures and strengthen bone has been controversial after a recent article published in JAMA. The US preventive service task force has been raising the alarm since early 2012 regarding the abuse of this vitamin. It...

Won’t I get my Vitamin D from sunshine..?

This vitamin D metabolism image from Google images is probably one of the most shared and viewed. So my own skin produces vitamin D from sunlight, why should I buy one.? This is the most common question encountered by most of my orthopedic colleagues. Vitamin D...

The weird history of Vitamin D

Rickets a disease that causes bone to soften, became especially prevalent in children as the industrial revolution started. Mostly due to working indoors and factory pollution that blot out the sun. As the prevelance increased researchers stepped up to find the cause...

D-ficient / Dr. Holicks

It was indeed a great opportunity to meet Dr MichaeSo his strong recommendation is to take 50000 IU once in every two weeks for life long😢, irrespective of your diet(non vegetarians too).l F holicks , who is termed as the father of vitamin D here in Chennai over the...