CURRENT RESEARCH: Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Overdiagnosed in Blacks, Study Suggests

25 Nov

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A Study finds that  although, Black adults typically have low levels of vitamin D in their blood,  they are on par with whites when it comes to the “active” form of vitamin D used by the body’s cells, a new study finds.What’s more, the results suggest that doctors may be overdiagnosing vitamin D deficiency in black patients, said lead researcher Dr. Ravi Thadhani, chief of nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston. More research is needed before anyone diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency should stop taking supplements.

Read More at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_142717.html

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