Dr. Cutler - United States
- Vitamin D may Counteract High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among African-Americans Taking vitamin D supplements may help individuals, especially those of African-American descent, improve their blood vessel health and lower their risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from the Georgia Prevention Institute at Georgia Health Sciences University. ( as noted on the vitamin D council website).
(Of course this applies to people of all skin colors. A black person starts out with lower vitamin D levels than a white person, everything else being equal. Because of the fact the skin is black or brown the sun provides less vitamin D in a given period of time. In fact it may take 4 to 5 times longer to get the same amount of vitamin D as a white person. In the black community cancer and cardiovascular problems are more common. Vitamin D corrects this discrepancy from everything I read.
Everyone else (white) benefits also from supplementation also, they just start out at a little higher level). BB
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