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Mainstream Medicine Takes Another Big Step Backward on Vitamin D

Health & Wellness  (tags: Vitamin D, importance of Vitamin D, Vitamin D3 Sunshine vitamin )

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A national task force on "preventive" medicine is making dangerous new pronouncements based on profoundly flawed research and thinking. The US Preventive Services Task Force (UPSTF) has issued a draft recommendation to take no vitamin D supplements.

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Sue H (7)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 1:39 pm
Jeeze, I wish that they would stop pushing stuff then deciding maybe they shouldn't have. :(

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 2:28 pm
The industries that produce vitamin D would have us believe that it is the cure all to so many of today's ills. Anti-vitamin interests would argue that vitamin D, like so many other vitamins, is ineffective in so many of its claims. The truth is probably somewhere in between.

Terry V (30)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 4:24 pm

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 8:08 am
Noted, thanks.

JL A (281)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 10:26 am
risks from such a position differ between north and south--is this a regional issue? Was the research done in the south only?

Christina G (11)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 1:50 pm
i would be in serious health trouble without my vitamin D which i HAVE to take 10.000 IU a day and many people, even children. are suffering serious deficiencies...
without being able to supplement for our health we would be forced to take drugs from big pharma to deal with the symptoms of our worsening health

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 3:21 pm
Thank you.

Gene Jacobson (290)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 4:26 pm
I trust my young but brilliant primary care physician far more than I do "studies" by outside groups. He has me taking 1000 IU in summer, 2000 IU in winter because the sun up here in Minnesota doesn't get high enough in the sky and based on lab tests. He does pay attention to properly run studies and has changed another medication I take based on an FDA study he believes valid from last summer. Had to fight the insurance company to get it, of course, but my idea is HE knows, I don't, and he knows me, THEY don't. So my advice is find a good doctor you trust and then trust him or her. That's why they call it preventative medicine. He found something in me that killed my dad at 62 when I was 48, I've now outlived my father by nearly a year and expect many more. Studies are dime a dozen, really good physicians aren't.

Robert B (60)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 4:35 pm
What it boils down to is that we have to do our own research and make our own decisions and see what works for us and what doesn't. Everyone is different.

M B (62)
Friday June 29, 2012, 5:33 pm
Noted, thanks.
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