The sad part of this whole story is that this figure refers to the new infected cases that do not include the already diseased.
Modern medicine is constantly fighting for finding cures and treatments for this modern plague, and recent discoveries say that there is a connection with a particular vitamin.
Statistics show that nearly 70% of American children do not consume enough vitamin D, and nearly 75% of American adults do not get enough of this vitamin in their daily lives.
Vitamin D is very important and beneficial to the human body, for the prevention of many other diseases such as cancer, heart disease and even diabetes.
Consumption of vitamin D daily is very important for health.
The most common signs of vitamin D deficiency include:
– Pain in the bones
– Muscle weakness
– Severe asthma, especially in young children
– Cognitive impairment, especially in older adults
– Chronic pain
– Excessive sweating – (which occurs without any physical activity or high temperature)
– Depression – (several studies have shown that vitamin D can help with depression and even anxiety.)
* A group of researchers from Norway in 2008, made a study with 441 participants overweight (obese men and women). Researchers found that those who gave 20.000 and 40.000 IUS of vitamin D a week had significantly fewer symptoms of depression, unlike others who didn’t receive this vitamin.
Many studies try to prove the link between vitamin D and its effectiveness in the prevention of cancer.
According to a study of 2007, women who were going through menopause were given a certain amount of vitamin D, and after four years of the study, it was determined that the risk of all cancers has drastically reduced.
The most important function of vitamin D is to absorb calcium and promote bone health.
It also helps in improving the function of the cardiovascular system, immune system and other functions important for human health.
Many medical experts and doctors say that the recommended daily intake for this very important vitamin is adjustable.
People aged 1 to 70 need 600 IU daily, while infants from 0-12 months need 1.000 IU every day.
It is recommended that the intake of this vitamin is largely entered through dietary sources such as oily fish, milk, yogurt, tuna, mushrooms, orange juice and other food, and spending certain time in the sun.
When consuming oral supplements, it takes at least 2-3 months for establishing an appropriate level in the body.