Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Early Death

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Early Death

I am visiting my 88 year old mother here in Queensland, Australia. My mum is on no medication, wears no eye glasses and is the most positive person I know. While visiting here, my colleague Dr Deborah Kern sentĀ  me the study below. IĀ have my mother on the HealthĀ Pack, Fish Oil and an extra tablet that has 2000 IU’s of Ā Vitamin D ! Hope this helps with those you love as well!

In a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 96 female nursing home residents over the age of 70 were tested for their levels of vitamin D3. The results were shockingly low ā€“ their levels averaged 7 ng/ml. The normal range, as reported by most labs, is 30-100 ng/ml. The optimal range, where vitamin D3 is most active, is 50-80 ng/ml.

The nursing home patients were followed up on after 27 months. In that time, there were 284 deaths. What was more shocking about this report was that those women whose levels were below 5.6 ng/ml had a 49% greater risk of dying than the women whose vitamin D3 levels were over just 10.2 ng/ml.

 

If you have an elderly parent or loved one, make sure their vitamin D levels are tested!

To order the high quality, pharmaceutical gradeĀ Vitamin D I recommend and have my mother and my whole familyĀ Ā useĀ Ā CLICK HERE

Ā Source: Dye. Widespread Vit D Deficiency Among Elderly Nursing Home Residents Linked to Earlier Death. Life Extension Mag. 2012 July