Vitamin D in Seventh-day Adventist Vegetarians

I have just updated VeganHealth.org with info on vegetarians’ vitamin D levels from the Adventist Health Study-2 which were recently released.

The good news is that vegetarians were no worse off than non-vegetarians. The bad news was that many of them were deficient, especially African Americans.

You can read more here.

And make sure you are following the vitamin D recommendations.

2 Responses to “Vitamin D in Seventh-day Adventist Vegetarians”

  1. Redwood Says:

    I’m curious about the vitamin D lamps. On one hand some of them are promoted by alternative medicine as multi-symptom “healing” lamps.

    On the other hand, the concept is sound and they do use these sorts of things in Scandinavian countries during their dark seasons, even for children.

    During wintertime, perhaps ten minutes a week spent with full body exposure to special lamplight might be an effective way to combat vitamin D deficiency, and there may be some benefits to our own skin doing the production.

    Any thoughts?

  2. Jack Norris RD Says:

    I think this is a great idea. In fact, I have a vitamin D sun lamp of my own. During the winter months I use it for 5 minutes a day. It isn’t terribly convenient though, because you have to buy and maintain the lamp, but it might be well worth it.

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