For decades, researchers have puzzled over why rich northern countries have cancer rates many times higher than those in developing countries ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬? and many have laid the blame on dangerous pollutants spewed out by industry.
But research into vitamin D is suggesting both a plausible answer to this medical puzzle and a heretical notion: that cancers and other disorders in rich countries aren’t caused mainly by pollutants but by a vitamin deficiency known to be less acute or even non-existent in poor nations. [...]
What’s more, researchers are linking low vitamin D status to a host of other serious ailments, including multiple sclerosis, juvenile diabetes, influenza, osteoporosis and bone fractures among the elderly.
Excuse me, I’ve got to go to the pharmacy.
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